svchost.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if svchost.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to use a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against threats.
Usually, the default filename and folder where the application is stored is
The MD5 checksum for this executable is 1bd6c2f707a275cb7c16fd99fe0f31ca.
This program is a Windows service. This means it runs on your PC in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which perform useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.
This application uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are required.
svchost.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This application runs in 32-bit mode. It can not use the entire power of nowadays' PC chips. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description present in the file is Generic Host Process for Win32 Services.
File version extracted from the file 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
svchost.exe is digitally signed. Today most legit programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from svchost.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
This application does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.