The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ccsvchst.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
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Description: Ccsvchst.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ccsvchst.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 126,392 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 130,008 bytes and 17 more variants.
Ccsvchst.exe is a Verisign signed file. Ccsvchst.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ccsvchst.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Suspicious.Cloud.9 or Spyware.BCWinSpy (detected by Symantec), and UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic or Trojan-Spy.Win32.WinSpy.hq (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the ccsvchst.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ccsvchst. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the ccsvchst.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.