How to get rid of the sv VirusSometimes the sv file may cloak a virus, for example F-Secure found Adware.Agent.OGA, as well as Microsoft found SoftwareBundler:Win32/SquareNet. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with sv.exe
The sv.exe process is also known as VM Host Service and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by VM Host. An obsolete or defective version of sv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- VM Host service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- VM Host service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- sv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module sv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about sv.exe VM Host service
sv.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file sv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 390,464 bytes (60% of all these files), 386,048 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,335,808 bytes.
This sv.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. Sv.exe contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Sv.exe is capable of track other applications as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 55% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find sv.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 sv?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall unknown
To remove VM Host service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if sv.exe (VM Host service) 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 VM Host service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for VM Host service 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 sv.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.