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Program info

Estimated safety rating


conhost.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if conhost.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


Usually, the default filename and path where this program is stored is

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 47005361ff2a479a0554f352266baed3.

Is running as a service


This program is NOT a Windows service. This is good.

Belongs to the operating system


conhost.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This app runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the entire power of nowadays' PC chips. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Console Window Host

The description written in the program is Console Window Host.

File version

 6.1.7601.17932 (win7sp1_gdr.120820-0419)

File version 6.1.7601.17932 (win7sp1_gdr.120820-0419).


 Microsoft Corporation

Author Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


This task does NOT have visible windows. This is usually a bad sign.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


conhost.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from conhost.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.