conhost.exe

Process name: Console Windows Host

Application using this process: Console Windows Host


conhost.exe

Process name: Console Windows Host

Application using this process: Console Windows Host


conhost.exe


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Process name: Console Windows Host

Application using this process: Console Windows Host

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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.
conhost.exe

In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.

Is conhost.exe harmful?

conhost.exe is unrated

Can I stop or remove conhost.exe?

Most non-system processes that are running can be stopped because they are not involved in running your operating system. Scan your system now to identify unused processes that are using up valuable resources. conhost.exe is used by 'Console Windows Host'.This is an application created by 'Microsoft Corporation'. To stop conhost.exe permanently uninstall 'Console Windows Host' from your system. Uninstalling applications can leave invalid registry entries, accumulating over time. Run a free scan to find out how to optimize software and system performance.

Is conhost.exe CPU intensive?

This process is not considered CPU intensive. However, running too many processes on your system may affect your PC’s performance. To reduce system overload, you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility to manually find and disable processes that launch upon start-up. Alternatively, download PC Mechanic to automatically scan and identify any PC issues.

Why is conhost.exe giving me errors?

Process related issues are usually related to problems encountered by the application that runs it. A safe way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application and run a system scan to automatically identify any PC issues.



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