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Monday, October 30, 2006

Have you encountered this message while shutting down your computer? If you received the Yahoo Messenger Virus, then you might also encounter this message. According to ProcessLibrary.com, svhost.exe is a process which is registered as the W32.Mydoom.I@mm worm. This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and comes in the form of an e-mail message, in the hopes that you open its hostile attachment.

The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers E-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself. In worst cases this worm can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. The question is: Is it safe to delete svhost.exe? ProcessLibrary.com added,

This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.

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