Windows 10: Why do i have 72 svchost.exe processes in my windows 10? Solved

  1.    22 Apr 2017 #1

    Why do i have 72 svchost.exe processes in my windows 10?

    Hi guys,

    I'm sure it's obviously abnormal and probably I've been hacked. Maybe they are virus,Trojan and backdoors. Of course I scanned my hard with bitdefender 2017 internet security and there's no any threat

    When I click on them in task manager and open their locations all of them refers me to C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe.

    Please tell me how can I determine they are safe or not. Any kind of help will be really appreciated.

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  2.    22 Apr 2017 #2

    If you are on latest version of Windows and have > 4GB RAM it is normal as svchost jobs were split.

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       22 Apr 2017 #3

    "Why do i have 72 svchost.exe processes in my windows 10?"

    Because you have just upgraded to the Creators Update, I'd guess. The way services are organised changed substantially in 1703. I have 70+ 'svchost.exe' running too.

    In Windows 10 v1703 systems with more than 3.5 GB of RAM, each service would get its own service host (svchost.exe), instead of running under a shared service process...
    ...up until Windows 10 v1607, each svchost.exe process used to host a set of services — a model originally designed to reduce resource usage by services...

    Thanks go to Dalchina for that link, from this thread...
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  4.    22 Apr 2017 #4

    There's a way to regroup the services if you wish using the tutorial on the Winaero site as below

    Set Split Threshold for Svchost in Windows 10 - Winaero
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