What does the svchosts.exe file do?
The svchosts.exe process is also known as Host Process for Windows Services or, as the case may be, Chocolate CupCake and is a part of Chocolate Shit or, as the case may be, Parental recorder. This software is produced by CupCake Chocolate Shit or, as the case may be, Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of svchosts.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Host Process has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- 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)
- svchosts.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module svchosts.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about svchosts.exe Host Process
svchosts.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Svchosts.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 73,216 bytes (20% of all these files), 101,888 bytes, 226,968 bytes, 84,992 bytes or, as the case may be, 45,056 bytes.
This svchosts program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Svchosts.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 45% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A svchosts.exe file has a 79% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 1,283,584 bytes. This file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. There is no internal description of the file. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Svchosts.exe is capable of connect to the Internet, record keystrokes as well as track other applications.
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 svchosts.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 svchosts?
|dunno trying to remove no-beba-el-agua |
|Unlike svchost, the svchosts is malware related. It gathers info from your PC but I'm yet to see it generate traffic in- or outwards. |
|From what ive heard this one with an "s" at the end is a threat/virus. The correct microsoft file generichost process is svchost with no "s" on the end. |
|this file is a threat to your internet connection as it opens up loads of connection and clogs up your internet to the point it stops working - deleted and no problems |
|Seems to open communication port...... doesn't seem armfull but it is not a well intentioned program. It's installed from a MSN messenger update mail.... |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 8 users have already deleted svchosts.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Chocolate Shit or Parental recorder
To remove 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 Chocolate Shit or Parental recorder in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if svchosts.exe (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 Host Process. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for 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 svchosts.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.
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