My problem started with my computer slowing down while on-line. When I opened the Windows Task Manager my svchost file was using anywhere from 230,000KB to 720,000KB (CPU usage =100%). 2 weeks ago I finally found a tool from Microsoft called Process Explorer that could tell me exactly what this svchost file was. It is the netsvcs file. Since this problem started I've also been on Microsoft support and everywhere in between trying to figure out how to solve it. No luck. Additionally, about 2 months ago I also downloaded a program called Soluto which is designed to speed up your startup (I was hopeful it would help), but as a side note it tracks crashes. Soluto identified that svchost-netsvcs file kept crashing. So I'm convinced this is my problem child. <Side note: I have been having other problems as well, notably some websites won't show up. Also when shutting down my computer 2 file show up as "not responding" ccsvchost and explorer.com. ccsvchost I think is the Norton 360 service host file.>
I run Windows XP, Service package 3
Mozilla Firefox 6.0 (downloaded today)
Any ideas how to fix this?
I'm contemplating reinstalling windows xp or repairing it OR buy windows 7 (least favorite option).
Thanks for any advice or help.