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Svchost.exe Issue.


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#1 pperrinent

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 02:09 PM

I have a bug that can not be found. Everytime I start my compute the file name svchost.exe take up all the processor. I end the the process using the task window and computer runs fine. Eventually I have to reinstall my printer. Have scanned my system many times with Norton, PCTool and neither have been able to help. Talking to the Norton support center staff and they tell me that it is a bug but they can not find and fix. They also say that I am only suppose to have two svchost.ext and I have 5 or more. Any suggestions? Thank You.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 02:14 PM

If someone told you there should never be more than two svchost.exe processes running, he is wrong. There can be a bunch of them - but they should not eat up 100% of the cpu.. If this is a constant problem you should post in the malware forum here.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 02:49 PM

Allen, just read up on the amount of Svchost files that can be running and your correct. I just have to find the one that is taking control of my system??? Thank you.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:01 PM

How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/list-services-running-under-svchost.exe-process/

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:12 PM

Louis, thank you and I have read that and it is above my IQ. Norton staff said I have a bug but could not determine were and how to fix without spending lots of $$. Were does one turn?

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:30 PM

A bug? Did they say that your system was infected? What type of "bug"?

Did they send you an email? If so, please post the pertinent content...thanks :).

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