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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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svchost.exe

Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove svchost.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)
MD5:   4c0f692661947b432d184ebfa2fe1912
SHA1:   021a6a1411aa8c62ce66b92e38b0995ff5628ba7
SHA256:   4f40d5e9a611d55d91f4fc9b86987a19ce0992efc87c6fe5e4096e32402dade9
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.

Overview

svchost.exe has been configured with a firewall exception which allows both inbound and outbound network communication without being blocked. The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation. This version is installed on Windows XP and is compiled as a 32 bit program.

DetailsDetails

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:5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)
Product version:5.1.2600.5512
Size:14 KB (14,336 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date:Friday, June 13, 2014
Digital DNA
Entropy:5.878473
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
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BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
This is the shared Service Host controller that runs some of the following shared services:
  • Service name 'QQPCFixSvc'
  • Service name 'Журнал событий Windows'
Drivers
  • 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 427
  • [UDP] listens on port 1900
  • [UDP] listens on port 123

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00098081%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00067762%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00030318%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:5,395,125 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    Context switches:723/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:5.37 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):9.11 MB
    Private (minimum):6.23 MB
    Non-paged memory:5.37 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:67.53 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):78.43 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:7.42 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):29.36 MB
    37.95 MB
    Resource allocations
    Threads:16
    12
    Handles:359
    600
    GUI GDI count:5
    103
    GUI USER count:14
    49

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Undefined
    Platform:32-bit
    Command lines:
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k localservice
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost -k rpcss
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
    • 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 wudfservicegroup
    • (12 more)
    Owner:SYSTEM
    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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