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An SD card ejection problem -- Why is svchost.exe using the card?

  1. Jan 5, 2017 #1
    I try to eject my sd card in my PC but I take this notification. How can I reject it? Why is svchost.exe using the card?

    svchost.exe.png

    Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
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  3. Jan 5, 2017 #2

    Borg

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    It could be your virus scanner not letting you eject because it's checking the card.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2017 #3
    It is AVG and I disabled it for 10 minutes. But the problem is on-going. How can I close svchost.exe?

    Thank you.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2017 #4

    Borg

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    You could close it through the Task Manager but I would just log off if you want it to let go.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2017 #5

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  7. Jan 6, 2017 #6
    You can usually safely kill svchost in your task manager. If it's just AVG then go right ahead.

    @Borg, svchost is often not a user process but a root one, so logging off won't necessarily kill it. User processes get pushed into it, they don't always get cleaned up, especially for a background process like a virus scanner.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2017 #7

    Borg

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    I understand. However, I have found it usually works to get the offending process to let go of a file or directory. If it doesn't, then the OP could shut down and safely remove it at that point of course.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2017 #8
    How can I log off? When I use ctrl+alt+delete, log off option is not shown in the screen? And I cannot end tasks about AVG by using task manager because it says "access is denied."

    Thank you.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2017 #9

    rbelli1

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    Sign out?

    BoB
     
  11. Jan 8, 2017 #10

    Borg

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    I don't have any experience with AVG but it sounds as if you need to tell it not to be so aggressive with checking files. I'm assuming that you have admin access to the machine.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2017 #11

    OCR

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    You mean this ?

    upload_2017-1-8_11-10-51.png
     
  13. Jan 8, 2017 #12

    OCR

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    Or this ?...

    upload_2017-1-8_11-17-7.png
     
  14. Jan 8, 2017 #13
    Well, I do not know but it is not related to log off from this site, and it is an advice to log off windows.

    Thank you.
     
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