Services host. This process is used by Windows to host services.

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How do I troubleshoot high 'svchost.exe' usage in Windows 7?

I'm having a problem with Windows 7 64-bit. I thought it was slow and all, but then I saw that the CPU usage was always around 80% and started searching for a solution. There are two svchost.exe's ...
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Is there a way to determine which service (in svchost.exe) does an outgoing connection?

I'm redoing my firewall configuration with more restrictive policies and I would like to determine the provenance (and/or destination) of some outgoing connections. I have an issue because they come ...
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Suspicious Svchost

I find many instances connected through as many as 7 ports in my system when I opened TCPView (Sysinternals). Could it be because of a malware? How to find it out without Antivirus tools.
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svchost eating up memory

I'm running Windows 7. It seems that svchost is eating up a lot of memory. The user name for the particular svchost instance is "Network Service". The description is "Host Process for Windows ...
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Why/how is svchost.exe using 6.5GB of memory?

What is going on here? I have almost nothing running. By almost nothing, I mean Firefox, and some background network applications that are entirely passive and would never use this much memory. ...
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svchost.exe is crashing

I came in this morning (and not for the first time) and found a dialog box on my screen saying "svchost.exe has caused an exception. Would you like to debug this?" Fortunately, it gives the PID. ...
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SVCHost using 100% CPU in Windows 7

I am having a problem with Windows 7. When I boot up, the CPU jumps to 100% execution for about 10-15 minutes. During this time, it is really slow, and if I play any music, the songs play slowly and ...
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How to determine what particular service does an svchost process represent?

When I open Windows Task manager and look at the Processes tab I can see numerous svchost.exe processes and one of them uses to produce serious and continuous CPU load from time to time. Needless to ...