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How to remove an conhost error


Conhost.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if conhost.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Conhost.exe file information

The process known as Console Window Host or bitcoin-miner or Hôte de la fenêtre de la console belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Bitcoin Miner or Système d’exploitation Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Ufasoft (www.ufasoft.com).

Description: The file conhost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 169,984 bytes (5% of all occurrences), 191,488 bytes and 54 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/conhost.exe.html 
It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command). Conhost.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If conhost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 2% dangerous. The file size is 271,360 bytes (95% of all occurrences), 300,032 bytes or 269,824 bytes. It is a Windows core system file. The program has no visible window. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Conhost.exe is able to record inputs.

If conhost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 156,672 bytes (9% of all occurrences), 171,008 bytes and 16 more variants. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command). Conhost.exe is able to monitor applications.

If conhost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 267,776 bytes (84% of all occurrences) or 657,920 bytes.

If conhost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 267,776 bytes.

If conhost.exe is located in the folder "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 98,816 bytes.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as conhost.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.amv (detected by Kaspersky), and WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the conhost.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.



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User Comments

Console Window Host from Microsoft Windows Operating System (www.microsoft.com)
   
conhost.exe is a Console Window Host, part of Microsoft Windows Operating System
  Mike   (further information)
Virus
  Der kleine Held  
When Windows 7 was released, conhost.exe (Console Window Host) was born and it solved everything with the groovy side effect of making the system much more stable. This process is a critical system file and should never be deleted.
  Pete J  
It's properties say it was created on the computer days ago but I never authorized it. Computer has been acting crazy all week and Anti-virus program is not working right but flags it.
  Superbyte  
One is a required file, the other is a trojan.
  Mike   (further information)
some AntiVirus tools marked it as trojan
   
it's part of windows
   
I know I have four of these and I dont think it´s normal.
   
There are two versions. One is a necessary and required file while the other is a virus. If more than one is found, you need to check which one/s is/are the virus.
   
Microsoft says it's part of the OS.
  tanstaafl   (further information)
conhost.exe is a Windows core file. Though malware does like to disguise itself as conhost...
    (further information)
there are several of them running 1.964K and 2.096K memory
   
Appears to be part of command prompt. Opens when I open 'cmd' from start menu.
  wes  
If located in C:\Windows\System32 then it is normal and required. It is part of windows.
  Zenvidia   (further information)
While Conhost may be a Windows system file, it does not appear in task manager on machines in our office. Seeing conhost.exe running in the task manager is a sign for me that the user has malware running on their system. 90% of time, I can rid the system of the running malware, and when I do, conhost.exe no longer appears.
  WinTech  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of conhost.exe: based on 35 votes with 16 reviews.
13 users think conhost.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 8 users suspect danger. 6 users think conhost.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade conhost.exe ("not sure about it").


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