svchost.exe using 97% of CPU

  Cliff19 15:24 06 Feb 2007
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I often hear my hard drive working overtime. On entering the Windows Task Manager I find that "svchost.exe" in user name "System" is using 97% of the CPU and slowing everything down.
What is the explanation and can the problem be overcome?

  Totally-braindead 15:30 06 Feb 2007

Check your anti virus is up to date and run a scan. Some viruses hide themselves as svchost and its better to be safe than sorry.

  provider 2 15:31 06 Feb 2007

Cliff19,
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