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Most of the question posed here are answered fine here so I'm not going to cover old ground now. for services that do not run as svchost.exe, what is it that differentiates them from other non-service processes? The only thing that makes a service different from any other process is that it remains open in order respond to something. There is nothing ...


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Try rebooting the system Unless you actually disable the service, the service will run again the next time the system is booted up. As you only mentioned that you stopped the service, there should be no lasting damage. svchost is the Windows service host. Several different services may use the same svchost process. It's generally unwise to randomly stop ...


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Your understanding of the different kinds of programs maps pretty well to Windows. You start executables to create a process, and applications are processes that show a window. However, a service is more than just a windowless process. (I'm not an expert, but here's some more information from what's I've seen with Windows.) A windowless process can bring ...



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