Can any one please guide about how to Stop svchost.exe as it is consuming memory. You can see the process info in the attached image.


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Last Post by jholland1964

i take it, that computer it is a school computer, correct??

Because i have the same problem, i'm using a school laptop and it does the same thing....

so it is normal....

now sure how to fix it though....


Looking at your attachment it seems to me that svchost.exe is NOT consuming that much CPU's...You are showing 5 instances of svchost.exe, exactly what I am showing on my computer right now, and the total CPU amount for all 5 is 18,060.. Not much really.

Your big users are the following;
2 instances of Internet Explorer; 55,868K and 64,000K
Yahoo Pager at 15,876 K
MSNMessenger at 13,516K

What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running?

If you've ever taken a look at the Services section in control panel you might notice that there are a Lot of services required by Windows. If every single service ran under a single svchost.exe instance, a failure in one might bring down all of Windows… so they are separated out.

Those services are organized into logical groups, and then a single svchost.exe instance is created for each group. For instance, one svchost.exe instance runs the 3 services related to the firewall. Another svchost.exe instance might run all the services related to the user interface, and so on.

So as crunchie said:It is normal activity. Shut it/them down at your own risk.

I would try shutting down some of those others first.

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