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Program info

Estimated safety rating


svchost.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if svchost.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against potential security problems.

Executable file path


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

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 8497852ed44aff902d502015792d315d.

Is running as a service


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

Accepts incoming connections


svchost.exe appears to act as a net server. This means other programs can connect to it. This is sometimes ok, but in some cases it can create a security breach. We recommend looking at this carefully.

Accesses the internet


This program uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

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 application can exploit the full power of a modern PC cpu.

File description

 Host Process for Windows Services

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

File version

 10.0.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700)

File version 10.0.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700).


 Microsoft Corporation

Producer Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


svchost.exe is digitally signed. Today most serious 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

Digital certificate name: 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 command stored in registry.