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svchost-process 7 times?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by seashell, Apr 28, 2010.

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  1. seashell

    seashell Thread Starter

    Jun 22, 2003

    how often exactly should that process be running? I can't remember having seen it so often in my task-manager but right now im counting 7 instances of it. Same goes for google Chrome - 6 times the same process?? Why is that? Is that possibly slowing down my machine?

    Thanks for your reply.
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    My computer has also 7 instances of the svchost.exe process running. Each svchost.exe process is related to a group of Services.

    You could download and run the free Process Explorer. Right-click on each svchost.exe process and select Properties. Next, select the Services tab.

    Process Explorer doesn't require any installation. Simply run the executable file once downloaded. Then, configure the Process Explorer window to your liking. You can even replace the Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) by clicking on Options > Replace Task Manager. You'll get a lot more features and details than with the Task Manager.

    Or, if you prefer, there is another way to find out which services are mapped to which instance of SVCHOST.EXE, from the command line. Using the TASKLIST.EXE utility we can determine which services belong to which instance. Click Start > Run > type (or paste) the following command:

    [B]tasklist /SVC /FI "IMAGENAME eq svchost.exe"[/B] 
    Press Enter.

    As for Google Chrome, it depends on how many tabs are opened.
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