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08-08-2004, 04:50 AM
I see 5 svchost.exe's when I run Windows Task Manager (processes). It kinda looks like this:
I know this might seem like a really dumb question but I've been having probelms with viruses and such
08-08-2004, 05:03 AM
maybe I should actually ASK the question...how many svchost.exe's should I see? The thread before mine has me a little worried but I'm not having the same problem (I hope)
08-10-2004, 05:22 AM
Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that are run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). The Svchost.exe file is located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services portion of the registry to construct a list of services that it needs to load. There can be multiple instances of Svchost.exe running at the same time. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services, so that separate services can be run depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This allows for better control and debugging.
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Hope , it will help you to understand the concepts.
08-10-2004, 11:38 PM
However, svchost.exe is also an alias for a trojan horse called beast. You might want to check up on this.
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