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What is SVH?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that SVH is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by SVH?

You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:


and this warnings during install:


How did SVH get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove SVH?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.

  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • When the scan is complete , make sure that everything is set to "Quarantine", and click Apply Actions.
  • Reboot your computer if prompted.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of SVH?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes SVH completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this adware application.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the SVH adware. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


Technical details for experts

You will see these signs in a HijackThis log:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [rec_en_77] "C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\rec_en_77.exe"
You may see these signs in FRST logs:

 () C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\rec_en_77.exe HKLM-x32\...\Run: [rec_en_77] => C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\rec_en_77.exe [3971584 2015-10-08] () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\rec_en_77 C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77SVH (HKLM-x32\...\rec_en_77_is1) (Version:  - ) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)---------------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77       Adds the file rec_en_77.exe"="08/10/2015 17:47, 3971584 bytes, A       Adds the file unins000.dat"="20/10/2015 08:51, 38374 bytes, A       Adds the file unins000.exe"="20/10/2015 08:51, 720033 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\rec_en_77\rec_en_77\1.20       Adds the file cnf.cyl"="20/10/2015 08:51, 131 bytes, ARegistry details [View: All details] (Selection)------------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]       "rec_en_77"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\rec_en_77.exe""    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\rec_en_77_is1]       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "SVH"       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 4570       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77"       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "SVH"       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "default"       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.5.6 (a)"       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20151020"       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\"       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\unins000.exe" /SILENT"       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\unins000.exe""    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SVH\rec_en_77]       "PathInstall"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 20/10/2015Scan Time: 09:05Logfile: mbamSVH.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: Database: v2015.10.20.01Rootkit Database: v2015.10.16.01License: PremiumMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: EnabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser: {username}Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 303761Time Elapsed: 4 min, 35 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: EnabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 3PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\rec_en_77.exe, 3400, Delete-on-Reboot, [1120da7f6e1d44f2e5909bdaf013e61a]PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\rec_en_77.exe, 3512, Delete-on-Reboot, [1120da7f6e1d44f2e5909bdaf013e61a]PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\rec_en_77.exe, 2172, Delete-on-Reboot, [1120da7f6e1d44f2e5909bdaf013e61a]Modules: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys: 2PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SVH\rec_en_77, Quarantined, [45eced6cb6d53afc6a2ed9bbbf44857b], PUP.Optional.Recover, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\rec_en_77_is1, Quarantined, [dc55fd5cf893d85e581f5520fb0853ad], Registry Values: 1PUP.Optional.Recover, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|rec_en_77, "C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\rec_en_77.exe", Quarantined, [1120da7f6e1d44f2e5909bdaf013e61a]Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 4PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\rec_en_77, Quarantined, [3af761f88b003006a86a4a1005fdee12], PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\rec_en_77\rec_en_77, Quarantined, [3af761f88b003006a86a4a1005fdee12], PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\rec_en_77\rec_en_77\1.20, Quarantined, [3af761f88b003006a86a4a1005fdee12], PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77, Delete-on-Reboot, [7db4b2a727648ea8977cc69427db6f91], Files: 6PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setupT4PC .exe, Quarantined, [b081c396216a7cbaf72ff44ecb352fd1], PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\rec_en_77.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [1120da7f6e1d44f2e5909bdaf013e61a], PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\rec_en_77\rec_en_77\1.20\cnf.cyl, Quarantined, [3af761f88b003006a86a4a1005fdee12], PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\rec_en_77\rec_en_77\1.20\eorezo.cyl, Quarantined, [3af761f88b003006a86a4a1005fdee12], PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [7db4b2a727648ea8977cc69427db6f91], PUP.Optional.Recover, C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [7db4b2a727648ea8977cc69427db6f91], Physical Sectors: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)
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