Solved vmhost.exe coming back when deleted

July 7, 2014 at 08:24:07
Specs: Windows 7
Windows 7 Home Premium with 4gigs of RAM

So recently malwarebytes anti-malware had caught this vmhost.exe as a threat. When I try to remove it with malwarebytes and reboot, it returns again.

Further examination reveals "vmhost.exe" is running near 800,000 in Services.

How do i remove it permanently?

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July 7, 2014 at 08:39:13
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Download and burn to a DVD the Kaspersky anti-virus rescue disk (ISO); it's a freebie. Boot with that DVD. Many a pest can hide itself, or be well nigh impossible to remove from Windows, when Windows is actually booted up.

The "disk" is a Linux variant and loads itself into RAM only; and the entire hard drive is merely a resource for the OS running from within RAM. Kaspersky will automatically go on-line to update itself; after-which let it scan fully (opt to do that).

When it's "dun 'n dusted" reboot to Windows as normal then download and run (these freebies):


JunkWare Removal Tool

JRT arrives as an icon (usually) onto the desktop; so click and run from there. It will open a dos style box... At any future time you opt to run it, it will likely prompt you that it's out of date and advise you to update - which do so...

If pest still persists... hang around for more input; not the least from one or three others who are well up on these irritants...

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July 7, 2014 at 14:43:04
Your problem statement is eerily similar to this recent thread:

Did the advice there help you at all?

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July 7, 2014 at 14:49:46
That's a very "interesting" item - is that last response in the link posted above by Daveincaps...

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July 7, 2014 at 19:03:30
Run RogueKiller
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If RogueKiller won't run, open IE & turn off SmartScreen Filter.
Download & SAVE to your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Quit all programs that you may have started.
Shutdown your antivirus to avoid any conflicts.
Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!
For Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"
For Windows XP, double-click to start.
Wait until Prescan has finished ...
Then Click on "Scan" button
Wait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"
click on "delete"
Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"
Click on "Report" and Copy & Paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.
The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your Desktop.
Exit/Close RogueKiller.
When completed make sure to re-enable your antivirus.

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