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Old 05-20-2007, 04:39 AM   #1
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Question multiple svchost.exe???

hello,
have recently noticed that i have 8 'svchost.exe' (4 are SYSTEM, 2 are NETWORK SERVICE and 2 are LOCAL SERVICE) running when i start up my PC, also have 3 'rundll32.exe' running too.
a few weeks ago i did have an issue with the 'vundo' pain in the butt vrus/malware and am concerned if it is still on the system. at least the pop ups stopped but things do slow down every now and then.
i run adaware, spybot, norton2007, registry-booster and spywareblaster about once a week to keep things clean and it generally stays that way. this is actually the first time ever i've had any problems.
i don't have any weirdo firewalls or crazy anti-virus stuff, only what i mentioned above.

any ideas??
do u need a hijack-this log?
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: multiple svchost.exe???

multiple svchost.exe's are normal.
However I've never noticed more than 1 rundll32.exe on my pc.
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Default Re: multiple svchost.exe???

svchost.exe.......

yeaaah I've got them all over the place


right now I'm running Vista and I have 12. I don't know what the problem is. Doesn't bother me, my PC is running fine.
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:38 AM   #4
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svchost.exe.......

yeaaah I've got them all over the place


right now I'm running Vista and I have 12. I don't know what the problem is. Doesn't bother me, my PC is running fine.
there really isn't any problem. It's just to keep the OS stable or something like that.
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: multiple svchost.exe???

i'm still running slow at certain times and thing it has something to do with the multiple svchosts. will keep looking and thanks for the assurances!
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:48 PM   #6
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Default Re: multiple svchost.exe???

svchost is just a part of Windows. It's the process name for all the services that run from .DLL files.
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:55 PM   #7
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I read somewhere that SVCHOST.exe and svchost.exe are different. SVCHOST.exe is a trojan or something, and svchost.exe is harmless as it's just the .DLL thing that windows uses. I've got a few on my PC as well and never noticed anything harmful from them.
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1 of my SVCHOST in processes takes like over 40,000 kb of my RAM and sometimes stops my internet explorer from opening

on my family comp i usually just end process of the 1 taking all my RAM and it works
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Old 05-29-2007, 05:14 PM   #9
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Download security task manager, as multiple rundll's sounds dodgy.
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:25 PM   #10
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ok, will check out that task manager, thanks.

one other thing though...


thanks for the effort. i just did a spybot search and destroy and have noticed the following entries...(see attached pic)
most are cookies which are no real threat (i think) but the few registry changes are worrying.
not only that but i've been getting the same results for 2 weeks now each time i do a spybot search and destroy.

does this help at all? i'm still convinced i have a problem. just noticed today that 3 rundll.exe are running (see 4th pic).








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Couple of problems there.
Security center being disabled is a bad thing.
Murlo.ff downloads trojans

Reboot in safe mode via F8, then run your av, anti-spyware products,
spybot, adaware, etc, etc.
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hi m8,

u see the 4th svchost.exe running well thats using too much RAM to be legit the most i see a normal svchost.exe using is 10,000

so as a work round until u get things sorted close the svchost using more than 14,000kb or RAM when things r running slow
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multiple svchost.exe is not an issue, i too am running vista and 12 of them running and all arent taking any cpu and very little memory. They shouldn be a problem.
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Couple of problems there.
Security center being disabled is a bad thing.
Murlo.ff downloads trojans

Reboot in safe mode via F8, then run your av, anti-spyware products,
spybot, adaware, etc, etc.


have done this now and 5 hours later things look ok
did a reboot and ran spybot again and this time ONLY tracking cookies came up as problems, not one registry error which is nice to see.

thanks for all your help!!
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hi m8,

u see the 4th svchost.exe running well thats using too much RAM to be legit the most i see a normal svchost.exe using is 10,000

so as a work round until u get things sorted close the svchost using more than 14,000kb or RAM when things r running slow


great advice!!! i shut that one down and nothing happened at first but then 2 minutes the 'start panel' at the bottom of the screen changed to the windows 98 look, but only for 20 seconds then it refreshed itself to look like winXP.
otherwise all is well.

gonna do a reboot and see if that svchost comes back.
thanks!
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monkey dont bring up old posts with a thank you. it just takes that much longer for it to die out
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when people help me, i like to thank them. sorry if that bothers you.
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