svchost.exe is a application which is probably legit. So, if svchost.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.
This program is normally found in C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 3794b461c45882e06856f282eef025af.
This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which perform useful functions to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.
svchost.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This app runs in 32-bit mode. It can not exploit the full power of modern computer CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the makers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description present in the exe is Host Process for Windows Services.
File version 6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
svchost.exe is digitally signed. Today most clean programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to svchost.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This application does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.