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What is ServiceHostApp.exe?

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 ServiceHostApp.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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ServiceHostApp.exe file information

The process known as Service Host App belongs to software Start Menu or Pokki Start Menu or Service Host App or Host App Service or Internet TV or LinkedIn or Best Buy or Lenovo Web Start by Pokki.

Description: ServiceHostApp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ServiceHostApp.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,875,640 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 7,874,024 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/servicehostapp.exe.html 
The file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. ServiceHostApp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ServiceHostApp.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramStart Menu or Pokki Start Menu.

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If ServiceHostApp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 7,874,024 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 7,874,560 bytes. The program is not visible. ServiceHostApp.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. ServiceHostApp.exe is not a Windows system file. The ServiceHostApp.exe file is a Verisign signed file. ServiceHostApp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ServiceHostApp.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPokki Start Menu.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ServiceHostApp.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ServiceHostApp.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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Best practices for resolving ServiceHostApp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ServiceHostApp. 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 ServiceHostApp.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.



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