Is svchost a VIRUS process?

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I notice in my task manager that there’s a lot of svchost processes running in my system.

What is this svchost? Is it a virus?

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Is svchost a VIRUS process?

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No that is not a virus. This is the Generic Host Process for Win32 services. It is used to run dynamic link library files because these files are not executables. You can see multiple svchost running because there are different services required to run each need instance of svchost.exe. But be careful though, since svchost is a common system process, malware creators used that name to hide its real identity. Check the image path of the process and its invoking command line to help you locate the actual program. You can then identify if it is a real windows process or a malware.

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Is svchost a VIRUS process?

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Well it’s normal to have multiple svchost processes running in the Task Manager it actually Microsoft Windows executable file labeled as “Generic Host Process for Win32 Services” its role is needed to load a DLL file by Microsoft Windows and other program that is running in your computer.

  • However there are cases that virus, Trojans, and the like infects this svchost.exe service. That’s why it is very important to update your anti-virus software.
  • This file is a very important Windows file and you cannot just remove this because this would cause your computer to no longer function, so be very careful.
  • Now if you really think that svchost is causing infected and causing trouble to your system make sure that you update your anti virus and it should detect it.
  • This file is normally located here C:WindowsSystem32 or C:WinntSystem32. It depends on your OS.

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