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.
This application is normally stored in C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 54a47f6b5e09a77e61649109c6a08866.
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.
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.
svchost.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
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.
The description present in the program is Host Process for Windows Services.
File version 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
svchost.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most virus-free software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from svchost.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This program does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.