scvhost.exe - Is scvhost.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is scvhost.exe?
Purpose of scvhost.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: scvhost.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Scvhost.exe is a program which would have arrived on your system via an install you have done. This is a well known virus program that tries to hide itself by naming itself close to svchost.exe, which is a valid system file (note they switched the 2nd and 3rd letters). Be aware when you look at this that you have the correct file, especially if you are going to delete the file, so note the difference, they rearranged one character to try and fool you. This task should be terminated and removed from your pc as it is virus related. Visit scvhost.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the scvhost.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
Since this is a virus, they probably can locate it anywhere so you should scan your pc and find it if you see this in your task list. This will be found at windows\scvhost.exe


  • Is scvhost.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is scvhost.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove scvhost.exe?
        Yes, I would remove scvhost.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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