How to remove the svrhost virus

Most antivirus programs identify svrhost.exe as malware—for instance Sophos identifies it as Sus/ComPack-C, and Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.uof.

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Svrhost.exe file information

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Description: Svrhost.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svrhost.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 946,176 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). The svrhost.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Svrhost.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 98% dangerous.

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If svrhost.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 88% dangerous. The file size is 804,352 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Svrhost.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: You should check the svrhost.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 svrhost issues

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