What is svchast.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 svchast.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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Svchast.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with svchast
Svchast.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Windows Services or efasfasfeafasfeafsadfaefafefsa appears to belong to software AntiPol or AntipyProex by POPOSDFSDLAfslfapsdalfÇASFSAFSApfafpasplfdpsXZCVSDAVsda or Microsoft (

Description: Svchast.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file svchast.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 163,840 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 428,032 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The svchast.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name svchast.exe, for example WindowsAntivirusPro (detected by Symantec), and TROJ_FAKEALE..IG (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the svchast.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

svchast.exe is a malware that camouflage themselves as svchost.exe. Added by the Troj/Lineage-AV password-stealing Trojan for the online game Lineage.
  Mike   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of svchast.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks svchast.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving svchast issues

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

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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the svchast.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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