What is svchosts.exe? Is svchosts.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix svchosts.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your svchosts process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair svchosts.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: svchosts Virus

Product: svchosts Virus

Company: svchosts Virus

File: svchosts.exe


This process is not associated with any known legitimate process. It is associated with several viruses and trojans. This process is disguised as the legitimate svchost.exe. If your computer is running svchosts, you should use a viable antivirus program to eliminate the threat. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/svchosts.exe.html 

If you can not remove svchosts.exe (because you can not locate it, or it is in use), download Security Task Manager. This program can kill the process, delete or quarantine this file, or just list all security related information about this file and all other running background processes.


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of svchosts.exe: based on 13 votes. Read also the 14 reviews.

  • 149 users ask for this file. One user rated it as not so dangerous. One user rated it as neutral. 3 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 8 users rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about svchosts.exe:
dunno trying to remove no-beba-el-agua
Unlike svchost, the svchosts is malware related. It gathers info from your PC but I'm yet to see it generate traffic in- or outwards. Pierre
From what ive heard this one with an "s" at the end is a threat/virus. The correct microsoft file generichost process is svchost with no "s" on the end. annep
this file is a threat to your internet connection as it opens up loads of connection and clogs up your internet to the point it stops working - deleted and no problems
Seems to open communication port...... doesn't seem armfull but it is not a well intentioned program. It's installed from a MSN messenger update mail.... Paulo
I serached the text for "http" and this file has the websites http://www.vamper.com and http://www.giddiup.com - both of which are no good marketing sites - Definitely delete it or quarantine it. Tim
it is dangerous process. my computer stopp ed opening sites ajmer singh mann
its a keylogger Nick
I opened the task manager and found five processes of svchosts.exe so i tried ending them. i was able to remove three before my computer activated an automatic system shut down. Shin
They can sometime dominate most of my cpu power Beth
in excel & word it appears and automatically written various things Mayur
I loose this file and my windows keep asking for this file every time I turn on my pc Kwachii
well annep is rite svchost is a windows file..... svchosts the trojan is usually present in pirated windows version ann
It is a trojan that generate plenty of unwanted files to degrade computer performance, spread by remoable drive, eg: thumbdrive Chu Teik

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