AudioEndpointBuilder Reading Excess Files


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Recently I've encountered an issue in one of my svchost.exe's. The process is taking up over 200k memory and has 2 million+ I/O Others.

When the service is traced it leads to AudioEndpointBuilder. I'm aware of what this program does and don't understand why it's reading excess files and taking up so much memory especially considering that I'm not running any kind of audio on my PC at the moment.

My physical memory stays at a constant 25%+ out of 8gb.

I'm aware this process can't be disabled and the only solution I can think of is to use command line to isolate the AudioEndpointBuilder's service.

If anyone has any other kind of solution it'd be appreciated.

Currently Running:
Vista Home Premium x64 SP2
AMD Phenom 9750 QuadCore 2.4Ghz
8GB Ram

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