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#1 posseplayer

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:46 PM

I have windows xp and i went to my task manager and saw that I'm running 2 svchost.exe (network services & system)why is that? It wasn't like that before.Anyone have any answers 4me?I'd greatly appreciate a response,thanx.


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:40 PM

Hi -
Just a very brief answer -
Why Are There So Many svchost.exes Running?
If you've ever taken a look at the Services section in control panel you might notice that there are a Lot of services required by Windows. If every single service ran under a single svchost.exe instance, a failure in one might bring down all of Windows… so they are separated out.

Those services are organized into logical groups, and then a single svchost.exe instance is created for each group. For instance, one svchost.exe instance runs the 3 services related to the firewall. Another svchost.exe instance might run all the services related to the user interface, and so on.

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Edited by noknojon, 26 May 2012 - 07:41 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:06 AM

FWIW:

What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running the How-To Geek - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-svchostexe-and-why-is-it-running/

How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial129.html

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