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
Thank you so much for all of your help!