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Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed. This process is considered safe. Go to "Start," then "Search," then select "All Files or Folders." Type in host.exe as the name of the file to search. May 15, 2009 sundeep Thanx a lot for educating on a essential matter what every PC user must know.I am looking for this much clarity from 4 years feeling unrest.

very simple and clear! =D December 4, 2009 will i accidently downloaded a file that gave me a trojan called dopper.generic bhhp and it has infected my svchost and i cant Very helpful article! These malicious intruders can damage, corrupt, or even delete EXE-related files. It acts as a host for Metro app processes similar to how svchost.exe acts as a host for .dll files. http://www.file.net/process/host.exe.html

Type "sfc /scannow" and hit ENTER. I can't ge the "go to services" menu on right click, can you guide it on XP ? Thanks for the info!! This is why anti virus is crucial people, Enjoy :) (Avast is a good one!!) May 20, 2009 Stanley There isn't a tasklist command available - could you please explain that

September 14, 2009 SHUBERT Very well described the meaning of svchost process in details. Or it might be disabled, according to the error message……anyone know what service controls Tasklist on the cmd? (I did make my initial installation account = admin, but since then XP Appropriate and to the point. I always tweak my services sometime even crash my laptop.

EXE errors, such as those associated with host.exe, most often occur during computer startup, program startup, or while trying to use a specific function in your program (eg. September 13, 2008 Angela Thank you so much for making it so clear! Also you can be fairly sure you have a good svchost when the process path is C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe. https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-remove-a-hostexe-virus HitmanPro.Alert Features Support the fight against malware All our malware removal guides are completely free.

Keep up the good work I like the way you give the right and relavent info without trying to sell me some reg fix or other so called Apps. You will be prompted with a permission dialog box. Other times, a malware program may run, or inject, its service into an already running svchost.exe process. can u put some light on that?

Navneet March 11, 2009 John Jenkins It's a shame so many of us have to look this up. http://searchtasks.answersthatwork.com/tasklist.php?File=Host Good Stuff May 11, 2009 Boogers Thanks Geek! I'm having the same problem as Stu Jones. I dont want to end one thats imprtant.

From a programming perspective this makes more sense for reusability… but the problem is that you can't launch a .dll file directly from Windows, it has to be loaded up from March 9, 2008 Pavan Patidar Hey Guys really gr8 info about SVCHOST.EXE. Another method used to propagate this type of malware is spam email containing infected attachments or links to malicious websites. Millions of thanks!

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When Zemana AntiMalware has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found. September 12, 2008 rdsnet2k Why disable this and that in Windows, isn't "excessive disabling of processes" another name for not being able to afford sufficient resources (RAM, CPU, HDD, etc.) to If you take a look at the description of WWAHost.exe in Task Manager you’ll see it says “Microsoft WWA Host.” If you think that’s a bit vague, you’re right!

April 14, 2009 Jesus Thanks for the information, I like it, Very Much.

EXE ("executable") files, such as host.exe, are files that contain step-by-step instructions that a computer follows to carry out a function. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Tiles for some apps are more less constantly in communication with network/system or whatever. == if you don't turn them off. October 27, 2008 BILL Kaspersky gave me this: Running process C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe: detected modification of riskware ‘Mass-mailer software'.

This process is safe and is best left alone to continue normal function on a Windows 8 system. That's some good geeking! If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot your computer, please allow it to do so. Type "cleanmgr" and hit ENTER.