How to get rid of the svdhost VirusSometimes the svdhost file may cloak a virus, e.g. TrendMicro found BKDR_SDBOT.CHP or, as the case may be, TROJ_GEN.F9BEZLH, as well as BitDefender found Backdoor.SDBot.DFVV. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with svdhost.exe
The producer and the name of the related software for the svdhost.exe Prozess are not known. An obsolete or defective version of svdhost.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- svdhost.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- svdhost.exe 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)
- svdhost.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module svdhost.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about svdhost.exe svdhost.exe
svdhost.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file svdhost.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 946,176 bytes (63% of all these files), 551,936 bytes, 933,888 bytes or, as the case may be, 942,080 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The application can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Svdhost.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks, interpret keystrokes, hides its presence from system tools as well as track other applications. For this reason, 90% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find svdhost.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 svdhost?
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 svdhost.exe 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 svdhost.exe (svdhost.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 svdhost.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for svdhost.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 svdhost.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.