svchost.exe

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When I was working with win 2000 advanced server, suddenly it became slower and I started checking the running processes using task manager and I found 4 svchost.exe are running and one of them with PID:916 was using 38000K memory. After sometime the server became normal and everything is OK now. But my question is why there are 4 svchost.exe? It was not there earlier. Is it something wrong with the system? The system has SP4, Windows defender, Adware remover and Spybot installed on this. All 4 svchost.exe have PIDs 916, 832, 496 and 436. I would appreciate your advice on this. Thanks
ASKED: May 26, 2006  6:35 AM
UPDATED: November 8, 2012  4:39 PM

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SVCHOST.EXE indicates that a process is running from a DLL, thus, some program that was running on the server had called a process from a DLL which used 38MB of memory, which isn’t all that much really. A browser window can easily use that much memory, in fact I have two running right now both on this site, using 34.5MB and 40MB. A lot of it can be accounted for by (annoying) Flash advertisements and scripts.

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  • Geistman
    You might want to look at the following article that describes a tool called Process Explorer with which you can determine what process each instance of SVCHOST.EXE is supporting: http://ask-leo.com/what_is_tasklistexe_and_why_dont_i_have_it.html You can download Process Explorer (and many other excellent FREE tools) at www.sysinternals.com Hope this helps!
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  • Geistman
    You might want to look at the following article that describes a tool called Process Explorer with which you can determine what process each instance of SVCHOST.EXE is supporting: http://ask-leo.com/what_is_tasklistexe_and_why_dont_i_have_it.html You can download Process Explorer (and many other excellent FREE tools) at www.sysinternals.com Hope this helps!
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