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Process name: Console Windows Host
Application using this process: Console Windows Host
Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.
What is conhost.exe doing on my computer?
conhost.exe: The process conhost relates to a fix which sorted out a problem introduced in the Windows Vista operating system. The solution allows users to drag and drop files from the Explorer straight into the command prompt window. To confirm if the process is safe or malicious, simply access the Task Manager, locate the conhost.exe process and right click on it. Clicking the option 'Open file location' should redirect you to the System32 folder. If the redirection takes you elsewhere, then this process is potentially malicious and it is recommended to run a thorough scan using an anti-virus on your PC.
Non-system processes like conhost.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.