How to remove the svcst virus

Most antivirus programs identify svcst.exe as malware—for example Sophos identifies it as Mal/Generic-A or Mal/EncPk-KY, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Vilsel.ihm or Packed.Win32.Krap.x.

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Svcst.exe file information

Here is some of what is known about the svcst.exe process. Up to now, our technical analysts have not been able to relate it to any particular software.

Description: Svcst.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svcst.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 14,848 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 265,216 bytes and 5 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). Svcst.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If svcst.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 80,896 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 23,552 bytes, 17,408 bytes or 36,352 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Svcst.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

If svcst.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 326,656 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). Svcst.exe is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the svcst.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

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Summary: Average user rating of svcst.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks svcst.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving svcst issues

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

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