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Windows 7: Multiple instances of same program in processes


12 Jul 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
Multiple instances of same program in processes

Hello,
I have a problem,
I have multiple instances of same program(exe file) in the processes, even though there's supposed to be only one or none.
This never happened to me before and yeah, its not too good for my cpu, since it's usage is increased.
here's some pictures from task manager[note: none of these programs are opened in so many instances, for ex, Winrar is closed]:






Can I fix it without reinstalling windows?


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12 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Glary Utilities

This is a free software and if my memory serves me, you can remove duplicate files.
Make sure you back up your system first.
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12 Jul 2010   #3

Win 7
 
 

Thanks, but also it seems I cant complete the installation, it gets stuck on the last step.
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12 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eich View Post
Thanks, but also it seems I cant complete the installation, it gets stuck on the last step.
Your firewall or AV is blocking the install. Try quitting those and go off line to install glary's software.
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12 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

There are suppose to be a lot of svchost.exe.
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12 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
There are suppose to be a lot of svchost.exe.

I see a lot of them myself when I use CCleaner and they are, in my case temp files, which I delete.
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12 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

svchost.exe is a process and each instance is running different subprocesses. This is perfectly normal and is supposed to happen. They are not duplicate files.
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12 Jul 2010   #8

Win 7
 
 

yeah i know about that, but usually I have like only 4 or 6 of them
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12 Jul 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Winrar one looks a little strange. All the others look normal. You have apparently called the same programs several times so you have cached (non-active) instances too. And the svchost.exe comes in many flavors because it hosts a whole variety of .DLLs. If you inspect them with Process Explorer (just hover over the process name), you will see what services they host.
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13 Jul 2010   #10

Win 7
 
 

hmm, looks like Windows Update fixed it.
still thanks everyone for helping.
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