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    Default svchost 100 % load

    This is getting really annoying. Whenever I start a network aplication (Azureus, email apps etc) one of the svchost instances starts taking up all of the cpu time! WTF is that about! I'm forced to shut svchost down manually, so that my apps can start normally. Oddly, nothing bad happens when I shut the process down. Usually, when you do that, windows becomes unstable (only with certain processes though), but not this time. BTW, the username for the svchost process is Network Service.
    So, how do I solve this? I am using a 3rd party hosts file if that could be the problem?

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    Default Re: svchost 100 % load

    Just a few ideas: There is nothing stopping a malware program from using the svchost name to hide behind. Have you done a virus scan as well as running Adaware and/or Spybot S&D to look for virii and adware/spyware on your system? A2 is a nice (and free) trojan hunter that sometimes finds things that those others miss. Webroot Spysweeper recently helped me wipe out an annoying program that nothing else would touch ... unfortunatly it is not free but it did have a two week trial period that was fully functional.
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    Default Re: svchost 100 % load

    I've run Ad-aware, Spybot, a-squared and a full anti-virus scan with AVG-free, but they turned up nothing. I'll try spysweeper, maybe I'll have some luck with that.

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    Default Re: svchost 100 % load

    Spysweeper only found a low-threat tracker cookie, so I'm guessing it's not it. But it did say that the hosts file was too large (I'm using a third party hosts file from BlueTack). I do have like 50000+ entries in it, so maybe that's slowing things down? Now, whenever the antivirus updater runs when I turn on my PC, I'm forsed to bring up the taskmanager to shut down the svchost instance that eats all my cpu power. Also, that service tends to grow in memory usage as well.

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    Default Re: svchost 100 % load

    I don't know how related it is to the svchost problem, but that's a huge HOSTS file. Most shouldn't have more than one entry (localhost); how come you need 5000?

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    Default Re: svchost 100 % load

    I was under the impression that the Hosts file protects you from browser hijacking and speeds up your surfing, but maybe it's not that big of a deal. I'll try restoring the original hostsfile and see what happens..

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    Default Re: svchost 100 % load

    Well, it seems that the Hosts file was causing the problems.. everything works fine now. Thx fo the help.

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