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

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common 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


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, scvhost.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. scvhost.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is scvhost.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this 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.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    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. 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 Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.