How to remove the swhost virus
Most antivirus programs identify swhost.exe as malware.
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Swhost.exe file information
Description: The file swhost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 36,864 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Swhost.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.
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If swhost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 344,064 bytes. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Swhost.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. swhost.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Windows System Tray" definitely not required. Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as swhost.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the swhost.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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