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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

The process known as w50 GKAkydV or Notepad++ : a free (GNU) source code editor belongs to software Notepad or X28YifavLn by mhVy0dty13 iiaiVnySVi or Don HO don.h@free.fr.

Description: Winsvchost.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. winsvchost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 386,560 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 129,024 bytes, 431,104 bytes or 592,384 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winsvchost.exe.html 
It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. The winsvchost.exe file is not a Windows core file. Winsvchost.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If winsvchost.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 45% dangerous. The file size is 67,072 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 267,776 bytes or 291,840 bytes. The program is not visible. The winsvchost.exe file is not a Windows core file.

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 application has no file description. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no 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 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.

Important: You should check the winsvchost.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

If it has no window and is not a cor file it is a virus dropper it slows your GPU downloads malware and spyware and duplicates itself everytime you try to delete it
the "virus" which we will call it is located in C://Users/Appdata/roaming/"adobex32x" and will get out of your way if you delete these files in that folder by shredding them with an Antivirus or anti-malvare program such as mcAfee or Malvarebytes, however, they will be restored on restart by 2 files located in the "Videos" library, so delete 2 files from there that you do not recognize, one of them is called napsnap.exe (cannot remember the other ones name) and then restart your computer! Hope this helps! /Alexander
  Alexander Lindström  
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Summary: Average user rating of winsvchost.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments.
4 users think winsvchost.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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