What is SHService.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 SHService.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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SHService.exe file information

The process known as Windows Vista startup service or systemhound Scheduling Service belongs to software SpyHunter3 or systemhound by Enigma Software Group ( or Software Innovations UK (

Description: SHService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SHService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 376,832 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 102,400 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The SHService.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. SHService.exe is able to monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ SpyHunter.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SHService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SHService.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.


User Comments

shservice.exe is installed as part of the systemhound hardware audit package. It has probably been installed on your machine by the IT department
  Darren   (further information)
it is part of the systemhound product ( and is used by your IT department to track PC configuration
  Barry   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of SHService.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think SHService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving SHService issues

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