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svchost issues on Vista

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#1 AnonymousUser


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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:02 PM

I didn't know where to post this, but my svchost.exe stays at a constant 50% and never changes. It never used to do this, but recently it has, even with the same programs installed.

Sometimes other programs, like firefox, will use 40% memory as well. I've scanned with several different virus scanners and there doesn't seem to be a problem.

Any resolutions? Thank you.

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#2 Zllio


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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:49 AM

Hi AnonymousUser,

Please see the below tutorial which will help you to determine what services are running under svchost.exe

There will be several svchost.exe files running at a time and you need to determine which one is running the service that is using up so much of your cpu. Then you can decide if that is a service that you need or not, and if not, disable it. Go to the below link and in the Table of Contents, click on the link at number 4 which will take you to the part about Vista.



Edited by Zllio, 16 January 2009 - 08:06 AM.

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