Jun 16, 2004 - Windows XP    No Comments

XP Services Guide

Without a doubt the most asked question is what is svchost.exe and why is it running so many times at once. That’s a fair question, especially if you’ve looked in Task Manager and seen it listed three or four times, each instance gobbling up memory. The official answer, straight from the mouth of Microsoft is:
“Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs).”
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