SVCHOST Viewer: Shows Services Running Under SVCHOST.EXE

SVCHOST Viewer Shows Services Running Under SVCHOST.EXE: A program to see what all those svchost.exe are running.<br />
Ever wondered what all those svchost.exe processes are running Well here is an app
to tell you. It gives you some basic information like the Name and description.

– No installation required.
– Only requirement is that you have .net installed ver 2.0 or newer.
– Work in Windows XP sp2 and Vista and Windows 7.
– Coded in C#

Services are Windows programs that start when Windows loads and that continue to run in the background without interaction from the user. For those familiar with Unix – Linux operating systems, Windows services are similar to *nix daemons. For the most part Windows services are executable .EXE files, but some services are DLL files as well. As Windows has no direct way of executing a DLL file it needs a program that can act as a launcher for these types of programs. In this situation, the launcher for DLL services is SVCHOST.EXE, otherwise known as the Generic Host Process for Win32 Services. Each time you see a SVCHOST process, it is actually a process that is managing one or more distinct Windows DLL services.

Article by Lawrence Abrams

Full article can be found in the link below:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/list-services-running-under-svchostexe-process/

http://svchostviewer.codeplex.com/

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