September 25, 2009 lam thanks a lot i wondered what is svchost ? Reply Deadpool Nov 27, 2016 @ 21:36:52 Thx a lot it rly worked 😀 Reply Thermium Dec 15, 2016 @ 02:29:00 I turned off the Automatic Update service and the CPU Demystifying the Windows Registry Ever since Windows 95, the Windows operating system has been using a centralized hierarchical database to store system settings, hardware configurations, and user preferences. February 21, 2009 Snowman Kevin, Start the Command Prompt from the program list or type "CMD" from the Run box.
CarlK, Columbus OH April 28, 2009 keeley Hi I agree with some of the others above - I'm pretty PC savvy but not teccie enough to really work out what I Retrieved 1 October 2014. ^ David B. Here you will see every svchost.exe process listed as Service Host: followed by the type of account it is running under (Local System, Network Service, etc). Deleted softwaredistribution, fixed the issue! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svchost.exe
Open the Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc or right-clicking the Taskbar at the base of the screen and choosing Task Manager. 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". Services sharing the same SvcHost process specify the same parameter, having a single entry in the SCM's database. First you need to download Process Explorer from the following site: Process Explorer Download the file and save it to your hard drive.
in the Unix family. However, if one of the services causes an unhandled exception, the entire process may crash. Truly a work of art - thanks very much. thanks July 4, 2009 Raygun Like all the above…thanks for explaining this to me… I feel better seeing all those repeats now. My computer was using 25% of its CPU from this thing and found that the Windows Update service (wuauserv) was the main cause of it!
To start, simply start the task manager by right clicking on the task bar and then selecting Task Manager. October 9, 2009 Jose Soares Thank you very much for this excellent information on svchost.exe. September 24, 2009 Shahab khan Quite a great post..right from the basics! its a great post and keep it up to provide more… Lovelly.
As I know that my computer requirement too old. In order to get some more useful information about the process, we can use the Services browser in Windows. 3. March 16, 2009 sarah arggghhh my cpu is at 100 i cant open internet explorer, windows updates, any files, copy and paste doesnt work, my background is missing, itunes is stuffed. Any ideas?
You can't predict when a security hole will appear. http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-fix-svchostexe-errors-and-problems-with-high-cpu-usage/ December 19, 2009 Sim Thanks a lot for this wonderful piece of information! It is incredible to me how extremely complex microsoft's system have become. June 8, 2008 Bill Snow Thanks for the quick response.
Change the Startup Type to Disabled, and then click the Stop button to immediately stop it. After trying everything on the list from the top, my fix came by deleting the "Software Distribution" folder. March 22, 2009 Mi Awesome explanation!!! Some malware inject a .dll file into the authentic svchost process, for example Win32/Conficker worm, and the Five Eyes attributed malware SNOWGLOBE. See also inetd Service Control Manager List of Microsoft
Reply Jerry Dec 03, 2016 @ 15:27:57 Holy c***. I mean I ALWAYS check my services and make sure nothing runs without me wanting it to. Do you have another option. Keep in mind that some of the updates only need shut down some of them need restart.
If you just stop it it will will get automagically resurrected. 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. Windows Forensics: Have I been Hacked?
Reply Greg Buchko May 09, 2016 @ 05:48:07 WOW! If we don't like it, maybe it's time to go Mac. (This is a hard thing for me. Many, Many Thanks for this! I deleted the software distribution folder(actually it went to the recycle bin with all the updates in it so i had to retrieve it and move it to a different location..better
Definitely a must to have! if so how and when? Reply Blair Dec 18, 2015 @ 18:38:11 Thanks so much for this article. I've only 5 instances of svchost running on my box - I think thats pretty good, though I feel that I could do without one or two instances.
Three times I "restored" the machine to factory conditions, and every time svchost.exe choked the CPU and RAM. Used a number of the sections. August 12, 2009 Lisa T. It takes 3 - 5 minutes for the computer to reboot to Start Screen, then Lock Screen Password Box is functional and I can proceed.
Legitimate svchost.exe processes always live inside C:\Windows\System32 and their the good guys. They're not only innocuous but also integral to the smooth operations of your computer. When you do this, Windows may prompt you to allow authorization to see all the processes as shown below.