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Program info

Estimated safety rating


svchost.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if svchost.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend yourself against potential security problems.

Executable file path


This application is normally stored in C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 54a47f6b5e09a77e61649109c6a08866.

Is running as a service


This program is set up 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 ok programs, which provide useful functions to other programs or to Windows in general.

Accesses the internet


This application uses the net to communicate. Today this is expected from a program. 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 appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the entire set of features of modern PC chips. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Host Process for Windows Services

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

File version

 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

File version 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255).


 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


svchost.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most virus-free software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from svchost.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.