An elderly friend is having slowdown issues on her computer. It is a custom built machine with plenty of processor, RAM etc. She is running 64-bit Windows 8 - and loving it, by the way. She sent me a list of what is in her startup programs and I see the Windows Host Process listed at startup. I do not have this in my startup... it indicated that it is a "medium" user of resources. She is extremely vigilant about her anti-virus scans (using the default Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro).
The myriad of hits on Googling this question has only raised more questions for me. Any thoughts on this being in her startup programs? Can it safely be disabled? I'm usually ruthless about disabling stuff in startup, but she lives halfway across the country and I don't want to hose her computer.
Edited by Draclvr, 30 June 2013 - 05:23 PM.