svchost.exe is a application which is most likely legit. So, if svchost.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against potential security problems.
Usually, this application is stored in C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this program is d0abc231c0b3e88c6b612b28abbf734d.
This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful functions to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.
This application uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
svchost.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This program runs as a 32-bit program. It does not benefit of the entire power of modern PC CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description written in the exe is Host Process for Windows Services.
File version stored as a property 6.3.9600.17415 (winblue_r4.141028-1500).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
svchost.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to svchost.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This application does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.