File purpose and description:
Svchst.exe is a program file which most likely was installed by you. Verify the exact disk location shown below. Be aware that this program name has been reported as spyware or adware related, and is something I would surely remove if this was on my computer. Note that the name is very close to a popular system name, svchst.exe is close to svchost.exe and this is often a red flag. You should remove this from your startup immediately. Note that removing it from startup will mean that it isn't running, so you cannot hurt anything as you could always add it back again if it was spyware. You should reboot immediately after removing it from startup, then verify it is not running in your startup list after reboot. (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:
This will be located at PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\svchst.exe
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, svchst.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 svchst.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.