svchost.exe using up all the CPUs resouces
Posted on 2003-10-24
When I restart my pc, I see a DOS command screen that flashes really quick as if something is being executed...then it goes away. Once the computer is started I notice that its moving real slow. When you go into task manager you see 4 instances of svchost.exe running, but there will be one in particular thats using like 93% of the computer's resouces which is slowing the computer down. If I click that process and end it, the computer will go back to functioning properly. I know that its possible to have more than one instance of svchost.exe running, but I dont think its normal for one to be taking all the computer resources and slowing the pc down.
My first thought was it must be a virus, and I called Norton who walked me through several tasks, and they said that from what I've told them its not a virus...so my question you all is what is it then??? And how can I get this to stop happening.