When your Windows PC starts, many programs open at startup. Some long-running processes, which mostly do system functions are called Services. Service processes usually have no user interface and don't interact with the user. The most famous service process, is svchost.exe which always has multiple instances running and is responsible for many Windows services, e.g. Windows Update or Action Center notifications. You can easily check which services are running from its process. Follow these simple instructions to learn how.
All we need is the Windows Task Manager.
- Open the Task Manager by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + Esc shortcut on the keyboard or by right clicking the Taskbar.
- Switch to the Details tab.
- Right click the desired process. Suppose a particular instance of svchost.exe process is consuming lots of memory and you want to find out which service is causing that, then, click on that instance of svchost.exe and choose Go to Service(s).
The Services tab will be opened automatically, and all services created by the selected instance of the svchost.exe process will be highlighted.
That's all. Also, Task Manager allows you to stop and restart services from its tabs.