What is svchost.dll?

Svchost.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about WIN Fire-W Server.

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Svchost.dll file information

The process known as WIN Fire-W Server or ieLunch Module appears to belong to software FlashPlayer or Fire-W or ieLunch Module by System32.

Description: Svchost.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svchost.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 81,920 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 152,576 bytes, 792,064 bytes or 28,672 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include CAC068F3-A608-406B-8581-458788A67694 or ACBD7024-CF3C-495F-9840-244CD16A5826. The program is not visible. The svchost.dll file is not a Windows system file. There is no file information. The svchost.dll file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The service has no detailed description. Svchost.dll is able to monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify svchost.dll related errors

If svchost.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 790,528 bytes. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. Svchost.dll is not a Windows core file. Svchost.dll is able to hide itself.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as svchost.dll. Therefore, you should check the svchost.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If WIN Fire-W Server has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

svchost.dll is a malware that camouflage themselves as svchost.exe
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Summary: Average user rating of svchost.dll: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks svchost.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving svchost issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active svchost process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the svchost.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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