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Abnormally huge svchost.exe

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#1 onciest


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:17 PM

Well, my computer just started bogging down for no reason and I think it is the cause of this svchost.exe that is running. It is taking up 175,672K of memory, now what can I do to reduce that to... normal? Growing up I see this process all the time, but I've never seen all of them be super high like this.

Is there anything that I can do to my computer so that I can control what I want running between the files that need to be running? I highly doubt that this svchost.exe is something that is needed. Considering that when I first had this computer, nothing was wrong with it except for Vista. :huh:

So is somebody willing to help me out with all these problems I am experiencing, tonight?

if so, thank you very much.

Edit: Oh, I am running on 4 gb of ram, 2.10 ghz, and 64-bit Vista

Edited by onciest, 03 November 2009 - 10:43 PM.

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 04 November 2009 - 09:30 AM

svchost.exe is a program that runs Windows services on windows startup. It is an essential program for running Windows and you cannot disable it. But, you may want to disable some services in your windows vista.

Have a look here : http://www.daniel-richards.net/vista.html (Number 10)

I personally disable Superfetch and indexing service the moment I finish installing Vista.

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