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[*] Post 352116 posted on 5-10-2008 at 18:16 Reply With Quote
Svchost.exe



I have this on my PC, some places say delete immediately, but others say it's a normal part of windows XP professional.
Do I delete or not?
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[*] Post 352118 posted on 5-10-2008 at 19:02 Reply With Quote


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I have this on my PC, some places say delete immediately, but others say it's a normal part of windows XP professional.
Do I delete or not?


http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-svchostexe-and-why-is-it-running/

It is essential for Windows unfortunately some virus/trogens use the same name to launch their stuff.

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[*] Post 352119 posted on 5-10-2008 at 19:04 Reply With Quote


can you open a command windows and type:

tasklist /svc

this will list all your services and show what is actually running under svchost.exe

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