Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Remove Svchost.exe Malicious Virus

Generic Host Process for Win32 Services or svchost.exe is a legal and essential component of Windows which is used to host services which run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. So it is not a problem in most cases if you see five or six or even more copies of svchost.exe running in your services because they host different groups of DLLs.

Steps to remove malicious Svchost.exe Virus:

1) Scan your PC for the following viruses: CashToolbar Downloader-MY, System1060, CoolWebSearch Svchost32, ADCLICK-AG, ADCLICK-AX, ADUYO-A, AGENT-V, AGOBOT-KL, AUTOTROJ-C.

2) Go to Windows Automatic Updates properties (right-click on My Computer, then click on Properties and switch to Automatic Updates tab).

3) Choose "Turn Off Automatic Updates", click OK and reboot your PC.

4) Manually update Windows using "Windows Update" shortcut in the start menu.

5) Turn automatic updates on.

6) If your problem is not solved on this step, uninstall old Hewlett-Packard printer and scanner drivers (if any) and download new drivers from the manufactures web site.

7) If your problem is not solved on this step, use the following command to show all svchost.exe instances and associated services or libraries: tasklist /svc /fi "imagename eq svchost.exe"

This is good and effective way of Generic Host Process or svchosts.exe repair.