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 SvcHost32.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.
The process known as Critical Security Update (Proccess (version ID 2428)) or AVLOXIJUY
appears to belong to software InstallShield or Critical Security or Encase Servlet or SC_Crypter or SGRBPCZNA
by Guidance Software (www.guidancesoftware.com) or InstallShield Software (www.installshield.com) or Scylla or SBLJUEDFF.
Description: SvcHost32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SvcHost32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 462,848 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 741,376 bytes and 5 more variants.
The SvcHost32.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The SvcHost32.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. SvcHost32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If SvcHost32.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 49% dangerous. The file size is 806,564 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 254,931 bytes or 323,113 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\RunServices). The SvcHost32.exe file is not a Windows core file. SvcHost32.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If SvcHost32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 570,368 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\RunServices). The SvcHost32.exe file is not a Windows core file. SvcHost32.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If SvcHost32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 82,465 bytes.
If SvcHost32.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 189,440 bytes.
If SvcHost32.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 626,688 bytes.
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There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware also uses the file name SvcHost32.exe, for example Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Agent.lcw or Worm.Win32.AutoRun.cdru (detected by Kaspersky), and TROJ_GEN.R99C3BP or BKDR_BIFROSE.DKF (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the SvcHost32.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 SvcHost32. 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 SvcHost32.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.