How to remove the svchoste virus

Most antivirus programs identify svchoste.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Waldek.cma or Trojan.Win32.Yakes.kpja, and Symantec identifies it as Suspicious.Cloud.9 or WS.Reputation.1.

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Svchoste.exe file information

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Description: Svchoste.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svchoste.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 117,248 bytes. 
The svchoste.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The svchoste.exe file is not a Windows core file. Svchoste.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous.

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If svchoste.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 212,480 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Svchoste.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

If svchoste.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 352,768 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file.

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Important: You should check the svchoste.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 svchoste issues

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