svchost.exe - svchost process information

Process name: Microsoft Service Host Process

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Windows errors related to svchost.exe?


The file svchost.exe is the Generic Host Process for Win32 Services used for administering 16-bit-based dynamically linked library files (DLL files) including other supplementary support applications.

As operating systems became more complex Microsoft decided to run more software functionality from a dynamic link library (DLL) interface. However DLLs are unable to launch themselves and require at least one executable program, i.e. svchost.exe, is needed to bridge between the library process and the operating system.

Through the solitary file svchost.exe, the DLLs efficiently contain and dispense Win32 services as well as neatly facilitate the execution of svchost.exe’s own operations. Acting as a host, the file svchost.exe creates multiple instances of itself. The multiple executions of the file svchost.exe contribute to the stability and security of the operating system by reducing the possibility of a crashing process that causes a domino effect on its neighbor processes, thereby creating a system-wide crash in the machine. We strongly recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify svchost.exe related errors.


Other instances of SVCHOST.EXE:

1) svchost.exe is a process registered as a backdoor vulnerability which may be installed for malicious purposes by an attacker allowing access to your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. If unaccounted for, this process should be removed immediately. Click here to run a free registry scan now.

2) svchost.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. Click here to run a free registry scan now.

3) svchost.exe is a process belonging to Microsoft Service Host Process. This could also be a stealth monitoring software that sits in the background and tracks all activities such as keyboard input (including websites visited, passwords etc.) This information can be sent to third parties through email or ftp uploads. If you did not intentionally install this program make sure you remove it to protect your privacy. Click here to run a free registry scan now.

warning note
Warning: Multiple instances of SVCHOST may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.
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Recommendation

svchost.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. It is highly recommended that you run a FREE performance scan to automatically optimize memory, CPU and Internet settings.


Damage to your computer's registry could be compromising your PC's performance and causing system slow-downs and crashes. We recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify and list harmful registry entries on your computer.





Removal and security


Fix svchost.exe errors:

Free scan


Boost performance:

Free scan


Security risk 0-5:

0


Spyware:

No (Free spyware scan)


Virus:

No (Remove svchost.exe)


Trojan:

No (Remove svchost.exe)





General information


Author:

Microsoft Corp.


Part of:


Memory usage:

N/A (Free up memory)


Common svchost.exe errors:

N/A (Repair)

System process:

Yes


Uses network:

Yes


Background:

Yes


Hardware related:

No






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