Too many "svchost.exe"!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Frank Shan, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Frank Shan

    Frank Shan Guest

    Now I will tell you something about it.
    My Vista has 11 processes named "svchost.exe"!
    I am now sure there wasn't any virus in my computer,and my system is Vista
    Home Pentium.
    What's wrong?
     
    Frank Shan, Aug 13, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Frank,

    I have 13 instance running. It's normal. Svchost.exe is used to run a myriad
    of system processes.
     
    Rick Rogers, Aug 13, 2008
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  3. Frank Shan

    f/fgeorge Guest

    svchost.exe is just the name used when Windows has no clue what else
    to call the program that is running. Do a Google search and it will
    tell you lots.
     
    f/fgeorge, Aug 13, 2008
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  4. Frank Shan

    AJR Guest

    Frank - "svchost.exe." is a "container" which houses running program
    threads.
     
    AJR, Aug 13, 2008
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  5. Nothing is wrong. What you describe is perfectly normal.
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Aug 13, 2008
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    arkitect Guest

    Let me just add that svchost.exe is what executes essential Window
    services. Each instance of svchost.exe is responsible for executing it
    own stack of services. You can see which services each instance o
    svchost.exe is running by using 'Process Explorer
    (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx) or th
    Task Manager. Just hover your cursor over each svchost.exe in Proces
    Explorer and you will see a list of services that have been executed b
    it. You can also see which services are running in a svchost.ex
    instance by right clicking on the instance in Task Manager and the
    clicking "Go to service(s)" and every service that runs under th
    instance will be highlighted.

    It's also important to remember that there are many viruses that cal
    themselves svchost.exe as a form of disguise. So if you have an
    instances of svchost.exe that are not showing services running withi
    it, have a missing company name or description, then you have somethin
    to worry about
     
    arkitect, Aug 13, 2008
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    Wilhelm Guest

    I noticed somthing strange when browsing thrue the svchost's services and
    came upon the proses SUPERFECTH... i whent browsing around and noticed that
    my other pc also has this servie but his is using only 10 mb of ram where
    mine as using 175 mb.. this I found stange.

    after alot of efort I found that a virus "gumber.exe" was restarting this
    proses hundres of times... but until now not a singel antivirus program has
    anyway to stop this file! pleas HELP!
     
    Wilhelm, Aug 27, 2008
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  8. Frank Shan

    Malke Guest


    Googling for "gumber.exe" brings me only one link to a Chinese website
    referencing an email worm. Since I can't read Chinese, I can only suggest
    you follow these general malware removal steps:

    Go through these general malware removal steps systematically -
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    Include scanning with David Lipman's Multi_AV and follow instructions to do
    all scans in Safe Mode. Please see the special Notes regarding using
    Multi_AV in Vista.

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Multi-AV - instructions
    http://tinyurl.com/yoeru3 - download link and more instructions

    When all else fails, get guided help. Choose one of the specialty forums
    listed at the first link. Register and read its posting FAQ. PLEASE DO NOT
    POST LOGS IN THE MS NEWSGROUPS.

    Standard disclaimer: I can't see and test your computer myself, so these are
    just suggestions based on many years of being a professional computer tech;
    suggestions based on what you've written. You should not take my
    suggestions as a definitive diagnosis. If you can't do the work yourself
    (and there is no shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea), take the
    machine to a professional computer repair shop (not your local equivalent
    of BigComputerStore/GeekSquad). Please be aware that not all local shops
    are skilled at removing malware and even if they are, your computer may be
    so infested that Windows will need to be clean-installed. If possible, have
    all your data backed up before you take the machine into a shop.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Aug 27, 2008
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