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Q: SvcHost - Eating memory.

Hi guys.

So, yesterday I had a problem with a HDD.
And I used Easy BCD to move the bootmgr on my SSD where W7 is installed.
(here is my post: W7: How to MOVE 'System Reserved partition' to a different drive.)

It's only 500k right now but it can be even more (800k+)

I installed my new HDD and now I saw -sometimes- "ScvHost.exe" is leaking my memory.
Here is a screenshot of the task manager whre we can see the problem.
And in the same screenshot you can see all services corresponding.



Sorry, I know everything is in French but all services's name are still in english.

I hope someone will find a solution, because it's really anoying when I'm working on my 3D software. :X
Thank you !


EDIT: so after a SFC /SCANOW, he found somes damaged files but he can't repair it.



I uploaded the CBS.log found at C:\Windows\Logs\CBS

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A: SvcHost - Eating memory.

You may have 2 different issues:

If you are up-to-date with Windows Updates - read this and see if it is applicable for you!

Windows 7 update (KB3022345) causing corrupt files

The WIndows 7 solution is on post #24 (x86 fix in post #23)

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Can't help with svchost.exe though. Hopefully someone else will comment on that.

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Recently, I've noticed a lot of slowdown on my computer and that most of the memory was being taken up (85-95%). Its gotten better now but there are still huge spikes in memory usage and it seems to be coming from svchost.exe (netsvcs). Any help would be great, thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6670 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1912 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 828 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227272 MB, Free - 195695 MB; Q: Total - 9999 MB, Free - 2130 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, 2847CZU
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:svchost.exe (netsvcs) eating most of my memory

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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

I had a virus on my computer and after cleaning with malwarebytes, the svchost.exe eats up all of my CPU and memory. Am I still infected?

A:SVCHOST.EXE eating up memory after virus

Can you post the log from Malwarebytes?

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I have a windows 2003 server with and svchost eating up 1.5 gig of the 4 gig of memory in it. It is also slow and slugis while accessing.Here is my logLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:19:28 AM, on 5/1/2007Platform: Windows 2003 SP1 (WinNT 5.02.3790)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.3790.1830)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGTCP~1\avgtcpsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\beremote.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Dfssvc.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\DLO\dlomaintsvcu.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\dns.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.2\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SBSMONITORING\Binn\sqlservr.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SHAREPOINT\Binn\sqlservr.exec:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$WSUS\Binn&#... Read more

A:Help With Windows 2003 Svchost Eating Up Memory

Hello Earl C and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.The HijackThis forum deals exclusively with virus and malware issues. HijackThis cannot analyze performance, hardware or application issues. For other non-malware related issues I would suggest posting to the appropriate forum listed below:Performance issues - Windows XP Home and Professional forumHardware related issues - Hardware forumNetworking related issues - Networking forumInternet Browsing/Email related issues - Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications forumThe techs in each of those forums specialize in matters pertaining to their field of expertize. When posting to any other forum, do not post a HijackThis log or the post will simply be moved back to this forum for infection analysis. That is what HijackThis is used for and that is what we specialize in here in this forum.When posting in any other forum for assistance, give as much detail as possible regarding any issues that are occurring. The more information they have, the better the techs can analyze the issue and make any recommendations for resolving it.Almost all critical system services are run by the svchost service. What would be normal for that service would depend on the system and what is running underneath each svchost process. The techs in the XP forum would be able to analyze the system and make any appropriate recommendations regarding performance issues.Cheers.OT

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Right so heres a detailed account of whats been happening. Read all please.

My computer started showing weird symptoms last night, an svchost.exe in my task manager was stalling all of my other programs and eating 500,000K+ of memory! I tried ending the process but the .exe just kept coming back and eating away memory slowly. and this .exe is stalling all of my programs and causing some programs that would run fine before to lock up until I kill the process then the program unfreezes itself. I keep constantly having to kill it and its getting annoying. oh and did I mention that every time I kill this svchost.exe it keeps disabling my Windows Audio and I keep having to restart it through the services area? because thats getting highly annoying too.

I unplugged my computer from the internet and, after updating it before I disconnected, ran an all night scan of Malwarebytes anti-malware and it did find 2 threats that I removed and rebooted for. after the reboot, I did 1 more quick scan and it didn't find anything so I thought I was in the clear.

I rebooted again and reconnected my computer to the internet. I get hit with a CHKDSK screen asking me to preform a disk check, I let it proceed and it removes some corrupted files and entires. one thing I remember is that it kept saying "Restoring orphaned file" along with a filename and a location. seemed odd but then again I don't use CHKDSK too much to really see a problem.

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A:[SOLVED] svchost.exe eating way too much memory. virus?

I know I'm supposed to wait up to 3 days but can I please get some help for this? this virus is a nightmare to live with. I can't get anything done while its eating away at my memory and hard drive space.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

I'm having serious memory usage issues. iexplore.exe and svchost.exe are running 60-80 k and more - killing individual applications works for a little while, but then they restart. AVG, Spybot, Ad-aware, have all come up empty handed. I'm at a loss now, so any help would be greatly appreciated!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:55:10 AM, on 4/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorShield.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Javasoft\JRE\1.3.1\bin\javaw.exe
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A:svchost.exe and iexplore.exe eating up memory -HJT log included

I just killed a svchost.exe application that was using 113 k

Also, firefox seems to have a memory leak. I've changed the browser.cache.memory.capacity settings already...
 

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New timer if and if I screw up something let me know. about 6 weeks ago, system always running slow, looking at task manager kept seeing SVChost running under my user name consuming memory and Cpu, and would have no services associated with it.  Im not a computer guy, so I would just end the process but within minutes back up and running,   I ran the  sfc /scannow, nothing   The only way to hold if off was not to acknowledge the pop up that said Host process for windows stopped working.   I ran the hell out of my mal ware bytes numerous times nothing, microsoft security essentials, just a Trojan, but nothing else. lot of stuff on line about SVChost going nuts, a lot to go through, hardly any of it useful.  Ran TSDDkiller nothing, ran Rkill and it all looked fine with the exception of
Performing miscellaneous checks:
 * ALERT: ZEROACCESS rootkit symptoms found!
Ran TSDD and all the malware programs again and nothing.  I then stumbling across combofix and ran that, and have included the log below, don't really know how to read it but BOOM after the reboot, no more SVChost coming on and growing and damn the machine is fast.  I would appreciate any insight.and any advice ...thanks
 
 

A:SVChost constantly reappearing eating memory

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

Recently noticed SVChost.exe and msmpeng.exe are eating more available memory than it did in the past.
 
I can always close SVChost.exe but it will always restart. In addition, I can not close and restart msmpeng.exe.
 
I tried doing simple scans with Malwarebytes, Roguekiller, Hitmanpro, and cleaned with CCcleaner.  They all found nothing of "interest". 
 
The computer also boots very slowly.
 
Lastly, sometimes I hear the fans on the CPU/GPU start running pretty quickly and then I'll shut svchost.exe to clear some memory/cpu usage.
 
Note: The logs were run with the largest SVChost.exe shut off at 300,000+kb - so it is not active in the logs.
 
====================Start of log ============================
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 26-05-2015
Ran by Blackhexen (administrator) on BLACKHEXEN-PC on 26-05-2015 17:41:09
Running from C:\Users\Blackhexen\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Blackhexen (Available Profiles: Blackhexen)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
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A:svchost.exe and msmpeng.exe eating available memory + slow boot times

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

Sometime last week my computer started producing random just-in-time debugging popups. They seem to be getting worse and pop up almost constantly. I've also noticed that there is a instance of svchost.exe running that eats almost all of my memory. I'm not have any problems with being directed like I've read of a lot of people having. I ran a full scan with Microsoft Security Essentials and it found a few problems, which it corrected, but the problem was still there. I then ran it again in safe mode and it deleted three instances of java/blacole (.BI, .W, and .BM) but the problem still persisted. I then tried Spybot S&D in safe mode and it found nothing. I ran combofix a couple of times in safe mode. Both times it found errors which it corrected, but the problem persists. I then ran malwarebytes in safe mode which came up clean. Now that malwarebytes is running in the background it seems as though the problem has gone away, but I keep getting popups in the system tray saying malwarebytes blocked access to a potentially malicious website: 178.238.233.153.

That brings me to where I am now. I'm fed up with this thing; hopefully someone else will be able to help me.

HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:26:10 PM, on 11/29/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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A:svchost eating memory and constant Just-in-time debugging popups

Bump

Anyone? I would really like to figure out what is wrong
 

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A few days ago i noticed a high number of instances of iexplorer running eating up a lot of memory even though i had no web sites open. Thinking i had a small problem I ran malwarebytes and was shocked to see a high number of infections including, spyware.zbot.msxgen and a few trojan.agent. No problem I  thought as MB quickly cleaned all that out, but upon restarting the problem continued. In addition an attempt to check my email resulted in a slightly convincing looking error page, with microsoft verisign still highlighted, but obvious phishing attempt to gather my credit card information to prove my identity. Another MB scan shows a clean bill of health. I also noticed that my google searches were now being filtered through russian google instead of english. I checked both the email site and google and both were occuring in firefox as well as iexplorer.
 
I managed to work my way around the internet, avoiding any log in or anything else that may have been highjacked, by constantly closing processes as they climbed in memory usage, and ran an online ESET virus scan which also revealed and cleaned numerous infections. Once again upon restart the problem persisted. I then downloaded and used aavast, which cleaned a lot of things with a boot scan a few things with a quickscan but was never able to perform a full scan always hanging up on the same file a few moments into the scan. Still the problem persisted.
 
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A:Svchost spawning multiple iexplore in background eating memory and highjacking

Hello and welcome!Let's see if we can get this fixed.I ran malwarebytes and was shocked to see a high number of infections including, spyware.zbot.msxgen and a few trojan.agent. No problem I thought as MB quickly cleaned all that outand ran an online ESET virus scan which also revealed and cleaned numerous infections.I then downloaded and used aavast, which cleaned a lot of things with a boot scan a few things with a quickscanCan you please post up all those log files that show what exactly has been found and where.In addition, please run the following scans:Step 1Please download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.Start tdsskiller.exe with administrator privileges.Accept the EULA and the KSN Statement.Click on Change parameters.Make sure that all available options (except "Loaded modules") are checked and click OK.Click on Start scan.If any threats are found don't delete them but choose the Skip option for all of them.Click on Report to open the log file. (It is also saved at C:\TDSSKiller.<version_date_time>_log.txt).Copy and paste its contents in your next reply.Step 2Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Hello,
my computer is coming to a halt because of svchost. It starts to use CPU up to 90%. Can you please help, i read forums and ran s&d, hijack and ccleaner but no avail. I cant figure it out..

Thanks everyone, anyone..

A:Svchost eating up CPU

Were you infected?DownloadProcess explorerExtract and launch itRight click on SVCHOST.EXE that has high cpu usage and click on services tabPost the list of services hereDownloadmini toolboxCheckmark following boxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size List restore pointsClick Go and post the result.

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Hullo everyone. I have the 64-bit version of Vista Home Premium, with 8 gigs of RAM. I have a CPU-Usage widget, that says 81% of my RAM's being used, even though Opera browser's the only thing I have running. When I pull up Windows Task Manager, it lists an instance of svchost, with SYSTEM as the User Name, using 5,157,000 K of RAM. I also have 83 processes running, which sounds high. Something tells me this isn't right.

I have done a force-quit on the offending svchost once or twice; it's not the smartest thing, but my RAM usage drops immediately. Even when my computer's idle, svchost uses this RAM. Any suggestions, info, or questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Svchost.exe eating all my RAM

A good place to start would be download process explorer from microsoft and find out just what is using the instance of svhost that is eating the ram.

Process Explorer

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hello guys i am having issues with my computer. its been a week that after some hours of work the svchost.exe starts eating all my cpu and up to 700 mb, makign the pc to freeze.
i have no clue whats going on here. ill post a log hoping somone can help me figure out what is causing this.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 16.31.21, on 21/09/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programmi\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programmi\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Programmi\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Programmi\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programmi\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Marija\Menu Avvio\Programmi\Esecuzione automatica\imfyem.exe
C:\Programmi\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Programmi\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Programmi\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Programmi\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avshadow.exe
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A:svchost.exe eating my ram and CPU

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

As the title says, one of my svchost.exe processes is eating 80%-99% of my CPU at any given time it's active. I usualy just end the process and the computer stops lagging. This happens on boot up, and every so often after I stop the process, it respawns. I suspect a trojan has infected it.

Next, my Windows Live Onecare keeps informing me that my Automatic updates are being shut off. This happens frequently, and when I try to install the updates, I get an error and it says they cant install with no given reason. I leave the auto update on and a half an hour later it gets randomly turned off again.

When all this started happening I noticed my sound card stopped working. Videos and sounds off the web dont work anymore, the only thing that works is windows sounds and my winamp (because I set it to use a different sound device).

Anyone know what the heck's going on??

A:Help! svchost.exe eating CPU and more!

I am having this exact same problem!! I also have this problem on startup, and notice that my sound stops working. Although I have been able to re-enable the sound after startup by going to Computer Management and Starting the Windows Audio process. I just thought I'd comment that I also have the same problem and if someone could help us out that'd be very very helpful.

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Hi guys!
My computer is running a lot slower these day, so after cleaning it up thoroughly I realized that there was a svchost.exe process that's been eating up 95-99% of my CPU.
I ran HijackThis and here's the log file.
I'd be much obliged if you could help me out because I can't make heads or tails out of it.

Also, when I try to shut down the annoying process, it starts an auto-shutdown procedure and says it's because of a "DCOM Service Process Launcher". I succeeded in thwarting the operation with the "shutdown -a" command, but then some other programs(Defragmenter, MSN) don't work.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:47:46, on 17.3.2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Hello!
I have a Windows 7 x64 computer and as of lately TrustedInstaller.exe (2%) and Svchost.exe (13%) are eating my CPU at the computer startup.
Svchost.exe does it for a good couple of minutes before it goes back to 0% CPU usage and that is irritating. How can I find the culprit (by using Process Explorer)?
Thank you!
 

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l have mentioned this in another thread, but the problem seems to be getting more annoying, especially seeing as l just noticed svchost was getting close to 1GB of ram usage this time.

lve no idea why, but process explorer seems to note many of these "ntdll.dll!RtlValidateHeap+0x170" within the threads tab other than that l dont really see anything all that strange in the respects that while there are allot of threads starting with the ntdll.dll there seems to be one instance of every other thread, tho "ntdll.dll!RtlValidateHeap+0x170" does show up within other svchost instances.

lm just wondering whats causing it considering lve not had this issue before when l closed my browsers etc ld reclaim my ram going back to 25% or so but now the svchost services just keep on growing.

could this have anything to do with the ram l removed? l had to remove 8gb (leaving 8gb) because the other two sticks were causing bsods..

A:svchost seems to be eating my ram

In Process Explorer double-click that process and look in the tab "Services" to see which services are hosted by that svchost process.

There's an old thread here about the same problem (although it turned out to be caused by the anti-virus product in that case) with the suggestion to split the services for that svchost process into separate processes to easier identify what's causing it:
svchost.exe + NTDLL.DLL Causing high CPU Usage

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hello guys i am having issues with my work computer. i do not do any kind of gaming or other,just work. its been a week that after some hours of work the svchost.exe starts eating all my cpu and up to 700 mb, makign the pc to freeze.
i have no clue whats going on here. ill post a log hoping somone can help me figure out what is causing this.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 16.31.21, on 21/09/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programmi\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programmi\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Programmi\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Programmi\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programmi\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Marija\Menu Avvio\Programmi\Esecuzione automatica\imfyem.exe
C:\Programmi\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Programmi\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Programmi\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Programmi\Avira\AntiVir D... Read more

A:svchost.exe eating my ram and CPU

Since this is a work computer, unfortunately, we cannot assist although we can tell you the PC is infected so that needs to be taken care of by your IT department.

http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CORPORATE/COMPANY OWNED COMPUTERS

Please do not request assistance for corporate/company owned computers. Many changes/deletions are made during the clean up process, some of which may involve uninstalling programs, deleting folders/files, changing settings and/or removing policies etc. As we have no way of knowing for sure if these are actually needed for company operations, malware issues in these cases should be handled by your own IT Departments in order to avoid any undesirable results. Click to expand...
 

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svchost.exe is monopolizing my CPU time and rendering my laptop useless. I really need your help.

I posted this two weeks ago and the problem keeps getting worse. 14 days is adequate patience, no? I know you all are busy but many, MANY posts after mine were worked on so I do not understand your triage process. Its certainly not FIFO. I cannot be angry, because you are volunteers providing a vital service, but I am frustrated and desparate!

If I am not adequately afflicted, send me a message and I'll look for help elsewhere. You all have helped before and I hope you can again. I donate after successful help.

Tnx
John

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1700MHz, x86 Family 6 Model 9 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700 , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57184 MB, Free - 4612 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corporation, 0T1957, , . .CN129614964389.
Antivirus: None

(just dismounted an outdated Norton installation - it did not appear to be doing any good - this problem arose prior to unloading that s/w and it did appear to be using an inordinate amount of resources on bootup)

The logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:21:21 PM, on 10/16/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Help! svchost eating my CPU!

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/956672-pls-review-advise.html

eddie
 

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Dear My Expert Brother,Please help me, I am very much suffered by the attack of svchost.exe who eating my bandwidth (limited so, it is too much valuable) in hidden thats why I can't browse or download properly, it cause slow my net speed!Plzzzzzz help meI using:OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)Version: 6.1.7600I knew the bloody killer by ESET NOD32

A:Help! svchost.exe EATING my bandwidth!!

till there have no reply !

about 200 time views !!!

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So I posted a while back about about svchost.exe eating my processor,
we checked the devicemanager and reinstalled a borked driver

This isn't the case anymore so I don't know what to do..

What I DO know about it is that if I turn off that particular svchost.exe,
my soundcard and internet goes byebye...

What to do what to do?

A:svchost eating my processor AGAIN

Did you install anything just before it started happening?

If not, then it could be due to spyware/viruses, follow the "Having problems with spyware/viruses" in my sig.

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Hi, this is my first post on here. I was trying to troubleshoot the problem myself, but could not find a solution. Everytime I start my computer (P3 933 Mhz, 256mb Ram, Windows XP Pro) I find that roughly 70% of the resources are being used by a svchost.exe process. IT is only using roughly 13-16k of memory in the task manager list under processes, however. I know this is eating the resources because when I end this particular service, the CPU usage drops to between 0-3%. I tried following some other threads on here but could not really do much with them.

I have downloaded ad-aware 6.0 with the updates and used Spy-bot to delete all the spyware they have found, but it still is doing this. The only way I have around it is ending the process (which also happens to run my sound devices or something because I get no sound when this process ends). I have done a tasklist /svc in the command prompt and here are the results:

Image Name PID Services
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System Idle Process 0 N/A
System 4 N/A
smss.exe 392 N/A
csrss.exe 476 N/A
winlogon.exe 500 N/A
services.exe 544 Eventlog, PlugPlay
lsass.exe 556 PolicyAgent, ProtectedStorage, SamSs
svchost.exe 724 RpcSs
svchost.exe 776 AudioSrv, BITS, Browser, CryptSvc, Dhcp,
dmserver, ERSvc, EventSystem,
FastUserSwitchingCompatibility,
lanmanserver, lanmanworkstation, Netman,
Nla, Schedule, seclogon, SENS,
ShellHWDetection, TermService, Themes,
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I've glanced thru previous threads and am unable to find much luck with this...

We have a Sony Viao laptop running Windows XP Professional, service pack 2. The system appears to boot normally; until Windows is finished loading. That's when we notice the CPU fan begin to rev and very poor system performance.

Opening the Task Manager, we quickly see that the CPU is running at 100%, and the processes tab is showing "svchost" to be the culprit.

Knowing this, we've run the standard adware/anti-viral scans that only found tracking cookies and SpamBuster, which have been nuked from the system; yet the situation continues.

I've included the log from HiJackThis in hopes somebody could assist us in eliminating this problem.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:23:42 PM, on 5/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiptaxx.exe
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Just recently, like two days ago,
I started noticing that my computer was just killing itself,
getting temp-locks for a few seconds and so forth..

Opened the allmighty taskmanager,
and there it was, svchost.exe, chewing away at 97%, at all times.. Great..
So I closed it, well, all was fine and dandy...
Except, I can't open the volume control...
And that's about the only problem I get from it,
which is still bloody annoying..

Anyone know what's going one here and how to solve it?

A:svchost.exe eating my processor...

svchost.exe is a generic windows host process that controls alot of basic windows functions-hence no sound. you can also have several instances of it running at the same time. It's also a good place for viruses/malicious software to hide. How's you're malware protection for starter's? Exclamations in device manager? Errors in event viewer?

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Everytime i start my pc, svchost.exe runs for about 5-10mins eating around 90-100% cpu. after this time, it stops eating the memory and i can use it fine? I dont know why it does that it only started recently.Please help me. Thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 17:58:48, on 05/11/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPWinLct.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHost.exeC:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exeC:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPFUSMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft... Read more

A:Svchost.exe Eating Cpu? Please Help Diagnose

Hello Binoy and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.There is 1 entry we can remove as a matter of housekeeping since the file is missing so let's do that while you are here.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - (no file)Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.Other than that everything looks fine.The svchost.exe runs many of the system services. If the problem only occurs at system startup then it would point to a service that is either updating or scanning on startup. It could also be related to a p2p program like uTorrent which is connecting to its network.For non-malware related XP performance issues it is best to post in the XP forum here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/56/windows-xp-home-and-professional/They can assist with analyzing the system for resource issues and recommend changes or upgrades to boost system performance. Let them know that you have been to this forum and no malware was found.Cheers.OT

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Hi!

For a month or so sometimes after the startup svchost.exe is eating up the CPU resources.

Today (using Process Explorer) I finally found the exact culprit that was eating about 13% of the CPU right after startup, it stopped after a couple of minutes but it's irritating nonetheless.

Service: wuauserv

Start address: wuaueng.dll!DllInstall+0x57c0

This wasn't happening ever before (except for the last month or so). Can it be fixed?

Thank you!

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For some reason my services.exe and one of svchost.exe entries are constantly running around 10% of my CPU each. They will each fluctuate around this but more-or-less stay within the same range.
This seems to have only come on lately because I know it wasn't like this a few weeks ago. The only things I've done in this time is install more ram and install Uniblue's RegistryBooster, but for the record, I'm pretty sure I noticed this before I had installed RegistryBooster.

I've seen a ton of posts in other forums about similar problems but this is usually because either the services.exe OR one of their svchost.exe files is acting up and in those cases it seems like they are running at much higher CPU usages (80-100%). Neither of them seems to be drawing too much of my RAM either, with only like 1.3mb and 11mb respectively, yet they fluctuate like a sinewave in CPU use all day.

The svchost in question is:
http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/a...Untitled-1.jpg

I've done virus and malware scans many times both in safe mode and not and haven't found anything.

Thanks in advance, if more info is needed let me know

A:services.exe and svchost.exe eating CPU

would be best if you had ram spec (before and after new ram) cpu power and age, what pc it is and when you first noticed it

then i might be better able to help

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Everytime I turn on the computer, my CPU usage is at 100% and barely falters from there. I cant run any programs at regular speed, and it takes 5 min just to open a word document. I have since devised that if I hit ctrl+alt+del right when I turn on my computer, and end a process called "scvhost.exe" (there are like 5 but I close the one using the most of my cpu) it is fine. I have learned that svchost.exe hosts other programs as well and there is no way to delete it. Is there something that I can do? To prevent this? Something is eating up my computer usage, and its frustrating. Thanks!

I have WIN XP
 

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My computer resources are being drained by SVChost.exe. In task manager I see 14 of them running with one running at over 113,000K and another 2 in the 30,000 - 40,000 range. I am at a loss on what to do, since I know they are system processes but do not know what processes are causing the problems. Any ideas or help on where to start with this would be greatly appreciated.

A:SVCHost.exe eating up system resources

Basically services run within svchost.exe, so they can vary, if you get Process Explorer, it allows you to look at whats happening in greater detail, so you can determine whats causing the problem!

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Well, I see what it's doing, but I have no idea why it's doing what it is. More specifically: On my Win2k computer, one of the three running svchost.exe programs eats up memory, starting at 10 megs on bootup and after work I caught it at ~130. Using Process Explorer, it is repeatedly accessing system32/drivers/ndiswan.sys, once per second, and gaining about 8kb of memory each access time. Lsass.exe is also accessing that one svchost process, and gaining about 4kbs of RAM every 2 seconds or so. So, that's the diagnostic - any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:SVChost and Lsass eating up tons of RAM

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Please do this. Click here: http://www.sherrylynn.us/HijackThis.exe to download Hijack This. It’s very important that you save it to its own folder on your hard drive, such as program files (not temporary files or the desktop), so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and save it to NotePad. Copy the entire log and paste it here.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed. Wait for someone to analyze the log and advise.
 

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Hi Folks,  happy to make your acquaintance, I just wish I could say I'm happy to be here 
 
Anyway, I've tried many tools and I don't seem to be able to kill the bug I've gotten.  It's gradually disabling my laptop, seems to have gotten in though a Java exploit, but I really don't know at tthis point.
 
I'd like to be able to post a log from DDS, but it won't complete.  Combofix also will not run.  I think some of my windows components are busted. I'm running winXP with SP3, and recently switched to Chrome after IE8 started being really flaky.  I've lost most of my network capabilities as well, so if I have to download something, I have to use my main computer and ping-pong it to the laptop on a USB stick.
 
I've run MBAM and Avast and SUPER antispyware, they all find nothing.  I'm pretty sure I'm doing things in the wrong order, so I need some intelligent help, please!
 
Something that is interesting, to me anyway, is that my taskbar at the bottom of the screen changes from blue to a nasty gray "win 95" style occasionally, usually when svchost is maxing the processor.  I've also seen "interrupt" and "googleupdate" grab 99% of the processor.
 
Anyway, this computer has no real info on it, so If I have to scrape it, I will.  I just thought I'd see what the pro's say...
 
Will keep checking back, thanks for the help!

A:svchost is slowly eating my laptop...

Hi again.  This is not a bump, I got DDS to work finally.  It won't work if you leave the default "check MBR" option on, hangs the computer instead.  So, here are the contents of DDS and Attach:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by User at 19:46:34 on 2013-08-11
#Option MBR scan  is disabled.
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1707 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Outdated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k... Read more

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Hi, just recently I realised that my computer has been running really slowly. So I checked my task manager and found out that my CPU has been running at 100% thanks to svchost.exe. After some googling, I realised this could be a trojan. Can someone please help me remove it? Thanks! I'm on Windows 8.1 64-bit
 

A:svchost.exe in Temp folder and eating my CPU

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.

Note: You need to download and run the 64 bit version
Right click to run as administrator. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.
Please copy and paste log back here.
The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe). Please also paste that along with the FRST.txt into your reply.

 

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My workstation computer is having really bad performance issues and I have reason to believe that these two files have a lot to do with the issue. Please advise.

A:SVCHOST.EXE and DLLHOST.EXE eating up my resources

Hello and welcome.  Please follow these guidelines while we work on your PC:Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until Iíve given you the ìAll clear.î  Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean!Please do not run any scans or install/uninstall any applications without being directed to do so.Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within five days this thread will be closed.   Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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I have a vanilla Dell Vostro 270s with Intel i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Add-ons are limited to IE10, Java, Flash, Zone Alarm Free Firewall, Microsoft Essentials A/V and Nero for DVD burning. I can also connect to a second (Windows XP) machine using remote desktop.

I thought this all worked well until I started experiencing massive slowdown which was corrected by rebooting. On investigation this is due to the RAM being used up over a period of about a week and the culprit is svchost.exe (Local Service). This instance of svchost.exe is associated with EventSystem, fdPHost, FontCache, netprofm, nsi, SstpSvc and WdiServiceHost. Beyond that I am stuck..

I believe others have had this sort of problem, but with variations, and I would appreciate any guidance as to what to do next.

A:svchost.exe (Local Service) eating my RAM!

While Java probably has nothing to do with the issue, you might want to uninstall Java and see if you ever miss it. Java presents a security risk.

Perhaps there was an update to Zone Alarm Free Firewall that is causing a problem. You might try uninstalling it - just as a test.

You might try this scan:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Perhaps:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Hopefully, you can see the memory climb without having to wait a week.

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Sometimes on startup the svchost running UxSms, WdiSystem..., TrkWks, HomeGroup..., hidserv, Netman, IPBusEnum, WPDBusEnum, PcaSvc, SysMain, AudioEndpo..., and wudfsvc eats up almost all the RAM leaving none to run any other startup programs. it will stop if you kill the svchost.exe and restart... but then a few restarts later it is back and the process must be repeated.
Thanx for any help
 

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Please take a look at the HijackThis log file and advise.

Thanks,
Chandan

A:lots of svchost processes going own eating a lot of CPU!

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Not only you didn't include the HijackThis log, but also it is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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WHYYY???

P.S I have no idea about computers so please go easy on me
 

A:svchost eating up a huge percent of RAM

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So, basically, first time poster here. I basically run Windows 7 HP 64bit, and recently I've been encountering a really high CPU meter and RAM meter, far too high to be considered "normal." From when I posted this, I have 69 processes running, I HAVE 15 SVCHOST.EXE things running! My RAM is in the 60's and this is from just sitting here! Doing nothing! I've run every decent AntiVirus program out there, and aside from the usual detections, it fails to delete the issue permanently.

I have run:
-Malwarebytes
-Advanced SystemCare 4 Free and PRO
-Trend Micro scanner
-Kaspersky Free scanner
-Avast
...and the list goes on and on... up till like 16 programs in 3 days.

If you need any more information, please let me know! I really need help!!

A:Multiple svchost.exe files eating CPU? (100%!)

Here are a couple utilities that can help you explore/diagnose this problem:

Process Explorer






Quote:
Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you'll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.


Process Monitor






Quote:
Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich and non-destructive filtering, com... Read more

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Hello peeps

I have an issue that whenever I log-in to vista 1 of the cores on the cpu runs flat out.

CPU in perfmon for SVChost.exe is at 50%

Here are some of the Process Explorer list service details: Let me know if you want others

TCP/IP:

local address Remote Address

My PC:auth My PC:0
My PC:2468 My PC:0
My PC:2469 My PC:0
My PC:49160 My PC:088156012057.ols.vectranet.pl:7171 << What is this

Path and Command Line are both:

C:\Users\My User\AppData\Local\Temp\svchost.exe



Running task list and looking for the PID from process explorer:

tasklist /svc
No services (N/A) associated with the PID



Here is a hi-jack-this log if it helps:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:22:10, on 03/10/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Bioscrypt\VeriSoft\Bin\AsGHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
D:\Programs Vista\GRISOFT\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
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A:SVChost.exe eating up CPU on 1 core - NOT update process

Right click on Hijackthis.exe & select "Run As Administrator"
Then have HJT fix these entries:

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Service Host] C:\Users\Fizzer\AppData\Local\Temp\svchost.exe
O13 - Gopher Prefix:


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1. Download & Save this file to Desktop -> http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...a/ComboFix.exe

2. Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that & a fresh Hijackthis log in your next reply

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

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i am posting this for my friend, who just noticed the ill effects of this false svchost program yesterday. it comes up as a svchost.exe in task manager, but it isn't a real svchost, and it also brought along an unidentified audio player and it plays odd talking{perhaps radio?? i honestly can't tell}, disabling him from hearing any other audio he would want to listen to on his computer. it is eating his CPU really hard, as seen in the attached image titled "that process there.png"; system info is also attached as an image.here is the DDS log:.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Blue Knight at 21:16:07 on 2012-06-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.7658.5625 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: AVG Firewall *Enabled* {621CC794-9486-F902-D092-0484E8EA828B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2011\TrueSuiteService.... Read more

A:infected with WINRSCMDE {fake svchost} and it is eating all my CPU

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

I use Windows 7.  I have 8 gig of RAM.  Something eats that memory rapidly whenever I open my video folder.   I have run anti-virus scan and Spybot S&D, which didn't find anything, but I think I have determined what it is.  I discovered that a Youtube video there is a problem.  It will not delete or allow any change to be made, such as relocating or renaming.  No other file presents that problem.  When I open the video folder, the folder goes into a state of continuous loading.  When I try to delete that video, the video goes into a state of continuous loading to the recycle bin without ever deleting.  Meanwhile, my RAM drops very rapidly so that if I use the computer for only a few minutes, it is so low that I have trouble even shutting down.  Closing the vieo folder doen't help, the loading continues.  The video is at - don't download it !  I used Firefox Download Helper, got the Medium MP4 version of the video.  The thing is only 13.7 mb.  What is wrong with it and how do I get rid of it? 
 

A:Something is eating my memory

I didn't mean for the video to appear in my message, I only gave the address to warn people.  I hope it doesn't make a problem. 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

As soon as the machine reaches Windows XP SP2 the task manager shows that 1gb of RAM is being used. I have another 1524MB as Virtual Memory.

I added up all the memory that shows in the task manager and counted about 300 MB. I don`t know whats eating up my memory.

The computer is not slow, but this is not normal. I know that when the computer reaches windows desktop, the memory should be around 300MB (it depends of course).

I have the program TuneUp Utilities 2009. Its showing that 52% of my memory is being used.
I also have pretty much all the Systernal utilities.

Please advise.


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Windows SP2
Genuine Intel CPU 2140 1.60GHz
1GB de RAM
Kaspersky 6.xxxxx
 

A:What's eating my memory?

Try updating XP to SP3
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

Hi. I have three different virus scans and spyware removal. I have posted my hijackthis log below. Can you tell me if it is gone? Whatever it was, was eating my memory. I sure hope it is gone or help me make it go away. thanks. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)Scan saved at 7:59:52 AM, on 6/16/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1166538757\ee\services\safetyCore\ver210_5_4_1\AOLSP Scheduler.exeC:\Program Files\mcafee.com\antivirus\oasclnt.exeC:\Program Files\mcafee.com\antivirus\mcvsescn.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\waol.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exeC:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971 ... Read more

A:Something Eating My Memory

Hello JoAnnB,You will need to configure Windows to show Hidden files. Go to next site: http://www.virustotal.com/en/indexf.htmlOn top you'll find 'Browse'Click the browse button and browse to next file:C:\WINDOWS\system32\driverl.dllClick open.Then click the 'Send' button next to it.This will scan the file. Please be patient.Save the results in notepad.Once scanned, copy and paste the results also in your next reply.I usually enter my email address at virus total so they can send me the scan results. They usually only take a couple minutes to reply. You can copy/paste the results of scan results here.****************************Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update. Updating Java: Download the latest version of? Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u1. Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u1". Click the "Download" button to the right. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement". The page will refresh. Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language? jre-6-windows-i586.exe and save to your desktop. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Examples of older versions in Add or Remove Programs:
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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

In recent weeks my xp machine has started seeing slowdowns which I think may be the result of malware or other bad things install. On average it runs 90% or higher CPU usage and performance is really taking a hit. My hijackthis file is posted below. Any suggestions on how to lower CPU usage as well besides deleting whatever malware you find in this file would help. Please and thankyou.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 2:46:11 AM, on 1/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon05.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Bellsouth\HelpCenter40b\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

I have a fairly new computer.
I was working on Photoshop and had a "scratch disk" error... and checked my memory availability and was shocked to see that most of it was used. I don't have a whole lot on this laptop.

7.34 GB free of 58.5 GB.

I tried disk cleanup. That helped a little but barely made a dent. Lots of memory was sitting in some dump file. Everything is clean that can be clean but there is something hiding. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks so much!
Melissa
 

A:What's eating my memory?

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I have been having problems lately with getting an error when i open Photoshop "could not import the clipboard because there is not enough ram". Well, I started getting this after i installed norton's Internet Security 2004 and systemWorks 2004. I dont use all the systemworks applications; I did a custom install and only put in Utilities and password Mgr.

When i go to my task manager i see a bunch of processes running which may be related to Norton..are they? Is this using too much memory? I have 512mb of RAM. here are some of the processes that i am not sure about:

svchost.exe (there are 5 of them running! Why 5???)
symlcsvc.exe
wmiprvse.exe
sndSrvc.exe
smss.exe
savscan.exe
qttask.exe
nvsvc32.exe
nprotect.exe
nopdb.exe
navapsvc.exe
csrss.exe
cdac11ba.exe
ccapp.exe
ccevtmgr.exe
alg.exe

And can you believe that i have photoshop set to use 100% of the available RAM but it still gives me this error! Something changed with the norton install. does anyone else use Norton systemworks/internet security and does it also hog all of your memory?
 

A:Eating Too Much Memory

according to answers that work nvsvc32.exe and nopdb.exe are
nonessential resource hogs from norton instalations
csrss.exe.may be a trojan or an essential file. http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist_c.htm
most of those are norton processes
 

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