"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?
"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 Dependencies: 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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