svchost.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if svchost.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to purchase a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against threats.
The default filename and folder where the application is stored is
The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is b62fc77d3cfc8b1c74763742d3214d3e.
This application is set up as a Windows service. This means it runs on your PC in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which perform useful functions to other programs or to Windows in general.
This application uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are required.
svchost.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This program runs in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the entire power of current computer processors. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description present in the program is Generic Host Process for Win32 Services.
File version extracted from the file 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158).
Company name Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
svchost.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in svchost.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
This program does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.