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What is SMSvcHost.exe?

SMSvcHost.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should 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 SMSvcHost.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

SMSvcHost.exe file information

The process known as SMSvcHost.exe belongs to software Microsoft .NET Framework (version 4 Client Profile, 4, 4 Client) or Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service or Net.Pipe Listener Adapter, Net.Tcp Listener Adapter, Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service or Windows Communication Foundation or Net.Msmq Listener Adapter by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: SMSvcHost.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SMSvcHost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 132,096 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 122,880 bytes and 12 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/smsvchost.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If there are any problems with SMSvcHost.exe, you can remove the entire program Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile or Windows Communication using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify SMSvcHost.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SMSvcHost.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SMSvcHost.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

This is a user-mode Windows service that accepts net.tcp:// connections on behalf of the worker process.
  PC-Mojo   (further information)
smsvchost.exe is a SMSvcHost.exe from Microsoft Corporation belonging to Microsoft® .NET Framework
Is not a virus, nor does it cause viruses, but it can significantly slow down a computer with its high CPU usage percent. Just like any windows application, it can be duplicated or even altered in a an attack on your computer. It might even be highly targeted, given its runtime percentages. If computer is slow, go to task manager processes and end it. This should speed up gaming ability. If not, check for other high CPU usage, and stop it if you can (if not important to task you are doing) and scan for viruses.
  Jodi Campbell  
.Smsvchost.exe with description SMSvcHost.exe is a process file from company Microsoft Corporation belonging to product Microsoft® .NET Framework.
  Abidin-G.Antep   (further information)
It freezes my computer and i have to end the process.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SMSvcHost.exe: based on 11 votes with 5 user comments.
3 users think SMSvcHost.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks SMSvcHost.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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