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God bless you!! June 8, 2008 Bill Snow Thanks for the quick response. The file is not a Windows core file. January 25, 2008 fedmich Great article :) very easy to understand January 25, 2008 John Powell Thank you for the great explanation of something I have always wondered about.

September 3, 2008 Carl Good explanation on the details, really helped us a lot! :) September 4, 2008 Vins Really very nice article.. beir bua Sliocht Chreagáin December 1, 2009 Rajasekaran Moorthy Excellent information – thank you December 2, 2009 Jobin Johny good.very useful December 2, 2009 Salim Tyan excellent and very clear explanation. My task manager doesn't seem to have one. Does that mean I am monitored or is it any SVChost launched by any hacker to access password and other sensitive information?

any more ideas!! Now, it's clean and fast like new! When svchost.exe is doing its job you may find multiple instances of it.

I mean I ALWAYS check my services and make sure nothing runs without me wanting it to. January 25, 2008 Wes Sabi tasklist is not included with XP home, only XP Pro January 25, 2008 Pavan And how do I go ahead doing this for non vista and Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.sending Daniel Van der Mallie (NecroNeurology)2 Followers3 Articles Popular8SecurityHow to Set Up a Radius Server on pfSense Using the FreeRadius2 Packageby Sam Ahemm, ever thought of rewritng some of MS's help articles :).

I do not have a Services tab in the Task Manager. Process name: Backdoor.W32.Haxdoor Application using this process: Backdoor.W32.Haxdoor Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries. It is able to record keyboard inputs. He/she is great!!!!!

Author In response to DjDaniel150: There is a virus that disguises itself as svchost. Any file named "svchost.exe" located in other folder can be considered as a malware. You have put it clearly in terms that almost anyone can understand and use. thanks a mill October 24, 2009 joe you lost me at the top of this page with the instructions under the heading "Checking From the Command Line (Vista or XP Pro)"

STEP 2: Use Rkill to stop the malicious process RKill is a program that will attempt to terminate all malicious processes associated with this infection, so that we will be able March 25, 2008 jordy la forge I don't have any svchosts running, I think its stopping my "windows update" from working. It really would be nice to know what would happen to our computer whenever any one or combination of proceses was disabled before we took this action (specifically, what things "only it has been going for 3 .5 yrs and is getting very slow.

Just a comment, I think it's irresponsible to just say "Find the service in the list that you would like to disable" How many people know what each of those services This method helped out a lot and my computer didn't end up an over-sized paperweight. Finally a good night sleep for us all! Thank you for all that you do August 3, 2008 Scootergrisen thanks for a good explanation ;) August 5, 2008 r Thanks so much for the write-up.

Thanks so much!! Damage to your computer's registry could be compromising your PC's performance and causing system slow-downs and crashes. April 12, 2009 ProStuffHacker Thanx 4 the explanation.U r true GEEKS! Had the 100% CPU problem after having unintentionally left my firewall off.

and thanks for writing it all up to share…not that it means much to me. System Tools SpeedUpMyPC PC Mechanic Toolbox ProcessQuicklink Copyright © 2004-2016 Uniblue. i got so worried because they used up banwidth that i was about to terminate them with out knowing what they do..FEW…u saved me ;) September 5, 2008 C_ma Thankyou soo

but sometimes people report svchost.exe as virus too..

Next, we will need to type inetcpl.cpl in the "Run" box to open the Internet Explorer settings. June 13, 2009 Jameel Alayyan This is Interesting June 16, 2009 Juba great article. Besides if they were geeks they will probably no these stuffs, wont they? Now the temperature of my laptop is dropping, the fan is getting quieter and the constricted blood vessels in my head are starting to release… ahhhhh August 7, 2008 Neal Excellent

Name svhosts Filename svhosts.exe Command C:\Windows\System32\svhosts.exe Description A variant of the RBot family of worms and IRC backdoor Trojans. And with that, your computer is infected with the Svchost.exe virus. I've been having things running in the background and I wondered what they were. May 24, 2009 Sundeep I want to connect 3 monitors (alongwith keyboards and mice) to my CPU(1.5 GB RAM,160 GB HD,Ccre2 Duo Processor) so as to each one of my kids