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Which of these would be commonly associated with a Windows service?

A) Media player

B) Anti-virus scanner

C) Downloading a file from a browser

D) Multiplayer network-based game

E) Word processor

F) One of those desktop eyeball apps that follow your mouse

The answer: B) Anti-virus scanner

A Windows service is an application that runs in the background and does not require any user intervention. Common services include the print spooler, file indexing, and the system anti-virus scanner.

Want to know more? Watch “Managing Windows Services.”

The Windows Services console provides central management for all of your services. In this video, you’ll learn how to start, manage, and configure service options in Windows.