Most antivirus programs identify srshost.exe as malware.
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Description: Srshost.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The srshost.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,632 bytes (93% of all occurrences) or 69,120 bytes.
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run). The srshost.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 97% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify srshost.exe related errors
Important: You should check the srshost.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active srshost process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the srshost.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.