settingsynchost.exe is a application which is probably legit. So, if settingsynchost.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against threats.
Usually, the default filename and folder where the application is stored is
The MD5 checksum for this program is fad56d0a789345614220d9b770df400a.
This application is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.
This application uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
settingsynchost.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 use the full power of current computer chips. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description stored in the file is Host Process for Setting Synchronization.
File version 10.0.10586.306 (th2_release_sec.160422-1850).
Maker Microsoft Corporation.
Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
This app does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is most likely a bad thing.
settingsynchost.exe has a digital signature. Today most clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to settingsynchost.exe is valid. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This application does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.