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Program info

Estimated safety rating


svchost.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if svchost.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


Usually, this program is located in C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is 36f670d89040709013f6a460176767ec.

Is running as a service


This application is a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which perform useful features to other programs or to Windows in general.

Accesses the internet


This program uses the net to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This exe can exploit the full power of a current computer cpu.

File description

 Host Process for Windows Services

The description written in the program is Host Process for Windows Services.

File version

 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)

File version stored as a property 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616).


 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


svchost.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of legit software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to svchost.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows Publisher

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Publisher

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled


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