How many svchost.exe?

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    sagar_coolx New Member

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    hey guyz, i have winxp sp2 on amd 64 3200+,1 gb ddr400 ram,asus a8ne ,gforrce 6600 gfx.
    whenever i see the processes in task manager, i find that there are many processes by the name svchost.exe,and they are using a lot of my memmory. can it be a spyware?but spybot and adaware do not show anything.what can it be due to?

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    No it is not a spyware.

    But , Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs).

    For more details check the following link.

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314056
     
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    i agree, but then there should just 1 process. why so many??
     
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    i also doent dig into OS fundas... but u can dload some 3rd party software like processExplorer from www.sysinternals.com

    and it will show u all processes running with the path of that exe file...so u can easily track which is fraud and which is OS svchost

    as i have used it and caught many files as spywares which are running under names of OS files..
    so try softs like this..
    Regards.
     
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    Each process is for different use. Like one is for the windows shell, other is for backward running applications and some are for power management.
     
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    ...but svchost.dll is a Trojan Backdoor.Shellbot .....................
     
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    I think that's related to your modem. Not so sure bout this though.
     
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    actually svchost.exe runs multiple copies for different purposes!
    it takes different forms by using command line arguments!
    it does all kinds of stuff!
    run> services.msc and chk out properties of services running N u'l know which services need svchost!
    if u dont want any stop them.however this can be risky
     
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