SVCHOST errors explained

After doing a backup, I get an error message: SVCHOST.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created.  This message comes up each time I log in.

I have searched and found the icon svchost.exe but it is not in capital letters as in the error message. I tried to run it but nothing happens.

Svchost is part of Windows that controls how different programs work with the Windows operating system. Svchost itself doesn’t do much as far as you, the computer user is concerned. So an error with svchost usually indicates there’s something wrong with a program.

Given the problem is happening after you run the backup software, the backup software is probably the villain. The simplest solution would be to uninstall and reinstall the software.

It will also be worthwhile checking the backup software’s website to see if there are any problems with your setup (clashes with antivirus programs, etc) and if there are any updates to the program.

Svchost errors can be a symptom of a spyware infection as well. So it’s a very good idea to check your computer for viruses.

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