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.
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 (98% of all occurrences) or 530,944 bytes.
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 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If svchost.com is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 87% dangerous. The file size is 283,023 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 348,449 bytes and 4 more variants. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: exefile, win.ini, Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Svchost.com is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If svchost.com is located in the Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 125,932 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: exefile, win.ini, Run). The svchost.com file is not a Windows system file. Svchost.com is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If svchost.com is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 209,920 bytes.
If svchost.com is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 157,686 bytes.
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Important: Some malware also uses the file name svchost.com, for example Virus:Win32/Neshta.A (detected by Microsoft), and W32.Neshuta (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.
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 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 svchost.com 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.