The following Potential Threat is posed by svchost.exe:
- The svchost.exe process belongs to the most wide-spread Windows processes and is run in multiple instances, which makes svchost.exe very popular as camouflage for viruses, worms and Trojans.
- Malware masquerading as svchost.exe can lead to serious damage to Windows and your data.
- If svchost.exe isn't found in C:\Windows\system32\, there is a high probability that this is a hidden virus, Trojan or worm..
Information about the svchost.exe process
Behind the svchost.exe files is a Microsoft Windows host process, which runs various services with the help of .dll files. Each instance of the svhost.exe file starts another group of Windows services. The number of running svchost.exe instances depends on which Windows services are active in the background at the time. As a rule, it is normal to have several svchost.exe processes show up in Task Manager.