settingsynchost.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if settingsynchost.exe is on your system, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your PC against potential security problems.
Normally, this program is found in C:\WINDOWS\System32\SettingSyncHost.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this program is 6157123136da1003590b8797a3b39a37.
This program is NOT a Windows service. This is good.
This executable uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
settingsynchost.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This is a 64-bit executable. It runs using the full capacity of modern computer processors.
The description extracted from the file is Host Process for Setting Synchronization.
File version stored as a property 10.0.16299.15 (WinBuild.160101.0800).
Maker Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
This executable does NOT have visible windows. This is most likely a bad thing.
settingsynchost.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of legit programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to settingsynchost.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This application does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.