How to remove the svchost1 virus

Most antivirus programs identify svchost1.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Trojan.ADH or Trojan.Gen, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R44C3CD or TROJ_GEN.RC1C8JR.

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Svchost1.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with svchost1
Svchost1.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as vbiNj belongs to software depfooh vbiNj or Windows Update or Snagit by depfooh.

Description: Svchost1.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svchost1.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,145,728 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 2,097,152 bytes, 406,532 bytes, 409,088 bytes or 13,179,660 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). Svchost1.exe is not a Windows system file. Svchost1.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall Snagit software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7), consult Techsmith’s Customer Service or make sure that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify svchost1.exe related errors

If svchost1.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 88% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes. There is no file information. Svchost1.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The svchost1.exe file is not a Windows system file. Svchost1.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

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Important: You should check the svchost1.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.


User Comments

Diese Datei lastet meine CPU zu 80-100 % (!!!) aus. Sowas kann nicht ungefährlich sein! Mit dem Security Task Manager kann ich sie nicht mal mehr entfernen: "Der Zugriff wurde verweigert"
i got it from a program off limewire so i think its some kind of virus

Summary: Average user rating of svchost1.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. 2 users think svchost1.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving svchost1 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active svchost1 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the svchost1.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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