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Huge Svchost.exe On Startup!


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#1 Mike.H

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 02:31 PM

Hi,

This seemed to have happened recently when I installed some updates from Microsoft, I'll guessing so anyway.
On start-up my PC becomes very sluggish (I have 1GB ram & a 3ghz intel p4), according to task manager svchost.exe is to blame taking up to 100k!!

I cannot understand why this is happening, svchost is a legit process??

Any form of help on this would be great, I have to end task it just for a bearable pc session.. :thumbsup:

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#2 Mike.H

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 03:24 PM

This is seriously causing trouble as without the process I cannot get any sound to play and the theme occasionally changed to XP Classic, I''m guessing an application is not properly staring up, so its time to troubleshoot,

I'll check my start-up by disabling everything and then re-enabling one by one, if anyone else has any suggestions please post them.

Cheers.

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 03:38 PM

Please have a look at this post
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/66931/lots-of-svchostexe/
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#4 Mike.H

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 03:54 PM

Hi,

It seems I've caught the offender red handed! I went through the start-up list in msconfig disable one at a time until my PC was functioning correctly and it seems that cftmon.exe was the culprit...

Since disabling this process from the start-up, my computer is working perfectly; however I wish to know whether it is safe to disable cftmon.exe from startup and whether theres a way around this..?

cftmon.exe hogging resources is a new one for me... :S

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 04:08 PM

http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/trojdelivea.html

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/c...n.exe-8486.html
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#6 Mike.H

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 04:25 PM

I'm sorry I meant ctfmon.exe

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 06:27 PM

Glad it wasn't the bad one. This link has the info you need.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282599
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
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Posted 16 December 2006 - 09:28 AM

Ah, so you think I'll be OK with this disabled?

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 10:42 AM

I would follow the instructions for "uninstall Alternative User Input" provided in that link for whichever OS and office product(s) you have on your computer. Any other deletion or blocking could cause serious problems according to the info provided.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

#10 Mike.H

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 06:34 AM

Hi,

I've been trying to remove it via mconfig, but it keeps cmming back after each restart, making my PC virtually unusable, so I have followed the steps given to me by you buddy215, however I had trouble with "Step 2: Remove Alternative User Input Services from Text Services" as the option wasn't there as far as I see it.

Anyway, I'm about to restart now and see how it goes, hope this has worked.

Cheers for the support!

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 07:26 AM

Dear All

First of all i would like to say HI to all of you as I mew to this forum..

I am also having same problem.. ALso my computer freezes up... all of sudden.. and this starts happening after installing updates...

I tried your instructions but nothing is happening

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 07:36 AM

Sanj00 Welcome to BC. Do you have ny any chance Norton products on your PC?

#13 Mike.H

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 12:39 PM

Hey all,

Sorry fellers but this problem still persists! After a while ctfmon.exe has sneaked its way back onto my startup! (checked in mcsonfig).

I think it keeps comming back after Windows updates, guess I'll have to just keep disabling it...:thumbsup:

Is there any way around this, I want to get rid of this thing for good as its causing me much annoyance, I can barely even use my comp any more.. :flowers:

Thank you.

Edited by Mike.H, 22 December 2006 - 12:54 PM.


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Posted 22 December 2006 - 04:08 PM

Are you using IE7? Try rolling back to IE6 - that may fix your problem.
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Posted 22 December 2006 - 05:12 PM

I guess its worth a try, I'll roll back to IE6 and see if that helps. Cheers for the reply!




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