svhost.exe – Here is the scoop on Sdbot-Pf Worm as it pertains to computer network security. The big question: what is svhost.exe and is it spyware, a trojan and if so, how do I get rid of Sdbot-Pf Worm?
svhost.exe (Sdbot-Pf Worm) – Details
If a process named svhost.exe is running on your computer, you may have been infected with a strain of the Sdbot-Pf worm.
svhost.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because antivirus programs flag Sdbot-Pf Worm as a virus, but also because a number of users have complained about its performance.
Sdbot-Pf Worm is likely a virus and as such, presents a serious vulnerability which should be fixed immediately! Delaying further investigation of svhost.exe may cause serious harm to your system and will likely cause a number of problems, such as slow performance, loss of data or leaking private information to websites.
You should take our Firewall Test and look at your Digital Footprint to make sure your system is not giving away valuable information or has open ports on your firewall that may allow attackers to compromise your computer; these tests are completely free.
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SVHOST.EXE – Disclaimer
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I know a way to remove that performance killer!
Start Windows in Safe-Mode.
Click on the top level of the tree (Computer) and choose “Find” from the menu…Search the whole registry for “svhost”…
Erase every found entry which includes the svhost file.
(In other words, delete every search result).
My Windows is german so i dont know the exact translation for the tab called “Systemstart”. It shows a table including all files started when windows boots. I had 2 entries with an owner called “Provide”. i deactivated them.
Depending on your OS or file manager, use your “search for a file”-option and check your drive c: if a file “svhost.exe” exists. I found some AppCrash-Logs and a few files in the SysWOW64 folder but I guess that depends on your OS and if you use 32 or 64 bits. So, delete everything that has been found.
After that, check in your task manager that the process “svhost.exe” is not running. if so, close the process.
Then restart your PC normally. Check regedit again if you find something including “svhost”. if so, delete it.
and check your task manager again, that there is no process running called “svhost.exe”. if not, then the virus is sent home.
I cannot guarentee that it works for everyone, but it worked for me. hope it helped.
ps: maybe i didnt hit the appropirate words and translations. that’s because my windows is in german :)