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 is a 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. See "How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process
In order to identify the underlying process you can download and use Process Explorer
or System Explorer
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.
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
Also see Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" error message after you start the computerGeneric Host Process Error Message