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Windows 7: svchost.exe -k NetworkService Eats 350Mb RAM-Is it ok?

15 Feb 2010   #1

svchost.exe -k NetworkService Eats 350Mb RAM-Is it ok?

I've switched from WinXP to Win7 Ultimate a month ago and faced a strange fact: some days ago I've found that process "svchost.exe -k NetworkService" eats more than 350Mb of RAM (it is called Virtual Size in Process Explorer).
Is it okay?
If yes, I'm wondering, how Win7 can be installed on 1Gb systems (I know some cases when it was installed and worked good).


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15 Feb 2010   #2

Win7 Home Premium 64x

ok I am new to 7 and haven't played with Ultimate (i have home premium version). I know that Ultimate has more features for connectivity and such. looking around, I had found one discussion on bleeping computer about this in XP so you might want to check this out and see if it helps. > Svchost.exe Network Service 99%

The first thing addressed is about possibly having a virus, but I can't say this is the case. Do a scan anyway if you have not.

The second point is that svchost.exe as a process has services running in it. if you can post a list of all of the services that svchost.exe is running. you can find this by right clicking on process and going to properties. look in In the services tab and post back with a list or screenshot of all of the services running under svchost....Hope this helps
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15 Feb 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

350MB is kind of unusual. My svchost.exes are in the 20MBs range except one (which runs half of the system) that is 60MB. If you post a snip of the pop-up that you see when you hover over it in PE, then I could find the equivalent in my system and tell you how much that is.
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15 Feb 2010   #4


Thanks for your replies.

I want to mark out the fact that I'm talking about Virtual Size parameter in PE (sorry for mistake in my first message). It's working set is 13Mb.

I have no viruses, I'm using updated resident anti-virus for many years since WinXP.

There is a screenshot of popup (sorry for my russian Win7, I hope it won't cause any problems to you):
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Virtual size is OK.
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 svchost.exe -k NetworkService Eats 350Mb RAM-Is it ok?

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