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I dont know if this is normal

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When i look at my processes in task manager, i see multiple instances of a program call svchost.exe running

infact i got 6 of them running. 3 from system, 2 from networkservice and 1from local service

this this normal at all?
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Yes, this is quite normal for XP. i usually have 4 to 8 instances is svchost running on my XP computer at any given moment.

The Svchost.exe file is located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services part of the registry to construct a list of services that it must load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services. Therefore, separate services can run, depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This grouping of services allows for better control and easier debugging.


Vista does this differently as i can find only one instance of svchost running on this laptop computer in task manager.

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