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The Svchost.exe process (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services) is an integral part of Windows OS. It cannot be stopped or restarted manually. This process manages system services that run from dynamic link libraries (files with extension .dll). Examples for such system services are: "Automatic Updates", "Windows Firewall", "Plug and Play", "Fax Service", "Windows Themes" and many more.

Other instance of svchost.exe:

Because the svchost.exe process is used as a common system process, some malware often uses a process name of "svchost.exe" to disguise itself. Determining the image path of a process, and its invoking command line, can help identify software masquerading in this way, and help locate the actual program file which is running under the assumed process name of "svchost.exe" (MS Windows allows multiple processes to all display the same name). Some malware inject a .dll file into the authentic svchost process, for example Win32/Conficker worm.

Recommendation:

It is not recommended to stop or remove the svchost.exe process. If the process svchost.exe uses high cpu resources, it is mostly because the service "Automatic Updates" is downloading some new Windows update. But having a 99% or 100% cpu usage could be caused by downloads due of some hidden malware on your computer. Some malware like the Conficker worm changes the Windows Registry so that svchost loads the malware .dll file. In this case you only see the authentic svchost.exe process in the task manager! Use malware removers to remove this immediately.

Users Opinions

Patchho
It is not recommended to stop or remove the svchost.exe process. If the process svchost.exe uses high cpu resources, it is mostly because the service "Automatic Updates" is downloading some new Windows update. But having a 99% or 100% cpu usage could be caused by downloads due of some hidden malware on your computer. Some malware like the Conficker worm changes the Windows Registry so that svchost loads the malware .dll file. In this case you only see the authentic svchost.exe process in the task manager! Use malware removers to remove this immediately.
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Patchho
if you right click on one of the svchost files a menu will pop up.click on details and it will give you all the info:size date started,etc.I have 13 on my XP all started in 2006.
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Wolf
This file shows up 11 times in my Process Manager. Is this OK/Normal, or do I have to delete some? If so, which ones? Thanks for any help.
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Onitra
I do not understand why there has to be 17 of these constantly running on my laptop. I think it is bad ju-ju! Please assist!
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Jo Williams
failed, no sound produced after clicking on to test
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puzzled
Would be great if actually ALL subtypes could be listed and explained e.g. svchost.exe -k dot3svc svchost.exe -k eapsvcs etc.
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Mel
I have 13 of these svchost.exe running on my comp right now is that normal?
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LSDlite
???
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Damien Lallemand
Le processus svchost.exe ( de Generic Host Process pour Win32 Services ) est une partie intégrante du système d\'exploitation Windows . Il ne peut être arrêté ou redémarré manuellement. Ce processus gère les services du système qui vont de bibliothèques de liens dynamiques (fichiers avec l\'extension . Dll ) . Des exemples de ces services du système sont: \" Mises à jour automatiques \", \" Pare-feu Windows \", \" Plug and Play \", \" service de télécopie \" , \"Thèmes de Windows \" et beaucoup plus. Autre exemple de svchost.exe : Parce que le processus svchost.exe est utilisé comme un processus de système commun , un malware utilise souvent un nom de processus de \" svchost.exe \" de se déguiser . Déterminer le chemin de l\'image d\'un processus , et la ligne de commande invoquant , peut aider à identifier les logiciels faisant passer de cette manière , et aider à localiser le fichier de programme réel qui est exécuté sous le nom de processus d\'emprunt de \" svchost.exe \" ( MS Windows permet à plusieurs processus pour afficher tous le même nom ) . Certains malwares injecter un fichier dll . Dans le processus svchost authentique , par exemple Win32/Conficker ver . recommandation : Il n\'est pas recommandé d\' arrêter ou supprimer le processus svchost.exe . Si le processus svchost.exe utilise les ressources de haute cpu , c\'est surtout parce que le service \"Automatic Updates \" est le téléchargement une nouvelle mise à jour de Windows . Mais avoir une utilisation du processeur de 99% ou 100 % pourrait être causé par téléchargements en raison de certains logiciels malveillants cachés sur votre ordinateur . Certains logiciels malveillants comme le ver Conficker modifie le registre Windows afin que svchost charge le fichier dll logiciels malveillants . . Dans ce cas, vous ne voyez que le processus svchost.exe authentique dans le gestionnaire de tâches ! Utilisez les décapants de logiciels malveillants pour enlever immédiatement.
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Mr. A. Adiguzel
maxed out my cpu, wtf
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Ernesto
usa un gran porcentaje de la CPU (90% - 95%), adem?s del tiempo..
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k
99% cpu workload
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Ed Lake
Microsoft Windows Operating System Host Process for Windows Services in C:\Windows\System32
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Ian Jones
Anyone tell me of it's value?
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rachel
hello. I have about ten of these running and my total memory usage is at 1682MB. is this okay? please help
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nala
sialan luh
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neofilines
neofilines
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ممدوح
شكرا
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Николай
???, "????? ??????????"?
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Mark Duddridge
using all my CPU even in System Idle Process
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