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svchost.exe thrice...

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#1
Not sure where to post this type of question, but...

In my list of processes, I have three instances of SVCHOST.exe.

Two of them are listed under my account, and one is listed
as System.

It doesn't seem to be causing any problems, so I'm just
wondering if this is normal.
 

jw50

OSNN Senior Addict
#2
Yes, that is normal. The following is from the Microsoft Knowledgebase:

Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that are run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). The Svchost.exe file is located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services portion of the registry to construct a list of services that it needs to load. There can be multiple instances of Svchost.exe running at the same time. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services, so that separate services can be run depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This allows for better control and debugging.
 

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