Why does SVCHost eat up my memory?

Morne van Heerden February 9, 2013
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I have a 64bit Hp G61 laptop and have a problem with SVCHost that’s eating my memory and making everything slow. I’ve tried various online help, like deactivating my automatic updates etc. Still i’m struggling.

Your help is much appreciated.

  1. Morne van Heerden
    February 10, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Thanks guys. Had some malware and killed some services. Much better now

  2. Junil Maharjan
    February 10, 2013 at 4:33 am

    check this article out on a detail knowledge of svchost http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-svchostexe-and-why-is-it-running/

  3. ha14
    February 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    The downsize to SuperFetch is that it takes memory, in fact, it uses lots of memory resource. In Task Manager, the svchost.exe that runs SuperFetch is always the one of the top memory usage process, as shown in figure below
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/disable-and-turn-off-vista-superfetch/

    scan windows with Svchost Process Analyzer (wih adlinistrative rights) to locate to locate infected SVCHost
    http://www.neuber.com/free/svchost-analyzer/index.html

    boot to safe mode and run malwarebytes antimalware, superantispyware, clamwin..