"svchost.exe" Process on Windows 8
What is the "svchost.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "svchost.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "svchost.exe" process? Why there are multiple "svchost.exe" processes?
"svchost.exe - Host Process for Windows Services" process is used to launch and host multiple Windows services. Each "svchost.exe" process hosts a group of related services.
On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", multiple "svchost.exe" processes may be listed as:
Image Name PID User Name Memory Services svchost.exe 712 SYSTEM 2,500K DcomLaunch, PlugPlay, Power svchost.exe 832 NETWORK SERVICE 4,348K RpcEptMapper, RpcSs svchost.exe 1004 LOCAL SERVICE 7,240K Audiosrv, Dhcp, eventlog, lmhosts, wscsvc svchost.exe 1040 SYSTEM 68,216K AudioEndpointBuilder, CscService, Netman, PcaSvc, SysMain, TrkWks, UmRdpService, UxSms, Wlansvc, wudfsvc svchost.exe 1064 LOCAL SERVICE 4,748K EventSystem, FontCache, netprofm, nsi, W32Time, WdiServiceHost svchost.exe 1088 SYSTEM 42,460K Appinfo, BITS, CertPropSvc, EapHost, iphlpsvc, LanmanServer, ProfSvc, Schedule, SENS, SessionEnv, ShellHWDetection, Themes, Winmgmt, wuauserv svchost.exe 1200 SYSTEM 1,116K gpsvc svchost.exe 1620 SYSTEM 928K DiagTrack svchost.exe 1748 LOCAL SERVICE 9,376K BFE, DPS, MpsSvc svchost.exe 1828 NETWORK SERVICE 5,724K CryptSvc, LanmanWorkstation, NlaSvc, TermService svchost.exe 1928 SYSTEM 684K AppHostSvc svchost.exe 3492 LOCAL SERVICE 2,084K SSDPSRV, upnphost svchost.exe 3668 NETWORK SERVICE 1,424K PolicyAgent svchost.exe 4936 LOCAL SERVICE 1,356K StiSvc ..
Additional information about "svchost.exe" process:
Command line: \Windows\System32\svchost.exe Started by: services.exe Files used: C:\Windows\System32 ... Others per services Registry keys: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\COM3 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ole HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\... HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\... HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Hardware Profiles HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International ... Others per services
"svchost.exe" processes could be infected by virus. If you see a "svchost.exe" process acting strangely, you can stop all services hosted by this "svchost.exe" process, using Task Manager. Or you can terminate this "svchost.exe" process directly. This will prevent the virus from make additional damages.
Then you should use an anti-virus tool to scan the system and disinfect the virus.
In general, "svchost.exe" processes can be terminated. This may cause some Internect connection and other system feature issue. But Windows 8 system will continue to run.
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