Task Manager’s Processes tab can be difficult to decipher because it often shows many different instances of the same generic process name (e.g., Svchost.exe). To help you more readily identify which service a listed process represents, Greg Shultz has created this Service Process Identifier script.

This unique Windows troubleshooting aid will locate those processes that are hosting services, identify each by its PID number, track down each service running inside the process, compile a list, sort it by PID, and then create a formatted Excel spreadsheet, which you can use in tandem with Windows Task Manager. You can use this unique tool to track down spyware and viruses, too!

[Download the Windows Service Process Identifier script]

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