svchost.exe?

  BB[big brother] 15:36 03 Dec 2005
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I AM USING WIN XP SP2.I NOTICED THAT MY COMPUTER IS GETTING SLOWER AND SLOWER EACH DAY .THEN I FOUND THIS SVCHOST.EXE IN TASK MANAGER IT IS USING MOST OF CPU .WHEN I TERMINATE IT THE SYSTEM RUNS SMOTHLY BUT EVERY TIME I REBOOT I HAVE TO STOP IT AGAIN. IT IS STATED AS A SYSTEM APPLICATION.
WHAT TO DO WITH IT?

  PaulB2005 15:38 03 Dec 2005

Do you have anti virus?

Is it up to date?

  ICF 15:43 03 Dec 2005

Like PaulB2005 updat youe virus checker and do a system scan.Look at the link below


click here

  BB[big brother] 15:44 03 Dec 2005

I USE MCAFEE ENTERPRISE THAT IS WELL UPDATED . I FOUND PATE32 VIRUS A FEW DAYS EARLIER.WHAT DO U THINK A VIRUS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?

  PaulB2005 15:45 03 Dec 2005

A virus is possible.

By the way please turn your Caps Lock off as it is considered rude and SHOUTING!

  BB[big brother] 15:52 03 Dec 2005

WELL IF SVCHOST IS INTEGRAL PART OF WIN XP THEN IT MUST BE SOME VIRUS THAT IS CAUSING PROBLEMS BUT I TOLD U GUYS THAT WHEN I STOP ONE OF THESE THE SYSTEM IS FINE

  PaulB2005 15:53 03 Dec 2005

SVCHOST is an integral part of XP. Howeve some viruses use the same names as XP files to disguise themselves.

Run a scan at click here

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Please stop SHOUTING

  BB[big brother] 15:53 03 Dec 2005

ok mate caps is off

  absent 15:56 03 Dec 2005

"Svchost.exe" (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services) is an integral part of Windows OS. It cannot be stopped or restarted manually. It manages 32-bit DLLs and other services. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services portion of the registry to construct a list of services that it needs to load. In normal conditions multiple instances of Svchost.exe run 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. The svchost.exe file is located in the c:\windows\System32 folder. In other cases, svchost.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm!

  BB[big brother] 15:59 03 Dec 2005

i am downloading that task manager that claims that it can tell that whether the program is virus or something else

  BB[big brother] 16:12 03 Dec 2005

well this task manager seems to be a good thing.it is telling very good in formation about all programs running .
since i have stoped that special svchost.exe it will will appear again only when i rebot .so i will get it all right then.
thanks alot for help.consider it resolved

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