conhost.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if conhost.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against viruses and malware.
Usually, the default filename and path where this program is stored is
The MD5 checksum for this file is 47005361ff2a479a0554f352266baed3.
This program is NOT a Windows service. This is good.
conhost.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This app runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the entire power of nowadays' PC chips. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description written in the program is Console Window Host.
File version 6.1.7601.17932 (win7sp1_gdr.120820-0419).
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
This task does NOT have visible windows. This is usually a bad sign.
Some unusual functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.
conhost.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from conhost.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This application does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.