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I see these postings all over the net. I have posted about it once or twice before too. Now from what I have read "svhost.exe" is the one which is a virus or well a problem if you have it. And svchost.exe is normal. Now if it's normal, why do I have 3 to 6 of them all the time, and using alot of ram as well. Can this be changed, or what about it?
 

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You will have as many as needed for different essential applications. I have 6 of them running as I type this.

Never disable it, it is part of the OS.

Read:
http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/?files=svchost.exe

Here is an explanation of it direct from MicroSquish as to XP Pro Edition:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314056

Windows 2000:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250320

and from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svchost


As to your concern about the mem hogging. This quote from the Wiki:
The April 30, 2007 release of WSUS 3.0 led to reports of svchost.exe issues, including 100% CPU usage, memory hogging, and excessive laptop fan/power usage.
 
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Thanks for all the info. I wish they were not needed. Some of mine are running at 15,000K at times.
 

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It would be nice to know which app is running with which svchost linked to it so we could figure out a way to minimize the memory usage. Maybe someone here knows how to?
 

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or just run this from the command line
Code:
tasklist /svc /FI "IMAGENAME eq svchost.exe"
 

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