What does the svchost.com file do?
The author of the Generic Host Process for Win32 Services process cannot be determined with certainty. An obsolete or defective version of svchost.com can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Generic Host Process has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Generic Host Process 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)
- svchost.com has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module svchost.com. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about svchost.com Generic Host Process
svchost.com is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file svchost.com is found in the C:\Windows directory.
The file size is 41,472 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. Whenever another program starts up, this process simply starts at the same time. It would therefore be possible for this process to introduce specific new functionality in that program. The svchost file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 72% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A svchost.com file has a 88% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 348,449 bytes (33% of all these files), 283,023 bytes or, as the case may be, 356,751 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: exefile, win.ini, Run). The svchost file is not part of the Windows operating system. Svchost.com is capable of log keyboard entries, monitor other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks.
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 svchost.com. 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 svchost?
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 unknown
To remove Generic Host Process 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if svchost.com (Generic Host Process) 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 Generic Host Process. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Generic Host Process 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 svchost.com 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.