What is svchost.exe?

svchost.exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected svchost.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

svchost.exe does not have any version or vendor information.

Digital signatures [?]

svchost.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

39 of the 72 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the svchost.exe file. That's a 54% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Acronis suspicious
AhnLab-V3 Malware/Gen.Generic.C2922594
Alibaba PUA:Win32/Miners.b0fb8eb8
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[RiskTool]/Win32.BitCoinMiner
Avast Win64:Evo-gen [Susp]
AVG FileRepMalware
Avira TR/AD.CoinMiner.cbaqd
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.Bitrepeyp
CrowdStrike win/malicious_confidence_90% (D)
Cybereason malicious.ccf065
Cylance Unsafe
Cyren W64/Trojan.VDAJ-8200
Endgame malicious (moderate confidence)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win64/CoinMiner.DN potentially unwanted
F-Secure Trojan.TR/AD.CoinMiner.cbaqd
FireEye Generic.mg.3763db5559b0428d
Fortinet Adware/CoinMiner
GData Win64.Trojan.Agent.SGL060
Invincea heuristic
K7AntiVirus Adware ( 0052411a1 )
K7GW Adware ( 0052411a1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.jxsj
Malwarebytes Trojan.BitCoinMiner.UPX
MAX malware (ai score=99)
MaxSecure Trojan.Malware.7164915.susgen
McAfee RDN/Generic PUP.z
McAfee-GW-Edition RDN/Generic PUP.z
Microsoft Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner.C!cl
Paloalto generic.ml
Panda Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.RiskTool.834
Rising PUF.CoinMiner!8.4639 (TFE:5:iGebApvZL4N)
SentinelOne DFI - Suspicious PE
Symantec Trojan.Gen.MBT
Trapmine malicious.high.ml.score
VIPRE Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Webroot W32.Malware.Gen
Yandex Riskware.BitCoinMiner!
ZoneAlarm not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.jxsj
39 of the 72 anti-virus programs detected the svchost.exe file.

svchost.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove svchost.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the svchost.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that svchost.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate svchost.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the svchost.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate svchost.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the svchost.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If svchost.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If svchost.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If svchost.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that svchost.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to svchost.exe:

svchost.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

svchost.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

svchost.exe has stopped working.

End Program - svchost.exe. This program is not responding.

svchost.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

svchost.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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