Task Manager "Processes" tab shows "svchost.exe" appearing 7 times. Most memory usage is in the 3-6,000K range but one is 25,000K. My downloads have been a bit slower lately, but I can't say I've had any dramatically obvious problems. Your "Search" feature turned up 14 pages of threads dealing with this subject. This is too daunting a research project for me. I"m using Windows XP Pro SP2. Do 7 listings of svchost.exe seem excessive? I read an article that said it can either be an important part of the OS or a malware trojan. Any advice? Thanks.