Svchost.exe creating problems RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have several pc's which all of a sudden are just slowed down completely.
    When looking at he task manager i see that svchost.exe is eating all the memory and cpu until the pc halts.
    I have run spyware removal and McAfee AV but it only goes back to normal for few hours.
    I notice by unplugging the network cable at least gives the to opportunity to scan the computer.
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 5:38 PM

All replies

  • I too experience the same on my computer.. The svchost.exe at times takes 99% for small bouts of time..
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 5:53 PM
  • That is not as much as a problem you all guys have been guessing

    svchost takes memory and that is perfectly normal
    there are four to five processes of svchost one taking more than 2k memory others in the range of 4 to 5 k
    So don't worry if your RAM is less than 256 then you need to stop unnecessary services and startups from start - run - services.msc

    Saturday, June 2, 2007 5:10 AM
  • Go to one of the following free online scanning sites and check your
    computer for malware. It certainly sounds like you have something
    infesting your machine.
    Bit Defender http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
    Trend Micro http://housecall.trendmicro.com
    Kaspersky Online Scanner http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
    Panda ActiveScan http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan
    WindowSecurity.com TrojanScan http://windowssecurity.com/trojanscan
    Webroot http://www.webroot.com/

    Not installing NIS was a wise decision, in my opinion. It is a
    classic example of how the cure can all too often be worse than the
    disease. But you do need protection from both viruses and spyware.

    AVG - Free antivirus and antispyware - http://free.grisoft.com
    AVAST - Free antivirus - http://www.avast.com
    Windows Defender - Free antispyware - http://download.microsoft.com

    There are also a number of quite good commercial products available,
    including ones from Bitware, Trend Micro, AVG, Kaspersky, and Panda.

    Good luck
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 2:20 PM
  • If you want more info go to http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread82.html

    Sunday, June 3, 2007 2:20 PM
  • I am working to make my own Antivirus, Antispyware and Firewall. May be after a few months I will send you my products. 
    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 10:30 PM
  • @Rahul - Wow.. Your own antivirus... Wonderful... Are u planning it as open-source software or commercial software?
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5:20 AM
  • Even I had the svchost.exe problem.. Its due to a virus that corrupts the .exe file... The only solution i had was to format the whole comp again.. and this virus gets active only when you are on net.. while offline this virus creates no problem.. and i hv tried a lot of anti virus to scan it out, but none of them was able to detect the virus...
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5:20 AM
  • @Rahul, thats really cool to have onces own AV. Impressive. I have no idea how to make an AV. May be you can give us some idea about it. Are you doing the work on it alone ? or you are doing a job in some company ?
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 2:03 PM
  • What is Svchost.exe?

      Let me tell you what it is not: On Windows XP, 2000 and 2003, svchost is not a virus. On those systems svchost is a required system component. If you happen to successfully delete it, your system will not run. You'll be much worse off than before. Svchost, which is short for "service host", is a core part of the operating system that provides support to many of the required services that are Windows. Errors and other problems in your computer can cause your Svchost.exe to spike to 99% CPU usage.
      Svchost.exe Symptoms:
      1. Your system becomes sluggish, and you find that something called svchost or dllhost is taking nearly 100% of your CPU.
      2. Your system reports that svchost has performed an illegal operation, and will be terminated. After that various things fail to work properly, if at all.
      3. After you log in, your system automatically reboots in one minute.
      4. Errors
      5. Slower Startup Speed
      6. Slower Internet Speed

    To safely repair Svchost.exe we recommend only a well-known utility. You'll need to clean multiple problems in your computer to get svchost.exe back to normal. RegCure's by far the safest and most effective way to fix this problem. Regcure is completely safe and free of adware/spyware and can be trusted. Far to often many programs come bundled with a bug you don't want. Regcure is guarenteed to work.

    1. Download RegCure
    2. Scan of your computer using RegCure fixing all Errors it finds
    3. Restart your computer.
    4. Run another scan to pick up any lingering Errors.

    Svchost.exe is completely restored!


    Thursday, June 7, 2007 2:42 PM
  • Nice information Fredrick, thankz...
    Thursday, June 7, 2007 6:01 PM
  • Thanks Fredrick for the detailed explanation for how to solve that problem. Smile
    Friday, June 8, 2007 4:34 AM
  • re - start ur pc!! thats it!!
    Saturday, June 9, 2007 11:39 AM
  • Well thatz a temporary solution, how many time will you restart the pc...
    Saturday, June 9, 2007 11:51 AM
  • Even restarting the PC will become hard. Sometimes the PC wont even restart as the PC will be busy as the CPU will be hogged up by svchost.exe Stick out tongue
    Saturday, June 9, 2007 3:55 PM
  • Regcure is not a free software. In case one want to use this software he must purchase it. The free version solves problems only in two areas. So I don't think its a good solution until one buys it.
    Sunday, June 10, 2007 6:18 AM