How to get rid of the svchst VirusSometimes the svchst file may cloak a virus, e.g. Microsoft found VirTool:Win32/VBInject.gen!BJ or, as the case may be, Worm:Win32/Secrar.A, as well as Kaspersky found Trojan.Win32.VB.qtc or, as the case may be, Worm.Win32.Zwr.h. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with svchst.exe
The hghgfhgfhjfgj process does not include any indication who its developer is or what software product it is a part of. An obsolete or defective version of svchst.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- hghgfhgfhjfgj has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- hghgfhgfhjfgj 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)
- svchst.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module svchst.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about svchst.exe hghgfhgfhjfgj
svchst.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file svchst.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 208,896 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 135,168 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 60% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A svchst.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 176,640 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 195,584 bytes. The file does not supply any version information or other description. This file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This svchst program hides its presence from system utilities like antivirus scanner or the Windows Task-Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Svchst.exe is capable of send data out to the Internet.
Attention: If you find svchst.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 svchst?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove hghgfhgfhjfgj from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if svchst.exe (hghgfhgfhjfgj) 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 hghgfhgfhjfgj. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for hghgfhgfhjfgj 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 svchst.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.