What is svchospt.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 svchospt.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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Svchospt.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with svchospt
Svchospt.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as svchospt belongs to software Parents Friend V by FK2.

Description: Svchospt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svchospt.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 995,328 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 942,080 bytes and 6 more variants. 
Svchospt.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The file is not a Windows system file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Svchospt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If svchospt.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 954,368 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 913,408 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The svchospt.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Svchospt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name svchospt.exe, for example Artemis!50AD8DA2204B (detected by McAfee), and Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the svchospt.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

Das Programm überwacht den Computer, zeichnet ALLE Eingaben auf und fährt den Computer nach einer bestimmten Zeit herunter.
Ist für das Parents -Tool wichtig und richtig... geht aber auch ohne mit dem Internet kommunizieren zu müssen
10% systemlast auf amd e-350/4gb ram

Summary: Average user rating of svchospt.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think svchospt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user thinks svchospt.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving svchospt issues

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