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#1 Soulgain

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 10:18 PM

When I open up task manager, there's the normal dllhost.exe initalized by SYSTEM and then, whenever I open anything and sometimes randomly, another instance opened initialized by my user name appears and disappears. I ended the ComsysApp service and the first dllhost.exe stopped appearing, but the other one still keeps popping up. Is this normal? It's located under system32 when I ever I choose to go to it's location from task manager.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:34 PM

dllhost.exe is a process belonging to Microsoft Windows Operating System. The dllhost.exe file manages DLL based applications. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

svchost.exe is another important process you will see running a lot. There is nothing to be alarmed at. It is perfectly normal for these processes to appear multiple times in the Task Manager, as they are both important to the functionality of your operating system. :huh:
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:40 PM

Well, that does make sense since everytime I open a program or do anything that requires a dll to load, it opens and closes really quick. I guess I'm just too used to XP.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:51 PM

Yes, Windows 7 can take some getting used to (especially if you migrated from XP), but it is well worth it. :huh:

Keep in mind, it is still a good idea to keep tabs on what runs in your Task Manager. I keep a watch on mine to get a good idea of what normally runs. If I see something strange come along, it is worth investigating. But like I said, the system processes are obligatory.

Enjoy Windows 7! :huh:
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:39 AM

Thanks for the help :huh:.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:52 AM

You're welcome! :huh:
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