svchost.exe Is slowing down my computer DRAMATICALLY
Hello, I recently went on a vacation about a week and a half ago, and before hand, I shutdown my computer so there were no memory leaks for my time gone [6 Days]. I came back home and turned on computer which ran fine for a while. But then my computer
started acting up, which it does every once and a while but this has lasted ever since I got back. Norton is my Anti-Virus, and keeps telling me that "svchost.exe" is using up lots of memory. I must have at least 15+ svchost.exe processes open for what so
ever reason. 3 of which are at high usage [One at 70,000 and the second at 20,000 and the other one at 10,000]. The first two [70,000 and 20,000] are both in the Username category of "System" and the third one [10,000] is in the "Local Service" username
category. I'm in need of help to solving this.
I was wondering if it may be a virus/trojan that has affected the svchost.exe program???
If you find nothing when running via Clean Boot -
While most AV's are supposed to detect Spyware as well as virus/malware Spyware Search and Destroy specialises in spyware detection, and may be another useful cross-reference.
It would seem that if you have spyware that is using a lot of RAM then it would
also be using some cpu resources as it sends it's information out on the net.
btw - I've never had malware/spyware in ten years of using a PC (have had
false positives from my AV though), but I don't use torrent sites, social networking, or open any junk e-mails both of which are the main source of bad stuff.
While your problem may be something else, virus, etc are known to install when re-booting and can install into the boot sector of the HDD where they are very difficult to remove.