SVCHOST.EXE Eats Up Ram And CPU Cycles, But You Can Get Some Back

The SVCHost.Exe is responsible for a large part of the things Windows XP, Vista, and 7 are doing in the background.  It is the process responsible for doing things like checking that your hard disk is running ok, managing your printer, checking to see if you plugged in a USB device.  Those kinds of mundane tasks that your computer has to constantly do youtube musik auf ipaden.

You can have and mostly likely do have multiple copies of SVCHOST.exe running at the same time. (as in the screenshot here).  On Windows 7 you can click on “services” in the Task Manager to see what services are running and choose to stop them herunterladen.

Svchost.exe hosts windows services

In the words of Microsoft:

The Svchost.exe file is located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder adobe flash player apple kostenlosen. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services part of the registry to construct a list of services that it must load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time herunterladen. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services. Therefore, separate services can run, depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This grouping of services allows for better control and easier debugging die sims 4 haare downloaden.
Svchost.exe groups are identified in the following registry key:


Each value under this key represents a separate Svchost group and appears as a separate instance when you are viewing active processes herunterladen. Each value is a REG_MULTI_SZ value and contains the services that run under that Svchost group. Each Svchost group can contain one or more service names that are extracted from the following registry key, whose Parameters key contains a ServiceDLL value:


To view the list of services that are running in Svchost:

  1. Click Start on the Windows taskbar, and then click Run netflix on philips tv.
  2. In the Open box, type CMD, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type Tasklist /SVC, and then press ENTER.

Tasklist displays a list of active processes chrome voor appleen. The /SVC switch shows the list of active services in each process.

For most users there is no reason to mess with SVChost.exe it should behave well and you need 90% of what it does.  If you are a tweaker who doesn’t mind possibly blowing up their computer… then there are Services you can turn off to make SVCHost.exe take up less CPU and RAM whatsapp videos kostenlosen weihnachten.

My favorite is Print Spooler.  I don’t even have a printer on my laptop or Home Theater PC so I don’t really need to “Spool” my print jobs.  I don’t have any need to dial into my Laptop, so I turn of Remote Desktop Services and Remote Login.  I don’t search my hard disk much so I also disable SearchIndexer which also appears in the task manager as SearchIndexer.exe

Don’t muck around in the Services unless you know what you are doing.  Likely if you had to ask what SVCHost.exe is you shouldn’t muck around in tweaking services wo bücher kostenlosen. I say this for your own protection not because I don’t have faith in you.