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#1 11 years ago

What do the svchost.exe processes do? And what would happen if I terminated it?




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#2 11 years ago

I use to think it was when you hosted a server (I do many times for games), but I thought otherwise later on.

Anyone else know, because this would be useful to me too.




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#3 11 years ago

It's a crucial process which executes .dll's. Don't terminate it.




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#4 11 years ago

Its also not unusual to have 3+ of them running at a time in the task manager


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#5 11 years ago
It's a crucial process which executes .dll's. Don't terminate it.

See, the problem is, that when I run firefox, the VM and mem use both go up around 200MB. And with that, one of the svchost.exes goes up to around 150MB. So, I reasoned that it had something to do with running applications. Except when I exit firefox, svchost stays at around 150MB. And this slows my computer down, it actually takes some time for Windows to open a Word, and just generally use the computer. So the only thing that I could think of doing was restarting the computer.

So, my next question. Is there some way for me to do something about that svchost hogging all my virtual memory?




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#6 11 years ago

Svchost.exe is a vital dll monitor MS uses but can also be a malware loophole. Make sure you have no malware on your system. If your system has adequate spec for the OS and applications you're using you should not be having VM issues. Keep in mind too that the more pages you have open simultaneously with FF, the more memory it will use.




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#7 11 years ago

There is a small program called "autoruns" that lets you disable anything that is loaded on start-up, including the stuff in those svc-processes. You'll probably have to google for the name of each .dll to make sure wether they are required or not and in the right place, which might take a while.

There are also other programs (can't remember the name) that check the files run at start-up and give an estaimte of wether they are dangerous or not.




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#8 11 years ago
MrFancypants;4036133There is a small program called "autoruns" that lets you disable anything that is loaded on start-up, including the stuff in those svc-processes. You'll probably have to google for the name of each .dll to make sure wether they are required or not and in the right place, which might take a while. There are also other programs (can't remember the name) that check the files run at start-up and give an estaimte of wether they are dangerous or not.

WinPatrol is a good (and free) program which offers those services and some protection to boot.




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#9 11 years ago

there is also a bundled tool with any version of windows called 'msconfig'

does the same thing.


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#10 11 years ago

n0e;4036382there is also a bundled tool with any version of windows called 'msconfig'

does the same thing.

You can fubar your comp up pretty quick if you don't know what your doing using msconfig though...


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