TCPSVCS.exe in slowing down computer

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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SashPConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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.

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

fourmacksAuthor Commented:
It returns after each reboot.  I am using norton anti-virus.  Full scan yeaterday no viruses.
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.  
fourmacksAuthor Commented:
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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