Quote: "Do you think it's normal to have so many svchost.exe's open at the same time?" It may be for your computer.
No need to have programs in startup other than your antivirus and firewall. It is best to stop programs from loading at startup by using the settings in each program or you could use a program such as WinPatrol to help you. WinPatrol is free and will monitor your computer for changes if you allow to run.
If you have an overheating problem, I would suggest you open up your computer and clean it.
Here is a guide to help clean.http://www.computerhope.com/cleaning.htm
The fastest way to cleanup temporary files, logs, cookies, etc. is using a program such as Ccleaner. During install you will be offered the Yahoo Toolbar. UNcheck if NOT wanted.http://www.ccleaner.com/
Edited by buddy215, 28 September 2008 - 04:33 PM.