Is a exe a virus?
A Virus integrates itself into a legitimate program. The Virus is effective if the legitimate program is executed (run). Thus a Virus needs an executable to be effective or to propagate themselves. Thus all Viruses can be or may be .exe's but not all .exe's are Viruses.
To remove SvcHost.exe virus, follow these steps:
- STEP 1: Use ESET Poweliks Cleaner to remove SvcHost.exe virus.
- STEP 2: Use Rkill to stop the malicious process.
- STEP 3: Use Malwarebytes to remove the SvcHost.exe malware.
- STEP 4: Use HitmanPro to Scan for Malware and Unwanted Programs.
- RKill is a program that was developed at BleepingComputer.com that attempts to terminate known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections.
- WoW64 stands for Windows 32-bit on Windows 64-bit. SysWoW64 process running in your Windows is part of your Windows operating system. There are many Malware and Virus remover sites which claim it to be a Malware or Trojan Horse and tries to sell their Paid Anti-Virus, Trojan Remover tools.
- When the processor within a computer is idle, it has a high System Idle Process in the CPU column, often in the 70's to 90's. If you are not running any programs or just a few programs on the computer, a high idle is possible because the processor is not doing much and just waiting for more commands to process.
scvhost.exe is a file used to conceal one of several types of trojans and viruses, including W32/Agobot-S and Backdoor.Sdbot.N virus. These viruses spread over networks by exploiting Windows system vulnerabilities on unpatched systems.
- That being said, Service Host(svchost.exe) is a generic service hosting container. Any number of required system services can be running in them, so I would not get rid of them. You can use Process Explorer to determine what services are running in the host container. My guess is it's Windows Update or BITS running.
- svchost.exe (Service Host, or SvcHost) is a system process that can host from one to many Windows services in the Windows NT family of operating systems.
- TASKHOST is a generic process which acts as a host for processes that run from DLLs rather than EXEs. At startup TASKHOST checks the Services portion of the Registry to construct a list of DLL-based services that it needs to load, and then loads them.
Updated: 3rd October 2019