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How to remove an svhost error


Svhost.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if svhost.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Svhost.exe file information

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Description: svhost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 27,136 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 1,054,720 bytes and 37 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/svhost.exe.html 
The svhost.exe file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The file is not a Windows core file. 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, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runonce, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The program is not visible. Svhost.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Svhost.exe is able to monitor applications, record inputs, hide itself, manipulate other programs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If svhost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 84% dangerous. The file size is 38,400 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 185,856 bytes and 21 more variants. There is no file information. It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Svhost.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runonce, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Svhost.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record inputs.

If svhost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 10,752 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 59,904 bytes and 9 more variants. Svhost.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Svhost.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Svhost.exe is able to record inputs, manipulate other programs and monitor applications.

If svhost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 3,057,152 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 5,292,544 bytes and 12 more variants.

If svhost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 55% dangerous. The file size is 410,624 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 1,756,120 bytes and 5 more variants.

If svhost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 78% dangerous. The file size is 544,768 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 1,172,472 bytes, 481,280 bytes, 470,528 bytes or 1,518,080 bytes.

If svhost.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 11,776 bytes.

If svhost.exe is located in the folder "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 6,855,168 bytes.

If svhost.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 1,325,189 bytes.

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

  • "Microsoft AutoUpdater" definitely not required. Added by the RBOT.QG WORM!
  • "Microsoft Synchronization Manager" definitely not required. Added by the SDBOT-PY WORM!
  • "Microsoft Update" definitely not required. Added by the RBOT-PI WORM!
  • "SVHOST" definitely not required. Added by the MYDOOM.I WORM!
  • "Windows update config" definitely not required. Added by the SDBOT-PF WORM!

Important: Some malware also uses the file name svhost.exe, for example Worm:Win32/Neeris or Adware:Win32/Adpool (detected by Microsoft), and Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.hyr or Trojan.Win32.StartPage.ahg (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the svhost.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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User Comments

Virus
   
It's a network service by Windows
  Ape  
My laptop locks. I use my task manager and see my cpu usage is up to 100% with svhost at around 99. I use task mgr to shut it down and this takes care of my problem
  Les Heinemann  
my file is missing how do i reinstall
  clayton norris  
ya It also a network service of windows
  disketmpz  
windows process is svChost.exe, not svhost.exe. It's tricky, but you have to watch for the absence of the 'C'
   
Svhost.exe IS malware.. not to be confused with Svchost.exe or svchost.scr ... tho svchost.scr is malware.. cuz I was fussin at boyfriend tellin him he was wrong.. so yeah.. and its a pain to remove.. i had a program that scanned my pc and found it.. tho couldnt delete it.
  courtney  
virus/worm/spyware
  Narf  
Infected
  Sean in Texas  
Spoof of an essentiall network service. It's a virus.
  Chris  
It's an infection. It bears a similar name to svchost.exe, which IS a vital program.
  Dakota  
Ape, you are thinking of svchost. (the other is missing the c)
  Zithra  
Trojan
   
svhost.exe in C:\Windows\System folder is definitely a virus. Associated with 66.scr or most any other .scr that gets loaded to the hidden network services folder. This virus has taken control of pc's, cloaked stnetlib.exe virus, activated a: drives, virus autoloads to A: drives or USB drives, all hidden files, LUCKELY as of today March 30th, AVG antivurs updates locate and stop this problem.
  djhofup  
After killing the process and deleting the file, it kept reappearing in Task Manager. I did a search for "svhost.exe" and did not find any file anymore, but it was still running (according to task manager). The ONLY way i managed to stop it was with Sunbelt Personal Firewall, by enabling Application Behavior Blocking and configuring for svhost.exe to deny: starting, modifying and starting other applications. It's still there I think, but now it';s being kept under control.
  mihaela  
virus trojan
   
It is S-V-Host, not S-V-C-Host! SVHOST is known malware! SVCHOST is the generic Windows services host process!! REMOVE SVHOST!
  Forge  
My experience shows c:\windows\system\svhost.exe generates .scr usually named 01 -86.scr files in system32 folder. They do produce a lot of network traffic similar to conficker.
  NM  
ran across it myself.use cacls svhost.exe /p guest:N to disable access to the file
  AK  
It is not to be associated with svchost.exe. Easily found and removed with maleware bytes.
  Eddy Murphy   (further information)
Trojan. Beware SVHost versus SV-C-Host. If it doesn't have a C, Trojan.
  anonymous  
my svhost.exe is in C:\win32 and there is only that file(Crashes my pc sometimes/virus)
  anonymous  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of svhost.exe: based on 29 votes with 22 reviews.
2 users think svhost.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 22 users think svhost.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade svhost.exe ("not sure about it").


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