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