Details of svchost virus in Windows® 7
Svchost is actually a program called scvhost.exe. It might enter your system and shut down your system completely. It is actually a Trojan W30/Agobot-S virus that allows hackers to access your system and steal passwords and personal data. Due to the extreme threat level of this software you need to scan your system and remove the virus immediately. Because of the serious nature of this virus you need to remove it immediately after it infects your system. You can look for this virus in your system by scanning it with the help of a virus scanner. Sometimes you may experience high CPU use due to svchost virus. This may happen because of a bug in Windows which is related to the Windows update service.
The following points show the effects of svchost virus and tips to remove it:
- Effects of svchost virus
- Windows Defender
- Manual removal
Effects of svchost virus
The svchost virus may seriously slow down your system and your Internet connection becomes extremely slow. The virus changes your Internet settings and it might add unwanted websites to your home page. You might receive some pop-up ads on your display screen and it may track your browsing habits without your knowledge. Svchost sometimes take complete control of your mail box. The virus generates and sends e-mail with virus attachments to other people.
Windows 7 has Windows Defender is helpful in removing svchost virus. By following some simple steps you can remove the virus. First click on Start then open Windows Defender from 'All Programs'. You need to click on the option arrow next to 'Scan' and the select the option 'Full Scan'. Windows Defender may scan your entire computer and remove the hidden svchost virus from your system.
First you need to click on the Start menu and then type 'cmd' in 'Run' and then press Enter. You will see a command prompt open and then you need to type 'del svchost.exe' in the command prompt and then press Enter. This process may remove the dangerous svchost virus from your system.
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