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How To Remove Svchost.exe

  • Svchost.Exe
  • Windows XP
  • Components
Last response: in Components
April 20, 2010 10:11:02 AM

How to remove svchost.exe application error, caused due to some virus to my pc with windows xp service pack 2.

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April 20, 2010 11:41:27 AM

svchost is the service host for Windows, so more then likely a service is failing at startup. Go into msconfig (enter msconfig in the run menu) and in teh services tab, uncheck any services you aren't using/don't want enabled.
April 21, 2010 8:49:52 AM

Thank you i will try the way you said and get back to you if i have any other doubts regarding this issue.
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April 22, 2010 9:47:23 AM

i have tried the way you said, it worked but lasted for only 30min or so after that it is showing the same error any other alternative to solve these problem.
April 22, 2010 1:42:11 PM

OK - As Gamer pointed out, svchost.exe is a generic windows process which may be used by any number of applications and drivers. So killing svchost.exe won't do you any good at all - Windows will jsut open another one as soon as whatever app requests it. So you have to dig deeper to see which application or driver is causing the problem.

How do you do that?

Give your computer the three finger salute (Control/Alt/Delete), and go into the Task Manager. Go to the PROCESS tab. In the lower left corner, select "Show Processes from All Users". Along with everything else, there will be some number of svchost.exe entries. Look at the usage to see which is likely to be the trouble. This will be easy because it'll be the one(s) with large usage.

Right Click on the suspect entry, and choose Service/s in the pop up menu. This will jump to the services tab, and all of the services under that svchost.exe will be highlighted. From there you simply identify what is what, and go fix/reinstall those.
April 23, 2010 8:47:17 AM

Thank you i will try this way too if i get any problem, i will let you know.
April 24, 2010 5:03:58 AM

I tried the way you said but it was of no use still the same problem continuing.
April 25, 2010 12:36:04 AM

Or uninstall the Mcafee update and install the newer corrected version?
April 26, 2010 5:38:11 AM

I don't use mcafee antivirus.
April 27, 2010 5:48:16 AM

Hey is there any other way to remove these virus.
April 27, 2010 2:08:00 PM

What are the programs which are Using the problem svchost.exe?

The instructions I gave you above should get you to the listing. if you can not provide this information, then we aren't likely to be able to help.
April 28, 2010 6:08:56 AM

It is getting effected to to local service, network service and system.
April 29, 2010 4:52:50 AM

Hey, hi i hope you got the information which you asked for, hope i will get a reply quickly.