What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running?
You are no doubt reading this article because you are wondering why on earth there are nearly a dozen processes running with the name svchost.exe. You can’t kill them, and you don’t remember starting them… so what are they? This article is part of our series explaining various processes found in Task Manager, including: jusched.exe, dwm.exe, ctfmon.exe, wmpnetwk.exe, wmpnscfg.exe, mDNSResponder.exe, conhost.exe, rundll32.exe, Dpupdchk.exe, and Adobe_Updater.exe. Do you know what those services are? Better start reading! So What Is It? According to Microsoft: “svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries”. Some time ago, Microsoft started moving all of the functionality from internal Windows services into .dll files instead of .exe files. Why Are There So Many svchost.exes Running? If you’ve ever taken a look at the Services section in control panel you might notice that there are a Lot of services required by Windows. tasklist /SVC