What is svchost32.exe?

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.

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Svchost32.exe file information

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 ( or InstallShield Software ( 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.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Critical Security or Encase Servlet).

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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.Gen.2 or Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec), and Artemis!0CB1BB796D22 (detected by McAfee). 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.


User Comments

On more than one occasion, it has completely stopped my Quick Sync LE backup system.
  J L Merrill  
Not all svchost.exe files are Dangerous... Check the svchost.exe folder to know is it Dangerous or not. But DONĀ“T Delet it bevor check Folders...
this was infected in my system through Yahoo Messenger. My friend seemed sent me one link, I clicked on it and everything was done
  Sajin Kokkad   (further information)
i block it with my fire wall i dont like it on my system
My friend's retarded father uses yahoo email and clicks everything he sees. He got this spyware.
This process consumes ever increasing resources. In my experience it will bring down your PC.
SvcHost32 is not the Microsoft file svchost for an explanation.
  D. McKnight   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of svchost32.exe: based on 11 votes with 10 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users suspect danger. 7 users think svchost32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving svchost32 issues

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 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 svchost32.exe 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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