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Old 05-05-2013, 06:33 AM   #1
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As soon as I started the task managher after turning my laptop on it showed my CPU usage as almost 50% and then the usage gradually reduced to 6 to 20%. Here is a snapshot of my task manager screen taken few minutes after starting , I see there are a lot of svchost.exe files running. Could there be a virus on my system?
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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Svchost.exe is not malicious. It is actually a system file that is responsible for managing services that run in the background.
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Got 14 running on mine. Like OhSnapWord said, it's not malicious.
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It can be used for malicious purposes though. If a bad guy was to gain access to your computer he could run executable files in the background like OhSnapWord mentioned. For example: he could run the command line without you knowing it since it takes practically no power to operate.
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What is the ideal percentage of CPU and memory usage that should be when a computer starts?
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It depends.
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If you have heaps of program's that need to startup after the computer has booted up then its hard to determine, I have a lot of program's in my laptop that need to launch after she's booted and she takes a few minutes before she's ready to rumble whereas my Dell has hardly anything only Avast antivirus and loads very quick..
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