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How to get rid of the SSVICHOSST Virus

Sometimes the SSVICHOSST file may cloak a virus, such as Avast found Win32:Hakaglan, as well as Sophos found W32/Sohana-R. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with SSVICHOSST.exe

There is no detailed information about the producer of the SSVICHOSST.exe process. However, the analysis below will give you an idea of what this process does. An obsolete or defective version of SSVICHOSST.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about SSVICHOSST.exe SSVICHOSST.exe

SSVICHOSST.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. SSVICHOSST.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 239,905 bytes (35% of all these files), 260,608 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The SSVICHOSST file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This SSVICHOSST.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, Winlogon\Shell, DEFAULT\Run). The file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This SSVICHOSST program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. SSVICHOSST.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, track other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 85% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A SSVICHOSST.exe file has a 72% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 244,483 bytes. There is no internal description of the file. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This SSVICHOSST program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. SSVICHOSST.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. SSVICHOSST.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, monitor other applications as well as Change the behavior of other applications.

Attention: If you find SSVICHOSST.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.

What do other computer users say about SSVICHOSST?

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.

Summary: One user judges SSVICHOSST.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted SSVICHOSST.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall unknown


To remove SSVICHOSST.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if SSVICHOSST.exe (SSVICHOSST.exe) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of SSVICHOSST.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SSVICHOSST.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or SSVICHOSST.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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