Svchost.exe, the core process of a system, usually only locates in the directory C:WindowsSystem32, and is not an infection process normally. However, due to the particularity of the Svchost.exe process, many viruses may do everything possible to compromise Svchost.exe. The viruses exist in the process and execute the activities such as downloading in the background, or blocking the network. When compromised by the Svchost.exe infection, the system usually slows down or the websites can not open. And, this kind of virus infection can reproduce itself extremely rapidly and hide itself very secretively.
How does Svchost.exe infection disguise?
Disguise with similar process name. When you view the process list through the Process Manager, you may notice there are several additional Svchost.exe, but as long as you carefully check the process names, you can see the differences among them. For example, there may be the following process names: Svhost.exe, Svchot.exe, Svchot.exe, etc, which can easily confuse people, and make them unidentified by careless people. Sometimes, the infections also show in the process list with the same name, but if you have a careful look at their paths, you can see those infections usually store on the C disk or in the directory C:windows.
What Information Does Svchost.exe Generate?
1. Generate infection files
C:DOCUME~1ADMINI~1LOCALS~1Tempsvchost.exe (This file name can be changed, according to the actual situation of the system)
C:DOCUME~1ADMINI~1LOCALS~1Tempsvchost.dll (This file name can be changed, according to the actual situation of the system)
You can also use the Search function of the Resource Manager to search the location path of this file.
2. Add Registry Startup Items
Registry name: Service Host, etc
Registry data: C:DOCUME~1ADMINI~1LOCALS~1Tempsvchost1.exe
How to Fix Svchost.exe Error?
Svchost.exe infection usually hides itself by modifying the system core, so you can use the third-party Process Viewer tool such as Spyware Cease, etc to view and remove the infected Svchost.exe process. Meanwhile, you can also use some Online Scan & Detection tools to detect and fix the Svchost.exe error.