Long back I had shown How to Fix svchost.exe Memory Hogging Issue. It is still one of the most viewed posts on Technically Personal! Now, this is a supplementary article to that post which helps you analyze and understand SvcHost.exe process in a much better way. I suggest you to read the parent article (link given above) to understand what svchost.exe is and its relevance.

The Svchost Viewer is a small application that lists all of the current svchost.exe instances. It also shows how much memory each one is using and what services are running underneath it.

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How to use SvcHost Viewer?

Svchost Viewer is it requires no installation and can run directly off your USB flash drive, coming in handy when troubleshooting. Just double-click on the application to launch, and then click Yes when prompted whether to get the data. After taking a few moments to complete the scan you will be presented with the number of svchost.exe instances running along with the service name, description, memory usage, and program path.

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Svchost Viewer is open source, requires the .NET 2.0 framework and should work on Windows XP (SP2), Vista and Windows 7.

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