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August 8, 2008 Brisbane Internet Consultant Thanks, I always wondered about that. According to a 2003 MS presentation, the minimum working set of a shared service is approximately 150 KB vs. 800 KB for a standalone process.[6] Service tags[edit] Starting with Windows Vista, Thanks July 27, 2009 Valerie I appreciate this clear answer? Had the 100% CPU problem after having unintentionally left my firewall off.

thanks July 4, 2009 Raygun Like all the above…thanks for explaining this to me… I feel better seeing all those repeats now. I'm going to go try the command as Admin but figured it might be useful to mention here that on XP Pro (SP2) it doesn't work under a regular user, even I think this has some to do with the problems MS has with anti-trust laws in other countries but we just let them do what they want here in the land Really very useful. :) I would like to add one thing!

I'll wait for your service guide. This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. So What Is It? January 25, 2008 Kyro_Kun Thank you very much for the explanation.

  • Great explanation of how to view and disable services.
  • Published 01/24/15 SHOW ARCHIVED READER COMMENTS (544) Comments (544) January 24, 2008 Rich I always wondered what this was and why so many were running.
  • Please let me know.
  • Windows is how it is - period!
  • November 9, 2008 KollisSai Thanks for the info.

Shost.exe is not a Windows core file. this instructions are very simple, easy to understand. svchost mystery finally explained! Click on OK to terminate the application.

thanks :) February 22, 2008 Mary This was exactly what I was looking for. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. There is no description of the program. May 13, 2009 AB Thanks a ton.

For example, sc config foo type= own will reconfigure the service named "foo" to run its own svchost instance. and basicalllly crash the laptop. Then, it notifies the SCM of all the services that it hosts. Thanks.

May 16, 2009 Steven I had a question about this program, it seems every time i start up my computer it now takes an additional 2 minutes about in the startup Is it because I'm running XP: Home? July 11, 2008 Monish Sankar Thanks for such a great explanation. Name Windows Automatic Updater Filename shost.exe Command shost.exe Description A variant of the IRCBot family of worms and IRC backdoor Trojans.

March 22, 2008 Audi I had a few of svchost.exe running under user "SYSTEM". Better to be safe than sorry, especially for those who are not technically inclined. Those services are organized into logical groups, and then a single svchost.exe instance is created for each group. thanks a mill October 24, 2009 joe you lost me at the top of this page with the instructions under the heading "Checking From the Command Line (Vista or XP Pro)"

Find the service in the list that you'd like to disable, and either double-click on it or right-click and choose Properties. Great stuff: Will make the beginner think they might actually understand some of it one day! :) July 1, 2008 aris Thanks bro, it is vey useful informatin for me July Thanks anyway but this is a frequent issue for us novices with help written by the experts October 26, 2009 Jesse Thanks for the help. August 24, 2009 Ratheesh Well explained and thanks for the info on Process Explorer utility.

I think this is what allows it to get around the deny setting that I previously set. September 13, 2008 Angela Thank you so much for making it so clear! News Featured Latest Visa Payment Cards Vulnerable to Brute-Forcing Kelihos Botnet Delivering Shade (Troldesh) Ransomware with No_More_Ransom Extension Android Malware Uses TeamViewer Mobile App to Take Control of Remote Devices Researchers

windows would time out often then warning screen would appear.

You have helped me a lot. July 8, 2008 niki very clear & concise explaination of svchost.exe … I have reduced mine down to 3 in Windows XP PRO and thanks to this article I know which August 14, 2008 Harshavardhan Patil fantastic, i was always wondering about svchosts.Now i m cleared. !!thanx!! Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the shost.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows

April 26, 2009 Bilal Thanx a lot for explaining wht these processes are……without this i couldnt sort out these probs in my life….. I dont want to end one thats imprtant. I use XP Home Edition. My son had accidently downloaded the Trojan.Vundo.

If you post your issue on the forums we can try to help you figure out what the problem is. Thanks! Thanks for trying to help. June 8, 2008 Bill Snow Thanks for the quick response.

Amazing to find so many before me who had same query about it. Very informative & helpful! Pushing the Kaspersky definition updater right now. Firstly, it's very important to identify the error that is causing the slow down and lacklustre performance.

Good Initiative..!!