Is svchosts.dll safe or is this malware?

Purpose of svchosts.dll:

svchosts.dll file purpose and description:

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 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. (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)

File type:
This is a DLL program.

Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
This file will be found on your hard drive at C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchosts.dll

General information:
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, svchosts.dll 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 svchosts.dll 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.

Jump to the entire processes list here!