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Windows 7: help on svchost.exe

04 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.
help on svchost.exe

Greetings from India.
My colleague has a Dell Laptop 14" with Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit.
For some days now, its gone down very slow and after a check at the Task Manager, found that the Svchost.exe is taking about 120 mb (Private working set). any problem?
system is loaded with office 2011, Mcafee 8.8.
Pls could anyone of u be of any help.
thanks, regards.

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04 Apr 2011   #2


If you open a command prompt windows and type in:-

tasklist /svc /FI "IMAGENAME eq svchost.exe"

This will show you what has started each incidence of svchost.

For more svchost info, try here:-
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04 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.

Dear Wilywombat,
thanks for ur suggestion.
will try that and let u know about it.
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04 Apr 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

I have 10 instances of svchost running at present, mostly connected with my audio and Lan. They are currently using 220 mbs so I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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04 Apr 2011   #5

Win 7 64, OSX Snow Leopard

Get rid of Mcafee and install Microsoft Security Essential.
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