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[RESOLVED]What exactly is SVCHOST.EXE?


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ronscores

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hi,
I'm just puzzled..
there are abt 4 instances running..
one for Local Service 2 for System and 2 for Network service...
and the one with SYSTEM takes 12,736k of memory usage..

Edited by ronscores, 13 July 2005 - 05:43 AM.

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samiko

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svchost.exe (Microsoft Service Host Process) is a system process belonging to the Microsoft Windows Operating System which handles processes executed from DLLs. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.
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i can understand that.. but 5 instances of it???
that chews up my memory resources..
Moreover this thing only applies to XP rite??
Do all of u guyz have 5 instances of it running all the time?
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4 - 5 instances is normal, if above that then you should start thinking what's going on :tazz:
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You can have quite a few instances of it running due to several DLL's being needed for different drivers or programs. Each system can have a different number of instances of svchost.exe running, it just depends on what is running in the background on it. 5 instances is a perfectly normal level of activity for that program, I wouldn't worry until you hit about 10-15 instances of it.

Edited by The_Sloth, 13 July 2005 - 05:43 AM.

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