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Some malware tries to fake it putting one in C:\Windows or elsewhere. svchost mystery finally explained! Probert, Windows Service Processes ^ a b Russinovich, Solomon & Ionescu (2012:335) ^ "High CPU Usage by svchost.exe (nets". NecroNeurology3 years ago from Portsmouth, Ohio, USA.

as we say in hawaii, MAHALO (THANK YOU)!! Thanks for sharing. please suggest me whether it is a virus attack or anything else and give me a solution. Disabling Services Open up Services from the administrative tools section of Control Panel, or type services.msc into the start menu search or run box.

It is highly recommended that you run a FREE performance scan to automatically optimize memory, CPU and Internet settings. This entry has been requested 1,482 times. June 8, 2008 Bill Snow Thanks for the quick response.

Thus the svchost.exe process was born. You can't kill them, and you don't remember starting them… so what are they? Well done August 13, 2008 Chris I don't often leave comments, but your explanation went a long way in explaining this to me. I sugest one topic: how it works, and how to reduce the amount of memory that consumes "iexplore.exe" ( in my case 56.956 K) Thanks again February 18, 2008 lester hi

when somebody asks me about it. :) September 9, 2008 NaYa very good explanation, thnk you!!! Eagle Sun20093 years ago Super! I was wondering for so long and now i know the answer. Process name: Backdoor.W32.Haxdoor Application using this process: Backdoor.W32.Haxdoor Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.

You're better off safe than sorry, so scanning your computer is a good idea, no matter what antivirus product you're using. For more information, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250320 For help, tlist /? but I want to say THX as well! (: May 7, 2009 Warren Yes I justed needed someone to put it in a simple way. Within an hour my problem was resolved.

August 24, 2009 Ratheesh Well explained and thanks for the info on Process Explorer utility. keep it up. Good Job. To reduce system overload, you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility to manually find and disable processes that launch upon start-up.

January 24, 2008 Jennifer Thank you for this simple explanation. My son had accidently downloaded the Trojan.Vundo. AV and MS Defender have never found anything threating on my system or if they have it has been removed. Malware - short for malicious software - is an umbrella term that refers to any software program deliberately created to perform an unauthorized and often harmful action.

Randy M4 years ago After 1 month..... April 25, 2008 French Rose in Italy svchost essential for Windows. Thanks again John April 25, 2009 bergie I don't regard myself as a "geek" but I am a interested party trying to work out whats going on. Due to this, I learned very quickly how to fix the problems these malevolent bits of code would cause.

Author @Jess, I've done a bit of digging on the issue you seemed to be having. (Sorry for the late response, by the way. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data. this was about 5 days ago.

I do understand the Network Service.

December 19, 2009 Sim Thanks a lot for this wonderful piece of information! CPU usage dropped down to 10% below after using Rkill, :P hotpockets2 years ago test Miriam2 years ago ESET did it!! Larry Hoezee2 years ago This is a useful resource and I've bookmarked it for future reference.Thanks for the post.Please also read www.antivirusremovaltool.com/what-is-a-trojan-virus/If you know of any other antivirus or malware sites God bless you.

Brad Goetsch3 years ago Worked like a charm!! Though will the usage of rootkits even that isn't always true because rootkits can make programs like Task Manager not show the presence of the rootkit. You save a lot of my work and time. It is really great that you have put this info together so that a human might have some [ever be it so small] chance of figuring some of this out.

I too was curious about the multiple instances running when my AutoCAD application stopped running. We recommend you use an anti-virus software to identify and remove dangerous processes. Chris4 years ago Thanks a bunch, I had to kill the svchost.exe manually so I could keep my computer up long enough to get rkill but after that it was simple. Started with Security Essentials, failed, wend to Windows Defender Offline, failed, MalwareBytes found it, said it removed it, reboot, rescan, refind. *sigh* rkill did the same thing.

Rkill found a svchost and stopped it. AWESOME PROGRAMS... Resolved multiple problems in several steps. This method works surprisingly enough!

Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. Jerry13 days ago Omg! thanks a mill October 24, 2009 joe you lost me at the top of this page with the instructions under the heading "Checking From the Command Line (Vista or XP Pro)" get started Process Library HomeProcess DirectoryBlogAboutHomeProcess DirectoryBlogAboutHomeProcess DirectoryBlogAbout svhosts.exe Click here to run a scan if you are experiencing issues with this process.

Glad I looked. Can I upgrade my ram in 2 gb DDR2 Plz help me. Had the 100% CPU problem after having unintentionally left my firewall off. I tried doing the cmd prompt with Tasklist/svc but it didn't work.

Windows system file". March 15, 2009 anon Great thanks! Help other users!