What is scvhost.exe? Is scvhost.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix scvhost.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your scvhost process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair scvhost.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: Install Shield Installer or RcSZVE0Z2tAzaFCzs or Microsoft or WUDFHOST or Generic Host Process for Win32 Services or Sock

Product: stub or Windows Update or Local Security Authority Subsystem Service or Install Shield or Microsoft Windows Operating System or NFSC-online Crack

Company: Microsoft (microsoft.com) or Install Shield (installshield.com) or BLUESTAR or u4YnTdjIoZHQ3vWEv or MEMBER or Need for Speed Carbon

File: scvhost.exe


scvhost.exe is a file used to conceal one of several types of trojans and viruses, including W32/Agobot-S and Backdoor.Sdbot.N virus. These viruses spread over networks by exploiting Windows system vulnerabilities on unpatched systems. The name "scvhost.exe" is deliberately chosen because of its similarity to "svchost.exe", a core component that runs on every Windows PC.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/scvhost.exe.html 

If you want a detailed security rating about your scvhost.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.

Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of scvhost.exe: based on 43 votes. Read also the 26 reviews.

  • 374 users ask for this file. 5 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as neutral. 9 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 27 users rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about scvhost.exe:
Added to the system as a result of the W32/Agobot-S virusthat is an IRC backdoor Trojan and network worm. W32/Agobot-S copies itself to network shares with weak passwords and attempts to spread to computers using the DCOM Rcomputer and the Rcomputer locator vulnerabilities.
indiz blaster-virus
I have a file pah called 123 mania. Looking to get rid of it can you help Beverley Hill
It seems to be used by micrsoft inconjunction with updating Xp files such as Service Pack 1. Without you can't update your machine. Mike Knowles
Its a front for the ciadoor trojan variant, puts itself all over the startup and will close random programs xex
Virus. John
It is a dangerous trojan that could have links to the blaster worm. remove asap. none
W32/Rbot-EK
Have been able to remove the file with "security task manager" which also showed me the file is also named "stub" and is from company "x"
SCV host for window 98 and up runs the sound card on all pc's but can be infected by about 3 viruses. ron
if you delete it copies itself with dif names and messes up your adminstator somebody help Konflict_creeper
it is not any part of the NT system folks as per MS got to Microsoft.com and search you'll find the answere there jbar
This is a legimate and vital component of the windows operating system and has a variety of important functions. Don't delete it!
Spy Emergency said it's Backdoor.Xion component Count D
you should never see this process running as a regular user only the system and local service should ever be running this process Apollyon
It is a troyan ML
trojan made to look like the scvhost.exe which isnt harmful at all
corrupted all data and pc frustrated
8/3/2007 9:54:42 PM C:\WINDOWS\system32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\explorer NoCDBurning 0x00000000 (0) 32-bit number
there is a diference between scvhost and svchost.SCVHOST is a Virus.While SVCHOST is a Windows file.Pay attention!! wertox
shuts down programs sparky
Do not confuse with SVCHOST. EXE. SCVHOST. EXE is dangerous and can be deleted. {This was a translation of the german post} Chris
be for u try to delete SCVHOST.exe from system32 i ues to stop system restore then reboot  See also: Link xnoddyx
you cat open your task manager and when your computer hung up... you cant easily ed the process you want to close... ablazerboy
it actually downloaded other virus into my computer  See also: Link skybreaker
it appears as soon as the booting process is complete. Alayo Tajudeen

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