SVCHost running incredibly high

I am running Win XP Pro.   Two days ago it just started running incredibly slow.   I checked Task Manager and an svchost.exe was running at over 400, 000 Kbs.   I have run everything I know, Combofix, Malwarebytes, TSSkiller, Rkill, Superantispyware all multiple times.   It took out malware and cookies, but not the culprit.   Any ideas on what to do?   When I boot up i watch taskmanager and watch this slowly rise until it takes all my resources and I can't do anything (even in Safe Mode).
syssolutAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

syssolutAuthor Commented:
I downloaded Process Explorer and I see the process.  When I put the cursor over it, I get a notepad type window telling me what it seeems it is used for.   It is much more than the other processes.   Is there some way to copy it and put heer on this thread?   What can I do with Proces explorer?
0
syssolutAuthor Commented:
It is listed as Generic Host Processes for Win32 Services              Microsoft Corporation

Can I kill delete this?
0
jcimarronCommented:
syssolut--Here is the website for Process Explorer.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653

Note you have to click on the process in the upper window to see what may be the real cause of the problem in the lower window.  Or hover over the instance of svchost.ext to see the Services running under it.
http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_fix_this_high_cpu_usage_svchost_virus_or_whatever_it_is.html

Svchost.exe is hardly ever the problem.  It only assists other processes.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-svchostexe-and-why-is-it-running/


The simplest solution to your problem as described may be to run a System Restore to 3 or 4 days ago before the problem started.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
masnrockCommented:
Have you installed anything recently or running anything that seems to be out of the norm? Sometimes even a browser window with a memory leak can cause svchost to spike.
0
syssolutAuthor Commented:
I ended up re-installing the whole operating system.   Thanks for suggestions
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows XP

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.