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Offline danny96

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Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« on: October 18, 2011, 04:15:50 PM »
svchost.exe = host process for windows services taking about a 200mb-1000mb of my RAM. Can I get rid of it?
why it is there? i have it about 20x times in my pc.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2011, 04:18:17 PM by danny96 »
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Re: Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 04:30:38 PM »
Short answer No, you can't get rid of it.

The svchost.exe is a windows system file and as its name implies acts as a service host for other applications, so it isn't so much svchost.exe that is the problem but the functions using it.

You need to identify what other processes are using it, I use svchostanalyzer.exe to show what is running under the instances of svchost.exe. I have six instances of svchost.exe running and this isn't unusual and many of the things running under svchost.exe will be windows/system functions.

EDIT: http://neuber.com/free/svchost-analyzer/index.html
« Last Edit: October 18, 2011, 04:39:12 PM by DavidR »
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Re: Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 06:12:43 PM »
Short answer No, you can't get rid of it.

The svchost.exe is a windows system file and as its name implies acts as a service host for other applications, so it isn't so much svchost.exe that is the problem but the functions using it.

You need to identify what other processes are using it, I use svchostanalyzer.exe to show what is running under the instances of svchost.exe. I have six instances of svchost.exe running and this isn't unusual and many of the things running under svchost.exe will be windows/system functions.

EDIT: http://neuber.com/free/svchost-analyzer/index.html

Thank you for your response

16 svchost's running on my system!

« Last Edit: October 18, 2011, 06:15:46 PM by danny96 »
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Re: Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 06:14:29 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 06:16:21 PM »
QUESTION - Can I do something with that 88 warnings  ???
is that wrong?
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Re: Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2011, 07:12:51 PM »
As you are not using avast! but ESET Smart Security why don't you ask in their forum ??? 

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?s=973de95180d47f4505c9f0f08a97ec23&f=89

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Re: Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 07:55:22 PM »
QUESTION - Can I do something with that 88 warnings  ???
is that wrong?

What 88 warnings (open the details) ?
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Re: Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 11:52:05 AM »
wow,using eset and posting questions in avast forum,thats funny/interesting.

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Re: Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 02:30:39 PM »
This has nothing to do with antivirus...

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I'm Avast! fan but I just bought 1 year license for ESET. Then I'll come back to avast!

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« Last Edit: October 19, 2011, 02:48:29 PM by danny96 »
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Re: Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2011, 02:48:43 PM »
no problem danny,eset isnt bad either.

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Re: Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2011, 03:52:47 PM »
This has nothing to do with antivirus...

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Why didn't you buy a 1 year license of avast! ???
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Re: Svchost.exe = RAM harm
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2011, 11:12:12 AM »
This has nothing to do with antivirus...

@alpha1
I'm Avast! fan but I just bought 1 year license for ESET. Then I'll come back to avast!

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Why didn't you buy a 1 year license of avast! ???

ESET is still better (not that well equipped but it has better detection+cloud). But this is offtopic, right?
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