|Okay, so only operating Windows 2000 and XP Pro can readily check on what dll's and/or exe's that each svchost.exe is running, but for XP Home users, what?|
I have ProcessExplorer and it lists a great deal about what's running and affords a properties pane which amongst other details, lists the process's registered Service, Display Name and Path.
I have 7 svchost.exe(s) running on XP Home.
Of them, I found them all to be seemingly valid instances of svchost.exe's, but are they and/or are they all necessary given how my system is used?
I connect using DSL and also use a VoIP service, but moreover I've disabled start ups for...Application Layer Gateway Services, Background Intelligent Transfer, Computer Browser, IDriverT, Enable Install on Demand (Internet Explorer), Install on Demand (Other), QoS RSVP, Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0, and Routing and Remote Access.
My svchost.exe's (likely standard to most users):
1.) stisvc (Windows Image Acquisition).
2.) FTTPFilter (HTTP SSL).
3.) LmHosts (TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper), SSDPSRV (SSDP Discovery Service), upnphost (Universal Plug and Play Device Host), and WebClient (WebClient).
4.) Dnscache (DNS Client).
5.) AudioSrv (Windows Sudio), CryptSvc (Cryptograhpic Services), Dhcp (DHCP Client), dmserver (Logical Disk Manager), EventSystem (COM+ Event System), helpsvc (Help and Support), HidServ (HIS Input Service), Irmon (Infrared Monitor), Ianmanserver (Server), Netman (Network COnnections), Nla (Network Location Awareness), NtmsSvc (Removablke Storage), RasAuto (Remote Access Auto COnnection Manager), RasMan (Remote Access COnnection Manager), seclogon (Secondary Logon), SENS (System Event Notification), Shared Access (Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing), ShellHWDetection (Shell Hardware Detection), srservice (System Restore Service), TapiSrv (Telephony), Themes (Themes), winmgmt (Windows Management Instrumentation), wscsvs (Security Center), WZCSVC (Wireless Zero COnfiguration).
6.) RpcSs (Remote Procedure Call).
7.) DcomLaunch (DCOM Server Process Launcher) and TermService (Terminal Services).
Do those all look reasonably jake?
Regards and hap-e-trails, Steve Hopper