Several users have complained about a svchost.exe file detected by Avast. As a result, their antivirus program has been continuously displaying warning pop-ups about svchost.exe detected as a threat. The infection itself has been determined as URL:Mal and it may have entered the system alongside a free or cracked program downloaded from the Web. Compromised machines may get between 15 and 20 alerts for numerous URL:Mal detected in svchost.exe. Running a powerful antivirus program to detect and eliminate all components of the malicious executable file is strongly recommended.
|Type||Trojan Horse, False Positive, Malicious URL|
|Short Description||The URL:Mal is a legitimate Avast notification which shows up when Avast detects a malicious URL domain being accessed. The URL can be loaded due to malware such as a Trojan horse that has affected the svchost.exe file.|
|Symptoms||You will see a notification saying “URL: Mal” Malicious URL blocked from svchost.exe.|
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Svchost.exe URL:Mal Threat Description
Infected users that already have an anti-malware tool installed on their computers may be getting warning pop-up windows informing them about a blocked harmful file or page.
The infection itself is named URL:Mal.
Possible outcomes of the svchost.exe infections are the following:
- Persistent unrelated browser redirects that happen after the user clicks on a hyperlink on an unknown page.
- Worsened performance of the compromised computer that has been running slower than usual.
The threat’s process is found inside:
Users should be aware that malware tends to hide in executable files of other programs. If the user is witnessing warnings about an error associated with svchost.exe, he may not be affected by the same problem. However, he may want to scan his system so that any potential threats are discovered in time.
For future reference, users are advised to be careful when planning to download software from both legitimate and suspicious freeware websites. Malicious files may have been included in the package of seemingly standard software products.
Svchost.exe URL:Mal Removal Steps
The best method to deal with URL:Mal is by installing a powerful anti-malware program, or if such a program is already present, keeping it intact is crucial towards safety. A descriptive video about malware and how to deal with it is given below. Afterward, there are instructions on how to remove the threat.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Svchost.exe URL:Mal on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Svchost.exe URL:Mal in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Svchost.exe URL:Mal Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Svchost.exe URL:Mal
Step 2: Uninstall Svchost.exe URL:Mal and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Svchost.exe URL:Mal on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Svchost.exe URL:Mal there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Svchost.exe URL:Mal and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Svchost.exe URL:Mal via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Svchost.exe URL:Mal files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Svchost.exe URL:Mal, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Svchost.exe URL:Mal will be removed.
Eliminate Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Svchost.exe URL:Mal from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".