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Online Tech Tips Search Scott Hanselman about blog speaking podcasts books browse by category or date Figuring out why my SVCHOST.EXE From the Start Menu, type "Resource Monitor" and run it. Which Service is Freaking Out? You can see the PIDs for a running Service for the Services tab, but when a service goes insane, good luck nailing it down.

More complex is that you'll sometimes see multiple SvcHost.exe's in your TaskManager. Now, switch to the CPU tab:

Click the checkboxes to the left of each of the svchost.exe processes (or just those that you care about). There's many command line ways to figure this stuff out, like net start or sc query type= service or tasklist /svc But this post is about doing it the easy way