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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 4.74%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.05%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.22%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.00%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.81%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.82%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.70%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 13.81%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.05%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.05%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.00%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.05%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 22.55%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 38.30%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.00%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.62%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.00%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.00%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.23%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 5.56%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 1.21%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.32%
5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.00%
5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.02%
5.1.2600.5689 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.081003-1407) 0.09%
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svchost.exe

Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove svchost.exe
Version:   6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423)
MD5:   d5b55f18a7cd2a6f4019b17baeedc2f3
SHA1:   3046ad49975c7d0c08aae0622b78f42e54ab5181
SHA256:   e141d5d71d3e99cd586241dcd76800c3c3e66a925902ceb5f38841aaeeca55cd
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 8 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:6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423)
Product version:6.2.8400.0
Size:23.5 KB (24,064 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
More details

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 62151
  • [UDP] listens on port 55816
  • [UDP] listens on port 5355
  • [UDP] listens on port 65476

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00346231%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00183853%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00162378%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:117,341,277 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:418,291/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Context switches:32/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:10.63 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):15.15 MB
    Private (minimum):6.73 MB
    Non-paged memory:10.63 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:79.58 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):96.15 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:11.73 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):21.7 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:162,201/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:91.64 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:7/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:22.77 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:6.28 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:119/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:17
    12
    Handles:570
    600

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:System
    Platform:32-bit
    Command lines:
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k localsystemnetworkrestricted
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k localservicenetworkrestricted
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k networkservicenetworkrestricted
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k dcomlaunch
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k localservice
    • C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k localserviceandnoimpersonation
    • (13 more)
    Owner:SYSTEM
    Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    wbemcore.dll
    Total CPU:0.23894600%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.04784399%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.19110201%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:974,296/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Context switches:8/sec
    79/sec
    Memory:1016 KB
    1.16 MB
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.13322108%
    Kernel CPU:0.01972490%
    User CPU:0.11349618%
    CPU cycles:2,001,534/sec
    Context switches:2/sec
    Memory:1.39 MB
    sechost.dll
    Total CPU:0.06680936%
    Kernel CPU:0.01004602%
    User CPU:0.05676334%
    CPU cycles:1,024,720/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    Memory:204 KB
    ssdpsrv.dll
    Total CPU:0.00527720%
    Kernel CPU:0.00087953%
    User CPU:0.00439767%
    CPU cycles:59,893/sec
    Memory:216 KB
    iisw3adm.dll (Internet Information Services by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.00143570%
    Kernel CPU:0.00086142%
    User CPU:0.00057428%
    CPU cycles:16,234/sec
    Memory:412 KB
    fntcache.dll (Windows Font Cache Service by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.00114648%
    Kernel CPU:0.00085986%
    User CPU:0.00028662%
    CPU cycles:14,962/sec
    Memory:1020 KB
    wevtsvc.dll
    Total CPU:0.00076364%
    Kernel CPU:0.00038182%
    User CPU:0.00038182%
    CPU cycles:21,681/sec
    Memory:1.27 MB
    combase.dll
    Total CPU:0.00058731%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
    User CPU:0.00058731%
    CPU cycles:8,470/sec
    Memory:1.18 MB
    svchost.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00035796%
    Kernel CPU:0.00014328%
    User CPU:0.00021468%
    CPU cycles:1,875/sec
    Memory:40 KB
    pcasvc.dll
    Total CPU:0.00032054%
    Kernel CPU:0.00016027%
    User CPU:0.00016027%
    CPU cycles:1,514/sec
    Memory:316 KB
    wudfsvc.dll
    Total CPU:0.00028889%
    Kernel CPU:0.00028889%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:3,354/sec
    Memory:84 KB
    wlgpclnt.dll
    Total CPU:0.00028686%
    Kernel CPU:0.00028686%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:30/sec
    Memory:108 KB

    Common loaded modules

    These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

    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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