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Amazing to find so many before me who had same query about it. The confusing thing is that there can be multiple copies running at the same time. Geez, I was burning up too much calories just to find out what on earth is that SVCHOST.EXE all about, then The Geek easily cracked this one for me. September 22, 2008 Neb Thanks for clearing this up for me.

Sign in to report inappropriate content. If the service name is "scvhost.exe" then its a virus. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - (NT) Then better click that. or just solving the problem in general? http://www.file.net/process/exe.exe.html

For more information, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250320 For help, tlist /? i used to have to stop the svchost process but i investigated using process explorer and found out that 99% of the cpu was taken up by svc host - the 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 Thanks for your time June 16, 2008 Dimple I've just installed some security software, scvhost keeps coming up and requesting I block it, is this normal?

October 15, 2009 Stud thank you very much :) i always like to know what programs are running behind the seens and i never knew that there are so many diferent November 16, 2009 erisha So far the best and understandable explanations I had. So just to be safe, it is always worth scanning for viruses with your preferred anti-virus scanner. Windows should not be trying to establish a connection to the internet anyway unless I tell it to.

What services can safely be disabled and not inhibit the PC from functioning for basic usage and internet connectivity? May 17, 2009 Violet I have a problem starting up also (Windows XP) Get a few error messages and then it closes down! 1 message is svchost.exe - Application Error ‘The I've erased it completely, but it still shows up everytime i turn on my pc, tryied tracing it again and showed no results. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/exe.exe-26173.html TheGameSalmon 12,020 views 12:48 Max Reacts Bonus - The Kyle Animation - Duration: 33:04.

It really would be nice to know what would happen to our computer whenever any one or combination of proceses was disabled before we took this action (specifically, what things "only September 23, 2008 jd2066 @Neb: Yes assuming it's C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe. Your cache administrator is webmaster. August 9, 2008 Prof This was a remarkably clear and concise description.

It is recommended by C|Net and free. B May 16, 2008 Brady I'm still having a bit of trouble, What do you do if you don't have the ability to look at the services list, and right-clicking doesn't Thank you for that. That is what it is that their computer is doing in relation to what one might conceivably want their computer to do.

Sooner or later the deny setting sticks, but it eventually comes back in a couple of days and I go through this process again. April 14, 2009 Jesus Thanks for the information, I like it, Very Much. Published 01/24/15 SHOW ARCHIVED READER COMMENTS (544) Comments (544) January 24, 2008 Rich I always wondered what this was and why so many were running. Rating is available when the video has been rented.

I too was curious about the multiple instances running when my AutoCAD application stopped running. It shows what a poor design it is and the inherent problems experienced with Windows currently. As for services running under svchost that have security holes in them, your only option is to keep up with the latest news and updates on Microsoft security and security for Pushing the Kaspersky definition updater right now.

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Its useless trying to use anti-spyware/addware or even an anti virus. If you've ever taken a look at the Services section in control panel you might notice that there are a Lot of services required by Windows.

Another svchost.exe instance might run all the services related to the user interface, and so on.

Thanks! Some malware tries to fake it putting one in C:\Windows or elsewhere. November 26, 2009 bert winters I get message host process for windows was closed down and then i cant get on the internet,i then have to close the computer and re Is there a better description of what each service performs beyond what Windows provides?

I was always wondering why there are so many of them. Can you give me instructions as to how to find out what these are doing and who started them. Find the service in the list that you'd like to disable, and either double-click on it or right-click and choose Properties. Also when I boot up I get a boot failure, system halted.

For instance, one svchost.exe instance runs the 3 services related to the firewall. November 7, 2009 Naikado Wow! April 23, 2009 jummajeed Thanks a lot! You should run a scan to be sure.

June 17, 2008 edjay Mindboggling. And the only way I can get around the latter, is to do a sofft boot. Loading... Is it because I'm running XP: Home?

April 10, 2008 JUSTIN thanks to whoever wrote this article… it helped me gain a lot of info bout svchost…. July 11, 2008 Steven Windows offers "tons" of services, many of which the average user doesn't need. March 6, 2009 Navneet Hello, I have P IV machine with 3.00 ghz (pinless processor), MSi motherbaords with 512 mb DDR1 ram. Its a bug in disguise under the name of svchost.exe to prevent detection.