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SVCHOSTS EXE Process
« on: December 17, 2014, 12:44:22 AM »
That process is taking up about 50% of my cpu. Is there a way to determine what is generating all that activity?

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Re: SVCHOSTS EXE Process
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 02:28:52 PM »
You can use this to at least find out what services are running on that svchosts.exe :wink:

http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/tweaking_com_svchost_exe_lookup_tool.html

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Re: SVCHOSTS EXE Process
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2014, 01:40:27 AM »
OK. Now I see that there are 61 processes (with PIDs) and 20 hosts. What's the next step? Look at each PID? CPU usage ranges from 25% to 49% (using Process Explorer.

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Re: SVCHOSTS EXE Process
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2014, 11:27:52 AM »
Open the task manager and find the PID of the one that is using the CPU. Then use my program and you can see each service that is being used and the PID it belongs to, sort the list by pid and then look at the pid that is using the CPU and you will see the services tied to it.

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Re: SVCHOSTS EXE Process
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2014, 02:51:06 PM »
I'm sorry but could you use a larger paint brush (or perhaps smaller words). It appears that the PID is 5556 which Task Manager says is 'WinDefend'. I took that to mean Windows Defender. But Windows Defender does nor show up in the program list. I installed Windows Essentials a few (8) months ago would Defender be in that?

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Re: SVCHOSTS EXE Process
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 12:58:15 AM »
If you installed MS security essentials then windows defender service should be disabled, if you are on Windows 7 or vista. On Windows 8 windows defender is the same thing and should be running.

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Re: SVCHOSTS EXE Process
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2014, 02:44:17 PM »
It's Windows 7.

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Re: SVCHOSTS EXE Process
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2014, 02:44:17 PM »

 

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