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Bitmapsis

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ok when i press ctrl alt delete and you get the Windows Task Manager up, theres this 'thing' which is running and taking up like 13000k memory. its called "svchost.exe" and it runs on the system x3, local service and network service, but only on my area! when i close it down a window comes up saying only 60 seconds till windows will be shut down due to long call time shut down unexpectedly or something! sorry bout lack of technical language thingy i'm not very good on the computer! thanks for all your help!
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Welcome Bitmapsis <_<,

Svchost.exe are the services that are in charge of your computer's services. In other words, they are the boss of all other services. More than one type of svchost.exe is need for the different types of services that run on your computer, i.e. "User", "LOCAL SERVICE", "NETWORK SERVICE", and "SYSTEM". Each svchost.exe controls the services of their type. Every svchost.exe is vital for your system, best thing to do is to leave them alone :D.

Microsoft's Description of "Svchost.exe"
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ok, thankies <_<
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