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 svchosts.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 Chocolate CupCake or Ject.exe or Microsoft
belongs to software Ject or Chocolate Shit or Windows Update or Projekt1 or COM+ Messages
by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or CupCake Chocolate Shit or BIE.
Description: Svchosts.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svchosts.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 73,216 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 13,179,660 bytes and 7 more variants.
The program is not visible. Svchosts.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, RunOnce). Svchosts.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If svchosts.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 84,481 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 303,104 bytes and 4 more variants. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The svchosts.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet.
If svchosts.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 73% dangerous. The file size is 548,864 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 16,093 bytes and 5 more variants. The file is not a Windows core file. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, RunOnce). Svchosts.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.
If svchosts.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 53% dangerous. The file size is 148,480 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 5,342,720 bytes, 126,464 bytes, 156,354 bytes or 13,179,660 bytes.
If svchosts.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 75% dangerous. The file size is 397,312 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 679,936 bytes or 364,544 bytes.
If svchosts.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 94% dangerous. The file size is 2,109,440 bytes.
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There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware also uses the file name svchosts.exe, for example Artemis!A2B6977AD191 (detected by McAfee), and VirTool:Win32/DelfInject.gen!BD (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the svchosts.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 svchosts. 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 svchosts.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.