CPU usage above 90%, svchost.exe running?

By abhinavabhi2
Jun 15, 2009
  1. i have a problem that my computer CPU usage goes very high above 90%
    and there are 6-8 svchost.exe running in processes whom i suspect for this.
    even if i open 'my computer' then too it goes high, please give me a solution
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    I have 7-9 svchost.exe any time my browser is open. For me this is normal. If you have Windows XP Pro, you can identify the Generic Host Processes for Win32. If not, you can use Process Explorer to ID them:

    You can find screenshots and download here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

    While svchost.exe is a legitimate Windows process, it can also be malware.

    But "Generic Host Processes for Win32" is the name many of the Services use when running, so to some extent, it can depend on the Services that are running:
    Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Services> right click> Properties on any Service to open and you can see the name of it's entry running.

    EDIT: Note> another thread states loss of Registry edit, Recommended move to Virus and Malware Removal forum, follow steps and attach logs. https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic129336.html
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