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Svchost Quadtripled And Software Distribution Service Killing Me?

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#1 MystyDeb


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Posted 07 December 2006 - 09:59 PM


My laptop is choking to death. It started wheezing with internet explorer, but now it has full blown internal pneumonia.

I haven't gone through the advice in the slow computer guide yet but did run disk cleanup and defrag.
I took a look at my running processes and found 4 sets of svchost running. Checking into Google, I found some thoughts that this may be happening each time I run antivirus software. Unfortunately, MS doesnt tell you what to do (unless you would like to call their help desk to get the hotfix).
Any ideas?

Note: Since this post I did find the svchost article on BC...Thanks! Wonder why MS has the article saying it is due to virus scans?

Also: I found software distribution service on my restore point recently. I have seen some articles claiming this to be bad news.

So...are these the culprits? How do I deal with them?


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Edited by MystyDeb, 07 December 2006 - 10:22 PM.

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#2 rowal5555


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Posted 08 December 2006 - 02:03 AM

Hi MystyDeb.

You have probably figured out by now that svchost is usually a legitimate generic name for some of the services running on your machine. My machine is running 6 at this moment.

If they are being run by SERVICES or similar (in capital letters) they are probably legitimate and no worry. If there are different instances running, then they will need further investigation.

Let us know what you find. Cheers

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