ever wonder whawt SVCHOST was and why it was running hogging all your memory, ever wonder even more why when you end one of the largest running SVCHOST process’s (usually around 10-25K) it often seems to not effect your machine at all? well you can find out more at this neat article that answers the age old question. basically if you have XP download Process Explorer, to see whats going on behind the task manager. and if you have vista there is an added “services tab” in the task manager that can run as a sort of trimmed down version of process explorer to, look more closely at the process’s you have running taking up memory on your machine.
maybe the best thing about vista
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