"Computer Browser - browser.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Computer Browser" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Computer Browser" service related to browser.dll?

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A

"Computer Browser" is a Windows 8 service that Maintains an updated list of computers on the network and supplies this list to computers designated as browsers. If this service is stopped, this list will not be updated or maintained. . "Computer Browser" service is provided by browser.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Computer Browser" service:

Service name: Browser
Display name: Computer Browser
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Dependencies: {LanmanWorkstation, LanmanServer}

"Computer Browser" service is provided by a program called: browser.dll:

Name: browser.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\browser.dll
Description: Computer Browser Service DLL
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 134144 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:05:12 AM UTC

Disabling "Computer Browser" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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