By elementofice ยท 4 replies
Feb 29, 2008
  1. My svchost.exe occasionally starts up and shoots up to 100% right after I load windows, but sometimes I can open up a firefox and it will go back down to 0%, and sometimes it still stays at 100%. Anyway attached are the services running under this svchost.exe. Are there any services that are either causing this problem or services that are pretty useless and I can disable to help prevent this problem?

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  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    if you want to know what is really running under SVCHOST.EXE, go to a command prompt and run:
    tasklist /svc

    Checking in Task Manager in Vista

    You can right-click on a particular svchost.exe process, and then choose the "Go to Service" option.

    (Xp & Vista)
    You can use the excellent Process Explorer utility from Microsoft/Sysinternals to see what services are running as a part of a svchost.exe process.

    You can also go to Start-> Run-> services.msc
    And check out all the services running
  3. elementofice

    elementofice TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Actually the image I attached is a screenie of process explorer, it shows the services that were running, I wanted to know if any of em were bad or I could disable permanently that wold help the situation.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    auto update processes

    if it's periodic, it's likely to be some AUTOUPDATE process.

    use the Task Manager, click on the IMAGE title, and read for ***updat** in the name.

    now go to your services.msc and disable that name.

    also use Spybot S&D to locate Startup programs, looking for **updat** names
    uncheck the [box] to disable it -- you can always come back and re-enable later :)
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