What are some common processes in Windows Operating System?

FILENAME: Explorer.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: Windows Explorer.
DESCRIPTION: Microsoft’s Windows shell.

FILENAME: Iexplore.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: Microsoft Internet Explorer.
DESCRIPTION: Microsoft’s Web browser.

FILENAME: Lsass.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: Local Security Authentication Server, Windows NT/2000/XP.
DESCRIPTION: Validates passwords when users log on.

FILENAME: Msimn.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: Microsoft Outlook Express.
DESCRIPTION: Microsoft’s mail client.

FILENAME: Msmsgs.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: MSN and Windows Messenger.
DESCRIPTION: Microsoft’s IM client.

FILENAME: Ndisuio.sys.
DESCRIPTION: Internal Windows driver; performs internal communications tasks within Windows.

FILENAME: Rundll32.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: Run DLL as a program.
DESCRIPTION: Runs code from a dynamic link library (for example, a Control Panel applet) as if it were a complete program.

FILENAME: Services.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: Windows NT/2000 services.
DESCRIPTION: Performs system logging, tracks resources, sends messages and alerts, manages PnP devices, handles Windows networking.

FILENAME: Setup_wm.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: Windows Media Player Setup.
DESCRIPTION: Occasionally tries to check with Microsoft for updates.

FILENAME: Svchost.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: Generic Host Process for Win32 services (Windows 2000).
DESCRIPTION: This program is similar to the Unix inetd.exe

FILENAME: Userinit.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: Initiate user environment.
DESCRIPTION: This program sets up a user’s computing environment immediately after log-on. It starts the shell, establishes network connections, and handles other similar logistics.

FILENAME: Winlogon.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: Windows log-on utility.
DESCRIPTION: Accepts user passwords.

FILENAME: Wmplayer.exe.
PROGRAM NAME: Windows Media Player.
DESCRIPTION: Microsoft’s media player. May be activated by Web pages or other software and can slow the system dramatically.