"HomeGroup Listener - listsvc.dll" Service on Windows XP

Q

What is "HomeGroup Listener" in my Windows XP service list? And how is "HomeGroup Listener" service related to listsvc.dll?

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A

"HomeGroup Listener" is a Windows XP service that "Makes local computer changes associated with configuration and maintenance of the homegroup-joined computer. If this service is stopped or disabled, your computer will not work properly in a homegroup and your homegroup might not work properly. It is recommended that you keep this service running." "HomeGroup Listener" service is provided by listsvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "HomeGroup Listener" service:

Service name: HomeGroupListener
Display name: HomeGroup Listener
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Server

"HomeGroup Listener" service is provided by a DLL file called: listsvc.dll:

Name: listsvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\listsvc.dll
Description: Windows HomeGroup
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 190 KB (194,560 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:19:28 AM

Disabling "HomeGroup Listener" service should not cause any issues when running Windows XP system.

 

"svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted" Services on Windows XP

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