• User Choice program

    SVCHOST.EXE Information

    This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.

    Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require f urther assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
    MS Software Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
  • Filename
    svchost.exe
  • Command
    %WinDir%\SYSTEM\svchost.exe
  • Description
    Added by the Spyware.AdvancedKey surveillance software. This software should be uninstalled if it was not installed by yourself. Note: This is not the legitimate svchost.exe file found in the Windows system32 directory.
  • File Location
    %WinDir%\SYSTEM\svchost.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
  • Service Name
    svchost
  • Display Name
    MS Software Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
  • HijackThis Category
    O23 Entry
  • Note
    %Windir% refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows for Windows 95/98/ME/XP/Vista/7 or C:\Winnt for Windows NT/2000.
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This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed via this method. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs that are currently running - not necessarily at startup. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first. An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL. If in doubt, don't do anything.

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