is the filename for Generic Host Process for Win32 Services. It is a process name for a group of services that are run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). This process that can run other services underneath itself so it may not be svchost.exe that's the issue, but rather one of the processes running underneath it.
In order to identify the underlying process you can download and use Process Explorer
or Glarysoft Process Manager
to investigate all running processes and gather additional information to identify and resolve problems. These tools will show the process CPU usage, a description and its path location
. If you right-click on the file in question and select properties, you will see more details about the file.
The Process Explorer window shows two panes by default: the upper pane
is always a process list and the bottom pane
either shows the list of DLLs loaded into the process selected in the upper pane, or the list of operating system resource handles (files, Registry keys, synchronization objects) the process has open. In the menu at the top select View > Lower Pane View to change between DLLs and Handles.
Also see "How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process
If you do a Google search for Generic Host Process for Win32 Error
, you will find this error is a common complaint by many users with no single solution. What works for one person may not work for another. What I have seen as the most common fix is disabling automatic Windows updates as it seems that the port it uses causes the problem.
The error could also be related to drivers for Hewlett-Packard printers and scanners. See Generic Host Process for Win32 Services