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

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Windows 7 svchost.exe (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) reading/writing like crazy

I'm trying to understand why my Windows 7 machine is constantly reading/writing to the HDD, making everything go slow. As you can see in the screenshot, resmon reports that there is a lot of disk ...
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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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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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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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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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svchost eating up memory

I'm running Windows 7. It seems that svchost is eating up a lot of memory. The user name for the particular svchost instance is "Network Service". The description is "Host Process for Windows ...
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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

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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How to disable svchost.exe(netsvcs) from starting? [duplicate]

I disabled BITS from services and after I restart my computer it is enabled again. I tried to do it from the registry and still after restarting the computer it starts again. How do I disable it? It ...
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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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svchost.exe is crashing

I came in this morning (and not for the first time) and found a dialog box on my screen saying "svchost.exe has caused an exception. Would you like to debug this?" Fortunately, it gives the PID. ...
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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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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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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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svchost.exe taking 25% cpu

For some time now I have been noticing that one of my svchost.exe was constantly taking 25% cpu time on my 4 core, Win7 Ultimate PC. This particular service host is hosting: Cryptographic Services ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to determine which service (in svchost.exe) does an outgoing connection?

I'm redoing my firewall configuration with more restrictive policies and I would like to determine the provenance (and/or destination) of some outgoing connections. I have an issue because they come ...
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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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What command line options are available to svchost.exe?

It seems the only command line option used by Windows for svchost.exe is -k, followed by the group name which svchost needs to start for a given service. Yet, use of a command line option indicates ...
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How do I troubleshoot high 'svchost.exe' usage in Windows 7?

I'm having a problem with Windows 7 64-bit. I thought it was slow and all, but then I saw that the CPU usage was always around 80% and started searching for a solution. There are two svchost.exe's ...
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SvcHost is taking 100% of CPU. It appears to be either DcomLaunch or TermService - virus?

So my SvcHost is all of a sudden taking 100% of my CPU, and I'd like to figure out which service is responsible for this. Is there any way to differentiate the load being generated by the multiple ...
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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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SVCHost using 100% CPU in Windows 7

I am having a problem with Windows 7. When I boot up, the CPU jumps to 100% execution for about 10-15 minutes. During this time, it is really slow, and if I play any music, the songs play slowly and ...
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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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svchost consuming 400MB of memory

In my task manager, I have two entries for svchost.exe - one taking up 300MB of memory and the other 75MB. Is that normal? If not, what should I do? What can the problem be? I don't remember seeing ...
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Resource Monitor showing svchost.exe connecting to 'kuk'. Legit? Virus?

I have a relatively new Vista box (trying to find a weekend to upgrade to 7) that I've kept up to date with all windows updates. Running the firewall and MS's Security Essentials. I was checking ...
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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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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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svchost causing problems

Lately I've had one particular svchost.exe instance that's often spiking up and taking 12-40% of my CPU. The services it's hosting are: FDResPub (Function Discovery Resource Publication) FontCache ...
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Debugging CSRSS.EXE Application Error/Crash

For a while now, I have been getting an intermittent crash of SVCHOST.EXE on boot in Windows XP. Because it is intermittent, I cannot reliably reproduce it, nor can I narrow down when it started, and ...
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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 ...
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In TCPView, why does the svchost.exe process need to listen on so many TCP and UDP ports

Looking at TCPView I can see over 25 svchost processes using TCP and UDP ports. If these svchost processes are the various services required by Windows, then why would so many be using the network?
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Is winrscmde good or bad?

Is svchost running with a description of "winrscmde" good or bad? Is it spyware? Malwarebytes and windows security essensials report two trojans found, but they don't say that is winrscmde. I booted ...
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Getting rid of a trojan in svchostlexe

My antivirus keeps notifying me of a trojan. Svchost.exe keeps creating some 'drivers' (.sys files in the drivers directory under system32 of my Windows XP installation) each of which is marked as ...
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Processes named scvhost.exe is showing up in my task manager(never seen before),may be it slows down my pc,what to do?

As I am seeing many svchost.exe processes in my task manager from many days,and sometimes it slows down my pc or gets hanged,I have installed SVC host viewer,SVC Host process analyzer and Process ...