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 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

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with svchost. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the svchost.exe.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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