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?

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05/20/2014

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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