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svchost.exe memory leak, i am starting to think its a virus

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#1 Thanos D. Alexioy

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:05 AM

Hello, and thanks for taking time in reading my post!

So, i have this problem. Svchost.exe seems to suck up all my memory.
Nothing out of ordinary was happening in my pc and one day while i was searching in youtube i suddenly run out of memory. 5 days now i checked thousand of solutions online for Svchost.exe but still nothing seems to work. I hope someone here could help me with this.

I run Windows Vista Home edition SP2
32-bit OS
4gb ram

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:33 AM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

The below is for those who cannot get online

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

#3 Thanos D. Alexioy

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:05 AM

Hi and thanks for the quick responce, well it turns out that my wife formated our PC while i was at work. The problem seems fixed :/
i am sorry if i wasted some of your time :) and thanks again :)

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