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Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU



| 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.
|

Peter:

I didn't use an emoticon simply because I EXPLICITLY stated  "{ Just kidding
Peter }".

Lighten up -- OK ?

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



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-Nisko- - 30.08.2006 01:41 :

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Nisko, perhaps the rest of my School-English is not the best. So,
excuse, English is not my first language. Another try:

As you can see above, you always even quote the sig delimiter and
siglines of the preposter again. Your NewsClient should cut these
sigdelimiter an the following siglines when you respond to any posting
with a true sigdelimiter and following siglines.

And to David also: Do you understand now what I meant? And
avoiding/snipping/cutting long fullquotings absolutely is a good usenet
behavior. I can't see any relation that these 2 arguments have anything
to do with "kidding". Additional, with 65 and ~ 10 years
internet-/usenet-experiencies, I'm not a target to be marked to be
"kiddish". I did only a friendly recommendation.

--

by(e) PS

spam will be killed


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Sorry, Peter - but I still don't understand.  My NewsClient is Outlook
Express.  The only thing I am doing is responding to posts at the bottom of
the post.



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Outlook Express doesn't bother with little things like international
standards, and so it's hard to use it and not break societal norms,
leading to much angst, schadenfreude, and even possibly weltschmertz
[sp?].

If you Google for OE Quotefix, and install it, it improves things
somewhat. You'd be even better off with something like Gravity or
Agent, though.
--
The accident involved dark chocolate.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5264566.stm?ls

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Long time ago, I had FreeAgent.  Is that what you're recommending?  Or the
paid version of Agent?  Which is best:  Agent, FreeAgent or Gravity?  I'd
like to use the best and I don't want to keep changing software.  Thank
you.......


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I happen to like Gravity. Others will have their own preferences.
I don't think there can be just one that's "best"
--
The accident involved dark chocolate.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5264566.stm?ls

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On this special day, Befunge Sudoku wrote:

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The latter 't' was one too many. And I wonder, why you are mentioning
this term, as it is a kind of culturally inspired feeling of depression.


Gabriele Neukam

Gabriele.Spamfighter.Neukam@t-online.de


--
Ah, Information. A property, too valuable these days, to give it away, just so,
at no cost.

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Gabriele.Spamfighter.Neukam@t-online.de says...
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I get it when I contemplate another year's intake of undergraduates
with shiney new laptops with no security on them... Among other
causes. It's September RealSoonNow, AGAIN. Of course, it always is,
somewhere on the net.
--
The accident involved dark chocolate.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5264566.stm?ls

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-Nisko- wrote:
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ok, peter's 2 pet peves here are these:
1) you're full quoting instead of trimming your quotes to include only
that information relevant to your reply...
2) you're full quotes are so full that they also include the signature
of the person your quoting (the part that comes after the "--")... this
isn't seen much anymore because most modern news clients automatically
discard the signature when inserting the quote...

both of these things waste bandwidth and though that may not be a big
deal to some of us, others have to pay essentially by the kilobyte so
leaving extraneous text in your quotes is costing them
unnecessarily...try to trim as much as possible while still maintaining
the context necessary for your reply... also try to make your trimming
obvious (ie. use something similar to [snip] to indicate where you've
removed text)...


Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

Ok - and thanks - I get it now.  Going to try Agent as a Newsreader.



Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

On this special day, kurt wismer wrote:

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This is an OT reply, but

before you think, these times are over, think of the new generation
cellular phones that can be used for web browsing without any vomputer,
whose services are still paid by the minute or data amount, so Kurts
point is quite viable.

See how I set my reply up, use the same scheme, and you should be done.
BTW: The "information" text in my signature gives it a special meaning,
doens't it?


Gabriele Neukam

Gabriele.Spamfighter.Neukam@t-online.de


--
Ah, Information. A property, too valuable these days, to give it away, just so,
at no cost.

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.


--
thecreator



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OK, I determined the processes associated with the svchost that was using up
my resources (used Process Explorer).  Opened the Task Manager to monitor
CPU usage.  Opened Services and, one by one, disabled them to see the result
on CPU usage.  No change.  I even stopped a couple of the processes - but I
wasn't allowed to start them until I rebooted.  Can't figure this one out.
Did I do the procedure correctly?



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Hi Nisko,

    Not disable them change the Startup Type from Disabled to Manual or =
Automatic.

    Like for example if you had SSDP Discovery Service Disabled at =
Startup, change it to Manual, first, then click Start while viewing =
Properties. and Task Manager opened.


--=20
thecreator




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Also, by changing the settings as you suggest, what does that do?  What
should I look out for?


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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    If you  are using Windows XP in default mode, where XP hides the =
Startup Icons, this will restore the missing icons.


--=20
thecreator


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I don't know what you mean by default mode - or missing the startup icons.
Please explain.  I'm learning something from your help.  Thanks.......


    If you  are using Windows XP in default mode, where XP hides the Startup
Icons, this will restore the missing icons.


--
thecreator


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Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

Yesterday, I had to restart my PC many times before svchost did not hog my
resources.  I used it til bedtime with no problem - left it running
overnight.  When I looked this morning, explorer.exe was hogging my
resources - not svchost.  Now, I just changes the properties in Plug and
Play, SSDP and UPnP and am going to reboot (10:52am EST).
    If you  are using Windows XP in default mode, where XP hides the Startup
Icons, this will restore the missing icons.


--
thecreator


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Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU


| 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.......
|

Use the SysInternals ProcessExplorer and determine if SVCHOST.EXE is executed in
a location
OTHER than %windir%\system32

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html

If you find SVCHOST.EXE running in a different location, then its malware.

Look at "thecreator's" answers for possible resource hoggers.

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



Re: svchost.exe hogging my CPU

I used Process Explorer - and svchost is only in the system32 folder.  BTW,
what does %windir% mean?  In other words, how do I interpret something
inside % marks?  Thanks.....


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| I used Process Explorer - and svchost is only in the system32 folder.  BTW,
| what does %windir% mean?  In other words, how do I interpret something
| inside % marks?  Thanks.....
|


Text inside the %% are names of environmental variables.

For example;
%windir%
will point to c:\windows  or  c:\winnt   (or other location) as the base Win32
folder
depending upon thye OS and what was chosen

%tmp%  and  %TEMP%
Point to the TEMPorary folder

Open a Command Prompt and type;  set  and then hist the enter key.
You will see a list of commonly displayed environmental variables.

They can be used within a Command Prompt, at;  Start --> Run , within BAT and
CMD files,
within LNK files, etc.

The important concept is that SVCHOST.EXE was the legitimate OS version and thus
it in
itself is not malware and if SVCHOST.EXE is bringing the CPU utilization up
aroun 99% then
one of the services it is serving up has a problem.

Using ProcessExplorer you will see what each running version of SVCHOST.EXE is
serving up.

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



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