Windows 7 - Too many "svchost.exe"!

Asked By Frank Shan on 13-Aug-08 03:31 AM
Now I will tell you something about it.
My Vista has 11 processes named "svchost.exe"!
I am now sure there was not any virus in my computer,and my system is Vista
Home Pentium.
What's wrong?

Rick Rogers replied on 13-Aug-08 06:02 AM
Hi Frank,

I have 13 instance running. It's normal. Svchost.exe is used to run a myriad
of system processes.

Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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f/fgeorge replied on 13-Aug-08 06:09 AM
svchost.exe is just the name used when Windows has no clue what else
to call the program that is running. Do a Google search and it will
tell you lots.
AJR replied on 13-Aug-08 03:50 PM
Frank - "svchost.exe." is  a "container" which houses running program
Ken Blake, MVP replied on 13-Aug-08 04:22 PM
Nothing is wrong. What you describe is perfectly normal.

Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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arkitect replied on 13-Aug-08 06:13 PM
Let me just add that svchost.exe is what executes essential Windows
services. Each instance of svchost.exe is responsible for executing its
own stack of services. You can see which services each instance of
svchost.exe is running by using 'Process Explorer'
( or the
Task Manager. Just hover your cursor over each svchost.exe in Process
Explorer and you will see a list of services that have been executed by
it. You can also see which services are running in a svchost.exe
instance by right clicking on the instance in Task Manager and then
clicking "Go to service(s)" and every service that runs under the
instance will be highlighted.

It's also important to remember that there are many viruses that call
themselves svchost.exe as a form of disguise. So if you have any
instances of svchost.exe that are not showing services running within
it, have a missing company name or description, then you have something
to worry about.

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Wilhel replied on 27-Aug-08 09:41 AM
I noticed somthing strange when browsing thrue the svchost's services and
came upon the proses SUPERFECTH... i whent browsing around and noticed that
my other pc also has this servie but his is using only 10 mb of ram where
mine as using 175 mb.. this I found stange.

after alot of efort I found that a virus "gumber.exe" was restarting this
proses hundres of times... but until now not a singel antivirus program has
anyway to stop this file! pleas HELP!
Malke replied on 27-Aug-08 09:45 AM
Googling for "gumber.exe" brings me only one link to a Chinese website
referencing an email worm. Since I can't read Chinese, I can only suggest
you follow these general malware removal steps:

Go through these general malware removal steps systematically -

Include scanning with David Lipman's Multi_AV and follow instructions to do
all scans in Safe Mode. Please see the special Notes regarding using
Multi_AV in Vista. - instructions - download link and more instructions

When all else fails, get guided help. Choose one of the specialty forums
listed at the first link. Register and read its posting FAQ. PLEASE DO NOT

Standard disclaimer: I can't see and test your computer myself, so these are
just suggestions based on many years of being a professional computer tech;
suggestions based on what you've written. You should not take my
suggestions as a definitive diagnosis. If you can't do the work yourself
(and there is no shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea), take the
machine to a professional computer repair shop (not your local equivalent
of BigComputerStore/GeekSquad). Please be aware that not all local shops
are skilled at removing malware and even if they are, your computer may be
so infested that Windows will need to be clean-installed. If possible, have
all your data backed up before you take the machine into a shop.

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