svchost.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if svchost.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against potential security problems.
The default filename and path where the program is stored is
The MD5 checksum for this executable is 15556928cb0e9f74f4036411d8cc111e.
This program is a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which perform useful functions to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.
This program uses the Internet to communicate. Today 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 required.
svchost.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the entire power of current computer processors. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description written in the program is Host Process for Windows Services.
File version 10.0.16299.15 (WinBuild.160101.0800).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
This executable does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is most likely a bad sign.
svchost.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from svchost.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This program does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.