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What is svchost.exe? Service host process?

Vendor:      Microsoft Corporation
Product:     Windows
Vendor Website:      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q314056
Last Seen by PC Matic:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: svchost.exe, in Windows 2000/XP/Vista, is used as a task that runs many different Microsoft-written services. Most of these services are necessary to Windows operation. To control individual services, click Start | Programs | Administrative Tools | Services. To see what services are supported by svchost.exe, open a command prompt and type "Tasklist /SVC".

svchost.exe is an essential part of Windows and required for Windows to work properly. It should never be disabled.


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svchost.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 89.92%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 11 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
svchost.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0xbb8363abec09aa2f9b363484e282117c 1/1/2019 5:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 14 KB
2 Status 0x8607d35d92528e2df386f19a960d23ce 4/28/2018 3:45:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 14 KB
3 Status 0x0a175af8b65797bd22c11903a8bfeb2d 12/31/2017 10:32:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 0 KB
4 Status 0x425e22d9f5c01616afc92987791b19e9 9/15/2017 10:54:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 0 KB
5 Status 0xa78124268a77f41902db18f622afe613 12/30/2016 1:58:00 AM Unknown Unknown Service host process 14 KB
6 Status 0x0c54d685cfa1d5054f59f08adaf71248 11/20/2016 9:42:00 AM Unknown 5.1.2600.3311 (xpsp.080212-0005) Service host process 14 KB
7 Status 0x9e64ad53cfd9da2d22e8a924f8c6e62c 11/2/2016 7:12:00 PM Unknown 5.00.2134.1 Service host process 7 KB
8 Status 0x6138d30346cf435d2bf32cbc1437f625 7/22/2016 12:46:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 14 KB
9 Status 0xa46dc432f81473f526e3994aa483e366 5/13/2016 10:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 22 KB
10 Status 0x2fade3d461e99941aaa13e0b83385b46 1/6/2016 6:47:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 14 KB
11 Status 0x7514a44aee0cdf8a8ed501a9b984627e 12/16/2015 2:53:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 14 KB
12 Status 0xecdb182f885292145826c58252b53000 4/30/2015 12:30:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 21 KB
13 Status 0x7f5f3fd573bea43347ede50e12e02574 2/9/2015 2:59:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 34 KB
14 Status 0x0c1a8c93c1bb8c85c1deb0fcdecf2326 2/5/2015 9:02:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 14 KB
15 Status 0x1bd6c2f707a275cb7c16fd99fe0f31ca 2/5/2015 3:48:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Service host process 14 KB
16 Status 0x38e0c1716badc88ceb897c7ea1302009 1/21/2015 2:54:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 14 KB
17 Status 0x10da15933d582d2fedcf705efe394b09 1/15/2015 12:38:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Service host process 21 KB
18 Status 0x2979b03d5382a602623c0535b16ab9c0 1/12/2015 6:12:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Service host process 14 KB
19 Status 0xd8b05dc17738f256e7fe275fadab5605 1/5/2015 3:43:00 AM Unknown Unknown Service host process 33 KB
20 Status 0x90cef742abe7ec1da7df8ef2016817cd 1/2/2015 3:35:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.5503 (xpsp.080306-1604) Service host process 14 KB
21 Status 0x3d4729ab35ef6b179117406acc188a43 10/25/2014 11:24:00 AM Unknown Unknown Service host process 14 KB
22 Status 0xab8c6d89a897bacba4657fdf00e344a6 9/16/2014 6:07:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Service host process 14 KB
23 Status 0x7000d2f7a09f0e7c600c349a36670dc0 9/1/2014 12:57:00 PM Unknown Unknown Service host process 14 KB
24 Status 0x46fe2ed518fdfbfd289f014a3078575c 8/30/2014 4:56:00 AM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Service host process 14 KB
25 Status 0x5de3e7b6f7624552f2f06664f110820d 8/21/2014 3:38:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Service host process 14 KB

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0xd41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e 6/18/2017 10:41:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Service control process 108 KB
2 Status 0xd296870cc1c195c94f6c6a15023327ae 10/13/2016 2:42:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 178 KB
3 Status 0xfe9b2606a198cec0953352f84a8aaf38 10/12/2016 3:24:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 143 KB
4 Status 0x8a6896e3fb63a13e1f627988566a6f09 5/8/2016 8:56:00 PM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 110 KB
5 Status 0x8a0004cd3665efc48a29d85d57f53a92 4/6/2014 11:40:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 95 KB
6 Status 0x5e4adc39155f8372ba2fcc8743c961b9 1/27/2014 10:44:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 104 KB
7 Status 0x7ac19cb1538722c132adf6f9b6b2f848 12/29/2013 12:35:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 46 KB
8 Status 0xb51b68d78829dbe4d9085caa2b9d8728 6/8/2013 10:29:00 PM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 60 KB
9 Status 0xe0a10a2f6563d5c5076926e9fd344ff8 4/1/2013 8:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 1 KB
10 Status 0x665fc21914a720065e5df595aa59306c 12/17/2012 4:25:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 539 KB
11 Status 0xf898a4d5d4e5572adf5bf6dca5d4a0d5 12/9/2012 8:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 401 KB
12 Status 0x1ae2bff50086cdc004d66018b65545ec 8/20/2012 6:26:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 1328 KB
13 Status 0x25049ab7dacf556ffc2c65611df7f8e3 7/27/2012 6:08:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 200 KB
14 Status 0xc6453c708bcc9907e053c5de680a4803 7/25/2012 5:44:00 PM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 241 KB
15 Status 0x226780c0ba04e2a646e4c439cf7862ad 7/25/2012 5:44:00 PM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 243 KB
16 Status 0x826d2e8f948be3a0730f89292ab49601 7/24/2012 1:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 299 KB
17 Status 0x8b984f63c03b1ced254df2847388aea6 7/5/2012 3:54:00 PM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 23 KB
18 Status 0xf7a2cd6ea6d841499b44d8eeed3266e1 6/11/2012 12:42:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 128 KB
19 Status 0x246cea5a3b7eda2d001cdf96647cb6fd 6/11/2012 12:42:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 55 KB
20 Status 0x90856d52d70123e0872dc2d16ece51f2 5/27/2012 1:31:00 PM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 59 KB
21 Status 0xb72242b15c9fe272396d97d95ff961da 5/26/2012 3:19:00 PM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 82 KB
22 Status 0x270caca8f39f72cfc85e3435892a7391 5/21/2012 2:24:00 AM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 186 KB
23 Status 0x922fe2ccd384c24201cd7a58c03c104e 5/20/2012 9:20:00 PM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 7969 KB
24 Status 0xd923e5935064e7162bccde097b9487f3 2/23/2012 12:27:00 PM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 715 KB
25 Status 0x1fd07750c836341c8dce9941f85c35ee 2/19/2012 12:47:00 PM Unknown Unknown svchost trojan/virus 161 KB


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