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Svchost.eve 10 processes running at one time

By nontechuser
Dec 28, 2010
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  1. this process, along with explorer.exe and chrome.exe...all are running multiple times for no apparent reason.
     
  2. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    through these processes are legit you are probably infected and need to run a virus scan.
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    Explorer is the Windows file browser, so its going to be open 99.9% of the time (unless it crashes or your force quit it). Chrome is, well you probably know, Google's web browser - so if you installed that, then that is normal. scvhost.exe is a normal windows program and there will be multiple ones open at any given time.
     
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    You can see what svchosts actually do by opening a command prompt and typing

    tasklist /svc /fi "imagename eq svchost.exe"
     
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Process Explorer tool is also handy to look at processes running and each instance of svchost. Just hover your mouse above each svchost to see what it's running. ProcessExplorer will also show you
    > 1. The descriptive name of services (which can be easier to read) running within each svchost vs. the executable name
    >2. It also provides the executable Path. The Path for the real svchost will be C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe. Any other directory is malware

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  6. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 770   +10

    @LookinAround

    That's awesome! I tried it now and it's pretty helpful! Thanks! :grinthumb
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    @abe10tiger

    You'll love it! (Process Explorer is Task Manager on steroids!)

    I've been using Process Explorer for several years and think i've still learned only half of everything it can do and tell you about stuff running on your computer.

    Have fun going through all its menus/features/etc!
     
  8. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 770   +10

    @LookingAround

    lol!:haha: I'm so gonna love it! Thanks!:D
     

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