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What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running?

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 Related:  Infrastructure

BootMed (32-bit version) description, Hard Disk Downloads List By 30 Day Change BootMed is not a program. It's an Ubuntu-based boot disc tailored (or "remixed," in BootMed jargon) with the idea of recovering failed or malware-infected Windows PC installations. More than that, it's also aimed at helping less tech-savvy users through the process. The first thing BootMed does after booting is open Firefox and browse to the BootMed site to display help and advice on recovery operations. I'm sure the idea of using Linux to help teach Windows users how to recover their files has invoked a few chuckles amongst the Linux community as well as grimaces from Microsoft, though it's nothing radically new: I use Slax and Parted Magic all the time to recover data from Windows PCs. I'm definitely adding BootMed to my bag of tools for no other reason than that it presents a small but very useful array of tools on an uncluttered desktop. One other nice BootMed touch is the Computer icon, which will be familiar to Windows users, and jumps right to the file system. --Jon L.

ubuntu-users - fetchmail size limits? On Tuesday 19 March 2013 13:16:16 R Kimber did opine: > On Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:29:37 -0400 > > Gene Heskett wrote: > > That is a very old version of fetchmail, 6.3.25 might fix it. I've > > been building fetchmail from srcs for yonks. The distro's in general > > don't seem to have a quarter to call some who cares whether it is > > uptodate or not... > > > > I just put in 6.3.25 built from src, no errors, works fine. > > Thanks. My point, which I didn't cover worth a toot, was that there have been, since 6.3.21, at least 2 /major/ security problems fixed, along with a dozen or so fine tunings. Took 3 weeks, and a long rant about gmail's stupidity on ./ to finally get someones attention that there were unhappy people in the trenches, it worked for about an hour, 2 hours after that post & died again till the next day. I think there is still one, very low traffic list I need to move, but haven't succeeded in identifying it yet. Someones priorities are inverted IMO.

How do I locate the MAC address of my computer features When you sign up for cable Internet service, you need a modem. You’re often asked to choose between renting the modem from your Internet service provider for a monthly fee or buying it outright. Thanks to the switch from PowerPC to Intel many years ago, a Mac is just another PC. Macs come with Mac OS X, but you can easily install Windows on them with Apple’s built-in Boot Camp feature. Many computers give you the option to set a “hard disk password” along with operating system passwords and BIOS passwords. Macs can automatically download and reinstall their operating system. Microsoft Office costs money, except when it doesn’t. You can reinstall Windows from scratch using the product key that came with your PC, but you’ll have to find installation media yourself. Windows XP isn’t dead and buried yet. The numbers in the title will vary from carrier to carrier and phone to phone, but we show how we came up with these numbers below. Microsoft is done supporting Windows XP.

The Lorax Finally Gets His Own Art Exhibition Most of our childhoods would not have been as bright (or as filled with rhyme!) without the help of a Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. Throughout his lifetime Seuss dreamed up far off lands in the brightest of colors, inventing a few notable breakfast dishes along the way. Arguably, none of his characters have remained as heartbreaking and relevant as The Lorax, the little old mossy fellow who spoke up for the trees... The Lorax exhibition allows children and ex-children alike to get all teary-eyed reliving the magic of a sharp-tongued shortie who inspired those around him to care. "The Lorax" will show at The Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Nebraska until November 3. How to Install Windows 7 From USB Drive without Windows 7 ISO DVD We have published article on How to install Windows 7 on Vmware Player. That guide is useful if you want to make yourself free from need of dual boot. Now here is another scenario what if you don’t have DVD-ROM and you are running Windows XP, you might have guessed in this case we can’t install windows 7. Since Windows 7 ISO size is around 2.24 GB so its obvious that you will need to burn windows 7 iso on DVD and another issue is you can’t start windows 7 installation by mounting ISO file on windows XP as Windows XP upgrade to windows 7 is not allowed. In such situation installing windows 7 from USB pen drive is feasible solution. Here is small guide on how to install windows 7 from USB flash drive or USB pen Drive for Windows XP users. How to Install Windows 7 from USB Flash Drive Requirement: USB Pen Drive (Min 4 GB) Windows 7 ISO (32 bit or 64 bit) 1. 2. 3. convert i: /fs:ntfs (Where “I” is your USB drive latter) 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Source: Bwana

The Fetchmail FAQ Support? Bug reports? Please read G3 for what information is required to get your problem solved as quickly as possible. Note that this FAQ is occasionally updated from the Git repository and speaks in the past tense ("since") about a fetchmail release that is not yet available. If you have a question or answer you think ought to be added to this FAQ list, file it to one of the trackers at our BerliOS project site or post to one of the fetchmail mailing lists (see below). Detailed ContentsG. General problems G1. Build-time problems B1. Fetchmail configuration file grammar questions F1. Configuration questions C1. How to make fetchmail play nice with various MTAs T1. How to make fetchmail work with various servers S1. How to fetchmail work with specific ISPs I1. How to set up well-known security and authentication methods K1. Runtime fatal errors R1. Hangs and lockups H1. Disappearing mail D1. Multidrop-mode problems M1. Mangled mail X1. Other problems O1. G1. Fetchmail is Open Source Software. G2.

Enable Run Command on Windows 7 or Vista Start Menu A number of people have asked me how to enable the old Run dialog that existed on every other version of Windows until Vista, and is still gone in Windows 7. One of the nice features of the old Run dialog was that it saved the history of what you had typed in. We should note first that you can always get to the run dialog by just hitting Win + R on the keyboard, which is the simplest way to do so, and would probably be worth getting used to. Otherwise, you can re-enable the run dialog by right-clicking on the Start Button, selecting Properties, and then clicking Customize on the ensuing dialog window. You’ll be taken to the Customize Start Menu screen. Check the “Run command” checkbox in the list, and you should now be in business:. Note the addition of the Run… button. Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis.

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