How to remove SVIQ.EXE (C:\Windows) process?

SVIQ.EXE in Task Manager is worth your closer attention. This process has been started by malicious application that penetrated the system and created C:\Windows folder somewhere on your PC. Certain process provokes a slot of pop-ups in the browser and often redirects users to random sites.


Click right on SVIQ.EXE in your Task Manager to find the location of the C:\Windows folder where the process we are talking about takes place. It will be impossible to delete this computer threat manually, follow the instruction to know how to deal with it.

The SVIQ.EXE process is pretty bad for the PS performance as it worsens general state of the OS and overloads browser to maximum with endless popping-up ads and redirections. What is confusing for users why does their active antivirus omit this computer threat? A lot of reputable anti-virus apps defend computers not satisfactory and allow harmful installation. In case, when databases are old and not updated, anti-virus software will not detect computer threat as potentially unwanted item. Consequently, you need to have a utility able to work more properly.


In short, your computer has potentially unwanted item and you must remove SVIQ.EXE and C:\Windows. The guide you see below depicts the work of our product while eliminating the threat and you can follow the steps to do everything the most effectively.

SVIQ.EXE removal guide

STEP 1. Remove SVIQ.EXE virus from the browser

First of all, SVIQ.EXE is a browser hijackers, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft:

  1. Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware (here or from the product page):
  2. Open the Tools tab on the top menu. Choose the Reset Browser Settings tools from the list:
  3. Choose Reset Browser Settings tool GridinSoft Anti-Malware tools tab

  4. Select the browser, which is infected by SVIQ.EXE, and options, that you need to reset, and just do it! (Please, be aware, that this procedure will close all instances of the selected browsers, and save your work in them before clicking on the “Reset” button):
  5. Choose your browser and click Reset Reset Browser Settings options

  6. When this process is done, you’ll see such screen. It means, that your browser settings are default now and SVIQ.EXE has been removed from your browser:
  7. Your browser is clean! Reset Browser completed

Video guide on how to reset browser automatically:

BUT!! Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that SVIQ.EXE hasn’t installed some malicious software directly in your system. So, we strongly recommend every user, who has the same problem, to scan his computer after the browser resetting and make sure, that PC is clean and safe.

STEP 2. Remove SVIQ.EXE traces from the system

  1. Go back to the GridinSoft Anti-Malware main screen and choose the scan type:
  2. Choose "Full Scan" GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scan Types

  3. Scan your computer system:
  4. Please wait until the scan completed Anti-Malware Scan Process

  5. After the scan is completed, you will see if there is any adware on your PC. Remove the detected items by clicking on the “Apply” button:
  6. Move detected items to quarantine GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scan Results

  7. Finally, this window is a proof of your system’s absolutely cleanness. You removed SVIQ.EXE!
  8. GridinSoft Anti-Malware Removal Process Removal process completed. Your system is clean!

Video guide on how to remove SVIQ.EXE from the system:

STEP 3.How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with SVIQ.EXE in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.

On-Run Protection from malware GridinSoft On-Run Protection

Polina Lisovskaya

I works as a marketing manager for years now and loves searching for interesting topics for you

Leave a Reply

Back to top button