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Windows 7: 16+ svchost.exe processes running

17 Oct 2010   #1
Many Popes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
16+ svchost.exe processes running

I have recently noticed that my computer is running from 16 to 18 different processes of svchost at once, and without running any programs uses 30% of my RAM.

That screenshot was taken when running nothing but Opera.

I have scanned my computer with MalwareBytes and Kaspersky but neither found anything.

Any solutions/explanations?

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17 Oct 2010   #2
Orbital Shark


Hi, welcome to the forums

I think that's normal as I have 11 at the minute and it increases/decreases as certain services are used or stopped.

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17 Oct 2010   #3
Many Popes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Interesting. It's just that I was searching around on google earlier and the majority of people were saying that anything over 4-5 was unusual.
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17 Oct 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

i've got 11 at the moment too, and as OS states above, other kick in and out when needed.

they are windows background services, and you don't have a problem, unless one of them decides to run 100%....
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17 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

I currently have 15 instances running. That is perfectly normal. A single instance runs inter-related routines, i.e. routines that depend upon each other.


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