May 20, 2014

What is svchost.exe in Windows 7?

My laptop was running slow so I opened task manager to see what was hogging resource, and I have multiple “svchost.exe” processes running at the same time. What is svchost.exe and why are so many running?


Microsoft’s definition is that svchost is “a generic host process link for services that runs from dynamic link  libraries.” How to Geek has a much more thorough explanation if you are interested.

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