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No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 5.51%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.06%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.25%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.00%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.95%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.95%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.98%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.06%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.06%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.00%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.06%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 26.23%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 44.56%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.00%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.89%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.00%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.00%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 6.47%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 1.41%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.38%
5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.00%
5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.03%
5.1.2600.5689 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.081003-1407) 0.10%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 6.20%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.41%
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Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove svchost.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
MD5:   2979b03d5382a602623c0535b16ab9c0
SHA1:   7317f72ce609b7555a3784ec77157d3ebcf18fb7
SHA256:   aea3c850916eecd4e50b135f47339a7a99e1c24dc3b87b389ceb9664bae7f771
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is svchost.exe?

Host Process for Windows Tasks is a generic process which acts as a host for processes that run from DLLs rather than EXEs. At startup TASKHOST checks the Services portion of the Registry to construct a list of DLL-based services that it needs to load, and then loads them.


svchost.exe has been configured with a firewall exception which allows both inbound and outbound network communication without being blocked. It is installed with a couple of know programs including Videos TV Deluxe published by Micro Application, SOS Videocassettes from Easy Computing and SOS Videocassettes by Easy Computing. The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation. This version is installed on Windows XP and is compiled as a 32 bit program.


File name:svchost.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Host Process for Windows Services
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
Original name:svchost.exe.mui
File version:5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version:5.1.2600.2180
Size:14 KB (14,336 bytes)
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date:Friday, June 13, 2014
Digital DNA
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
More details


The following programs will install this file
Easy Computing
8% remove
Micro Application
9% remove
Micro Application
42% remove
LauncherMA is installed with various Micro App distributed applications and is designed to manage the startup of the installed apps that were downloaded or purchased through the distribution portal. The program will run during the PCs boot and will then manage the process of the installed software..


This is the shared Service Host controller that runs some of the following shared services:
  • Service name 'QQPCFixSvc'
  • Service name 'Журнал событий Windows'
  • SDGame
  • WinDefend
  • 1394hub
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe'
Network connections
Access through an approved Windows firewall exception
  • [UDP] listens on port 1900

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Total CPU:0.00000007%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000004%
    User CPU:0.00000002%
    Kernel CPU time:1,797,161 ms/min
    Private memory:3.84 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):6.14 MB
    Private (minimum):220 KB
    Non-paged memory:3.84 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:46.93 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):48.78 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:1.89 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):6.97 MB
    37.95 MB
    Resource allocations
    GUI GDI count:5
    GUI USER count:11

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Undefined
    Command lines:
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k localservice
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost -k rpcss
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost -k dcomlaunch
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k networkservice
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
    Parent process:services.exe (by Microsoft)

    Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

    OS versiondistribution
    Windows 8.1 Pro 100.00%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    Austria installs about 79.00% of Host Process for Windows Services.
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