Task Manager

By ChrisLam
Aug 6, 2007
  1. I have Windows XP SP2 and in task manager I have 6 "svchost.exe" (without quotes) s.

    Three of the them are under username "SYSTEM", two of which use about 5 mb of memory each and the other one using about 17.5 mb.

    Two of them are under username "NETWORK SERVICE", using about 4 mb each.

    The last one is under username "LOCAL SERVICE", using about 4.5 mb each.

    This seems like a lot, and it seems more after I have been infected by viruses/trojans four days ago. I am not sure if it really is more though - it just looks like a lot.

    Any comments will be appreciated.
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    That`s normal.

    As long as it`s spelt svchost.exe and it`s in the system32 folder.No problem.

    If you think you have spyware/viruses go HERE follow the instructions,

    and post the three logs (AVG,Combofix and HJT) in the Security forum.
  3. ChrisLam

    ChrisLam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Thanks. I was just wondering because it uses up a lot of memory and I only have 512mb:(
  4. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Yes it does sound a lot.My 4 svchost.exes only use 15 Mb.

    It depends on what programs your running and how lean your

    running your system.

    Go to Start\Run\type :msconfig and uncheck everything except Firewall and AV

    You can also optimize your services.Do a search on 'Tweak Xp services' or some such.
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