conhost.exe - Is conhost.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is conhost.exe?
Purpose of conhost.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: conhost.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
conhost.exe is a program which most likely may have arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. The actual disk location is also listed below for you. Always verify where the software file is located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This conhost.exe program is part of the cmd.exe file, when you run cmd.exe on windows, you will also see conhost.exe in your tasklist. Closing the cmd.exe dos window will also terminate conhost.exe. You can terminate the task conhost.exe if you see it and it will not cause any problems. This is not spyware, virus, or adware and is considered a safe software program. Visit conhost.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the conhost.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\Windows\System32\conhost.exe is where this conhost file will be found on your computer.


  • Is conhost.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is conhost.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove conhost.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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