How to get rid of the svchost VirusSometimes the svchost file may cloak a virus, for example Kaspersky found Worm.MSIL.Agent.kt or, as the case may be, Worm.MSIL.Agent.lt, as well as TrendMicro found TROJ_SPNR.06AJ12 or, as the case may be, WORM_MSPOSER.ZF. 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. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). 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:
- Host Process has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Host Process 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)
- svchost..exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module svchost..exe. Read of address 00000000.
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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 (14% of all these files), 28,160 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: User Shell Folders, Shell Folders, 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, 57% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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
To remove Host Process 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 WindowsFormsApplication5 in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then 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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