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How To Remove Duplicates Of Svchost.exe


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#1 Mr Binante

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:26 PM

I have been bothered for a while now with the amount of svchost.exe processes are running on my computer at any given time. Having just booted up, I have 7 processes named svchost.exe running. Four are under User Name "SYSTEM", two under "NETWORK SERVICE", and one under "LOCAL SERVICE". In total they are using 54,968K of Memory.

I am running Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3.

I have downloaded, installed, and run:
Adaware 2008
Registry Mechanic 8.0.0.900
Spybot S&D 1.4
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.24

I also downloaded a program called "Process Explorer" and looked through the duplicate "svchost.exe" processes but they seemed to all be under the "services.exe" subtree.

Any help you can give would be appreciated, and thank you for your time,

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:39 PM

It's perfectly normally to have multiple instances of svchost.exe running at the same time. There are currently 5 on my machine.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:02 PM

Thank you for your reply.
I thought this may be the case but decided to ask anyway just incase there was something I could do about it.

It may be worth noting that one of the svchost.exe processes is using 28,000k of memory. I'm not sure if that's normal.

Again, thank you and have a good day,

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:06 PM

You might take a look here: How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process
It might help you determine what your resource hog is actually.

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