What is svchost.exe? and what does it do?

Many of us already venture around the Windows task manager on a daily basis to have a look at the processes that are currently running, check on memory usage of some application or also to terminate an un-responsive application. While looking through all the processes in the system, one process that is constantly visible (and usually not just once instance) is SVCHOST.EXE.

There is a very interesting set of posts on GFI’s Corporate Blog – Talk Tech to Me – www.gfi.com/blog that unveils the mysteries of this process. The posts are split in 3 parts – click on the links below to read the full articles.

Exploring svchost.exe – Part 1
Exploring svchost.exe – Part 2
Exploring svchost.exe – Part 3 (Coming Soon)

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