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  From the February 2015 Issue of Prestwood eMag
Windows Users:
See Inside svchost.exe
Posted 13 years ago on 5/18/2007
Take Away: See what services are running inside of SvcHost.EXE. See what is causing your 99% CPU usage.


Q. Have you been trying to figure out what is causing your CPU to use 99% usage? Are you curious as to what service svchost.exe is running?

A. In DOS, you can execute the following command to see what's inside svchost.exe:

tasklist /svc

For example, here is a sample out from my computer (I deleted about half the tasks to shorten it):

C:\>tasklist /svc
Image Name                   PID Services
========================= ====== =============================================
System Idle Process            0 N/A
System                         4 N/A
smss.exe                     924 N/A
winlogon.exe                1008 N/A
services.exe                1052 Eventlog, PlugPlay
lsass.exe                   1064 NtLmSsp, PolicyAgent, ProtectedStorage, SamSs
svchost.exe                 1228 DcomLaunch, TermService
svchost.exe                 1588 LmHosts, RemoteRegistry, SSDPSRV, upnphost,
svchost.exe                  644 HTTPFilter
svchost.exe                 1656 stisvc
mxvgautil.exe               3660 N/A
usnsvc.exe                  4112 usnjsvc
taskmgr.exe                 4304 N/A
svchost.exe                 5024 BITS, EventSystem, helpsvc, Schedule, SENS,
                                 Themes, winmgmt
cmd.exe                     5160 N/A
tasklist.exe                5428 N/A
wmiprvse.exe                5480 N/A


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Hey Mike,

Just last night I was wondering how to differentiate among the svchost processes so I could get rid of the ones that didn't serve my purposes.

How fortunate that your newsletter gave me the answer.  Thanks!


Posted 8 years ago
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