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January 14, 2009 Charge Right on! Checking From the Command Line If you want to see what services are being hosted by a particular svchost.exe instance, you can use the tasklist command from the command prompt in I have a PC, with Windows XP Service Pak 3. April 25, 2009 Henny Hello Geek There is little for me left to say after the many positive reactions before me.

Thanks for your effort. Thanks for the article! The service must be restarted for this kind of configuration change to take effect. The tag is propagated across all threads that a main service thread subsequently starts, except for threads created indirectly by Windows thread-pool APIs.[7] The set of service tag management routines is http://www.file.net/process/shost.exe.html

Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. August 25, 2009 Will N thanks! PC is a complicated machine and with so many different files, settings and procedures to monitor, it is hard to identify just what is slowing you down not to mention implementing

  • Great explanation of how to view and disable services.
  • Any ideas?
  • Now I understand why.
  • As long as you make sure that the location of the file is in your Windows\System32 directory, you aren't usually dealing with a virus.

Firefox now looks brand new. January 25, 2008 Braintrove.com Great article. Is there somewhere, where we can find out what each service does? i'm going to take time out to really look at your website - and I've just placed it in my hall of fame bookmarks! :) February 24, 2009 ssonby Lovely Explanation.

May 13, 2009 AB Thanks a ton. It's useful!! but I want to say THX as well! (: May 7, 2009 Warren Yes I justed needed someone to put it in a simple way. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-svchostexe-and-why-is-it-running/ You already have it in the support folder on your Windows 2000 disc.

He/she is great!!!!! In Windows Vista and Windows 7, a "Services" tab in Windows Task Manager includes a list of services and their groups and Process IDs (PIDs); right-clicking on a svchost instance in Can I upgrade my ram in 2 gb DDR2 Plz help me. thanks again and have a great day.

Does it cause a problem if I click yes to block? From our experience, shost.exe is most likely a virus or trojan. Geez, I was burning up too much calories just to find out what on earth is that SVCHOST.EXE all about, then The Geek easily cracked this one for me. I also have only one instance of svchost.exe running when I turn on my PC but it slows everything to a halt.

HELP!!!!!! Acting as a host, the file svchost.exe creates multiple instances of itself. So how can i get this program/thing off my pc for good? I want to reformat entire hard drive.

April 23, 2009 Angelo Quaglia Many thanks for this extremely useful article. March 11, 2008 tv great job. please suggest me whether it is a virus attack or anything else and give me a solution. You can trim down unneeded services by disabling or stopping the services that don't absolutely need to be running.

Double clicking on it does not show me anything… (Using XP home edition) April 29, 2009 Carlo Process Explorer is a very powerful tool to know how svchost works. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the shost.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows RELATED ARTICLEWhat Is This Process and Why Is It Running?

April 26, 2009 raghdip thanks bro..

Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs that are currently running - not necessarily at startup. Services running in SvcHost are implemented as dynamically-linked libraries (DLLs). SCM doesn't launch a second SvcHost process for any of those received services: instead, it simply sends a "start" command to the respective SvcHost process containing the name of the service This entry has been requested 1,389 times.

Nothing in life is free when they advertise it on line, but yours is free and more helpfull without wanting more of my money. Always allow (recommended), Allow this instance, block whis instance, block always or manually create a firewall rule. Three run under the username "System," two under "Network Service," and one under "Local Service." Since svchost.exe has a history of being an uninvited guest to a masquerade party (i.e. Then it used mmc.exe.

Thanks July 27, 2009 Valerie I appreciate this clear answer? Not anymore.. :) thanks everyone July 18, 2009 chandrashekhar if svchost.exe not found { restart } if problem not solve download svchost.dll from net and follow it: full path regsvr32 svchost Shost.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. N/A Non-system processes like shost.exe originate from software you installed on your system.