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svchost.exe caused pc to just slow to an almost hault


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#1 pcSOslow

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 04:51 PM

Hi,

hope someone can help me out as my pc has been going slower and slower every day and i have to either restart or worse still pull the plug to get my pc back to normal for the short time i get to use it.

I have norton 360, and thinking of not renewing at the end of the year.

but that said i still think that there is something else that is causing the pc to be slow.

in the task manager i noticed that the file. svchost.exe used by the SYSTEM not by me was using nearly 80% or more of the cpu

i could not do anything but pull the plug or kill the process, i opted to kill the process and the pc is back to normal

i am thinking i could have a virus in one of these svchost.exe files.

what can i do to check this out or check the whole pc for any possible problems that this file may cause.

are there any files i can get to scan my pc for possible problems?

i have done a full system scan with norton and all comes up blank apart from the normal cookies found.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:25 PM

You may find this interesting, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44694/slow-computer/ :thumbsup:




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