What does the scthost.exe file do?
The scthost.exe process is also known as Host Process for Modules and is a part of ActivTrak Agent. This software is produced by Birch Grove Software. An obsolete or defective version of scthost.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Host Process for Modules has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Host Process for Modules has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- scthost.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module scthost.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about scthost.exe Host Process for Modules
scthost.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file scthost.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 328,944 bytes (28% of all these files), 159,392 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The scthost file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This scthost program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. Scthost.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 48% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A scthost.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 159,392 bytes. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel The scthost file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves scthost.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about scthost?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall ActivTrak Agent
To remove Host Process for Modules from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate ActivTrak Agent in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if scthost.exe (Host Process for Modules) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Host Process for Modules. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Host Process for Modules or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or scthost.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.