Windows Services, which are necessary, which can die?

By Megarock91
Sep 10, 2011
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  1. Okay my situation.
    -I like Aero, so themes are on.
    -I like having internet and networking capabilities

    There may be more, but thats the jist. But I'm sure there are some services I can shut down, I just can't think of which. SVCHost is eating up some RAM, not much but enough to get on my nerves.

    My List
    Image Name                  PID Services
    svchost.exe                    812 DcomLaunch, PlugPlay, Power
    svchost.exe                    928 RpcEptMapper, RpcSs
    svchost.exe                    364 AudioSrv, Dhcp, eventlog, lmhosts, wscsvc
    svchost.exe                    512 AudioEndpointBuilder, CscService, hidserv,
                                           Netman, PcaSvc, SysMain, TrkWks, UxSms,
                                           Wlansvc, WPDBusEnum, wudfsvc
    svchost.exe                    572 AeLookupSvc, Appinfo, BITS, EapHost, gpsvc,
                                           iphlpsvc, LanmanServer, MMCSS, ProfSvc,
                                           Schedule, SENS, ShellHWDetection, Themes,
                                           Winmgmt, wuauserv
    svchost.exe                   1100 EventSystem, netprofm, nsi, WdiServiceHost
    svchost.exe                   1324 CryptSvc, Dnscache, LanmanWorkstation,
    svchost.exe                   1036 BFE, DPS, MpsSvc
    svchost.exe                   2196 FDResPub, FontCache, SSDPSRV, upnphost
    svchost.exe                   2596 stisvc
    svchost.exe                   2456 WinDefend
    svchost.exe                   2732 PolicyAgent
    svchost.exe                   6072 p2pimsvc, PNRPsvc
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Checkout BlackViper's site about services and configurations for tips

    I also find Serviwin a helpful tool. It provides a very nice and complete view of your services which you can save to a text file so you can remember your config before and as you start tweaking things too. (a backup is also good before you start)
  3. Megarock91

    Megarock91 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, I've seen Blackviper's but most of the stuff on that list disables important things...and isn't very explantory about most of the services...

    In fact that article is the reason I mentioned I want to keep most of my basic functionality in the OP.

    I will try out the ServiWin though, thanks!

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