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Program info

Estimated safety rating


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

Executable file path


This application is normally found on disk in C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is c78655bc80301d76ed4fef1c1ea40a7d.

Is running as a service


This program is set up as a Windows service. This means it runs on your PC in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which perform useful features to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.

Accesses the internet


This program uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your PC 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 computer processor.

File description

 Host Process for Windows Services

The description extracted from the file 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

Company Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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

Digitally signed


svchost.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to svchost.exe is valid. 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 an uninstall command stored in registry.