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#1 cookie050505

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 01:22 PM

Hi

Very curious to know if I have a problem or not. I know a bit about computers but no expert
I have noticed in my task manager processes list that sychost exe appears 4 times under user name SYSTEM, memory usage 4,524k.3,660k.31,776k & 5,220k & 2 times under NETWORK SERVICE, memory usage 3,472k & 4,496k & once under LOCAL SERVICE 9,536k. IS THIS NORMAL? What exactly is svchost.exe ? have done some research on the net but just end up getting confused :thumbsup: . My pc seems to be running fine have scanned for virus's (norton 2008)malware spyware etc, registery scans & nothing shows upat all. Should I just ignore this & stop worrying about it or investigate further? Can anybody help?

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#2 Billy O'Neal

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 01:53 PM

Yes, this is normal. SVCHOST.exe handles windows system services. You can see what these services are by going to a run prompt and typing in "services.msc" and pressing ok.

There is one SVCHOST process created for each user that runs services, and then all the services are controlled by that one SVCHOST.

More info is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/filedb/svchost.exe-2816.html
and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_service
as well as here: http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm

Hope that helps,
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 02:08 PM

:thumbsup: many many thanks for the reply.

Well impressed with this website. will definatley be using again

cheers

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