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How to get rid of the svchost Virus

Sometimes the svchost file may cloak a virus, for example Kaspersky found Trojan.MSIL.Agent.ankf or, as the case may be, Worm.MSIL.Agent.kt, as well as TrendMicro found WORM_MOFIN.E or, as the case may be, TROJ_SPNR.06AJ12. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with svchost..exe

The svchost..exe process is also known as Host Process for Windows Services and is a part of WindowsFormsApplication5 or, as the case may be, Server. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, Private. An obsolete or defective version of svchost..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 svchost..exe Host Process

svchost..exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Svchost..exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 146,432 bytes (16% of all these files), 28,160 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: User Shell Folders, Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders). The svchost file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Svchost..exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 50% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A svchost..exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 790,528 bytes. The svchost file does not supply any version information or other description. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: User Shell Folders, Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Svchost..exe is capable of record keystrokes, make itself undetectable by other programs as well as Change the behavior of other applications.

Attention: If you find svchost..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 svchost?

i once ended this process and everything turned grey. safe process.
This is a trojan camouflaged as the Windows system file svchost.exe (without 2 dots!)

Summary: One user judges svchost..exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted svchost..exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall WindowsFormsApplication5 or Server

svchost..exe Host Process fix

To remove Host Process 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 WindowsFormsApplication5 or Server in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if svchost..exe (Host Process) 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 Host Process. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Host Process 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 svchost..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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