Purpose of fontdrvhost.exe:
File purpose and description:
fontdrvhost.exe is a software program which was most likely installed by you at one time or another, or it may have arrived as preinstalled software on your PC. (It will show in your tasklist as Usermode Font Driver Host). The correct file and folder location is also listed below, and should always be verified as spyware and virus writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere in attempts to fool you. This fontdrvhost.exe tasklist file is part of the Microsoft Windows system software. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable program.
File or folder location:
The locationC:\Windows\System32\fontdrvhost.exe is where this file is located. It will appear in your process list as Usermode Font Driver Host.
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, fontdrvhost.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of fontdrvhost.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.