svchost.exe hogging my CPU

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For the past week or so, one instance of svchost has been hogging 70% to 90%
of my CPU.  I have tried many ways to find the culprit to no avail.  Once in
a while, when I boot, it doesn't happen - but, most of the time, it does
happen.  The result is that my PC becomes extremely sluggish - so slow that
it's unusable.  I use McAfee anti-virus and a variety of spyware finders -
and the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.  None of these
has found anything unusual going on.  All my signatures are up to date.  Can
anyone help me rid my PC of this issue?  Thanks.......



Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

-Nisko- wrote:
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You can use Process Explorer and look at the SVchost.exe and see what's
running with it, a hidden process. Svchost.exe is the host process,
whether  that by malware or a legit process. You can use PE to see what
processes SVChost.exe is hosting.

http://www.vernalex.com/guides/malware/tools.shtml

If svchost.exe is not running out of the Winnt/system32 directory, then
it's a Trojan.

Go to the area about Process Explorer and learn how to use it to look at
running processes. It may not even be malware that's causing the problem
too and you can see all processes running with a host process such as an
(exe).

Duane :)

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For Process Explorer and other system tools, tis probably best to go
to http://www.sysinternals.com to get them directly from SysInternals
instead of some 3rd party site.


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Vanguard wrote:
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For the most part I would agree, but for a novice with such software,
one doesn't know how to use it and sysinternals doesn't explain it at
all. This site shows very well how to use the solution, which I have
gotten tired of showing the how to use it. So, I'll continue to use this
site. Besides, MS brought out sysinternals so I don't know how long
systintranls is going to be around.

Duane :)

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Oh oh.  Better download all the SysInternal tools before Microsoft
vaporizes them.  Microsoft bought WinInternals who sponsors
SysInternals so, yeah, the SysInternals stuff could just disappear
since Microsoft only needs to comply with existing contracts with
paying *customers* of WinInternals.


Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

Vanguard wrote:
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It was something about MS putting one or two guys that developed the
tools on MS's payroll. I am sure they are getting paid very well  with
nice benefits and other things in the pot. They would have been fools
not to take the offer.

You know the old saying.  $$$$ talk and BS walks. ;-)

Duane :)

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Hi and thanks.  However, which is the site you are referring to?


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Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

-Nisko- wrote:
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By reading some of your replies, it seems you know how to use PE a
little bit.

Duane :)

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Yes, I'm learning how to use it.  Take a look at Security Task Manager
(Google it).  You might find it does even more than PE.  Let me know what
you think.


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Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

-Nisko- wrote:
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I looked at it.

No, it doesn't do more than PE. Although you can use PE to track down
malware, PE is a programmer's tool and has more features to go behind
the scene to see what is happening with a program.

I have used PE to look a ASP.NET application on a Web Server to debug
ASP.NET applications and threading issues.

Duane :)

Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

Hi Nisko,

    Plug and Play    Set to Manual
SSDP Discovery Service   Set to Manual
Universal Plug and Play Device Host Set to Automatic

    Go into Services and changes the above Services. Reboot.


--=20
thecreator


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Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

Hi!  I've been researching this issue and I found that it's not new.
However, I haven't found the cause and it seems some things work for some
people - and some don't.  Is your fix a sure thing?  What causes this
problem?  Thanks......


Hi Nisko,

    Plug and Play    Set to Manual
SSDP Discovery Service   Set to Manual
Universal Plug and Play Device Host Set to Automatic

    Go into Services and changes the above Services. Reboot.


--
thecreator


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Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

Hi Nisko,

    I was told to have the Startup Icon load or be displayed at Boot to =
disabled both SSDP Discovery Service and Universal Plug and Play Device =
Host. When I did that, on reboot SVCHOST.EXE CPU Usage was very high. I =
could not do a thing. Once I changed them to Manual Starting at least, =
and started them manually, the CPU Usage dropped.

    Do this: Open Task Manager and double-click on CPU. Purpose to sort =
Processes by CPU Usage and bring the Processes that are using the CPU to =
the top. Next Open Services and scroll down until you locate and find =
the status of them. Whether they are disabled or Manual or Automatic. =
You can only open one at a time, but the next time it occurs with High =
CPU Usage, open Task Manager and open Services. Start the process(es) =
and see what effect it has on your computer and CPU Usage.

    Remember, you aren't deleting anything, just changing how the =
Services start. So it really can't hurt your computer.


--=20
thecreator



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Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

Thank you......


Hi Nisko,

    I was told to have the Startup Icon load or be displayed at Boot to
disabled both SSDP Discovery Service and Universal Plug and Play Device
Host. When I did that, on reboot SVCHOST.EXE CPU Usage was very high. I
could not do a thing. Once I changed them to Manual Starting at least, and
started them manually, the CPU Usage dropped.

    Do this: Open Task Manager and double-click on CPU. Purpose to sort
Processes by CPU Usage and bring the Processes that are using the CPU to the
top. Next Open Services and scroll down until you locate and find the status
of them. Whether they are disabled or Manual or Automatic. You can only open
one at a time, but the next time it occurs with High CPU Usage, open Task
Manager and open Services. Start the process(es) and see what effect it has
on your computer and CPU Usage.

    Remember, you aren't deleting anything, just changing how the Services
start. So it really can't hurt your computer.


--
thecreator



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Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

-Nisko- - 29.08.2006 03:48 :

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there is absolutely no need for always fullquoting (~75 fullquoting line
snipped) only saying such short answers.

Another misbehavior is your quoting of the part after the sig delimiter
of your preposter (because of your topposting?).

The same arguments to "the creator". Please learn a better usenet
behavior. THX.

THX in advance for your kind understanding.

--

by(e) PS

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I'm trying - but I don't understand either of the misdemeanors you just
mentioned.



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| I'm trying - but I don't understand either of the misdemeanors you just
| mentioned.
|

That's OK....
That's all peter does understand !

{ Just kidding Peter }

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

David H. Lipman - 30.08.2006 02:53 :

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David, THX for your friendly jump-in. See my reponse to Nisco. You
yourself perhaps understand something of AV. But perhaps only a
few/nothing(?) of other things? But I never run you down as you do.

Have a nice week.

--

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| David, THX for your friendly jump-in. See my reponse to Nisco. You
| yourself perhaps understand something of AV. But perhaps only a
| few/nothing(?) of other things? But I never run you down as you do.
|
| Have a nice week.
|

It was a joke Peter -- just a joke !

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

David H. Lipman - 31.08.2006 00:57 :

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Dave, I'm not shure! Otherwise your remarks "That's all peter does
understand !" and "{ Just kidding Peter }" should have ";-)" or
somethingelse to make it clear.

BTW: Have a look at Kurt Wismers response of 30.08. to Nisko. It's
exactly what I meant but much better explained. THX to Kurt.

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by(e) PS

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