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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

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:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77

SVH (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, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "rec_en_77"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77\rec_en_77.exe""
       "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""
       "PathInstall"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\rec_en_77"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 20/10/2015
Scan Time: 09:05
Logfile: mbamSVH.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2015.10.20.01
Rootkit Database: v2015.10.16.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 303761
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 35 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 3
PUP.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: 2
PUP.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: 1
PUP.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: 4
PUP.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: 6
PUP.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)

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