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duplicate processes: svchost.exe & ati2evxx.exe


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#1 Bentley314

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 01:47 PM

I have noticed that i have 5 svchost.exe processes running on my computer and 2 ati2evxx.exe processes. I know that these two are safe processes. I heard that viruses/worms/spyware can duplicate processes in order to clog up your memory and mess up your computer. My HijackThis log is clean, i have no viruses (3 different Anti-Virus Scans), and no known spyware (from all the essential scans). All together, the five svchost.exe use up appx 27,000k and the two ati2evxx.exe only use up 1000k of memory. Although, it doesnt seem like its hogging much memory, i'm still interested in why i seem to have such duplicate processes, whether this is a bad or negligible thing, and is there a way to fix this? Thanx in advanced for your help

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:04 PM

I've got 8 svchost.exe's running, and I think that's normal (correct me if I'm wrong, someone). I don't know about the ati2evxx.exe.

I've also got 2 rundll.exe processes running, so if someone who knows more about duplicate processes could clarify that, I would appreciate that as well.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:21 PM

Having several instances of svchost.exe running at the same time is quite normal. I am not sure about the ATI multiple processes,since those are video card specific.
rundll and svchost processes, depending on their file location, can either be legitmate/ or instances of malware. Chances are, that if you have a clean HTJ log, and have run both spyware and anti-virus applications, then you have nothing to worry about.
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:58 PM

thanx for ur help!




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