WinXP and svchost...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mike521, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. Mike521

    Mike521 Guest

    Just wondering, what is this "svchost"? when I hit CTRL ALT DEL and check out my processes, there's like 5 copies of it running. Why does windows do this?
     
  2. King Ratt

    King Ratt Guest

    Windows 2000/XP only. SVCHOST is a generic process which acts as a host for other processes running from DLLs. Depending on the configuration of your system there may be more than one instance of SVCHOST showing in the Task List.

    Recommendation :
    An integral part of the operating system, leave alone.

    Where I got that from:

    http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    there all for diffrent applications, i cannot remember what though, all windows services, some not important, some will invoke a reboot if shut.