Lately I have been experiencing a lot of computers on our network being bogged down by svchost.exe. Nearly 50-100% CPU usage is associated with this process and I can't seem to figure out how to nix the issue. The most recent updates are applied but it still continues to run svchost.exe and most of the time, several instances which switch between "hogging" the processing power. Does anyone know how to get rid of this process from taking so much processing power all together?
Step 1: Find out what services svchost is controlling. Open up Task Manager, right-click a svchost that is sucking up lots of resources, and click "Go to Service(s)". This will show you the services that are taking up your resources.
Step 2: Disable the unwanted services, or uninstall them if you dont need them.