If a svchost.exe image is using a lot of memory or CPU time, view its related services to help diagnose problems.
The Windows 7 Task Manager
is useful to manage processes and services, check the CPU and networking usage, and shut down stuck programs that don't want to end. While using this tool, you may have noted many svchost.exe
processes that act as Host Process for Windows Services
. Curious about which services are related to which processes, especially if one is running amok, taking a lot of memory and/or CPU time?
1. In the "Processes"
tab of the "Windows Task Manager"
, right-click a svchost.exe
(If you don't know how to access the "Windows Task Manager"
, right-click an empty area of the Taskbar and select "Start Task Manager"
2. When the pop-up menu appears, select "Go to Service(s)"
Selecting "Go to Service(s)" for a svchost.exe image
3. The "Services"
tab is now selected. Related services are now highlighted.
Viewing services related to a svchost.exe