svchost.exe mem usage

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  1. sohailakmal

    sohailakmal Registered Member

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    There are many different processes of the svchosts running, but the one taking up the most memory is one of the 3 system svchost.exe. Every other one is at 1 meg to 2 megs. But the one system svchost.exe is taking up 85 megs in the memory and 123 megs on the virtual memory. Anyone know what the situation may be because i cant seem to figure it out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Strange, but first of all is to say that all svchost.exe processes have to be started from services.exe.
    Can you tell us whith wich parameter this ram-monster svchoste.exe is started? If you have Process-Explorer (freeware) from Sysyinternal double klick the process and look in the tab 'Image' -> Command line.
     
  3. sohailakmal

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    This is what i found on the command line for the ram eater:

    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

    Does that help?
     
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    Hm, strange. This is a essential service for automatic distribution of events to subscribing COM components.
    Please check if the RPC service is started, which is needed by your mem eater.
     
  5. sohailakmal

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    The RPC is on as it should be automatically.
     
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    I have so many processes running that i dont know which processes i need and which ones i dont need...anyone willing to help me decide? Heres a screen shot:
     

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    That would be quite difficult. On this stand-alone, single user pc which ive squeezed and tweaked, I startup with 14 processes, and only 2 svchost.exes (11 services). On my other box, its a whole lot more than that. Depends on how you use your pc, pretty hard for me to tell you to disable this or disable that.
     
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