svchost being a mong

  [DELETED] 18:27 11 Oct 2003

When I turn on my PC, it boots fine. But - after a few minutes, it starts to go queer.

Sound stutters, games stutter, movies stutter and also when I Move the mouse it'll be smooth, then it'll stop for a second, then move, then stop and it'll keep doing this over and over. Basically, it makes the entire PC Sluggish.

HOWEVER If I close svchost Username: System with a memoery usage of around 20mb, the problem stops. BUT, this means I can't play mp3's, game sounds or movie sounds and also the Internet will not load any websites.

No idea why this is, solutions GREATLY APPRECIATED.

  [DELETED] 18:36 11 Oct 2003

Just had a look thru my processes, don't have svchost in my user, I have network, local and system, there is a virus uses svch0st i believe, check Sophos click here just in case ?

  [DELETED] 18:58 11 Oct 2003

click here

Svchost.exe is just an easy name to say. What this means is that you have services running from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). The Svchost.exe file is located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services portion of the registry to construct a list of services that it needs to load. There can be multiple instances of Svchost.exe running at the same time.

Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services, so that separate services can be run depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This allows for better control and debugging.

Svchost.exe groups are identified in the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost

Each value under this key represents a separate Svchost group, and represents one instance of Svchost.exe. Each value is a REG_MULTI_SZ value and contains the services that run under that Svchost group. Each Svchost group can have more than one service_names extracted from the following registry key, whose Parameters key contains a ServiceDLL value:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ service

If you go to Start --> Run and type command, you can find out what the svchost.exe files corrispond to.

(Windows XP) Once you have the command line up, type Tasklist /SVC.

From the figures given I have checked my own svc files and one is about the size you mention.

svchost is not a virus file itself .. although there exists a possibility that it has been corrupted by one.

  hugh-265156 19:18 11 Oct 2003

xp tells me

tasklist /svc is not recognised as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file

  [DELETED] 19:37 11 Oct 2003

same huggy :/

  [DELETED] 19:48 11 Oct 2003

i'm going to run some virus checks, but if they dont detect anything does anyone have any other ideas?

  hugh-265156 20:10 11 Oct 2003

well you could check for spyware click here this may be using up the cpu time maybe.

failing that update your sound and graphics drivers and shut down any other programs running when watching movies or playing music.

  [DELETED] 20:41 11 Oct 2003

I should have checked my source more closely (microsoft) this command only works in XP Pro where the recovery console has been installed,

  [DELETED] 22:07 11 Oct 2003

Please think about language when posting I don't think I am being over sensitive but as the father of a downs syndrome daughter I find the title of this thread offensive.

  hugh-265156 22:19 11 Oct 2003

drugs slang for downer i think.dont think woodbexhill ment any disrespect.

  [DELETED] 14:14 12 Oct 2003


Thanks it huggyg71 i didn't know that just proves i am an old fogey i suppose.

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