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Why so many svshost in taskmanager?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Whitestar, Oct 5, 2003.

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  1. Whitestar

    Whitestar Thread Starter

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    Im using xp he. When i look under the processes tab in task manager there are 5 copies of svchost running.

    Is this normal or was it caused by nachi, the virus that downloaded itself as scvhost.exe?
     
  2. putasolution

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    It is quite normal to have several SVCHosts , I have 5 at present

    SVChost is the generic host process for services that are run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) which can be any number of things

    you can read more about it here at

    M$KB 314056 A Description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP
     
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