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#1 ONE

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:01 AM

Hey all,

I have recently been cleaning up my PC to improve its' abilities. I found that I had a number of unnecessary process occurring, slowing me down. (Thanks Google for the info. on what's what!)

BUT....

I found a strange reoccurrence of the process "svchost.exe"
1) local service
2) system
3) network service
4) system
5) network service
6) system

I found nothing about these thus far in my searching. The closet theory I have is that they have to do with the Wireless Network I have setup. Maybe each computer has it's own process on the host computer (mine).

Well, if anyone can give some of their know-how to this it would be greatly appreciated. Something tells me it is really nothing to worry about and I should just let it be.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 03:27 AM

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:07 AM

Svchost is nothing to worry about. This is a generic file that is used by many microsoft programs. Theybasically just use the file in different ways without changing the filename. Annoying I know but that is Microsoft down to a tee.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:01 AM

These are normal instances of svchost processes.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:46 AM

As everyone has said - these are normal. But, there are viruses masquerading as svchost.exe (either with a slightly different name, or in a different directory).

In order to assure yourself that these are legit - perform this free, online scan: http://safety.live.com/

Then you'll be assured that these are OK - and you can then investigate any new one's that may pop up later on.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 10:29 AM

And if you end them, your pc will tell you that it needs to reboot.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 11:29 AM

Actually, some of the svchost.exe processes can be terminated. Those most easily terminated without problems are those that are running as a Local Service.

But, the problem isn't with svchost.exe - but rather the processes running underneath them. Some will reboot your system, and some won't do anything. Each instance of svchost.exe can have one or many processes running under it.

You can use this free tool to view what processes are underneath each one (be sure to remember which one belongs to which PID so that you don't switch them around by accident): http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ssExplorer.mspx
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