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What is svchost.com?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the svchost.com 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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Svchost.com file information

The process known as Generic Host Process for Win32 Services appears to belong to software Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by unknown.

Description: Svchost.com is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file svchost.com is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 41,472 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 530,944 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/svchost.com.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application starts when programs are launched. Svchost.com is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name svchost.com, for example Virus:Win32/Neshta.A or Worm:AutoIt/Autorun.AC (detected by Microsoft), and W32.Neshuta or Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the svchost.com 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.

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User Comments

Neshta Virus - Infects your .exe files. Modifies the registry. Connects to Russian server. Breaks my Win 7 badly.
  G   (further information)

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


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Best practices for resolving svchost issues

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

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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the svchost.com 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.



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