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Svchost.exe Hogging Memory.


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#1 chowman

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:02 PM

Hey there!

This has never really happened to me, but recently (within the past two weeks or so) the "svchost.exe" processes have been taking up huge amounts of my memory, making my computer slower, and a whole lot louder.

There are 7 svchost.exe's on my computer, one of which takes up between 80,000K-150,000K memory to run. I have 2GB of RAM, and a total commit charge of 2665M. I never really wanted to end any of the processes, for fear that they might be crucial computer processes.

This has not happened in the past, though, which is a little concerning for me. At first I thought this was a virus, but after McAfee scanning, Windows Defender scanning, SpyBot scanning, and Ad-Aware scanning, my computer had no infected files. Before, svchost.exe would use a maximum of 45,000K.

Is this happening to everyone? If so, is there any way to reduce the CPU Usage and Memory Usage of svchost.exe? Ah.. while typing this, svchost.exe decided to take a break, and my computer is nice and quiet now :thumbsup:

Thank you so much for all of your help! :flowers:

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#2 caperdog

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:35 PM

this was kind of interesting
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-is-it-running/

windows services recommended by this guy
i have followed this guide before
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:45 PM

svchost.exe is a process that's used to run other processes - so it's likely one of those other processes underneath it that are causing the problem. To isolate this, use this free program: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx

Just hover your mouse over the offending svchost.exe process and it'll list the processes running underneath it. Also, you can check the Strings and Threads tabs (after double clicking on the process) to see more about what's going on under the hood.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:52 PM

usasma -- thats a great little program
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