Windows 10: svchost Running under User Name

  1.    04 Mar 2017 #1

    svchost Running under User Name


    Almost everywhere it says if svchost is running under the PC's name or the user logon name then there's a problem, possibly malware. But now I just read this:

    Beginning with Windows 10, an instance will start under the user context at
    logon (with command line “-k UnistackSvcGroup”).
    Is this true? Must be...So what people have been saying is a sign of malware, is, at least in Win10 normal functioning. And svchost associated with it is in .../system32, where it should be. Supposedly MS is using it for telemetry.

    Am I right about this? Thought I had some deep-seated malware but apparently not?

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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       04 Mar 2017 #2

    I have never seen svchost running under user name, not in 10 either.
    You should open file location an check, if it is really svchost in System32.
    Then again, I have never allowed telemetry and I disable Unistack services.
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  3. bro67's Avatar
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       04 Mar 2017 #3

    Malware can run disguised as a sub process under SVCHost. Other programs also run under SvcHost, since it is a main process used by Windows when traffic steering for network and other items. You can run the programs in this post to check for possible malware or a run away process. Read & Run Me First Malware Removal Guide (incl. Spyware, Virus, Trojan, Hijacker) | MajorGeeks.Com Support Forums
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  4.    05 Mar 2017 #4

    That's a great malware scanning link. Thanks.
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