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 or Worm:Win32/Secrar.A, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_VB.IGL or TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00KH13.

The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.

Click to Run a Free Virus Scan for the svchst.exe malware

Svchst.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with svchst
Svchst.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as hghgfhgfhjfgj appears to belong to software EmiRecords2013 by Intconparagraphs.

Description: Svchst.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The svchst.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 176,640 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 195,584 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The svchst.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software is a hidden stealth process. Svchst.exe is able to connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 90% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify svchst.exe related errors

If svchst.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 208,896 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 135,168 bytes. The software has no file description. It is not a Windows core file.

If svchst.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 870,919 bytes. The application has no file description. Svchst.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The svchst.exe file is not a Windows system file. Svchst.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

Important: 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.


User Comments

2 users suspect danger.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about svchst.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving svchst issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active svchst process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the svchst.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

svchst.exe [all]