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Windows 7: A lot of svchost.exe running on process tab on Task Man

08 Dec 2009   #1

Windows Vista
A lot of svchost.exe running on process tab on Task Man


There are a lot of svchost.exe running on process tab on Task Manager and a high cpu + memory usage. What happened to my computer or is it normal to be so?

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08 Dec 2009   #2


Welcome to Windows 7 Support.
I want to direct your attention to the following article from C-Net:
Stop svchost.exe from stealing CPU cycles | The Download Blog -
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08 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7100 x86

yeah svchost is normal to be running that many processes. They are the shell processes that host the services that your computer runs. You can see the services that they contain by right clicking on one and selecting 'go to services'.
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08 Dec 2009   #4


Also be aware of Virus infection that will use the process to harm your PC.
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08 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

You have 77 processes running. Here is a suggested list of services that you can either disable or start manually when needed:
Windows 7 Service Configurations by Black Viper

Also, Process Explorer will tell you what all the svchost files are.
Process Explorer
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09 Dec 2009   #6

Windows Vista

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 A lot of svchost.exe running on process tab on Task Man

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