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Windows 7: something eats up my physical memory svchost.exe(localsystenetrestric?

23 Nov 2011   #1

win 7 ultimate 64bit
something eats up my physical memory svchost.exe(localsystenetrestric?

couple a times a week something suddenly is eating up all my availible memory.
some weeks ago i could se at the resource monitor that is was the svchost.exe, that has these services in use as seen in screenshoot, but now the resource monitor don't show svchost as a big mem hugger anymore. any help? my computer barely moves when this happens, only remedy is a reboot.
it is usually at 99% use.

opera always use alot of resources, but that only 5-15% so it is not that, the picture is to illustrate what programs that is running and svchost don't show up anymore as a mem hugger, and i don't know if it still that service that still use alot of mem or anything else

please help

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23 Nov 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

the service host blowing up is often a sign of malware.
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24 Nov 2011   #3

win 7 ultimate 64bit

thank you, i tried the software and it only found 4 cracks on my entire computer,4.5tb, i removed them anyway, so i will see if the problem appears again.
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24 Nov 2011   #4

windows Utimate 64/32 have both

svchost.exe is also a system file that is used by the Windwse to run properly ...
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24 Nov 2011   #5

win 7 ultimate 64bit

yes i know, i have attached some pictures in first post, one that shows what services the svchost.exe have running
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24 Nov 2011   #6

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

always restart after a few hours of use. that refreshes the memory usage back to normal,keep a check on how high it goes to see if there's something unusual
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