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 svchosl.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.
Description: Svchosl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Svchosl.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 147,968 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 584,082 bytes, 250,368 bytes, 50,176 bytes or 615,310 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Svchosl.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Winlogon\Shell, MACHINE\RunServices, Run, DEFAULT\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Svchosl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications, hide itself, manipulate other programs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 95% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware also uses the file name svchosl.exe, for example Worm.Win32.AutoRun.dhz (detected by F-Secure), and Win32:AutoRun-AHK (detected by Avast). Therefore, you should check the svchosl.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with svchosl. 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.
To help you analyze the svchosl.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.