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svchost.exe is hogging my resources


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#1 VRViperII

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 10:52 AM

Hi, here is a snapshot of my task manager.

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so the svchost.exe is constantly hogging up my resources, making my computer lag very much even when I only have one internet explorer on.

I have scanned with spybot, adaware and housecall, but it has not solved the problem.

Thanks for any help.

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 11:11 AM

Svchost.exe is a Windows program that manages 32-bit DLLs and other services, and having multiple instances running concurrently is normal. See the MS article explaining it:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;314056

To view the list of services that are running in Svchost:
1. Click Start on the Windows taskbar, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type CMD, and then press ENTER.
3. Type Tasklist /SVC, and then press ENTER.


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#3 VRViperII

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 01:05 PM

so having it take up 99% of my CPU usage is normal? :thumbsup:

I can barely use my computer now

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 01:21 PM

No it isn't normal, but the causes reside elsewhere, namely the problems that are doing all that calling. Two obvious areas to check are:
1. What applications do you have running at start up? Many of these can be eliminated. The upside is that you can boot faster, and since each of these uses a slight amount of memory hanging around until you need, this will increase your resources; the downside is that you may have to wait slightly longer to launch an application.
Use the BC Start-up Database to determine if you need all that stuff running in the background (you have MSN messenger for example).
2. Adware and other malware. You may wish to submit a HijackThis! log to our volunteer team of experts for review for malware. I might tend to be suspicious if I saw that kind of usage for iexplore.exe and explorer.exe. because a lot malware hides there.

Instructions are here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...s-Log-t956.html

Hope this gives you some help,
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John
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