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    What is conhost.exe in the task manager?

    I tried to end some non responsive programs in my PC in order to make my PC fast. I saw a process conhost.exe process in Task Manager, and why it is running on my Windows 7 PC.



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    Cool Re: What is conhost.exe in the task manager?



    The conhost.exe process is a completely legitimate executable. But only if it’s running from the system32 folder, and is signed by Microsoft.
    It fixes a fundamental problem in the way previous versions of Windows handled console windows, which broke drag & drop in Vista.

    The conhost.exe process sitting in midway between CSRSS and cmd.exe


    It allows Windows 7 to fix both of the problems in previous versions of Windows—not only do the scrollbars draw correctly, but you can actually drag and drop a file from Explorer straight into the command prompt.



    If you still don,t have faith in this process, then
    1.Check file properties of conhot.exe,
    it should show windows console host




    2. Check in environment tab : in comspec you will see "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe"



    So, plese don't try to delete this process .





    hope this information will be useful to you!!!!
    best of luck

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    Re: What is conhost.exe in the task manager?

    It is defined conhost.exe process is doing in Task Manager, and why it’s running on your shiny new Windows 7 PC. We’ve got the answer for you.
    The conhost.exe process fixes a fundamental problem in the way previous versions of Windows handled console windows, which broke drag & drop in Vista.
    It’s a completely legitimate executable—as long as it’s running from the system32 folder, and is signed by Microsoft.
    Scanning your computer for viruses is never a bad idea, though.

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    Re: What is conhost.exe in the task manager?

    conhost.exe:- The conhost.exe process fixes a fundamental problem in the way previous versions of Windows handled console windows, which broke drag & drop in Vista.It’s a completely legitimate executable—as long as it’s running from the system32 folder, and is signed by Microsoft. Scanning your computer for viruses is never a bad idea, though.



    Checking it Process of Explorer under Windows 7 shows that the conhost.exe process is running underneath the csrss.exe process:-

    The conhost.exe process sitting in the middle between CSRSS and cmd.exe allows Windows 7 to fix both of the problems in previous versions of Windows—not only do the scrollbars draw correctly, but you can actually drag and drop a file from Explorer straight into the command prompt: And it’ll paste in the path onto the command line.

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    Re: What is conhost.exe in the task manager?

    hii

    Well in simple words conhost.exe is a process which always runs in the task manager as it monitor the working of apps in your computer ...
    Hence , this is the reason why it is always running in the task manager as it was monitoring apps of your computer...

    Also i would like to tell you that this process is also knowns as console window host which is only in microsoft windows OS ...
    It is also worth knowing that this file conhost.exe is located in the C: drive and also is not visible...
    The file contains no information of the develepor of the file and also it is not a windows core file..

    So , i would like to suggest you not to delete/close this conhost.exe file from your task manager or from your computer as it is responsible for many app monitoring related functions into your PC ..

    thanks

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