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What Is Iexplore And/or Svchost?


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#1 getthemack

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:50 AM

These two applications are using an extraordanary amount of 'puter. what are they? can i get rid of them? HOW?

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:57 AM

Iexplore is a windows process that is attached to Internet Explorer so it would be a bad idea to delete it.
Scchost is a windows process that deals with your registry. It would be a very bad idea to delete it :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:45 AM

Adding to aommaster's post, svchost is legitimate and necessary, but there could be an underlying service that is the issue. Have a look at this to help determine what services are associated with svchost entries:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/list-services-running-under-svchost.exe-process/

From this list of services you get from the above tutorial, I suppose you could then stop non-windows-system related ones, one at a time, and see if the performance improves?

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