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Multiple instances of conhost.exe Similar to that thread im having multiple instances of those process being launched constantly slowing down my PC and eventually causing a crash due to RAM being used up or overworked. Same as that user i doubt it has to do with any malware and i have sweeped my HD clean with multiple anti malware software the same day that i spotted the issue (upon login) and i removed the few thing that i did have using those programs. Can anyone please help me to find a solution to this issue.

  • Under what account are they running? try and see what happens if you create a new user and login with it. – EliadTech Jan 29 '14 at 15:18
  • i only have one but i did create another to test it and yeah it doesn't change a thing , oh and im using win 7 – croPath Jan 29 '14 at 16:00
  • Did you try using Process Explorer to identify the PIDs and track them down in Task Manager to determine what's launching them, as suggested by the linked question and accepted answer? Does it do it in Safe Mode? Does it do it with all 3rd party start-ups and service disabled? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jan 29 '14 at 17:26
  • Im not sure if i did it correct since i haven't used PE before this but it seems that divx manager was causing it for some reason (it was clean in all sweeps). I closed it via Task Manager and closed all the Conhost.exe via power shell and no more came up tough i haven't tested if some of the more intensive applications are able to work normally now. It didn't do it in safe mode. – croPath Jan 29 '14 at 17:45
  • post some pictures of ProcessExplroer: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653 – magicandre1981 Jan 29 '14 at 19:08

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