Windows Script Host – Clean Virus (vbs)


When ever i start my computer the first screen that pops out is small window displaying the below message:

Windows Script Host
Can not find script file “C:\WINDOWS\system32\CleanVirus.vbs”.


I am not sure why i am getting this message on every start up.

My AVG Antivirus also cannot detect this. I am not sure whether this is a virus or a worm, or a bot or something.

I don’t know what should i do, for now i click on the OK button and close the window.

Kindly suggest some ideas or solutions to get rid of this message!!!!

clean virus vbs

clean virus vbs


14 thoughts on “Windows Script Host – Clean Virus (vbs)

  1. vijay says:

    Open task manager and kill process wscript.exe.

    Delete CleanVirus.vbs and Autorun.inf files from all usb drives if u have the virus in them.

    Go to c:\Windows\System32 and delete the file CleanVirus.vbs. It is super hidden so first go to Folder Options and check show hidden and check boxes. Also required for the above files.

    go to start>run and type regedit and enter
    Go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    On the right side look for Shell which should have value of just explorer.exe.
    delete anything at right side of explorer.exe if there is anything.

    Under same key Winlogon also look for Userinit which should have value of
    Delete all the crap after the comma.

    Go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    On the right side locate Window Title and delete its all value.

    Under the same key locate Start Page and delete its all value.

    This really work on my pc.

    For more details please refer this

  2. Jello says:

    Hi all! Got plagued by the Windows Script Host error about the xhv.vbs missing. The xhv.vbs went missing since my AV have removed it and thus the error message popping up every time I boot up.

    Maybe you can do the same but instead search for CleanVirus.vbs in step 3.

    Here’s what I did:

    1. Go to Start->Run then type regedit on the textbox;
    2. Back-up your registry using the File->Export..;
    3. Search for the xhv.vbs and landed here:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\autoMe

    4. Select the entire autoMe folder on the left pane and delete it;
    4. Confirm delete key and all subkeys. What this will do is delete the entry in the msconfig about the starting the “wscript.exe xhv C:\WINDOWS\xhv.vbs”;


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