Why so many svchost.exe running?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Samtheman, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Samtheman

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    I have 7 svchost.exe running. 3 are under the user name "system" other
    are under "network service" and "local service". Why so many, and wil
    the Windows 7 change the number of Process running? Thank you for you
    help
     
    Samtheman, Apr 9, 2010
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  2. It's perfectly normal to have several instances of Svchost.exe
    running simultaneously.

    A Description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314056

    However, if Svchost.exe is using a large portion of your CPU
    cycles, it may well have been "hijacked" by a worm, Trojan, or scumware.
    To determine if this is the case, use your preferred antivirus and
    spyware applications to scan for problems.


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    Bruce Chambers, Apr 9, 2010
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  3. Just for grins do a search on your harddrive for svchost.exe. Look for the
    directories that come up. If any of the files are in a directory other than
    System32 or Prefetch than this could be the problem.
     
    Ǝиçεl, Apr 10, 2010
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