Discovering what is running on the svchost.exe stack
Posted on 2007-04-05
How does one find out what services or applications are running under svchost.exe? I have a situation where svchost.exe is peaking out the processor and the battery of av/am applications that I've run have not discovered anything (including three rootkit detection tools). There is something going on here as it is causing terrible pauses in the system and it should be much more responsive with 768 MB of memory.
Again, I believe that the root is digging out what is going on exactly with svchost.exe. I'm assuming that this process is some sort of a container process for services of some sort.