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Program info

Estimated safety rating


svchost.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus. So, if svchost.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against potential security problems.

Executable file path


Normally, this application is stored in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 6a1212077c0559029cdfb9c39580c835.

Is running as a service


This application is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.

Accesses the internet


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

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 32 bit executable file


This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It does not use the full set of features of modern computer chips. This ordinarily happens because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Host Process for Windows Services

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

File version

 10.0.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700)

File version extracted from the file 10.0.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700).


 Microsoft Corporation

Maker Microsoft Corporation.


 ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


svchost.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most virus-free software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to svchost.exe is valid. This is very good.

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


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is good. si are uninstall.