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Windows 7: What is the process "svchoste*32.exe"?

17 Jan 2017   #1

Point Linux; using windows 7 32-bit
What is the process "svchoste*32.exe"?

I have looked up the internet and found nothing about this strange variation of svchost.exe.
Every time I end the process, a ton more of the same opens.
Help please, I think I have a virus.

I got into safe mode to remove this odd process.
After removal, my computer started normally with no problems, and svchoste.exe was not open.
However, there was now another process.
/I forgot to mention that the odd processes called svchoste.exe and clientmonitor exe, were both 32 bit, when the actual svchost is 64-bit on my machine, and were identified by the commentary, which said "556". Also, the description of the application is "Copyright©556"./
When I ended "clientmonitor.exe", not only did it open three more copies of itself, it also brought back "svchoste.exe".
This was probably a virus, all of my AutoHotkey codes were reduced to 0 bytes, along with Ableton Live 9 Suite.exe, which now means I'll have to reinstall the whole program...

BTW, I downloade Malwarebytes and the virus was gone in no time.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2017   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have seen many kinds of fake svchost.exe processes in Windows 7. To determine whether it's a virus or not, open Task Manager, right-click on it and choose open the file location. If it's not stay at the /system32 folder, then probably it's a virus.

Upload that file to VirusTotal to check is also another option to determine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2017   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Lately or in the past it's just windows updates running a muck
See if these 2 updates on post #2 are installed and if not manually install them both
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes
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 What is the process "svchoste*32.exe"?

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