is a generic host
process name for a group of services that are run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) and can run other services underneath itself. This is a valid system process that belongs to the Windows Operating System which handles processes executed from .dll's
. It runs from the registry key, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost where details of the services running under each instance of svchost.exe can be found. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services portion of the registry to construct a list of services that it needs to load. It is not unusual for multiple instances of Svchost.exe running at the same time
in Task Manager
in order to optimize the running of the various services.
svchost.exe SYSTEM (there can be more than one listed
svchost.exe LOCAL SERVICE
svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE (there can be more than one listed
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 permits better control and easier debugging. The process ID's (PID's) are not static and can change with each logon but generally they stay nearly the same because they are running services all the time. The PID's must be checked in real time to determine what services each instance of svchost.exe is controlling at that particular time. How to determine what services are running under a Svchost.exe processCtfmon.exe
is a file that installs with Windows when you configure the language options. Ctfmon is installed with Office applications which activates the "Alternative User Input Text Input Processor
" and the "Language Bar
". It is also installed with IE7's Language Tool Bar which forces the use of this file to start at boot whether you want it or not. This process monitors the active windows and provides text input service support for speech recognition, handwriting recognition, keyboard, translation, and other alternative user input technologies. If you do not use these features, then Ctfmon.exe does not need to be running. However, if disabled in MSConfig or with a startup manager, Ctfmon.exe will re-appear on the next bootup. In order to prevent it from running, follow the steps provided in "What is ctfmon.exe And Why Is It Running?
". Also see "How to turn off the speech recognition in Office
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