How to Remove Svcvmx.exe (Chrome/Edge/Firefox)

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I wrote this article to help you remove Svcvmx.exe. This Svcvmx.exe removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Svcvmx.exe is classified as adware. This shady program infiltrates your machine without your consent and works in silence. It covers your screen with all kinds of banners, video ads and other advertising content. Svcvmx.exe is not a virus, but it is an infection which should be removed on the spot. The adware weakens your system’s security, so don’t hesitate to act. It is a constant nuisance, but it is also exposing you to many online threats.

Svcvmx.exe uses pay-per-click marketing to generate revenue. The problem lies in the ads themselves. An ad can be malicious when it leads to a shady website. Those sites not only promote fake shopping deals, they can also distribute many viruses. This means that if you are not careful, click on such an advert and get redirected to a malicious website, a dangerous virus may infect your computer. Don’t panic, it is a bit more tricky than that. Any program, including the malicious ones, require permission to start to operate. However, crooks have found ways to trick users into giving them such. Just like Svcvmx.exe did. It hid itself behind some regular software and tricked you into installing it.

Svcvmx.exe targets your web browsers. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge are its most common victims. This doesn’t mean that other browsers are safe. No, any browser can be affected by Svcvmx.exe. The three above mentioned browsers are the most popular ones and therefore most commonly infected. Talking about browsers, it is wise to mention that if you have more than one browser installed on your computer, it is very likely that all of them are infected by this obnoxious parasite. The adware can change your browser settings, including adding new plug-ins. Those plug-ins are potentially dangerous, too.

Aside from all those dangers, the adware’s most essential function is to expose you to ads. The longer this parasite remains on board, the more ads you will see. Svcvmx.exe creates an ad-layer which will replace any competitor’s ads with its own. It can and will force ads on websites that are ad-free. In order to choose ads that will appeal to you, Svcvmx.exe will spy on you. Everything you do online will be monitored and the data sent to the owners of the shady program. For bigger profit, they can sell your data to third parties. All kinds of sensitive information may end up in hackers’ possession. Be extremely careful what you do online while your machine remains infected. Don’t log into banking services and social media.

After all this talk about Svcvmx.exe being installed on your computer, you must be wondering how did it happen. First of all, you must know that you have no one to blame for it. You gave your permission for it to be installed. It may have arrived as a bundled program to some freeware or shareware you installed. Developers hide extra programs under a custom/advanced tab which often gets overlooked by the user. If you select the advanced installation, you will be able to select which apps you wish to be installed on your device and deselect the unwanted ones. However, if you select the standard/fast installation method, all additional software will be installed without further ado. Always opt for the advanced tab when installing a new program. Take your time and read through the terms and conditions/ EULA. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation immediately.

Other common distribution methods are: spam emails, torrents, corrupted links and fake software updates. If your computer is compromised with adware, it is very likely that at some point you will see an update notice. It can pertain to a system component or some custom software. Don’t follow any links. It doesn’t matter how convenient they are, the message may be a scam. Always download programs from their official websites. It would be for the best if you do not update any applications before removing the adware.

Svcvmx.exe Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Svcvmx.exe from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety. If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

1 COMMENT

  1. I can’t disable the svcvmx.exe from startup nor can I delete it from my computer, it says I don’t have permissions, any help with that?

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