"HomeGroup Provider - provsvc.dll" Service on Windows 7


What is "HomeGroup Provider" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "HomeGroup Provider" service related to provsvc.dll?

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"HomeGroup Provider" is a Windows 7 service that "Performs networking tasks associated with configuration and maintenance of homegroups. If this service is stopped or disabled, your computer will be unable to detect other homegroups and your homegroup might not work properly. It is recommended that you keep this service running." "HomeGroup Provider" service is provided by provsvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "HomeGroup Provider" service:

Service name: HomeGroupProvider
Display name: HomeGroup Provider
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
Start type: Manual
Service status: Started
   Function Discovery Provider Host
   Function Discovery Resource Publication
   Network List Service

"HomeGroup Provider" service is provided by a DLL file called: provsvc.dll:

Name: provsvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\provsvc.dll
Description: Windows HomeGroup
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 161 KB (165,376 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:20:57 AM

Disabling "HomeGroup Provider" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.


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