"Computer Browser - Browser.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Computer Browser" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Computer Browser" service related to Browser.dll?

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A

"Computer Browser" is a Windows 7 service that "Maintains an updated list of computers on the network and supplies this list to computers designated as browsers. If this service is stopped, this list will not be updated or maintained. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start." "Computer Browser" service is provided by Browser.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Computer Browser" service:

Service name: Browser
Display name: Computer Browser
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Server
   Workstation

"Computer Browser" service is provided by a DLL file called: Browser.dll:

Name: Browser.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\Browser.dll
Description: Computer Browser Service DLL
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 100 KB (102,400 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:18:09 AM

Disabling "Computer Browser" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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