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What is svchost windows 7

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June 25, 2011 2:56:51 PM

my question is what is svchost ... it's a virus or something any windows file......

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June 25, 2011 3:18:21 PM

svchost.exe is what's used to run things in Windows. You probably see a ton of then in Task Manager. Nothing to worry about. :) 
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June 25, 2011 3:34:49 PM

Svchost.exe is a process on your computer that hosts, or contains, other individual services that Windows uses to perform various functions. For example, Windows Defender uses a service that is hosted by a svchost.exe process.

There can be multiple instances of svchost.exe running on your computer, with each instance containing different services. One instance of svchost.exe might host a single service for a program, and another instance might host several services related to Windows. You can use Task Manager to view which services are running under each instance of svchost.exe.

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June 27, 2011 3:16:22 PM

To see what is running under each svchost, either use "process explorer" from sysinternales or open a command prompt and type this in exactly as seen below:

tasklist /svc /fi "imagename eq svchost.exe"

You may need to run the command promt as administrator.
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