How to remove the svchst virus
Most antivirus programs identify svchst.exe as malware, e.g. Microsoft identifies it as VirTool:Win32/VBInject.gen!BJ, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_VB.IGL or TSPY_ONLINEG.EBC.
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Svchst.exe file information
Description: The file svchst.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 208,896 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 135,168 bytes or 262,656 bytes.
There is no description of the program. Svchst.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). svchst.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous.
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If svchst.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 15,535 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 178,688 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows core file. svchst.exe is able to record inputs.
If svchst.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 98% dangerous. The file size is 17,408 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 195,584 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. File svchst.exe is not a Windows core file.
If svchst.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 167,936 bytes.
If svchst.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 2,901 bytes.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as svchst.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the svchst.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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