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Walker

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My computer can be found running around 5 or 6 svchost.exe files at a time. Some are listed under SYSTEM/NETWORK SERVICE, and one under LOCAL SERVICE. I've seen one of them lately at around 14m-20m of memory usage. These just seem out of place, why would there be so many running? I know one of them is legit. I have ran some scans prior to this post, but I will do some more. Any help would be appreciated.

Also, does anyone here use nod32? It starts up nod32krn.exe but has no gui, is this just a program that scans in the background? I can't seem to figure it out.
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When i ran HJT, it showed svchost.exe .. but it looks like the same one just repeating

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AnalogX\MaxMem\maxmem.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\windows\system32\Fast.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-B PCI Adapter\WMP11CFG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe

At this time it was running only a few instances.

Also, anyone have any tips on removing stubborn entries in HJT? I have a few things that say (file missing), and after I fix them... they still come up.

Edited by Walker, 31 May 2005 - 09:06 PM.

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The Svchost.exe file is located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder.


its not abnormal for more than one to be running at a time.

As far as nod32krn.exe goes here is some info. http://www.bleepingc...r.exe-1890.html

If you are concerned, i would suggest that you post a complete HijackThis log in out Malware removal section. http://www.geekstogo...o_Here-f37.html

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Thanks, I appeciate the help!

It looks like you got my problem mixed up with "Gateway ink monitor" :tazz: Anyone have any ideas what to do with nod32krn.exe? I don't have nod32 set to start up at all.

Edited by Walker, 31 May 2005 - 09:45 PM.

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lol, sorry about that gave u the wrong link!

http://castlecops.co...OD32kernel.html
http://castlecops.co..._antivirus.html


Could be one of those 2

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i dint geting after using 5 years of pc and windows thaty y only XP take too much of resources .. y , y ?

svchost take atleast about 20mbs :tazz: .. and if you are on networking it will go more ..

then it simply **** the memory ;) .. is there any way to make it lesser consumer
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If you shut down the SVCHOST that is taking the most ram, your sound wont work anymore. Try it. Reboot if you hate the no-sounds and if you don't mind the no-sounds, I was happy to help you.
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