svchost.exe

Process name: Microsoft Service Host Process

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System

Recommended: Check your system for invalid registry entries.

svchost.exe

Process name: Microsoft Service Host Process

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System

Recommended: Check your system for invalid registry entries.

svchost.exe




Process name: Microsoft Service Host Process

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System

Recommended: Check your system for invalid registry entries.

What is svchost.exe doing on my computer?

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.


svchost.exe is a system process that is needed for your PC to work properly. It should not be removed.
svchost.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 svchost.exe harmful?

This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system.
svchost.exe is a safe process

Can I stop or remove svchost.exe?

Since svchost.exe is a system process it should not be stopped. The process is required for your PC to work properly.

Is svchost.exe CPU intensive?

This process is considered to be CPU intensive. Without proper management, CPU intensive processes can manipulate system resources causing speed loss.

Why is svchost.exe giving me errors?

System process issues are mainly a result of conflicting applications running on your PC.


Why do I have multiple instances of svchost.exe?


The system sometimes dedicates more resources to a specific task by generating multiple instances of one process. However this can also be a symptom of a virus or trojan infection. Make sure you always use an updated antivirus and run a full scan.

svchost.exe is known to have 9 other instances:

007 Spy Software
svchost.exe is a process belonging to 007 Spy Software read more »

Trojan.W32.Oxtic
svchost.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan read more »

Backdoor.Bifrose.D
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Trojan.W32.Dasher
svchost.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan read more »

Trojan.W32.Sufiage

Trojan.W32.Mular
svchost.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan read more »

Trojan.W32.Renama
svchost.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan read more »

Trojan.W32.Rontokbr
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Trojan.W32.Randsom
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