How to remove the svhost32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify svhost32.exe as malware—for instance Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Sohanad.BG, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_SOHANAT.CT.

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Svhost32.exe file information

The process known as system appears to belong to software system by system.

Description: Svhost32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svhost32.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 54,784 bytes (7% of all occurrences), 25,675 bytes and 12 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The svhost32.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The svhost32.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\RunServices). Svhost32.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the svhost32.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 svhost32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active svhost32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the svhost32.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.

Other processes

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