What is the "svchost.exe" ? Variant 23

Our database contains 4238 different files for filename svchost.exe but this page contains information about single file with specific attributes. If you want to see general information about the svchost.exe then visit General Information Page . This file belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and was developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This file has description Host Process for Windows Services. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 3 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process svchost.exe.

On this page, you can find detailed information about the file itself, download information, its demographics distribution, security rating given by users, antivirus reports from AV applications, user's reviews and comments for the file and much more, which can help you to decide if the file can be safe or threat for your computer.

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svchost.exe Process
Product:
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Description:
Host Process for Windows Services
Version:
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
MD5:
3794b461c45882e06856f282eef025af
SHA1:
bf15549a7ec01ac505ccac036aba5b9bae688135
SHA256:
d4f79d7bc639fe86ac68961e6273836b9d7af491773fd054395b33d317017beb
Size:
21504
Directory:
C:\Windows\System32
Operating System:
Windows Vista
Occurence:
High oc2

Demographics distribution

Aproximately 25% of users are in the Germany. It is also popular in United States of America and France, French Republic.

System Explorer Community Antivirus Report

This file was checked and tolerated by following antivirus shields :
Antivirus NameLatest Toleration
Microsoft Security Essentials2014-12-22 02:31:29
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 20152014-12-22 02:12:40
Baidu Antivirus2014-12-22 01:31:27
Norton Internet Security2014-12-22 01:17:02
avast! Antivirus2014-12-22 00:13:32
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8.02014-12-21 23:50:39
Kaspersky Anti-Virus2014-12-21 23:45:02
Avira Desktop2014-12-21 23:13:14
COMODO Antivirus2014-12-21 17:34:37
AVG Internet Security 20142014-12-21 16:52:06
Antivirus shields were enabled and have latest antivirus database. For global statistics visit our Antivirus Usage Statistics .

Is the Process "svchost.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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100% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
100% of reviewed files are marked as System file.
Our final rating for this file is Safe. Final rating is based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
Filename "svchost.exe" is used by Microsoft Windows System files. Many threats uses filenames of System Processes to camouflage itself. You should consider suspected any file which uses system filename and is not stored in system directory or has invalid file version information. Correct system file contains full file version information from Microsoft.

57% of reviewed files with different MD5 are marked as Safe .
14% of reviewed files with different MD5 are marked as Threat
43% of reviewed files with different MD5 located in different directory are marked as Safe .
57% of reviewed files with different MD5 located in different directory are marked as Threat .
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Download of the "svchost.exe"

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User Reviews of the "svchost.exe"

  • SAFErating from user Admin (Variant: 23)

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    Svchost.exe is system process for hosting dynamically linked services.

  • SAFErating from user 808 for file C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (Variant: 180478)

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    Part of Vista version 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)

  • SAFErating from user 29732B for file C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (Variant: 502181)

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    Depends on the MD5 - otherwise, it is safe, if not very annoying and memory-hogging.