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

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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 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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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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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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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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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.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...