How to remove the SSVICHOSST virus

Most antivirus programs identify SSVICHOSST.exe as malware—for instance Avast identifies it as Win32:Hakaglan, and F-Secure identifies it as IM-Worm.Win32.Sohanad.t.

"SSVICHOSST.exe" is malicious software in Windows operating systems that is often included in virus software or in malware. It executes code to disable anti-virus and other security applications. This action allows the viruses and malware to be installed without trouble so that they can properly install without troubles. It is often included in fake anti-virus installations, created by fake infection notifications or popups when online. It can also be installed through infected email attachments and infected websites. Once the file is downloaded, it installs immediately and may or may not disable programs until rebooting or a certain period of time.

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SSVICHOSST.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SSVICHOSST
SSVICHOSST.exe process in Windows Task Manager

There is no information about the producer in the SSVICHOSST.exe process.

Description: SSVICHOSST.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SSVICHOSST.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 239,905 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 584,993 bytes and 19 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The SSVICHOSST.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, Winlogon\Shell, DEFAULT\Run). The program has no visible window. SSVICHOSST.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. SSVICHOSST.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If SSVICHOSST.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 244,483 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. SSVICHOSST.exe is not a Windows system file. The SSVICHOSST.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. SSVICHOSST.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the SSVICHOSST.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

Part of a trojan
SSVICHOSST.exe is a virus. It generally infects a computer through the Yahoo! Messenger service. SSVICHOSST.exe contains a program that logs keystrokes and may steal critical passwords.

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Summary: Average user rating of SSVICHOSST.exe: based on 9 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think SSVICHOSST.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users suspect danger. 4 users think SSVICHOSST.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SSVICHOSST issues

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

Other processes

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