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

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#2
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
 

madmatt

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#7
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"
 

Mizzle

Oh, now I know...!
#8
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 :)
 

fitz

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#10
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 :)

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.
 

Mizzle

Oh, now I know...!
#11
Oh yes, it's only in Vista. Sorry, forgot to mention that :) Anyway, thread starter (failurbydesign) is running Vista, so it should work :)
 

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