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svchost.exe (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) [Solved]
Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:57 PM
I thought 64 bit systems were supposed to handle multiple tasks much better than 32. And I thought 4 GB would surely be enough for everyday things without having my computer slowing down.
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:41 PM
The legitimate svchost.exe file is always found in \%WINDIR%\System32 or 64bit machines \%WINDIR%\SysWOW64 (WoW64 stands for "Windows on 64-bit Windows", and it contains all the 32-bit binary files required for compatibility, which run on top of the 64 bit) as well. In your mahine's case that would be C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe . See post #3 in this thread.
If you find it elsewhere then we need to investigate further.
Go to the link below for information on svchost.
This link may also be helpful to you:
Tell me if this answers your query.
Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:14 PM
Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:13 PM
And I've seen some computers (like mine) that don't have any svchosts running or very very few. I'm just curious.
I am not sure what you are driving at here.
Are you saying you don't believe the svchost is needed on machines like yours?
If so, I think you need to seek advice elswhere.
Maybe you are saying that you believe that svchost should not be so active.
Possible causes of this are malware (which we have run some extensive scans for) or some sort of bug in a recently introduced program reacting with svchost.
As far as malware is concerned you could try this I suppose:
It is a pretty big download at 28mb's but is very useful at detecting\cleaning rootkits or whatever it finds.
Please click here to download AVP Tool by Kaspersky.
- Save it to your desktop.
- Reboot your computer into SafeMode.
You can do this by restarting your computer and continually tapping the F8 key until a menu appears.
Use your up arrow key to highlight SafeMode then hit enter.
- Double click the setup file to run it.
- Click Next to continue.
- It will by default install it to your desktop folder.Click Next.
- Hit ok at the prompt for scanning in Safe Mode.
- It will then open a box There will be a tab that says Automatic scan.
- Under Automatic scan make sure these are checked.
- System Memory
- Startup Objects
- Disk Boot Sectors.
- My Computer.
- Also any other drives (Removable that you may have)
After that click on Security level then choose Customize then click on the tab that says Heuristic Analyzer then choose Enable Deep rootkit search then choose ok.
Then choose OK again then you are back to the main screen.
- Then click on Scan at the to right hand Corner.
- It will automatically Neutralize any objects found.
- If some objects are left un-neutralized then click the button that says Neutralize all
- If it says it cannot be Neutralized then chooose The delete option when prompted.
- After that is done click on the reports button at the bottom and save it to file, name it Kas.
- Save it somewhere convenient like your desktop and just post only the detected Virus\malware in the report it will be at the very top under Detected post those results in your next reply.
Note: This tool will self uninstall when you close it so please save the log before closing it.
Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:18 PM
Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:09 PM
Look forward to hearing how you get on.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:54 PM
Thanks again for all the help again. There's still a bunch of svchosts running and right now my RAM is at 32%. I'll just live with it for now. Maybe I'll upgrade sometime in the future. Take care.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:09 PM
For one, the file size was like 57MB or something.
Hmm... thanks for telling me it's a while since I tested that one. Seems it has changed and I will need to check it out.
But there was nothing there, so I think it's all good.
There's still a bunch of svchosts running
As I mentioned there is always the possibility of some bug somewhere in a program that is causing svchost to do more work than usual. Something you could check out if it persists maybe.
In any event I think we can be pretty sure it's not being caused by malware and remember it really is normal to have svchosts running.
I will leave this open for a few more days in case any issues arise.
Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:40 PM
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