What is the "svchost.exe" ? Variant 23

Our database contains 5357 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 . You can also check most distributed file variants with name svchost.exe. 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 4(4) stars - based on 5 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process svchost.exe.

svchost.exe Process
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
Host Process for Windows Services
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Operating System:
Windows Vista
High oc2

Demographics distribution

Aproximately 26% 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 Essentials2016-09-07 21:31:12
Kaspersky Total Security2016-09-07 18:21:12
Avira Antivirus2016-09-07 16:01:06
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition2016-09-07 14:22:25
Norton AntiVirus Online2016-09-07 09:11:23
avast! Antivirus2016-09-06 20:34:12
Kaspersky Internet Security2016-09-06 20:29:50
McAfee VirusScan2016-09-06 17:41:00
Avast Antivirus2016-09-06 15:17:13
Antivirus shields were enabled and have latest antivirus database.

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

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80% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
20% of reviewed files are marked as Threat .
Our final rating for this file is Safe. Final rating is based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
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50% of reviewed files with different MD5 are marked as Safe .
8% of reviewed files with different MD5 are marked as Threat
42% of reviewed files with different MD5 located in different directory are marked as Safe .
58% of reviewed files with different MD5 located in different directory are marked as Threat .

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 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.

  • THREATrating from user SpyFly for file C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (Variant: 502181)

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    As far as I can see, Svchost.exe es pretty easy hijacked. It takes 50% of my CPU all time. But, whatever get into it jumps to another program to keep using the 50% procesor. I "saw" when it moved to iexplorer.exe. When this happend, the svchst.exe moved down in the procesor consumtion while iexplorer.exe took over the top position with constant 50% +-2% CPU consumtion. Don't know what it is, I have used Microsoft site procedures with MS site programs (Antivirus, Checkdisk) along with McAffy Antivirus, AnviSmart, GlaryUtilities with results all the same: Sistem with no-problems. However mi PC has been taken by some program and can do no much with little part of the CPU time. Also, Idle Time of the CPU is constantly hi leaving less than 10% all the time of the CPU available to other programs.

  • 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 Jurij for file C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe