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You have helped me a lot. This article not only explained the svchost process; it provided additional resources (both GUI and CLI) that greatly aid in understanding what my PC is doing under the hood. Very informative & helpful! December 21, 2009 Ziyad Moghalis Thanks alot really thanks December 21, 2009 Pallavi Hey Awesome..

This article is part of our ongoing series explaining various processes found in Task Manager, like dwm.exe, ctfmon.exe, mDNSResponder.exe, conhost.exe, rundll32.exe, Adobe_Updater.exe, and many others. Don't know what those services are? The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation. Does that mean I am monitored or is it any SVChost launched by any hacker to access password and other sensitive information? http://www.file.net/process/svcho.exe.html

System is super slow. Sweet!! March 9, 2008 Pavan Patidar Hey Guys really gr8 info about SVCHOST.EXE. What is Local Sevrice?

February 5, 2008 Darrell To Dave: tasklist /svc works only with XP pro……. Is there a guide to all the windows services? Click on the "Next" button, to install Zemana AntiMalware on your computer. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

July 19, 2008 james_k Don't disable services using Task Manager, In VISTA click the start button, type "services.msc" in the search box without quotes, and hit enter, this opens the services April 25, 2009 Nancy I agree with bergie (although I'm not sure I'd say it's irresponsible). To determine whether this file is a real threat or not, please run a malware scan. https://file.info/windows/svcho_exe.html Also you can be fairly sure you have a good svchost when the process path is C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe.

HitmanPro.Alert Features « Remove "Important Security Message" pop-up virus (Support Scam)How to remove Searchoko.com redirect (Virus Removal Guide) » Load Comments 17.8k Likes4.0k Followers Good to know All our malware removal Any file named "svchost.exe" located in other folder can be considered as a malware. For instance, one svchost.exe instance runs the 3 services related to the firewall. I have a PC, with Windows XP Service Pak 3.

  1. Windows should not be trying to establish a connection to the internet anyway unless I tell it to.
  2. Thanks.
  3. Using Process Explorer any Version of Windows You can use the excellent Process Explorer utility from Microsoft/Sysinternals to see what services are running as a part of a svchost.exe process.
  4. Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without?
  5. April 23, 2009 jummajeed Thanks a lot!
  6. Malware or legitimate?If you feel that you need more information to determine if your should keep this file or remove it, please read this guide.Please select the option that best describe
  7. You can't kill them, and you don't remember starting them… so what are they?
  8. If the tool detects Poweliks, it will state that it found it and then ask if you wish to remove it.
  9. To start a system scan you can click on the "Scan Now" button.
  10. I guess I can have some sleep finally!

It's also important to avoid taking actions that could put your computer at risk. May 16, 2008 RonCam @Brady You would have to tell us, first, what operating system are you using? June 19, 2009 waikato66 tyvm for the awesome, info!!!!! :) June 24, 2009 Jasper Excellent article.. August 17, 2008 craig smith Thanks this helped me alot.

November 16, 2009 erisha So far the best and understandable explanations I had. Why don't you buy a MAC if you want bare basic stability? July 19, 2008 paramveer singh thumbs up!! Thank you for all that you do.

Thanks so much. The only problem that I had (I'm not totally computer illiterate but I'm not a programmer), and this sounds stupid, but when you check the "show processes for all users box", Download for free UnHackMe - Rootkit Killer RegRun Security Suite - powerful security suite Reanimator - free malware remover Improve Windows boot speed with BootRacer Links Malware Removal Blog New Virus This was a lot of help for me as far as a starting point.

When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. January 24, 2008 Jennifer Thank you for this simple explanation. I do not have a Services tab in the Task Manager.

August 27, 2008 William Snow Liam, Go to http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-svchostexe-and-why-is-it-running/ and read the whole section and then download "Process Explorer".

someone wtihin about 30 kms of North Sydney, NSW. August 26, 2008 david I have a gateway mx3417. Do you think it's safe to allow? Thanks.

November 24, 2008 Nathan Thank you Very much for that information Just like the hundreds out there I ALWAYS WONDERED THAT November 26, 2008 Zack Thanks, my computer was running approximately Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows10,8,7) svcho.exe has stopped working. I tried doing the cmd prompt with Tasklist/svc but it didn't work. This step should be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

October 1, 2009 Xanthia Great article! Thanks for the clear explanation June 25, 2009 Sureshkumar MP Hi, It's really very nice and useful information. Local Service and Network service are the two other User Names that are displayed in the TaskManager>Processes. I work with .dll and .exe programs daily but am new to the field.

Very helpful article! According to a 2003 MS presentation, the minimum working set of a shared service is approximately 150 KB vs. 800 KB for a standalone process.[6] Service tags[edit] Starting with Windows Vista, make sure you install software correctly! Now I understand why.

After your computer will restart, you should open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform another scan to verify that there are no remaining threats STEP 4: Scan your computer with HitmanPro HitmanPro can September 23, 2008 jd2066 @Neb: Yes assuming it's C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe. g8 wrk April 27, 2009 kurnt maybe next time just dont forget that you are explaining relevant stuffs to a non-geek community and you will be fine. Thank you for your help.

Remove svcho.exe now! Thanks July 27, 2009 Valerie I appreciate this clear answer?