How to remove the winsvchost virus
Most antivirus programs identify winsvchost.exe as malware, e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Genome.amomz or not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.ccl, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.0CC513 or TROJ_SPNR.07LC12.
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Winsvchost.exe file information
Description: winsvchost.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 67,072 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 267,776 bytes or 291,840 bytes.
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If winsvchost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 88% dangerous. The file size is 7,680 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 58,880 bytes. The winsvchost.exe file is a file without information about the developer of this file. Winsvchost.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The winsvchost.exe file is not a Windows system file. Winsvchost.exe is able to monitor applications.
If winsvchost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 66,048 bytes. The program has a visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows core file.
If winsvchost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 431,104 bytes.
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