My computer is quite sluggish at times and fluctuates in performance. When it slows & refuses to open a program, svchost.exe process seems to be the culprit. Can anybody tell me what this process is, is it essential, and why it is using so much of my CPU. Any help would be appreciated, thanks. I am running on XP home, AMD Athlon 1700+ processor with 1GB of RAM.
Thanks for speedy response. I have noticed 4 other 'svchost.exe'. 2 using 'Network Service', 1 using 'System' & the other using 'Local Network' although they all show 00 CPU. Is there a free way of deleting them?