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Svchost.exe is using excessive memory

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#1 Thinkthoughts


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

Hi all,

Recently I have been noticing that two processes in particular of svchost.exe are running at excessively high memory. The first runs at an average of 200,000 K Memory (Private Working Set), while the other, on average, runs at about 500,000 K, but can reach as high as 800,000 K. I've read that numbers as high as this one usually always indicate malware on a computer, but after running two boot-time scans with Avast and a scan from Hitman Pro in Safe Mode, nothing has been detected.

My computer runs on the 64 bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium, service pack 2. The only other information I have is that the computer attempts to install Windows Updates to itself nightly, and each time it seems to fail. I don't know if that's related to the issue above.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

Hello,I think we should get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.

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