"TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper - lmhsvc.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper" service related to lmhsvc.dll?

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A

"TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper" is a Windows 7 service that "Provides support for the NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution for clients on the network, therefore enabling users to share files, print, and log on to the network. If this service is stopped, these functions might be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start." "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper" service is provided by lmhsvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper" service:

Service name: lmhosts
Display name: TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Started
Dependencies:
   Ancillary Function Driver Winsock
   NetBT

"TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper" service is provided by a DLL file called: lmhsvc.dll:

Name: lmhsvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\lmhsvc.dll
Description: TCP/IP NetBIOS Transport Service DLL
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 18.0 KB (18,432 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, ?9:15:36 PM

Disabling "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper" service may cause issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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