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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
sychost.exe is a file which would have been installed by you and would not have ever arrived as preinstalled software on the computer. The actual hard drive folder is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related and simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This sychost exe software file is a known virus and trojan related software program. It goes by various backdoor trojan names, but regardless you should delete or rename this file so it is no longer running on your computer. Action should be taken immediately to fix this situation and verify it is not running when you reboot your computer. This is a perfect example of what is explained above, where virus or spyware writers use a similiar name in an attempt to fool you, because svchost.exe is a common windows program, while they names this virus sychost.exe. Visit sychost.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 sychost.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\Windows\System32\sychost.exe is where this file is found.


  • Is sychost.exe spyware?
        Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.

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

  • Is sychost.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove sychost.exe?
        Yes, I would remove sychost.exe 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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