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This process is so annoying , it keeps my resources used while creating constant lag. Although you can kill the process, its keep coming back on next start up. How can i delete this without the need of a fresh install, everything is fast except this constant issue.
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that is a native windows process and cannot be removed, although it shouldn't be lagging or using up a terrible amount of resources. i would attempt some malware scans as some malware like to inject them self into running processes such as explorer and svchost.

i suggest downloading and running malware bytes anti maware, as well as using the online nod32 malware scanner which is free.

there are other options but this would be the most logical. another option is to download hijackthis from trendmicro and post a log at bleepingcomputer and they will get to helping you in a few days to a week. they are pretty trained on removing stubborn malware without the need to reformat.
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Yes but i thought svchost was a native process not svchost *32, its link some how to the video drivers i believe and it has no information as far as the description on task manager, theres plenty of articles about it, but the ways of destroying it becomes confusing on exactly what to do. Im not sure if log files would help, but i have those too!
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    You're right about it not being native to Windows; could you show us your process listing (screenshot) from Process Explorer?
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Sure, here it is!

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most likely malware. even though *32 denotes that the application is running in 32bit mode, i have never seen svchost use the description "svchost". it is normally "Host Process for Windows Services."

Id do what i mentioned in my first post if you havent already.

you could also attempt to do a file search for "svchost" and upload any file with that name that is not in system32 folder to virustotal. this might give you an idea of what youre dealing with.

id still run the scans though
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Sure, here it is!

   That screenshot wasn't Process Explorer, and it doesn't tell me anything about your issue that I didn't already know.  I needed to see the process tree (Task Manager doesn't even have one), the process' command line, and the process' company name.  Windows Task Manager normally doesn't show these things.

   Without that information, I cannot tell if the program belongs to something or is nothing but malware.  My guess is the latter.  All I can say is, download and run Sysinternals Autoruns, go to the "Everything" tab and look for an entry whose "Image Name" ends with "svchost.exe" and turn it off.  Ignore the entries to "C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe" as those belong to valid Windows services.  Please be careful with that program and don't start turning things off that you don't know about.

   Please do run an anti-malware scan as abduct suggested, though. thumb.gif
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