Svchost.exe URL:Mal Description and Removal Manual
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Svchost.exe URL:Mal Description and Removal Manual

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.

Threat Summary

NameSvchost.exe URL:Mal
TypeTrojan Horse, False Positive, Malicious URL
Short DescriptionThe 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.
SymptomsYou will see a notification saying “URL: Mal” Malicious URL blocked from svchost.exe.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages, JavaScript
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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:

→ C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe.

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.

Milena Dimitrova

An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles!

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