How to remove the svhosts virus
Most antivirus programs identify svhosts.exe as malware, e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R47C4GG, and BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.6905660.
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Svhosts.exe file information
Description: svhosts.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 622,592 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 623,616 bytes.
The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The application 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). Svhosts.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. svhosts.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous.
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If svhosts.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 22,528 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 207,360 bytes. Program 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). Svhosts.exe is not a Windows system file. svhosts.exe is able to manipulate other programs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as svhosts.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the svhosts.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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