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Console Window Host

conhost.exe. What is it?

The conhost.exe is a Console Window Host.

This file is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. Conhost.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Conhost.exe is usually located in the %SYSTEM% folder and its usual size is 270,848 bytes.


The conhost.exe process is safe and disabling it can be dangerous, because programs on your computer need it to work correctly.


Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)


Author: Microsoft CorporationProcess: Console Window HostPart Of: Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCommon path(s): %SYSTEM%
subfolder in %WINDOWS%
Keywords(s): systemFilesize(s): 270,848 bytes, 271,360 bytes, 301,056 bytes

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by Heidi on Mar 29, 2011 at 10:48 PM

THIS INFO NEEDS TO FIXED conhost in system folder is OK conhost anywhere else is not block it and remove it.

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by Marc on Feb 19, 2011 at 08:04 PM

this is the url of the scan report at virustotal:

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by Marc on Feb 19, 2011 at 07:58 PM

its a virus if its in \Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft check at

1 | 1
by chu on Dec 26, 2010 at 06:01 PM

i found conhost.exe (125 KB) in c:\users\\appdata\roaming\microsoft\conhost.exe. it's a virus!!

9 | 1
by JP Rheeder on Jun 29, 2010 at 03:12 PM

I have been hunting a virus on my server at work, conhost.exe is a virus (its location was C:\Documents & Settings\conhost.exe) finally found it, need sleep !@#$%^&

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