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    svchost.exe virus

    Hi Everyone,

    My Avira Antivir antivirus is reporting the following file has a virus: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\L ocal\Application Policy Service\svchost.exe

    Is this an important windows file?
    How do I get rid of this virus without destroying my system?

    Thank you for any advice on how to proceed

    Steve

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    svchost.exe This is how How To Geek discusses svchost.exe. This is an important system file. You could start with MalWarebytes to root out the virus.
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    svchost.exe should only be located in the c:windows\system32 folder. If it is located anywhere else, it is most likely malware and should be deleted or moved. If Avira found it and you allowed it to quarantine or delete it, you are probably OK. It would be advisable to download and run Malwarebytes as well as Ted suggested since no one antimalware app catches everything and if you have one infection, there may be others.

    Jerry

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