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Loloy D i know that it is a normal window process that is hijacked or something. Bruce If SVCHost is using too much memory and/or cpu resources, you can deselect some services that are practically useless in "Services" under "Administrative Tools" which in most cases is available There is a known issue with this service and an incompatibility with Outlook Connect to Windows Live. December 13, 2009 Talon Well that's not good.. have a peek at this web-site

See the microsoft description below. otherwise, Fine Kavin Amuthan I've Got 5 of Them Thay Lag THe PC Heaps when im on the ADSL Network but when i disable the the network connection thay don't lag RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search How-To Geek Svchost Viewer Shows Exactly What Each svchost.exe Instance is Doing One of the most popular articles on this site over the June 13, 2009 Tejinder Very good explanation. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-svchostexe-and-why-is-it-running/

Maybe I'm missing something here but when my firewall pops up asking me to allow svchost.exe because I just opened adobe reader or some other program how am I supposed to However sometimes it will act strange and start consuming memory, this has only hapened to me a couple of times then I ran an antivirus and since then everything has been When I shut down Ubuntu, it turns off my DSL line, and when Windows comes up, it doesn.t turn it back on.

  • It is also a common name for malware to try to masquerade.
  • thanks again and have a great day.
  • August 14, 2008 Harshavardhan Patil fantastic, i was always wondering about svchosts.Now i m cleared. !!thanx!!
  • Really very useful.
  • May 25, 2009 Jupiter You might not bothered to read this at all but just wana extend my gratitude..thanks for the effort…more powers….
  • April 25, 2009 Nancy I agree with bergie (although I'm not sure I'd say it's irresponsible).
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  • I would like to add one thing!

I can't figure out for the life of me which one of my legitimate programs is trying to access the Internet, if any. Thank you for tightening up my loose understanding! If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. it's dangerious!!!

Peter thanks for the link provided.. Navneet March 11, 2009 John Jenkins It's a shame so many of us have to look this up. http://www.jobs.co.in Chicago Geek Not much, for further information, visit, www.google.com or the link below See also: Link Vikkythegreat if tihs file not in windows/system32 then its dangerous vijay tiwari amazing. If you change the logfiles, it will take more time to clean up your computer.Don't post logs using CODE, QUOTE or FONT tags.

You're better off safe than sorry, so scanning your computer is a good idea, no matter what antivirus product you're using. This will flip over to the Services tab, where the services running under that svchost.exe process will be selected. Reply Ian McLean August 10, 2011 at 12:17 pm wuauclt.exe clogging my machine is the last straw. I havent yet discovered if this is a virus installed as a service, or just some badly written service that got installed as part of some other junk....

Thanks… October 2, 2009 shamik ray thank you.very easy to understand October 6, 2009 Cath Why have I never found this site before? More about the author October 15, 2009 Stud thank you very much :) i always like to know what programs are running behind the seens and i never knew that there are so many diferent Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Jim Yes, svchost's multiple copies (wierd) on my computer keep trying to access different servers.

If you have a virus that appears to be svchost.exe, it is most likely a virus using the name svchost.exe. Thanks. and its still there, i didnt even connect to the internet and i saw the Svchost.exe on task manager, I do end process or end process tree and i it shows I haven't tried this solution since I've not experienced the problem, but as I said, several folks are reporting good results.

Several functions may not work. A real headache! The lady kept changing internet serve.It fouled it up. As long as you make sure that the location of the file is in your Windows\System32 directory, you aren't usually dealing with a virus.

August 26, 2008 Laxman One of the most impressive articles I have ever come across. I have stopped it but it keeps starting up in every bootup. You'll often find  several copies of svchost running.

or just solving the problem in general?

It is exactly what it says... Weiner svchost - windows component. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. This program is very dangerous.

Having odd SVCHOST behavior is a symptom of a problem somewhere else, so keep on looking. January 25, 2008 dar Kudos -You've given a better explanation than searching on google a week could! Get geeky trivia, fun facts, and much more. September 14, 2009 SHUBERT Very well described the meaning of svchost process in details.

If you've ever taken a look at the Services section in control panel you might notice that there are a Lot of services required by Windows. svchost.exe is a microsoft program and is not a trojan/virus but can be attacked by other trojans. VERY IMPORTANT: comments that do not add to the discussion - typically spammy, off-topic, or content-free comments - will be removed. Thanks a lot!!

It is not bad if there is more than one running. I work on my computer about 5 hours every day. Why is my CPU usage at 100% this is bothersome! How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts with AutoHotkey NVIDIA GameStream vs.

Can anyone tell me why when I boot up one of my Svchost.exe files is using around 95% of my CPU? John Its a secure file you can trust Joe Koe If svchost takes up 100% of cpu it is a virus. It is an ideal alias for trojans, worms, and viruses. Keep up the good work I like the way you give the right and relavent info without trying to sell me some reg fix or other so called Apps.

After taking a few moments to complete the scan you will be presented with the number of svchost.exe instances running along with the service name, description, memory usage, and program path. September 25, 2009 lam thanks a lot i wondered what is svchost ? All Rights Reserved. you can try and delete etc, but i suggest you get an expert you can cause more problems.

This was a lot of help for me as far as a starting point. Jackit It seems that SVCHOST.EXE is harmless and does not get infected in anyway. windows would time out often then warning screen would appear. I had 4 running. 3 should be max.

Update! 23-May-2007 I woke to find this automatic update waiting to be installed on my machine this morning: This is the update that's been frequently referenced as a resolution for this ComboFix is a VERY powerful tool that can mess up your system if not properly used.Now as you already have used ComboFix, please include it's logfile in your next reply. Procrastination is the thief of time. Malwarebytes isn't finding anything now.