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svchost.exe using 100+mb memory

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Alex McLean

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When I swich on my pc svchost.exe is running several times. Two of these use more and more memory until they are using 100-300mb each. They also have very high cpu usage. When I close them, the computer is fine for about 30 seconds, then all the styling changes to windows clasic, and the option to change to windows xp styling is removed from display properties. I have run norton virus scan, but it found nothing. This problem is also on our other computer.
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Major Payne

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Read this about the svchost.exe file if you wish. You might try going to Start>Run and typing in msconfig, then click OK, Startup tab to see how many processes you have running after bootup (post number). Try unclicking the boxes on the ones you sure you can do without to see if this helps. Reboot as instructed. Check the box on the dialog window that shows after restart. See if you have same "problem".

For a better handle on malware removal, see this forum's Malware Section. Please read and follow the instructions given on that page. Post back here if instructed to do so. Be patient as that is a very busy section of this forum, but they will get to your post.

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