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Will leave it to The Geek to tell us if it's completely identical in function, or just very close … May 15, 2008 Badger Brilliant - thank you. It's really nice! JOIN THE DISCUSSION Tweet Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. June 15, 2008 Billco Great advice Geek.

Reply rebecca smith August 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm # it's only an essential program if you use or want to use Windows 8 ‘metro apps' - which I don't and thats what i needed.. When I shut down Ubuntu, it turns off my DSL line, and when Windows comes up, it doesn.t turn it back on. Thanks!

I'm sticking my butt out for some spam from this site. This explains very well. Even though I knew about these stuff before, I never expect someone to demonstrate the whole process with us end-users in mind. April 24, 2008 ty chan the explanation is so critically important.

CarlK, Columbus OH April 28, 2009 keeley Hi I agree with some of the others above - I'm pretty PC savvy but not teccie enough to really work out what I Process related issues are usually related to problems encountered by the application that runs it. I've been having things running in the background and I wondered what they were. January 24, 2008 Jennifer Thank you for this simple explanation.

August 12, 2009 Lisa T. Cleaning up these temporary files with Disk Cleanup might not only solve your host.exe error, but can also dramatically speed up the performance of your PC. Thank you so much! https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-remove-a-hostexe-virus He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and new technology.

Is it because I'm running XP: Home? Reply Garratt April 25, 2014 at 3:25 am # YU, Java runs on virtual machine, the machine acts as a security layer and takes care of all memory problems thus it's Because of the shortcomings of the Windows Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) tool, we highly recommend using a specialized hard drive cleanup / privacy protection software such as WinSweeper (Developed by Microsoft Gold Change the Startup Type to Disabled, and then click the Stop button to immediately stop it.

Useful information explained in simple terms. Good Stuff May 11, 2009 Boogers Thanks Geek! I started to use T mobile gc89 air card with a duel-systemsadapters The system was slow. January 27, 2008 aakash Wow!, It's a great article.

one more thing, i am using win XP system and i had Macafee AV installed in it, couple days ago the AV start showing messages of Virus Scan Alert and the In the results, click System Restore. You have put it clearly in terms that almost anyone can understand and use. This confirms me that its some kinda bug.

June 30, 2009 Ruben I was wondering why when i type the tasklist /SVC it just gives me "tasklist is not recognized as an internal or external command. Thanks for any help April 30, 2009 Ankit Excellent Information….. Thanks for the clear explanation June 25, 2009 Sureshkumar MP Hi, It's really very nice and useful information. Furthermore, there's a possibility that the host.exe error you are experiencing is related to a component of the malicious program itself.

How DO we people who are not extremely knowledgeable about computers know if we disable something it won't adversely impact other processes or if we can even enable it again? This causes a problem when setting rules in a firewall to block programs from the internet but still allow the program to run. It acts as a host for Metro app processes similar to how svchost.exe acts as a host for .dll files.

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The way you explain is really great. Please reach out to us anytime on social media for more help: Recommendation: Scan your PC for host.exe registry corruption About The Author: Jay Geater is the President and CEO of now i will not have to ahh mmmm ?????? September 14, 2009 SHUBERT Very well described the meaning of svchost process in details.

If you are curious what we're talking about, just open up Task Manager and check the "Show processes from all users" box: If you're using Windows 8 or 10, you'll need Reply Magic March 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm # Question: What will happen when I kill this process ? What is host.exe doing on my computer? I want to reformat entire hard drive.