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SVCHOST.exe using a lot of memory

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    smicale Guest

    SVCHOST.exe using a lot of memory

    I am seeing a SVCHOST.exe using a about 116,360K of memory on my Vista
    machine. I have ran all my ONECare antivirus/spyware tools and nothing is
    coming up as a problem. I see that the Super Fetch service seems to be the
    one that is hogging all this memory. When I stop that service it releases
    the memory. Is this normal? What can I do to fix it? Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: SVCHOST.exe using a lot of memory

    smicale wrote:

    > It appears the problem is with the SysMan service. Does this service need
    > to be running?
    It's not a Windows process and in fact may be a trojan:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=SysMan&btnG=Search

    What does a good malware/virus scanning get you? (I don't include OneCare in
    that terminology.) Be sure the machine is clean:

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

    Malke
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    smicale Guest

    Re: SVCHOST.exe using a lot of memory

    sysman is not a process running on my machine, it is a service. Do you think
    this is still mailware or a virus?

    "Malke" wrote:

    > smicale wrote:
    >

    > > It appears the problem is with the SysMan service. Does this service need
    > > to be running?
    >
    > It's not a Windows process and in fact may be a trojan:
    >
    > http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=SysMan&btnG=Search
    >
    > What does a good malware/virus scanning get you? (I don't include OneCare in
    > that terminology.) Be sure the machine is clean:
    >
    > http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > MS-MVP
    > Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    > FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    Malke Guest

    Re: SVCHOST.exe using a lot of memory

    smicale wrote:

    > sysman is not a process running on my machine, it is a service. Do you
    > think this is still mailware or a virus?
    A process is the same as a service so Sysman is most definitely running on
    your machine. I cannot see your computer from here so I cannot guess
    whether you have malware. That's why I gave you the link to malware removal
    steps. If you haven't gone through the thorough steps, you have no way of
    knowing whether your machine is clean. I suspect it isn't, but that's only
    an educated guess based on many years of working on Windows machines.

    Standard disclaimer: I can't see and test your computer myself, so these are
    just suggestions based on many years of being a professional computer tech;
    suggestions based on what you've written. You should not take my
    suggestions as a definitive diagnosis. If you can't do the work yourself
    (and there is no shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea), take the
    machine to a professional computer repair shop (not your local equivalent
    of BigComputerStore/GeekSquad). If possible, have all your data backed up
    before you take the machine into a shop.

    Malke
    --
    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ


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    Re: SVCHOST.exe using a lot of memory

    its perfectly normal its just the superfetch you can turn superfetching of inthe service panel. if you do that svhost process will dissapear. try it if you want to test it. but thats what it is. superfetch just uses lots of memory.

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