Is the svchost.exe process a virus, spyware or malware?

Process description:

Microsoft Service Host Process

Author: Microsoft
Part of: Windows
The svchost.exe process is an essential part of the Windows operating system. Also known as 'Generic Host Process for Win32 Services' the svchost.exe process cannot be terminated or restarted manually.

The process is responsible for managing processes executed by 32-bit DLLs.

It is quite common to have multiple instances of svchost.exe running.
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Common location(s):
C:\Windows\System32
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