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What’s SVCHOST doing?

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

In a Windows CMD window you can type the following command:

TASKLIST /SVC /FI "IMAGENAME EQ SVCHOST.EXE"

to see what is being run by the various svchost.exe processes.

I was trying to track down what was using half my CPU when the machine should be idle. I was very thankful to find this blog entry. Turns out the culprit is the Pml Driver HPZ12 for my networked HP printer, which seems to put my machine into this state, maybe after someone has scanned documents and saved them onto a PC on the network.