What is the "svchost.exe" ? Variant 505275

Our database contains 4861 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 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services. Agregate rating is 3(3) 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
Product:
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Description:
Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
Version:
5.1.2600.5512
MD5:
27c6d03bcdb8cfeb96b716f3d8be3e18
SHA1:
49083ae3725a0488e0a8fbbe1335c745f70c4667
SHA256:
2910ebc692d833d949bfd56059e8106d324a276d5f165f874f3fb1b6c613cdd5
Size:
14336
Directory:
C:\Windows\System32
Operating System:
Windows XP
Occurence:
High oc2

System Explorer Community Antivirus Report

This file was checked and tolerated by following antivirus shields :
Antivirus NameLatest Toleration
avast! Antivirus2016-12-31
Microsoft Security Essentials2016-12-31
Avast Antivirus2016-12-31
360 Total Security2016-12-30
Malwarebytes2016-12-30
ESET Smart Security 4.22016-12-30
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition2016-12-29
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 20132016-12-29
ESET Smart Security 10.0.369.12016-12-29
Panda Antivirus Pro 20162016-09-07 22:57:52
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition2016-09-07 18:39:01
Antivirus shields were enabled and have latest antivirus database.

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

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60% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
40% 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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67% of reviewed files with different MD5 are marked as Safe .
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 .

User Reviews of the "svchost.exe"

  • THREATrating from user Zoran (Variant: 505275)

    svchost.exe has spiked my CPU at 100% since i unistall Microsoft Security Essential...

  • THREATrating from user catilley1092 (Variant: 505275)

    This is obviously some type of threat, as only recently, my CPU has spiked at 100% for long periods of time. Task Manager reveals this file as being the culprit. XP Pro, OEM reinstall twice has this issue. In past reinstalls, this hasn't been an issue.

  • SAFErating from user frangkygosal

  • SAFErating from user Xearo for file C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (Variant: 110)

    This service/File is generally part of the Microsoft operating system.. Due to the threat this file has If it is not located in %systemroot%windows/system32 Is is more than likely a virus.. If in doubt scan it with a good antivirus program.

  • SAFErating from user Anonymous for file C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (Variant: 110)

    This is the "Generic Host Process" for native Windows services. As long as it is installed to %SystemRoot%\system32, it's part of Windows. You will see multiple copies of svchost.exe running.