svchost.exe cmd window appears spontaneously
Posted on 2006-06-15
My XP machine (fully up to date with patches and service packs etc) has suddenly started - for no reason that I can see - popping up on the monitor a command prompt window headed c:\windows\system 32\ svchost.exe. The window is waiting for command line input and its current directory is C:\windows \system 32, but otherwise it doesn't seem to do anything. This behaviour doesn't happen often - maybe once a day - but it kind of worries me that there is something nasty loose in the machine - can anyone enlighten me as what might be happening.