How to remove the svxhost virus

Most antivirus programs identify svxhost.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Refroso.cyit.

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Svxhost.exe file information

The process known as Hex4Crepte (version v 1.0.0) belongs to software Hex4Crepte by Powered By SaYMaN.

Description: Svxhost.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The svxhost.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 78,205 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Runonce, MACHINE\RunServices, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. svxhost.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify svxhost.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:
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Important: You should check the svxhost.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

eher sch├Ądlich
This is a backdoor program that can cause MAJOR problems! As I'm writing this, I'm up to my a** in trying to find a way of getting rid of it properly. I run several different anti-virus, anti-spyware and general anti-malware programs, and they ALL missed it! It was only through diligent monitoring of my firewall that I finally got a handle on what was going on. This thing installs another executable called "dr.exe" in he root directory of your system, and this one's a dialler, which can use your PC to connect to its own server somewhere else. Get rid of this one just as soon as you can.
  Anthony McGuinness   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of svxhost.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. One user thinks svxhost.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving svxhost issues

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

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