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What to do if svchost.exe is not responding

Note: this article is valid for new versions of Windows, that means: XP, Vista, Windows7, 8 and Windows 10

svchost.exe - What to do if hangs up?
The typical situation is: you "click on something", windows appears to be frozen, and after several seconds (or minutes, if yo are really lucky :-), the famous message appears: svchost.exe is not responding and will be terminated.
This problem is more serious in older versions of Windows, say XP. Modern Windows can recover more easily and mostly you can simply start svchost.exe again and continue in your work.
If the problem persists, try to restart Windows.
Next step is to run a check disk - very often the software freeze just because of the disk error - when the process cannot read the data from the hard disk. Another reason for not responding issue may be frozen internet connection - test it as well.

More typical errors related to svchost.exe

More useful links which may help you to know: if svchost.exe is virus or not , how to solve typical problems with svchost.exe error (more specific is svchost.exe application error) You should know about how to remove svchost.exe. Typical Windows message: svchost.exe high cpu. Damaged file: svchost.exe is corrupted.

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What to do if above still does not work?

svchost.exe not responding If you cannot terminate the process svchost.exe by clicking on big "X" in top right corner of main window, open Program manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del works well), locate svchost.exe and terminate it there. (See the image). Note: "not responding..." is a very common message and it doesn't need to be a problem in a svchost.exe itself. Other software may block svchost.exe, or it can be a problem 'somewhere' in Windows. If the above advices do not work, try some registry cleaner and also deeply scan your computer with some anti-virus software.

General information about purpose and description of svchost.exe
svchost.exe handles processes executed from DLLs and other services. This program is very important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated. Note: This process name is also reported as a virus or trojan (Trojan.W32.Dasher). In this case, the running process is a security risk and should be removed immediatelly.

Security risk rating: Low
Note: The security risk rating above is an average value based on user's opinions.
Trojan and malware info: N/A
Typical errors which comes together with not responding error: An error occured in file svchost.exe, An error occurred in application XXX, svchost.exe is not responding and will be terminated

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