Whats svchost..and why is it hungry for memory?

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  1. failurbydesign

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    Im running vista x64 and it seems to be eating a lot of memory..any ideas?
     
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I don't know, but have always wondered.

    I have about an average of 5 to 15 of them running, and some are doing over 15,000KB
     
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    weird, the total of all of mine running is over 300mb of ram..im just curious what they all are!
     
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    type services.msc in the search box on the start bar

    See all those listed as automatic and manual? They're all running in those svchost entries :)

    Best part of windows is called svchost :)
     
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    good call..thanks for that info!
     
  6. Perris Calderon

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    good post

    svchost= services host
     
  7. madmatt

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    For more information on which SVCHOST is "hosting" which services, run cmd and type:

    Services listing: Tasklist /SVC
    Get more info: Tasklist /FI "PID eq IDNUMBER"
     
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  8. Mizzle

    Mizzle Oh, now I know...!

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    You can also just right click on the svchost processes in task manager, and select "Go to services", which will select all the services related to that certain process :)
     
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    I'll have to install vista again and try that out :)

    *makes mental note to stop with this OS changing itch every 5 seconds*
     
  10. fitz

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    Believe this only works in Vista.. XP you are using the command line/tasklist method.

    Granted, the original Post mentioned he was running Vista and this will indeed work in Vista. But tasklist will work in most windows 2000 OS and above.
     
  11. Mizzle

    Mizzle Oh, now I know...!

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    Oh yes, it's only in Vista. Sorry, forgot to mention that :) Anyway, thread starter (failurbydesign) is running Vista, so it should work :)