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Case 1: Applied on a new Windows 7 SP1 installation. Download Microsoft's Windows Update Troubleshooter to your computer. 2. I'm going to mention both here in case one does not work for you. i used to have to stop the svchost process but i investigated using process explorer and found out that 99% of the cpu was taken up by svc host - the

Reply Philip Holt Jun 30, 2016 @ 09:21:16 Thank you for this very helpfull article. Reply Niraj Mar 18, 2016 @ 07:48:05 thanks very much excellent….. Reply morteza Jan 14, 2016 @ 22:10:54 thanks very much excellent Reply Chales Jan 26, 2016 @ 23:17:01 This is by far the best computer help site I have ever seen. You will now be presented with a list of processes that your user account has started as shown in the image below. .

Reply Mladen Jan 19, 2016 @ 08:53:54 yesss !! How can I tell if this is a legitimate svchost addition or a masquereding virus? Design by @jzy

Keep up the good work. All good after it. February 27, 2008 Gouse Good stuff…… March 3, 2008 jen Thanks for the info! Most people with this problem simply assume they need to upgrade because their PC is running slow.

Viruses often take advantages of bugs or exploits in the code of these programs to propagate to new machines, and while the companies that make the programs are usually quick to You could also use the command prompt to disable the service if you choose. August 27, 2008 William Snow Liam, Go to http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-svchostexe-and-why-is-it-running/ and read the whole section and then download "Process Explorer". Now it is filled with 5.25GB of data in 69,886 files and 3822 folder after about 1 hour of downloads.

Are these two things related. I have AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2600+ 1.60 GHz, 256 MB of Ram and windows sp-2, original anti virus Guardian (Quick heal product). RemoveVirus 211,274 views 2:33 Fix svchost exe netsvcs high memory for win 7 - Duration: 3:08. Or - B) You can try to sequentially stop services (one by one) until CPU resources come back to normal.

tasklist /SVC The problem with using the command line method is that you don't necessarily know what these cryptic names refer to. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes Anti-malware has found, click on the "Remove Selected" button. December 26, 2008 Ihatebloatware Running XP Pro, but it won't let me use the ‘Tasklist /SVC' command - does it have to be run as Admin? May 14, 2009 Jair Crawford How do you get the ‘Services' tab in the task manager?

When it is finished loading you will be presented with a screen containing all the running processes on your computer as shown in the figure below. Thanks February 15, 2009 aj i downloaded mathematica from utorrent but it would not open so i tried to download a ‘bin' driver from ‘drivermax 4.7'. Reply sarfraz Oct 06, 2016 @ 11:08:24 1000 likes to your article man. May 24, 2008 Dreams Clear and concise…great job The Geek!

Three run under the username "System," two under "Network Service," and one under "Local Service." Since svchost.exe has a history of being an uninvited guest to a masquerade party (i.e. Like Neb who posted above, I too have an Antivirus/Firewall program called ZoneAlarm. February 5, 2008 Darrell To Dave: tasklist /svc works only with XP pro……. Congrats and Thank you !

September 14, 2009 User omfg ty for posting this ^_^ September 17, 2009 Kiran Hey!!! June 8, 2008 The Geek @Bill Snow Often viruses and spyware will disguise themselves as legitimate services by either using the same name, or similar names with spelling errors. Conclusion Now that you understand what SVCHOST.EXE is and how it manages certain Windows services, seeing multiple instances in your process list should no longer be a mystery or a concern.

Great for those drive thrashing issues that can have have high CPU utilization as a side effect.jlcfly.myopenid.comTuesday, 15 March 2011 03:17:50 UTCIt's also on the "Performance" tab of the Windows Task

Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder from C:\Windows 3. A very simplified explanation. Reply Tanya Apr 13, 2016 @ 10:29:24 CPU has dropped significantly (varies between 25%-5%)! Recreating SoftwareDistribution folder did not work for me.

The W10 automatic update process works perfectly and is transparent since it is done in the wee morning hours. In order to troubleshoot other kinds of problems with a service running inside a svchost instance, the service (or services suspected to be causing the problem) must be (all) reconfigured so This feature is not available right now. I'm no Microsoft groupie or fan-boy but let's grow up a little here.

do you recommend any specific services to shut down? Click on the "Activate free license" button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer. (OPTIONAL) STEP 5: Scan your computer with Zemana Microsoft are complete liars, they said Windows 10 doesn't spy on it's users, pure lie. I always tweak my services sometime even crash my laptop.

a trojan), how can I know for sure these are all integral to my system? For the most part Windows services are executable (.EXE) files, but some services are DLL files as well. Thank you so much! This step should be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

July 1, 2009 Kim how do you recognize a virus that uses an svchost.exe as a front from a real windows process? This database is called the Windows Registry or more commonly known as the Registry. I wasn't initially able to run the troubleshooter because the first task it runs is to check for updates, and my system seemed to hang.