svchost.exe process

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    svchost.exe process

    Question for all:

    For those with win XP, in your task manager, under the processes tab, how many svchost.exe's do you have, I have 4, with 2 of them showing system as the user, just wondering if this is normal?
    The keyboard is the standard device used to cause computer errors!

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    I've got 5: 3 system, 1 local and 1 network.
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    One of them sometimes seems like its bogging processes, makeing things slow, it may not be that though, it may be something else. Have you ever had problems with windows xp just running slow as crap after starting up. It seems like it takes 5 mins to just be able to start a program, and its that way till i open a few more programs then it goes back to normal. Any input on ways to fix that. Im running Win xp, 1.6 athlon, 640 ram, almost barebone OS - Just officeXP and VS C++6.
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    I have the same number as XSquared. I think I have the same problem you do - it takes several minutes for WinXP to open my first program or to allow any network traffic (I know, because it takes AIM about 5 minutes to log on). After something starts though, it's all fine. I'm going to reformat soon-ish... if you post something again in a month or two, or PM me then, I'll let you know if that fixed it.
    Away.

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    I've got a whole crapload of stuff on my PC (P3@1GHz, 512MB SDRAM), and I never have any slowdowns, and I'm pretty sure that I can load a program right after logging in, although its been over a week since I last rebooted.
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    I have a very annoying process on my windows:-

    SAVE.EXE

    what the hell is it?
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    svchost.exe processes run installed services, if one of your svchost processes is using a lot of resources, then one of the services it is running is hogging.

    What did you install recently.

    Hermit:

    There is a common spyware program that has save.exe as it's process. I would suggest you get hold of SpyBot or similar and run that. You may be leaking secrets.
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    4: 2 system, 1 local, 1 network. on both notebook and desktop.

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    SAVE.EXE

    what the hell is it?
    I think you will find it is spyware, causes popups on sites that normally doesn't have them.. try downloading Ad-Aware from

    Lavasoft .

    There is apparently a save.exe associated with an Adobe product, pagemaker I think, which is benign.

    [edit] Jeez, if I had actually read the other posts, I would see adrianxw had already answered this.

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    Well i reformated, same damn thing, i actually think it might be something with my 2 HD. It has some bad sectors, which ........es me off because its brand new 40gig, maxtor, but i guess thats what you get for $30. I loaded 2k pro on this harddrive right after xp just wouldn't run faster, and it does the same thing. I know 2k takes the longest to boot, but it was rediculous, 5 minutes. Both have bare OS's, nothing loaded. Funny thing was that when i fist loaded XP, it ran fine, fast as hell for a little over 2 weeks. Win 98 on my first drive will still run just fine, looks like im going to stick with it. I will take a look at XP or 2k in more detail in a few weeks, i need to load VS.net to start c#, and it doesn't support 98. Oh well. We will see.
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    I have kazaa and spybot, i have done a few scans. But everytime i reboot, the save.exe is in my process.

    Takes up like 11,732K of memory. dont really want that do it?

    Sorry for hijacking this thread

    Ps-im deleting my kazaa.
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    Start->Run->"msconfig"

    Click the startup tab, and look for save.exe. Uncheck the box.
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    I cant run msconfig thru my win2k ...
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    I don't think that Win2k has msconfig.exe. If you want me to send it to you, just PM me.
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    >>> and spybot,

    Okay, then try AdAware, I run both, they find 90 % of the same things but every now and again, one says clean while the other finds a new pest. You should also keep them up to date, AdAware has a new definition file every 2-3 days in my experience.

    If that doesn't clear it, there are a series of registry keys that control what runs at start up. Deleting the right one will stop it running but not clean up the files, so try AdAware first.
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