What does the '-k' mean after svchost.exe?

Syex

Honorable Member
#1
Probably an odd question, however, i'd like to know the answer. It's to do with that svchost.exe thing that's running. When I typed svchost.exe in a search engine sometimes it'll say something like 'svchost.exe -k netsvcs' what is the meaning of '-k'?

I like to know these things! lol! :confused:

Syex
 


zvit

Honorable Member
#2
It's a top secret code to detect what you're doing on your computer at all times....

Ok, seriously... It's a parameter subkey that points to a dll file of the service using the process. Read all about it here:
svchost.exe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Read especially the "Implementation" part).
 


Syex

Honorable Member
#3
I believe your first answer! haha.
 


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