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Maybe I'm missing something here but when my firewall pops up asking me to allow svchost.exe because I just opened adobe reader or some other program how am I supposed to Pushing the Kaspersky definition updater right now. December 4, 2009 will im sorry it is called dropper.generic.bhhb December 6, 2009 Clovis This article is still up to date !! And I will go to viper to figure which processes I could rid.

Could we have that in English please? Thank you January 26, 2009 dushyant thanks a lot man, this was very helpful and above all, easy to understand for a non- IT person like me. September 11, 2008 Captain Thanks a lot for your help. Then 2 more entries in the next second of a registry type.Process: c:\windows\system32\rundll.exe,Description:windows host process(rundll32). http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-svchostexe-and-why-is-it-running/

You will now see a screen similar to the one below. In Windows 8, the Task Manager interface was streamlined so that each svchost entry can be expanded by a single click to a sub-list of services running inside it. Also you can be fairly sure you have a good svchost when the process path is C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe. I just tried to kill them and when they came back I just glared at the screen for a few seconds :P November 11, 2009 axee5 Great information and link with

July 11, 2008 Monish Sankar Thanks for such a great explanation. This could also be a stealth monitoring software that sits in the background and tracks all activities such as keyboard input (including websites visited, passwords etc.) This information can be sent January 24, 2008 diya What command are we supposed to enter in win2k? April 24, 2008 Andrew Seaton Great, well written article - Thanks!

Pierre From what ive heard this one with an "s" at the end is a threat/virus. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc/scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' If you did not intentionally install this program make sure you remove it to protect your privacy. As I know that my computer requirement too old.

Look at the top left corner of the main page, there is an option to view the site in black or white. How can I map svchost.exe to the services running on my mac using the command prompt? Finally a good night sleep for us all! How to delete or rename files and folders that are in use or locked in Windows One of the more frustrating experiences when using a computer is when you want to

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  • Scroll down until you see the Windows Processes category and look for the Service Host entries as shown in the image below.
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April 25, 2009 Nancy I agree with bergie (although I'm not sure I'd say it's irresponsible). check these guys out February 12, 2008 Chris Dorn why would I always have multiple msexe.exe running in my Task Manager on my XP home edition? February 21, 2009 Snowman Kevin, Start the Command Prompt from the program list or type "CMD" from the Run box. Thanks a lot!!

I'm often mystified by the things I see in the Task Manager -- including the ever-present svchost entries. Useful information explained in simple terms. Please let me know. Very informative & helpful!

Type in the following into the command window and press Enter tasklist /svc /fi "imagename eq svchost.exe You should get an output as shown below with the name, PID, and service Thanks. Comments: Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. It's useful!!

April 27, 2009 CarlK * HISTORY * helps. I was wondering for so long and now i know the answer. it helped me :) July 19, 2008 Lolly thank you for making that tech talk simple for us lowly computer uses.

Check for Viruses First Before we get into the details below, it's worth noting that there are cases where svchost.exe is actually a virus.

theres a problem in my PC when I restart my computer I doesn’t restart..or it wont execute when I click “restart? The correct microsoft file generichost process is svchost with no "s" on the end. SYSTEM has complete access to the computer, "Local Service" has less access to the system and no access to the network, "Network Service" is the same as "Local Service" but it Thanks again John April 25, 2009 bergie I don't regard myself as a "geek" but I am a interested party trying to work out whats going on.

To do this click on the button labeled Show All Processes. Its a bug in disguise under the name of svchost.exe to prevent detection. One of the nice features of Process Explorer is that it also gives you the ability to see what services a particular SVCHOST.EXE process is controlling. I think this is what allows it to get around the deny setting that I previously set.

Know this! I had AVG. Besides if they were geeks they will probably no these stuffs, wont they? Amazing to find so many before me who had same query about it.

And the only way I can get around the latter, is to do a sofft boot. please provide exact doc for xp. To access the Task Manager, type Task Manager from the Windows 8 Start Screen and then click on the Task Manager option when it appears in the search results. 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

Therefore, you should check the svchosts.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. i used to have to stop the svchost process but i investigated using process explorer and found out that 99% of the cpu was taken up by svc host - the I do understand the Network Service. Ahemm, ever thought of rewritng some of MS's help articles :).

May 13, 2009 imam suyudi Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! tq.