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Multiple Instances Of Svchost.exe

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 08:41 AM

Using Process Explorer I see that there are multiple instances of svchost.exe running simultaneously on my computer. Should this be the case? All instances have different PID numbers. Not sure what PID is within this program.
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 08:48 AM

Yes. It is a generic process used by Windows for a variety of aps and seeing three, four or even five is not unusual.

The following is a description by MS and though this page applies to W2k it is valid for XP as well:
Description of Svchost.exe in Windows 2000

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