Svchost is slowing down my computer

By higgeo ยท 4 replies
Jun 14, 2008
  1. hi. When i go ctrl>alt>delete to open task manager I find that I find sevrel prosses that are named svchost.exe. this is laging the computer as the prosseses are at a high mem usage.

    Here is a screen shot...

    please help to make my computer faster

    I have Windows XP Home
    Dell Dimention E521

    thank you
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    SVCHost makes your computer run.

    There are sometimes fake SvcHost files but the spelling isn't exactly the same.
    You need Svchost. Your compute likely will not run without it. Just scan to see that a similarly named fake file infestation isn't doing damage.
  3. Bobbye

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

    I have 9 svchost.exe processes running at this time. the memory usage though is between 3,256- 19,000, nowhere near what you are showing.

    Here is a description of these processes:

    NOTE: the use of a command prompt for the Tasklist will NOT work unless you have Windows XP Pro. Unfortunately Microsoft doesn't make this distinction.

    You may find this helpful to help you identify these processes: Using Process Explorer in Vista or XP:

    Determining whether svchost.exe is a virus or a legitimate Windows process depends on the directory location it executes or runs from. Some of the svchost processes are from Services you have set to Automatic in the Administrative Tools in the Control Panel. Or they are set to Manual and the Service was needed.

    svchost.exe can also be: a backdoor vulnerability or a a Trojan.
    Have you run scans with the antivirus program and at least two spyware/adware programs, updating each right before the scans?
  4. higgeo

    higgeo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    yer. I have done all that
  5. Bobbye

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

    You asked this question almost a month ago. Now you stop by and say " I have done all that".

    What is it you have done? What are the results?
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