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#1
wtf is this svchost.exe i have like 10 running!

 
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restart your computer and once back to desktop, see if they are still there. I see one of them at 108,868k. Dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmn. lol
 
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i know there slowing my sh*t down hardcore
 

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That is normal for Vista.
 

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SVCHOST = Service Host

A lot of services are just DLLs. The service hosts are the executables managing those services. So, if you want to lessen the number of SVCHOSTs running, disable some services...

And just to be certain, search your computer for instances of SVCHOST. If it is not in System or a Service Pack dir, there's a good chance your computer has been infected. AFAIK, it should never run under a user name.
 
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yea i just did that but i never had this much load from those processes before. my processor used to idle around 0-10% before i did a clean install of vista. now there 25-40% idle
 

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Windows Vista has 30-40 processes after a clean install...
 
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yea i did it like a week ago and my computer has been doing this the whole time.
 
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service host is required for some services to run. Most of them is from sound, probably 80% of them.
 
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I don't like the look of the one thats running under 'lucas' with svchost as the description.
 
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I don't like the look of the one thats running under 'lucas' with svchost as the description.
That's what I thought, could be a virus. I'd do a quick scan if I were you.
 
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Are you on a network ?
 
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A quick check of mine ive got 13 of em none with my user name though like above id be checking out that Lucas one.
 

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What most of the other members are saying, its all the crap running in the background! Do you have windows sounds turned on.......shut it off
are you running user account........shut it off
are you running windows indexing.........shut it off
Windows side bar........there ya go, shut it off
Firewall, automatic updates, and other windows security options are all Svchosts!

Thats just a couple of examples of Svchosts man

Oh yea, and Thanks Lucas!!!
 
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yup no problem, but ill try a virus scan just in case
 
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Yeah if there is svchost under your username in taskmanager under processes, remove it.
Easy is way is to go into msconfig and remove it from startup and then restart and see if your system still goes.

I think it should as the ones under system are the important ones which keep your OS running.
 

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i have 13 of them, the one using the 108mb of ram is the Aero interface(mines using 180mb:D).
 
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Just for reference I have 15 of them running, none under my User Name.
 
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I think networks use that process , if you had a lot of connections open ..
 
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#22
If u turn on all the services then u will have more then 25 svchost.exe processes. :D