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Many, Many Thanks for this! July 16, 2008 andrewwg94 that helps a lot. others run for hours. Good Stuff May 11, 2009 Boogers Thanks Geek! http://softmem.com/general/svchost-exe-x6.html

Navigate to “C:Windows” folder. 4. September 14, 2009 User omfg ty for posting this ^_^ September 17, 2009 Kiran Hey!!! So what is SVCHOST.EXE? August 5, 2009 Pawan The task manager comes on and then goes off. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svchost.exe

You know, I hate to say this, but I tend to agree with the writer who said this is Windows. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc/scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' Congrats and Thank you ! If svchost.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 55% dangerous.

Should I just keep doing this? Thank you for all that you do August 3, 2008 Scootergrisen thanks for a good explanation ;) August 5, 2008 r Thanks so much for the write-up. keep the good work. it's very helpfull You mentioned a guide for process, will I be able to get one?

It does not come on again. Not sure what to do due to the problems, please help…… May 19, 2009 Suckerpunch Svchost can also be a target of a host of viruses, intrusion software can embed itself November 24, 2008 Nathan Thank you Very much for that information Just like the hundreds out there I ALWAYS WONDERED THAT November 26, 2008 Zack Thanks, my computer was running approximately If svchost.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 68% dangerous.

August 8, 2008 Brisbane Internet Consultant Thanks, I always wondered about that. November 19, 2008 Brock Thanks! many thanks, will September 8, 2009 dann thanks! any more ideas!!

Restart the computer. read this post here A virus made its way on to my jump drive and put itself as a hidden file, I deleted it but it just recreated itself and I think it made its what can i do about this? Windows6.1-KB947821-v34-x86.msu). 3.

Change the Startup type to Disabled, press OK and restart your computer. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points. In XP click the start button, click the run button, type "services.msc" in the run box without quotes, and hit enter, does the same thing. Microsoft's Sysinternals Process Explorer also provides information about services running under svchost.exe processes when the user hovers the mouse over the svchost instance.

July 1, 2009 Kim how do you recognize a virus that uses an svchost.exe as a front from a real windows process? The true svchost.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "Generic Host Process". Acting as a host, the file svchost.exe creates multiple instances of itself. So let's say one of them is running at an excessively high CPU usage of 100 percent, how can we identify the actual application running?

According to Microsoft: "svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries". Such service's registry key must have a value named ServiceDll under the Parameters subkey, pointing to the respective service's DLL file. This issue occurs because a handle leak occurs in the Winmgmt service after you install Windows Management Framework 3.0 on the computer.[9] Note:The Winmgmt service is the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

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B proud of it :P. If svchost.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 62% dangerous. Reply Iain Sep 24, 2015 @ 04:11:43 Worked perfectly, solved so many other issues I was having. Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN! "SystemReg" definitely not required.

Excellent article. very simple and clear! =D December 4, 2009 will i accidently downloaded a file that gave me a trojan called dopper.generic bhhp and it has infected my svchost and i cant The file size is 689,664bytes. You should run a scan to be sure.

Latest updates and solutions to fix the "svchost" high usage issue. September 26, 2008 Dr Udoh This is an excellent explanation. one more thing, i am using win XP system and i had Macafee AV installed in it, couple days ago the AV start showing messages of Virus Scan Alert and the THANK YOU:) November 12, 2008 Dennis Thanks for the well written explaination November 13, 2008 [email protected]@noid Thanx for the info man !!

Even if it's Windows Update or the Firewall, don't worry, you can re-enable it later. June 8, 2008 The Geek @Bill Snow Often viruses and spyware will disguise themselves as legitimate services by either using the same name, or similar names with spelling errors. If you want more info on the Task Manger, check out my articles on understanding the Task Manager. That is what it is that their computer is doing in relation to what one might conceivably want their computer to do.

I've learned a lot … Thank's December 11, 2009 lucky really its helpfull for many of the user,those who are intersted in os.thanq December 11, 2009 pavan Really its helpfull for Or if not what can I do about the boot failure situation. Either your svchost got messed up or you have some malware that is pretending to be svchost. JOIN THE DISCUSSION Tweet Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis.

April 26, 2009 Bilal Thanx a lot for explaining wht these processes are……without this i couldnt sort out these probs in my life….. Click on OK to terminate the application.