‘Svchost’ overload.. I dont know what else to do, can some one help?

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  1. ghostecco

    ghostecco Registered Member

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    I’ve just recently installed windows vista Ultimate RTM version and for some reason I have 12 ‘svchost’ processes all running at the same time… and almost completely consuming all of my memory. I’ve tried various anti spy/ad ware programs but none of them seem to work. Registry cleaning software does nothing also… how can I optimize my system? Also, I ran a “Hijack-this” scan and noticed a bunch of ‘file missing’ entries but im not sure weather or not I can delete these. Please advise. I appreciate any help help.

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    Vista takes control above all memory for better control, then it assigns it to programs.
    So lets say, that you have 1024 MB and Vista takes 1000 MB, it is completelly normal.
    Of course, if you have 256 MB, that is another story, in that case look at Vista Guide.
     
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    So its totally normal to have that many svchost processes running at the same time? Thanks for your help..
     
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    You might want to use this guide to see, which service belongs to the svchost process.
    Scroll down to: Determining the services running under a SVCHOST.EXE process in Vista.
     
  5. Pedro

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    It's beyond me to understand why call it svchost. There should be diferent names/processes/services for diferent functions.
     
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    Re: ‘Svchost’ overload.. I dont know what else to do, can some one help?

    Soo, it's kinda like 'one size fits all'?:cautious:
    Yeah! Know how well that works!:p

    It WOULD be easier to configure what goes out thru your firewall if they had proper names, but the link is helpful, Tom_SK.:)

    MY .02
     
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    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916089/en-us
     
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