View Full Version : SVCHOST.exe

20-05-2002, 05:24 PM
What does this little program do in XP


20-05-2002, 05:37 PM
the same as everyone program on XP...to let Microsoft take over the world....


20-05-2002, 05:49 PM

The irony of it is, he's probably right...



20-05-2002, 05:57 PM
Prior to Windows 2000, some services shared a process with other services and some ran in their own process. Windows 2000 introduced the generic service host process, Svchost.exe. The goal was to reduce system resources by consolidating the various processes hosting built-in operating system services into a single process. Or, it could permit the system administrator to configure the system to run certain services in their own processes, which would prevent one service from corrupting the private memory of other unrelated services (this capability is not documented or supported yet).
If you look at the Windows XP process list in Task Manager , you will notice at least four Svchost.exe processes: two running under the SYSTEM account (sometimes referred to as LocalSystem) and two running under two new service accounts: NETWORK SERVICE and LOCAL SERVICE.

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