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The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, Winlogon\Shell, Run, win.ini, MACHINE\RunOnceEx, NT\Run, DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\RunOnce, DEFAULT\Runonce). Alayo Tajudeen Show all 26 comments If you know more about scvhost.exe, share your knowledge and help other users. what can i do about this? I was always wondering what is this service all about but never actully try to dig it more.

It is really great that you have put this info together so that a human might have some [ever be it so small] chance of figuring some of this out. If I have any more question about computers, i'll know where to come first next time. as it was really helpful in deciding how to fix a svchost.exe that was utilizing all of my memory and growing fast. August 24, 2008 Aphobos Very helpful article!

Thanks a million. I'm wondering what is this before. Useful information explained in simple terms.

Disabling Services Open up Services from the administrative tools section of Control Panel, or type services.msc into the start menu search or run box. EXE is dangerous and can be deleted. {This was a translation of the german post} Chris be for u try to delete SCVHOST.exe from system32 i ues to stop system restore I just tried to kill them and when they came back I just glared at the screen for a few seconds :P November 11, 2009 axee5 Great information and link with Thank you again :) December 3, 2008 Nick This is great just what I needed to help me out.

December 24, 2009 Bruce Walton I have Ubuntu and Windows XP running on my machine. Scvhost.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. as we say in hawaii, MAHALO (THANK YOU)!! http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/Starter-5210.html Please see additional details regarding this process.

Well done August 13, 2008 Chris I don't often leave comments, but your explanation went a long way in explaining this to me. I understand a lot of users are mad and misguided about the way Microsoft develops software but let's face it…you all want it. EXE. Scvhost.exe is able to monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs, manipulate other programs and hide itself.

Like Neb who posted above, I too have an Antivirus/Firewall program called ZoneAlarm. https://forums.malwarebytes.org/topic/178050-alert-keeps-poping-up-malicious-website-blocke-windowssystem32scvhostexe-ev/ Btw..I share them all. That is what it is that their computer is doing in relation to what one might conceivably want their computer to do. It is not a Windows core file.

Sign In Sign In Remember me Not recommended on shared computers Sign in anonymously Sign In Forgot your password? You helped me decide how to handle the warning from my Bit Defender. Any chances that I can get this Malaware clean off after this?6. Any ideas?

Do you think it's safe to allow? the user name on svchost.exe shows up numerous times with a user name as myself, one for SYSTEM, one says LOCAL SERVICE, one is NETWORK SERVICE, is there a way to I get alerts to let SvcHost.exe connect to the Internet, but the start port address is, which concerns me. Then it used mmc.exe.

Thanks July 27, 2009 Valerie I appreciate this clear answer? Tip turn off realtime for Windows Defender and run scan once a week April 30, 2008 KO Thanks to you and now thanks to HP. Trojans named svchost will be in different locations.

In this command "trkwks" is the Service name from the above dialog, but if you go back to the tasklist command at the beginning of this article you'll notice you can

December 14, 2009 Rich Fantastic - Process Explorer is a revelation, thank you. svchost mystery finally explained! Don't delete it! 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.

Thanks for posting this. thanks for "tasklist /SVC" May 4, 2009 UMEDmedia.com This was a huge help … Thanks, you explained it very well… umedmedia.com May 5, 2009 Schweppo so many people commented on this I have run several spy ware and virus scans that show none but I have svchost.exe that run at startup as well as random times during the day that essentially prevent October 6, 2009 akhil kumar wonderful………………..

a trojan), how can I know for sure these are all integral to my system? this makes me want it. If in doubt, don't do anything. February 5, 2008 Darrell To Dave: tasklist /svc works only with XP pro…….

Some malware tries to fake it putting one in C:\Windows or elsewhere. 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". 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? We strongly recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify scvhost.exe related errors.

You have helped me a lot. Cheers… September 21, 2008 LK Fantastic article. I've erased it completely, but it still shows up everytime i turn on my pc, tryied tracing it again and showed no results. Important: Some malware also uses the file name scvhost.exe, for example Trojan:Win32/Comame or Worm:Win32/Nuqel.Q (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Agent.bmn or Worm.Win32.AutoRun.k (detected by Kaspersky).

id : [email protected] July 20, 2009 Kiran Kodati Its indeed a great article. Find out how to quickly address Scvhosting.exe error? Thus the svchost.exe process was born. Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.