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07 May 2010   #1
mjwilson94

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svchost.exe

I have noticed recently that in my Task Manager I have 10 svchost.exe running!! This is using my CPU up and therefore making my computer slow. I have included a screenshot, can anybody please help me to solve this problem.




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07 May 2010   #2
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Each svchost.exe is running services that your computer needs. Each instance can be,and probably is, running multiple services. Think of it as a "group" of services that each svchost.exe is running. There are a lot of services, and it takes a lot to run them. This is nothing out of the ordinary.

I have 11 running at the moment, and i've seen plenty more than that also.

Mine:


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07 May 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look at this. It will give you a better idea why all these service hosts are required. And there are even more that you might not have seen called rundll.exe.
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07 May 2010   #4
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Have a look at this. It will give you a better idea why all these service hosts are required. And there are even more that you might not have seen called rundll.exe.
Thanks whs.

I have to remember that page. It seems like it's an all too common question.
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07 May 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Have a look at this. It will give you a better idea why all these service hosts are required. And there are even more that you might not have seen called rundll.exe.
Thanks whs.

I have to remember that page. It seems like it's an all too common question.
You are welcome. And you are right. The question comes up quite frequently. Some people even wanted to stop the exes.
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08 May 2010   #6
mjwilson94

Window 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks guys, I was just curious because before i only had one running, but i realised I didn't have the checkbox for
"Proccesses from all users" checked. REP for you guys
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08 May 2010   #7
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No problem. It's a pretty common question, I'm guessing because it does look odd compared to the rest of the processes, since there's so many instances of it running.
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08 May 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks for letting us know and thanks for the reps.
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09 May 2010   #9
Hel975

Windows Vista
 
 

You could use this program Svchost Process Analyzer - a svchost.exe file checker to learn what processes are running using scvhost.exe
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