The svchost.exe process is required for shared service processes that run on Windows machines. By sharing processes, the total consumption of resources required for running these processes can be reduced and allow for more effective computing. This method first became popular during development of Windows NT as hardware was less powerful. The actual SvcHost process itself was launched with Windows 2000.

File name: Svchost.exe
Application: Windows Service Host or SvcHost
Publisher: Microsoft
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