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svchost.exe and system idle process


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#1 warcore

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:37 PM

I have 6 svchost.exe running each with different mem usage one of them is using 35,000!!!! And what is the system idle process because the database said that it is undsireable. PLEASE HELP Also my windows firewall keeps turning off.
This is an undesirable program.

[b]This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.

If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.
Name: System Idle Process
Filename: System Idle Process.exe
Command: \System Idle Process.exe
Description: Added by the Trojan.Syginre Trojan. Trojan.Syginre is a Trojan horse that disables the Windows Firewall and may delete some files from the compromised computer.
File Location: %SystemDrive%
Startup Type: This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
HijackThis Category: O4 Entry
Note: %SystemDrive% refers to the drive on which Windows is installed. By default, this drive is the C drive.
Removal Instructions: How to remove a Trojan, Virus, Worm, or other Malware

Edited by warcore, 22 July 2009 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:53 PM

A high System Idle Process is desirable
6 svchost is not that many at all

Edited by garmanma, 22 July 2009 - 05:55 PM.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:05 PM

You might want to take a look at How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process to help you understand just what is running under those processes.

As garmanma states System Idle Process is a good thing. For more information on what it is, take a look here: System Idle Process.

The threads in the System Idle Process are used by Windows NT to implement CPU power saving. The exact power saving scheme depends on the hardware and firmware capabilities of the system in question. For instance, on x86 processors, the idle thread will run a loop of HLT instructions, which causes the CPU to turn off many internal components and wait until an interrupt request arrives.


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