svchosts.dll - Is svchosts.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is svchosts.dll?
Purpose of svchosts.dll:



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: svchosts.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
This program is known as an adware related file, in other words it will display pop up advertising to you and force your wallpaper to fake messages, which try to draw you to visit thier website. This is known by the name of topantivirus.biz. This may have an entry in the add/remove section to remove this adwaer, so you should use that and also make sure the svchosts.dll file is deleted and placed in your recycle bin. Visit svchosts.dll 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 svchosts.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your hard drive at C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchosts.dll


  • Is svchosts.dll 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 svchosts.dll considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove svchosts.dll?
        Yes, I would remove svchosts.dll if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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