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Svchost.exe How Many Is Too Many?

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#1 etn011


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Posted 09 January 2008 - 09:42 PM

Computer seems to be running rather slow. Looking at Task Manager, there are 7 instances of svchost.exe running using anywhere from 64K to 10,116K of memory. Just wanted to know if this was typical and/or how to figure out which ones are really necessary and how to rid myself of the ones that aren't.

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#2 nigglesnush85


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Posted 09 January 2008 - 09:53 PM

7 svchost's is correct, they are a compilation of things grouped into one file. I would leave them alone,
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx will actually display whats inside svchost's if you are interrested,

If you want to speed up the system aside from cleaning and defragging, you could tune the services that windows runs to your needs
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm is an extensive list of windows services that can be altered to suit your needs.
To edit your services go to start then run type services.msc


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