hello wilders . every time i boot up my computer it is very, very slow . i looked in task manager and svchost.exe was up to 95-100%. i have run AVG. and will run spybot, adaware and ewido, as well as acouple of online scanners and maybe standalones. to get here i had to kill the process, otherwise i just couldnt get an internet connexion to work, it was just too slow. my friend iceni60 is here for an hour or so, so it would be great if someone could help while he is here . last time he was here he used either process explorer or faber toys to find the process and was going to go through the modules loaded by svchosts.exe to try and find which .dll was causing the problem, are these the right tools to use?. ive already killed the process so i cant check right now. the PID for the process is 1096 and the user name is NETWORK SERVICE. any help is greatly appreciated . thanks, iceni and helen.