as the title says, I'm having suspicions about svchost.exe. My computer's been running slow in general lately, so I decided to look on my processes at startup to always shut down all the unnecessary ones that i dont use (like the ones for the printer i don't have installed on this comp but used to) and i notice 5
svchost.exe's running, so i decided to look it up, as you may know, it turns out to be a process that is vital to the Windows OS, and it takes up 0% of my CPU, all of them. I also see stuff about the virus versions of it and see one person say that if it takes up more memory then IE, then its probably the virus, 4 of them take up anywhere from 3,000 to 8,000 K of memory, but ones taking up around 24,000 K of memory (which is more then what IE7 uses when its idle (about 10,000 K), i checked, and when its not idle, it uses just a couple thousand more than that, about 26,000 K if i remember correctly). obviously, this is specifically the one i'm suspicious about, and i'm really nervous because if i end the wrong one, this computer will restart and i'll have to redo all my tidying up. i should also mention that neither Windows Defender, Spybot S&D (not surprising considering i get a !!!badchecksum!!!
error when i try to update), Ad-Aware Personal Edition, nor AVG Free can detect anything
P.S. there is another process called jusched.exe, its nothing important and it frees up resources to just shut it down, so i do, but theres a legit version and an illegit virus version, and i'm unsure as to which i have, if some1 can tell me how to tell the difference it would be much appreciated
Edited by Wirespeed91, 17 January 2007 - 07:47 PM.