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How to get rid of the svehost Virus

Sometimes the svehost file may cloak a virus, for example TrendMicro found WORM_RBOT.GGY or, as the case may be, WORM_SPYBOT.MCS, as well as Kaspersky found Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.ejd or, as the case may be, Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.pqw. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with svehost.exe

The file does not include any description of the product itself or any copyright information. The process appears in Windows Task Manager as svehost.exe. An obsolete or defective version of svehost.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 svehost.exe svehost.exe

svehost.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Svehost.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 942,080 bytes (66% of all these files), 946,176 bytes, 937,984 bytes or, as the case may be, 974,848 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). The file 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. This svehost.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This svehost.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Svehost.exe is capable of record keystrokes, make itself undetectable by other programs, modify other Windows tasks as well as monitor 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 svehost.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 svehost?

A google search showed links which told me that this is a nasty process, though i didnt really trust the resources that offered solutions.
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Lord Rayder
It also made a keys.txt in system32 which logged all my activities until I terminated the svehost.exe process.
W32/Agobot-LV Worm (further information...)
svehost.exe known as wincap90 spyware
This is a SPYWARE, you must not confuse it with sv"c"host (svchost.exe), a real proccess of MS Windows. Some anti-spyware programs doesn't detect it.
Guillermo García
It's a trojan virus.Comunicates with other web sites and could also log keystrokes
Seems to upload data to
It is a tojan, sits in c:\windows\system 32 and c:\program files\temp directory. Loads at startup, sends packets of information at random intervals to specific ips. this can interupt terminal sessions on server, as the router becomes swamped with data. Look for similar creation dated files in system32 directory for companion files. Use microsoft process manager to stop all instances, scan and edit registry, .

Summary: However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 6 users have already deleted svehost.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall unknown

svehost.exe svehost.exe fix

To remove svehost.exe 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 unknown in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

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