How to remove the svchost virus

Most antivirus programs identify svchost.exe.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.RB4C3DK, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen.

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Svchost.exe.exe file information

The process known as Mozilla Thunderbird appears to belong to software UJVAAl4B2hy or Thunderbird by sQLoqXdvFt or Mozilla (

Description: Svchost.exe.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svchost.exe.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 181,248 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The svchost.exe.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. File is hidden. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run). Svchost.exe.exe is not a Windows core file. svchost.exe.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous.

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If svchost.exe.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 180,862 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. Svchost.exe.exe is able to manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the svchost.exe.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving svchost issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active svchost process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the svchost.exe.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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