"WebClient - webclnt.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "WebClient" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "WebClient" service related to webclnt.dll?

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A

"WebClient" is a Windows 8 service that enables Windows-based programs to create, access, and modify Internet-based files. If this service is stopped, these functions will not be available. " "WebClient" service is provided by webclnt.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "WebClient" service:

Service name: WebClient
Display name: WebClient
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Start type: Manual
Service status: Started
Dependencies:
   WebDav Client Redirector Driver

"WebClient" service is provided by a DLL file called: webclnt.dll:

Name: webclnt.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\webclnt.dll
Description: Web DAV Service DLL
File version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 221 KB (226,816 bytes)
Modified: Wednesday, ‎July ‎25, ‎2012, ‏‎11:07:46 PM

Disabling "WebClient" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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