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TCPSVCS.exe in slowing down computer

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TCPSVCS.exe is slowing down my windows xp home computer.   What is it, is it neccessary, how do I stop it??
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    tcpsvcs.exe is a part of Microsoft Windows networking components. This essential system process is initiated when the computer uses special TCP/IP networking services such as DHCP, Simple TCP and print services. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

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    by:col_forbin13
    This is a good resource for finding out what services/processes that are running are used for and if they are vital or malicious.

    http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/
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    by:fourmacks
    It is using 90 t0 95 % of the CPU according to Task Manager.  This must be unacceptable for resonable ues of the PC.

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    by:SashP
    That is a problem.

    When you reboot does the problem go away? For how long?

    Are you running antivirus? When was the last time you ran a full virus scan?



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    by:fourmacks
    It returns after each reboot.  I am using norton anti-virus.  Full scan yeaterday no viruses.
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    by:rtstiehl
    there may be some malware that is attached to the TCPSVCS.EXE file. (check the task manager and if the cpu usage is very high end the process) Then go to the properties of the local connection and remove TCP/IP, reboot the machine and go back and add TCP/IP again.  
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    by:fourmacks
    I think you are right.  I re-installed windows and no more problem

    what a pain.  I gave up and started from scratch
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