remove svchost.exe

February 5, 2011 at 14:25:30
Specs: Windows XP 2003, intel pentium 4/ 500gb
C P U running too fast, and is constantly whirring, driving me mad, I have tried different search engines, also I have turned off automatic updates, and deleted all I E products.

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February 6, 2011 at 02:11:34
The CPU is a piece of Silicon and does not whirr !

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February 6, 2011 at 03:07:45
No, the person that sent this is a complete idiot, he wants to show his prowess, but the idiot, gave no help or suggestions. " Bachelor Geek" comes to mind?

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February 6, 2011 at 05:43:37
That's no help at all!
You probably have something running in the background. It could be unimportant, it could be an infection, it could be unwitting participation in a supercomputing project (some universities and others and ask some to participate and share computing/processing power over the internet, but some hide their requests and trick participants). Svchost is a cover name in task manager and is usually used by groups of system items to show in task manager, but can be used by others.
1- Update and run antivirus program.
2- Install Malwarebytes (free version) and run it.
3- Install ProcessExplorer from Microsoft, it will show you exactly what processes are running, much better than Task Manager so you can identify and decide what can/should be disabled or uninstalled.
4- Google what you are not sure about.
5- Type msconfig in run box, go to start tab and uncheck everything except windows/microsoft and antivirus program.
6- Restart.
7- Go to Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and uninstall anything you you are sure you do not need (Google if needed) but leave all updates and '.net' items.
8- Restart.
9- Do disk clean up (good maintenance practice) and if it has been a while, do disk defragmentation.
Let us know if you need any additional help.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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February 6, 2011 at 14:51:04
thank you very much for your time, and interest. I have taken your advice, and will explore the guidance you have given me. I will let you know how I get on.

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