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I've got my computer running nice and smooth but in the task manager I have 6 svchost.exe running. 3 are SYSTEM 1 is LOCAL SERVICE and 2 are NETWORK SERVICE. I went into bleepingcomputer.com which has helped me a lot but I have no idea which ones I need and which ones I don't. I don't want to make the mistake of deleting things that are necessary because I ended up restoring the system. Any ideas? I'll include a screenshot so you know what I'm talking about.

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I've got my computer running nice and smooth but in the task manager I have 6 svchost.exe running. 3 are SYSTEM 1 is LOCAL SERVICE and 2 are NETWORK SERVICE. I went into bleepingcomputer.com which has helped me a lot but I have no idea which ones I need and which ones I don't. I don't want to make the mistake of deleting things that are necessary because I ended up restoring the system. Any ideas? I'll include a screenshot so you know what I'm talking about.

6 instances of svchost.exe is perfectly normal

 

EDIT: This article may clarify Svchost.exe

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You could try Process Explorer which will give a lot more info on each one.

Just a tip on Taskmanager.If you click on "Mem Usage" you can toggle the apps from highest to lowest mem usage order, or vice versa.

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So that means I have a perfectly normal computer...well isn't that something.

 

I checked the other programs and they seem to belong there, but I have a concern at how much resources they are taking. What do you think?

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So that means I have a perfectly normal computer...well isn't that something.

 

I checked the other programs and they seem to belong there, but I have a concern at how much resources they are taking. What do you think?

22 processes isn't too bad at all. I have 18 - 20 depending on the machine. Your much better off than the 60 processes I see running on many machines.

 

Why is your cleanmgr.exe using 98% of your CPU? Are you running the disk clean up while taking that snap shot?

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22 processes isn't too bad at all.

Yep, looks fine and only 20 actual processes running as you've got disk cleanup and IrfanView open in that screenshot (don't see any anti-virus though?). I have a fairly lean computer services wise and I have 18 services running.

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22 processes isn't too bad at all. I have 18 - 20 depending on the machine. Your much better off than the 60 processes I see running on many machines.

 

Why is your cleanmgr.exe using 98% of your CPU? Are you running the disk clean up while taking that snap shot?

 

Yes I was at the time :)

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Yep, looks fine and only 20 actual processes running as you've got disk cleanup and IrfanView open in that screenshot (don't see any anti-virus though?). I have a fairly lean computer services wise and I have 18 services running.

 

I'm really trying to find the best anti-virus without paying? OMG I tried Panda or something like that and I thought that thing would fry my pc..removed it immediately. I'll go check around the forum to see what info I can find. Thanks for all your help!

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I'm really trying to find the best anti-virus without paying? OMG I tried Panda or something like that and I thought that thing would fry my pc..removed it immediately. I'll go check around the forum to see what info I can find. Thanks for all your help!

 

The 3 main free antivirus programs most people use are AVG, Avast, and Antivir. You really can't go wrong with any of them. Personally I use AVG and am perfectly happy with it.

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Personally I use AVG and am perfectly happy with it.

Same here. Used AVG Free for four years now and completely happy with it - low on resources and never had an infection.

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OMG I tried Panda or something like that and I thought that thing would fry my pc.

Many people have complained in reviews over several years that Panda Antivirus made their PC's really slow and more or less unusable with it installed, so it's of no surprise to me that you also had issues with it.

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I got 4 svchost.exe's running. It's perfectly normal to have multiple instances of svchost.exe running, due that many Windows services are depending of this file. If you disable some UNNEEDED services, you may have couple of less svchost.exe's running.

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