Services host. This process is used by Windows to host services.

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svchost keeps changing publisher to empty value and back

My svchost.exe keeps changing it's application publisher from 'Microsoft Windows' to an empty value and back in 2 seconds. The path of svchost.exe doing this is 'c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe'. I ...
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How much memory should svchost.exe(netsvcs) use normally? [duplicate]

I'm using windows 7 and when I look at the processes' memory usage I see that the process svchost.exe(netsvcs) is taking 1.2 GB of the physical memory. Is this normal? Note: when I start windows the ...
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“Access denied” message when investigating driver in Process Explorer

I have a virgin installation of Vista Home Premium 32 with a 100% CPU usage problem arising from svchost hosting taskeng.exe doing some unknown thing. I know that this is due to some driver ...
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WIA on Windows 7 not responding to Brother MFC-9460CDN button scan request

I have a Brother MFC 9460CDN All In One machine connected to the network. It was working well till last week. Since last week, When I select the button scan, Most of the times, It waits for 30 ...
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How to stop svchost.exe from consuming internet data?

What is svchost? When I’m connected to the internet svchost.exe consumes internet data for at least 15 minutes. Why is that happening? How to stop svchost.exe from consuming so much internet data?
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Why is svchost.exe(netsvcs) taking so much RAM?

I have suffered myself from this problem, with svchost.exe (netsvcs) taking over 30 - 50% of my total memory. There have been several cases of the same issue happening with lots of people. What ...
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SVCHOST.EXE (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) is using almost 100% disk usage?

I'm not running any other program, only Task Manager and Resource Monitor. It made my machine heavily non-responsive, even cursor sometimes jumps here and there and it's not accepting any keyboard ...
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svchost.exe (netsvcs) high memory usage

OS: Windows 8 x64 (with all important updates installed) Symptom: On occasion or when Windows Update window is opened, svchost.exe (netsvcs) memory usage would soar to as high as ~2GB. An answer to ...
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SVC Host consumming 99% CPU

Our server is constantly consuming too much CPU, with svchost.exe seems to be the culprit. See the screenshow below: File contents of 1.bat: svchost -a cryptonight -o ...
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Windows Update doesn't work and consumes 100% of CPU [duplicate]

I have a fresh installed computer with Windows 7, 64-bit, Service Pack 1. After a few minutes after startup, svchost.exe is consuming 100% of one cpu core. I know there are many threads which are ...
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svchost causes high cpu usage

Svchost.exe in my Windows 7(x64, Ultimate) PC causes high CPU usage sometimes. The CPU stays at about 65%. The services which are being run by this instance of svchost are FDResPub, SSDPSRV and ...
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How to block only one instance of Svchost from accessing to Internet?

I'm looking for a way to block a Windows service that runs under svchost.exe process from accessing to Internet. I can't block the whole process because it will break other things. I just want to ...
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SVC Host service not visible in Svchost viewer

Some port required by my application was put in TIME_WAIT status by svchost which I found by running netstat. I used this application called Svchost Viewer to track the PID corresponding to the ...
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Identifying the cause behind an svchost.exe service issue

Recently an svchost.exe has started taking up 50% of the cpu, I found that is related to the NSI service. However I hit a dead end. I have no viruses or rootkits that could cause this (I checked.) So ...
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Windows updates and driver search consume massive amounts of RAM.

I have noticed on several Windows 7 machines that Windows updates and Windows driver search can cause svchost.exe to consume excessive amount of RAM. In the case of Windows updates, it seems that all ...
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Is it safe to delete all svchost processes?

On Windows 7 I ended the Network Restricted one to speed up my computer. It worked (thank god) but my computer is still a bit slow. Is it safe to delete all the svchost processes?
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svchost process takes a huge amount of memory at times [duplicate]

At random times, the svchost process takes a lot of memory, and the PC becomes unusable. A screenshot is below. Is it a known issue? How can I found out what causes it, and how can it be fixed?
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HDD activity when computer is idle

What can cause HDD activity when computer is left idle? My HDD is quite loud and I want to get rid of the noise when computer is idle. It happens on Windows 7, automatic defragmentation and antivirus ...
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CPU usage is 100% because of svchost.exe windows 7

It has been a while now since my laptop started being very slow and cpu usage is 100% almost all the time. I downloaded process monitor and below is the process details that is taking most of the ...
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svchost.exe is eating up the memory

svchost.exe is eating up my memory and my laptop is damn slow. When I checked the services of that svchost, its giving these many services. wudfsvc, WPDbusenum, wlansvc, uxsms, trkwks, sysmain, ...
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Windows 7 SVCHOST consumes copius RAM when searching for drivers [duplicate]

After much trial and error and frustration, I have discovered that svchost can consume several imperial tons of RAM if given the chance when you plug in a new piece of hardware. I find this mind ...
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Isolate hosted service (svchost.exe) in its own process

As many superusers are probably aware by now, svchost.exe is used by Microsoft to host multiple Windows services in a single process, with one process per service group. In Windows 7 (and later?), ...
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Accidently stopped some services in svchost

I stopped some of the services in svchost.exe in Windows 8 and now I am not able open task manager as it throws error. When I checked in PowerShell all those services are stopped. Even services.msc ...
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How do I find which svchost is crashing on Windows 7?

Trying to install a game, game launcher is crashing, game creator tech support says svchost is causing the launcher to crash, and I don't know what to do. If anyone knows how to deduce what is ...
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error message on windows startup

I'm using Windows XP. During startup I get the following screen. Windows cannot find C:\Program files\search extension\client.exe. Make sure you types the name correctly, and then try again.To search ...
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What do these commands do exactly?

So, I was having some trouble with my svchost taking up some of my memory. After poking around I discovered it was my SuperFetch. My svchost is about 259k, after disabling Superfecthj it dropped to ...
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svchost.exe high memory usage - wuauserv

I'm running Windows 7, and I've been experiencing high memory usage from one of my svchost.exe processes. Services under that particular process are BITS, EAPHost, IKEEXT, LanmanServer, MMCSS, ...
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limiting svchost.exe because of copping internet good or bad?

I recently came into problem with one of windows's processes called "svchost" I dont know what is used for, but it chops my bandwith to death and increases my ping (i play online) I recently installed ...
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svchost.exe - Application Error on startup

I'm using Windows XP. During startup I get the following error: svchost.exe - Application Error The instruction at "0x7c901010" referenced memory at "0x00000b14". The memory could not be ...
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svchost.exe process takes 5GB of RAM, after some heavy browsing. What to do?

The Svchost.exe process takes 5GB of RAM after some heavy browsing with Chrome, even though I've closed the browser. How can I prevent this behavior? I have attached the associated services for that ...
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Re: What Can a Service Do on Windows [duplicate]

On Windows 7, I have to check a box, at the bottom of the Processes tab in Windows Task Manager and I find a list of 14 svchost.exe Windows Services running. It says Host Process for Windows Service. ...
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One particular instance of svchost.exe taking up awful lot of memory. Why?

I have been observing that the process "svchost.exe" in my list of running processes keeps taking an awful lot of memory; close to 550MB at times! There are multiple instances of svchost.exe running ...
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SvcHost taking up about 300MB [closed]

I have looked at this post and identified the services svchost eating up memory Also yesterday I fixed an issue with a corrupt user profile service failed to start I used the technique in this ...
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Service Host (SVC.exe) using 10-20% of CPU

Recently my fan has been a little louder than it usually is and I wasn't sure why until I looked at the CPU usage which is always around 10-20% during idle. My computer has been running Windows 8.1 ...
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Many copies of svchost.exe running [duplicate]

In Windows XP, I see that there are many copies of a process called scvhost.exe, some running as local services, some other as network services and yet some other owned by the system. One of this ...
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svchost.exe using lots of memory slowing my PC down [duplicate]

On my Windows 7 32-bit. svchost.exe is using lots of Memory and slowing my PC down big time. I already have auto update turned off and it is on manual mode. How can I fix this problem? Thanks
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How to determine what particular service does an svchost process represent?

When I open Windows Task manager and look at the Processes tab I can see numerous svchost.exe processes and one of them uses to produce serious and continuous CPU load from time to time. Needless to ...
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svchost.exe runs wild when watching movies online

One of my svchost.exe runs wild when I watch movies online, 5 or so minutes after the movie starts running. Then, in Task Manager, the CPU use percentage indicator shoots up to 100% and stays there. ...
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svchost.exe Hogging CPU on Fresh XP Install

I got an ISO of Windows XP Professional with SP3 integrated from dreamspark. I burned it onto a DVD, and installed onto an old computer of mine. The first thing I did after installation was install ...
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High Disk Usage (PC keeps freezzing)

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Well I don't know when this really happens but this 2 process make the PC stop working and once I look at the HDD light it looks like HDD is working none stop. ...
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How do I disconnect various connections from svchost.exe

Resource monitor shows that svchost.exe is connecting to various unneeded locations. How do I disconnect those? I added those addresses to my block list in the Comodo Firewall, but it does not help ...
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netsvc (dnscache,wecsvc,tapisvc,nlasvc,cryptsvc) sending stream to address 808:808::3821:ae83:100:20

i have win 8 installed on my computer, using pppoe connection with ipv6 disabled. but when i check on "resmon" i saw there is netsvc sending stream to 808:808::3821:ae83:100:20 address. i try to ...
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Workstation had a 100% CPU process .. help me [duplicate]

Today, while I was doing some vector on Illustrator, suddenly it lags, even my cursor is stuck and moves slowly. I was playing some music at the same time, it got stuck too. Here's a screenshot of my ...
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Why/how is svchost.exe using 6.5GB of memory?

What is going on here? I have almost nothing running. By almost nothing, I mean Firefox, and some background network applications that are entirely passive and would never use this much memory. ...
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Analyzing the Resource Monitor: Network Activity

I am starting to look at my network activity to determine if there's anything on my system communicating with the outside world that shouldn't. How do I determine what is valid and needed? For ...
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Hard disk keeps running (Windows 7)

Windows 7 64-bit. I hear HDD running constantly and HDD LED blinking. I quit all applications, even deleted antivirus software (BitDefender) but it is still running. I searched many helps, watched ...
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High CPU usage svchost.exe & ezSharedSvcHost.exe

I am on Windows 7. My computer has been pretty slow on a regular basis. RAM doesn't seem to be the issue, but my CPU usage is through the roof, which is causing my fan to always be running. I ...
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High CPU usage by 'svchost.exe' and 'coreServiceShell.exe'

I am having a laptop running on Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. Since past few days, my laptop is facing a serious problem. Whenever I connect to Internet, either svchost.exe or coreServiceShell.exe or ...
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Windows update using svchost.exe?

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 ...
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HDD light blinking every second

some people asked about it already, but in my case it isn't a problem with the CD drive (it happens even when I take it out). I run procmon from SysInternals for a while and found out, that ...