So many svchost's!!! noooo


Recommended Posts

mcb

Seemingly overnight, my computer has decided to spawn several more svchost.exe instances. as i recall, yesterday, there were a total of 18 Processes running while idle. Now there are 22.

what happened?

Link to post
Share on other sites
mcb

p.s. i installed those new xppowertoys posted on neowin. i dont know if that`s done it or not, but after uninstalling `em, they`re still here.

if anyone could also tell me which processes are associated with those powertoys, that would be much appreciated as well

Link to post
Share on other sites
mortensen

I have Powertoys installed and have only 3 instances of it running.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Techneaux

I've got 4 with a fresh install of XP. Seems like having more isn't worse, just running different things over different accounts.

Link to post
Share on other sites
me101

There is an article on Microsoft's Knowledge base, Description of svchost.exe

Also, available at JSInc, is an article, What is svchost.exe

Hope this helps, I have loads of these suckers, but then again, I have loads of memory so who cares :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
aco

Thanks me101, I have always wondered what svchost was; in Win2k Ad Serv aswell (if I remember correctly).

I have 4 running now, I have a shitload of RAM so I forgot about looking into it.

A question for Photoshop users:

Is anyone running PS 6.x with no pagefile?

It won't run, it tells me I don't have enough Virtual Memory. So I set the pagefile to min and max of 2 MB :D and it works :s

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...
SuperJediMedia
To view the list of services that are running in Svchost:

On the Start menu, click Run , and type CMD

type tlist -s

Link to post
Share on other sites
mmaacckkoo

It's for home networking

Well... if I force them to shut down my network doesn't work

Link to post
Share on other sites
Vinh

i have 4 svchost.exe and i didnt install any powertools...

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.