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Why so many svchost.exe running?
I have 7 svchost.exe running. 3 are under the user name "system" others are under "network service" and "local service". Why so many, and will the Windows 7 change the number of Process running? Thank you for your help.
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Re: Why so many svchost.exe running?
Samtheman wrote:
> I have 7 svchost.exe running. 3 are under the user name "system" others
> are under "network service" and "local service". Why so many, and will
> the Windows 7 change the number of Process running? Thank you for your
> help.
>
>



It's perfectly normal to have several instances of Svchost.exe
running simultaneously.

A Description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q314056

However, if Svchost.exe is using a large portion of your CPU
cycles, it may well have been "hijacked" by a worm, Trojan, or scumware.
To determine if this is the case, use your preferred antivirus and
spyware applications to scan for problems.


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Old 04-10-2010
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RE: Why so many svchost.exe running?
Just for grins do a search on your harddrive for svchost.exe. Look for the
directories that come up. If any of the files are in a directory other than
System32 or Prefetch than this could be the problem.
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