woofwoofbark 16:41 14 May 2006

Hi , I have this process that runs at startup , I checked through taskbar manager because my cpu was running at nearly 100% as everything loaded , i checked the net for it and found

svchost.exe is a system process belonging to the Microsoft Windows Operating System

I see that it is an important component and shouldnt be deleted but why have I got 4 svchost.exe running ? on taskbar manager under username the process is running twice under SYSTEM , once under NETWORK SERVICE and LOCAL SERVICE ....

should there be 4 svchost.exe running at once ? I have noticed >>> click here that the filename could be a virus but I have Norton AV 2006 , adaware/spybot which shows up nothing.

so are these files ok or something to worry about .... btw I have checked them on taskbar manager just now and they aint using the cpu but 3 is taking up around 4,000 k in memory while the other is at around 24,000 k

hope ive explained this ok and someone can help/give advice

many thanks

geo g

  Skills 16:51 14 May 2006

At present I have five instances of svchost.exe running none are using the CPU but they range from taking up 20Mb of memory but 3Mb. My system is reported clean by avast , ewido and other antispyware apps.

  johnnyrocker 16:52 14 May 2006

based on my machine xp pro sp2 i would say yours is ok as mine shows six running.


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