too many svchost.exe. is this normal?

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i have too many svchost.exe in my task manager. is this normal? i think it slows my computer. please help.
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im just guessing that your running on xp so have you done a virus scan?
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I currently have 8 running and my PC is clean as a whistle.
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i'm not sure many svchost.exe there should be lol if you really worried post a hijackthis log and someone will have a look
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7 running for me
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7 for me to before i was on vista lol :P
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314056

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Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs)

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The Svchost.exe file is located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services part of the registry to construct a list of services that it must load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services. Therefore, separate services can run, depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This grouping of services allows for better control and easier debugging.

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