svchost.exe

Extension: exe

svchost.exe is a system process which belongs to Microsoft Windows. svchost.exe handles processes executed from DLLs. Svchost.exe holds multiple Windows services. Additionally, it can run in multiple instances. Every instance of svchost.exe may hold one or more service.

svchost.exe is called a shared service process. Multiple services use it in order to minimise resource consumption.

What happens if I will delete svchost.exe?
svchost.exe is essential system process and can not be terminated. Its important for the safe and stable run of the computer system.

svchost.exe is a system process, it is a safe file and does not pose any threat. 

Warning! various parasites tries to exploit this name and similar names. If you see a process which looks like this but has a typo - you're infected with Trojans or viruses. Additionally, there is W32.Welchia.Worm which takes advantage of the Windows LSASS vulnerability, creates a buffer overflow and instigates your computer to shut down.

Other similar names exploited by the parasites: svchosts.exe, scvhost.exe, scvhosts.exe, svchostc.exe, xsvchost.exe svchost.exe.bak and others.

Be careful and look at the name correctly.

Other exploits:
File svchost.exe is related to adware 2020Search.
File svchost.exe is related to keylogger Employee Watcher.
File svchost.exe is related to keylogger ICE Remote Spy.
File svchost.exe is related to keylogger Is My Mate Cheating Online.
File svchost.exe is related to keylogger Key Logger Buddy Pro.
File svchost.exe is related to keylogger KidWatcher.
File svchost.exe is related to adware Litmus Trojan.
File svchost.exe is related to keylogger Spy Software 4 Parents.
File svchost.exe is related to worm W32.HLLW.Repsan.
File svchost.exe is related to worm W32.Welchia.B.Worm.
File svchost.exe is related to adware WinDir.svchost.

Verdict - status of the file:

diagnosis required
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DIAGNOSIS REQUIRED status means that this filename is exploited by the viruses. There can be the
dangerous file with the same name as the safe file. Use the Advice below:

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Information added: 2004-03-19 10:00
Information updated: 2012-07-30 05:30

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Comments on svchost.exe

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2-spyware.com support
usually this is not a virus. And it can not be ended in task menu. for more information we need a bit more explanation about the problem.. please ask for help in the forums.
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kevin
I need help with removing this virus can someone help me [email protected] it just dont remove everytime i end task..
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Guest
for last ten minutes this program has been running between 38 and 58 percent of cpu. At the same time csrss.exe has been running at 45 to 66 percent of cpu. Help help help
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Guest
EVERYTIME I OPEN THE TASK MANAGER THERE IS ALWAYS 5 .EXE PROGRAMS RUNNING UNDER THE NAME SVCHOST.EXE AND MY COMPUTER ALWAYS SHUTS DOWN AT THE SAME TIME....CAN ANYONE HELP?? [email protected]
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Guest
i tried to replace the said file but can never overwrite it, also tried to delete it manually - same results ( negative ) how can i remove this affected file ? ( [email protected] )
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Guest
am looking for a copy of svchost.exe for win xp, want to compair it with mine & replace mine with it if mine is wrong size -- keeps coming up on virus scan, was told i could find it here -- but i could not. response may be sent to [email protected]
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Guest
I found svchost.exe in startup menu with size of 1.5 MB. This file was created by autoplay media studio from indigo rose coporation. After I try to delete it still remain in startup item after reboot. Is there any way to remove it permanently?
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Guest
svchost.exe seems to be a win 2000/xp file. norton antivirus detected it on my win 95 machine with the "trojan.startpage.virus" since it is not a windows 95 program (I checked the registry.) I am just deleting the file. (apostropes not allowed also. lol)
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I keep getting the message @ Windows Startup saying "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close." How can I eliminate this message ?
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Guest
on my processes i have like 20 svchost.exe i do have a svchose.EXE in my system32 and in another directory,
should i delete both?

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