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ServiceHost Exe.

My computer has gotten extremely slow in the last couple of weeks. It is slow loading the desktop, seems to have something working in the background, (yet no processes are running). Also very slow on the internet, (some sites), home page, and a few others.
I am running a PIII-500, 256 mem. two HD's, 20 and 13. 56 k modem. Win Xp Pro. The system was working fine up to about two weeks ago, and for some reason got very slow. I have ZA, (free version), AVG, run Microsofts Antispyware, Spybot, and Adaware weekly. In trying to go throught the process of elimination, I find that I have five ServiceHost.exe listed under processes running, for a total of 37,144 memory usage. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but, could that amount of usage be part of my problem?

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Viper, are you sure it is

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"ServiceHost.exe" and not "svchost.exe"? The latter is normal for XP, the former is not.

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You are correct, but should I have that many running?

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Yes, that is normal,

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You've said that you've already done spyware/adware.etc/ scans. How about virus scans? It sounds like you have an older computer with Pentium III and 256RAM. Do you have plenty of free space left, etc. Have you cleaned out temporary internet files, history, etc? Have you defragged lately?

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I hope it's normal...

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Since I have seven svchost.exe processes running...

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(NT) (NT) I checked and I also have 7 svchost.exe processes runni

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