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Svchost processes, learn what they really are

If your running Windows you have probably opened the task manager or task monitor ( whichever you want to call it nowdays ) and noticed that there is just about always multiple processes running called svchost . Wiki descibes svchost in the following manner "In the Windows NT family of operating systems, svchost.exe (Service Host, or SvcHost) is a system process which hosts multiple Windows services." However some malicious software or malware can also use this name to hide in our systems. So how do we know what that svchost process is actually doing? Well today I share a handy program to let you view what those scvhost processes are doing behind the scenes. svchost viewer available at http://svchostviewer.codeplex.com/ is a great program to solve just that problem. This program runs on Windows XP (sp2), Vista, and Windows 7. No installation required to run the program the only exception is you must have .NET framework 2.0 installed. Of course you could just keep sitting there wondering what those svchost processes are doing on your machine but aren't you sopposed to be the administrator of your computer? The program is free so download it install it and use it!

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