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Laptop will not go to sleep

I'm new here, so it is a pleasure to meet all of you. I have a Windows 11 computer, and everything else works fine otherwise. However, when I try to make my computer sleep, the screen will only dim ...
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Windows 10 - Firewall - Outbound rule to allow access for one service hosted by svchost.exe

Initial question Today, I'm stuck with a Windows Firewall problem and I hope you can help me. I'm trying to create rules dedicated to services but I can't make them match. I found some related topics ...
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Delivery Optimization process - takes all of the RAM

My apps were crashing because of out of memory problem, so I started to look for a cause and it was caused by the "Delivery Optimization" service. It was taking all of the free memory. I ...
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svchost connects to localhost port 8002

I'm investigating why, on some Windows computer, svchost is connecting to localhost port 8002 every 4 minutes and 4 seconds, doing a HEAD request on /Content/68/...
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How can I modify registry so that svchost opens explorer.exe as the shell process?

When battery is running low on Windows laptops, a message saying so will appear. Explorer.exe deals with this task, but after closing that notification it will remain in the taskbar. Explorer.exe is ...
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Are there any negative side-effects of blocking svchost.exe from making outbound connections?

Background: I would like to definitely prevent Windows 10 from ever updating unless I manually allow it to. I thought of the idea of using the firewall to block outbound connections from the Windows ...
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svchost.exe writes registry on startup with revoked permissions

I made a post recently about some program changing the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxySettingsPerUser registry key every boot from 1 to 0. I found out ...
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svchost.exe hogging all my internet

I'm using windows 10 and I've a svchost.exe service that is taking 80% of my internet for several hours now. I'm suspecting windows update but when entering windows update in the GUI there seems to be ...
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svchost.exe_Audiosrv crashes randomly

svchost.exe_Audiosrv crashes at random times (only while listening to youtube videos it seems). There is no error message, but I lose audio. The computer seems to think that no audio device is ...
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Stop Some svchost.exe programs

Hi I did Stop some SVCHOST PROGRAM and now my pc is messed up, it's stuck on a repairing loop and there's nothing I can do. Any ideas on how I can fix this? I did try some command prompt fix but ain't ...
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Controlled folder access blocks svchost.exe application

Yesterday I enabled controlled folder access in Microsoft Defender Antivirus (Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Settings > Controlled folder access ...
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What does ntdll.dll!LdrAccessResource do? It's hogging my CPU in Windows 10

I've had this problem for about a year (I don't want to reinstall Windows because it's too much work, and my C-drive backups are too new so they contain the problem too). I've upgraded Windows 10 ...
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How many svchost.exe's are normal?

I have about 80 svchost.exe (79 to be exact) processes running in the background. They are connected to local-service, network-service and system. Most of them are in system. Most of them take 1.5K ...
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Flags of svchost

From this answer, the -k flag is to specify the group name of svchost process, but I find that on my system, the -p option is used also in many services. For example the DPS (Diagnostic Policy Service)...
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What is Windows constantly sending?

when I run perfmon /res via win+r, I notice that System and svchost are using my network to send and receive data. I use a windows 8.1 x64 computer; does anyone have some idea on what Windows is ...
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Stack overflow attempt on svchost.exe

My computer detected a stack overflow attempt on svchost. I looked at procexplorer and checked the hash of the svchost and it checked out. My question is if a file is successful with a stack ...
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svchost.exe system error on login

I have a fresh installed Windows 10--wiped everything before installing it. Now, for the first time ever, when I log in I get the follow message The system detected an overrun of a stack=based ...
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Windows 10 Firewall - How to deny all outbound but allow only Windows updates?

Goals: Use only Windows 10 Firewall Block all outbound traffic by default Allow Windows 10 updates Limit which svchost services are allowed through My progress so far on a fresh install: Outbound ...
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Suggest me to understand why my windows 10 found connected to that many hosts. checked with netstat -fb

I am using windows 10 laptop, and when I executed netstat -bf, no exe or browser was running, but few windows system services may be running I am not able to understand why wpnservice & ...
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svchost.exe suspended returns null when trying to 'end task'

I started getting this weird issue where windows explorer crashes (could be a side effect) and then when trying to restart windows explorer process it shuts down but does not start up again, running ...
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Windows 10 svchost using 24 gigs of memory

On windows 10 one of our users is getting a virtual memory error. Upon investigation, svchost is using 24 gigs of memory. When I do a memory dump and run a memory analysis using windows debugging ...
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Windows 7 Firewall outbound allow rule for CryptSvc not matching

I am using Windows 7 firewall with outbound filtering enabled. Windows Firewall does not provide an UI for new outbound connection prompts, it just blocks them. Windows Firewall Control solves this ...
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svchost.exe eating CPU: which of these services can be the cause?

Thanks to these awesome instructions I was finally (!) able to identify the services of the svchost.exe process which eats so much of my CPU on my Windows XP Professional SP3 (Version 2002): Process ...
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svchost relativley high usage after some time

I have Windows 7 Ultimate. sometimes (not always), after about 3-4 minutes that I don't use the computer, I hear the sound of the cpu fan (CPU: 4790K -not overclocked , fan: Deepcool 120mm liquid ...
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Windows svchost/NetworkService using all the bandwidth

How can I stop it or at least reduce the bandwidth it uses?
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High CPU usage when doing nothing [duplicate]

I am trying to optimize a user's laptop PC which has become very sluggish. It's a 10-year-old Dell Inspiron 1545 with a single-core Intel Celeron running at 2.2 GHz, with 3 GB RAM, running 64-bit ...
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Svchost.exe using upload

I've noticed that This program Svchost.exe (a windows program) uses a little bit of upload whenever I do something. Its not slowing my PC down or anything, I'm just monitoring it and it uploads a ...
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RPCSS service is trying to login on various systems on network

Recently we’ve noticed that some of our servers were getting around 2000 login attempts every day. All of them using administrator account, only with a wrong password. Looking around, we’ve found ...
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After Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, a svchost.exe instance is constantly using CPU time

Since installing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, I have a svchost.exe process that is constantly using about 14​ % of CPU time: This svchost.exe instance is responsible for hosting three ...
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What determines which services svchost.exe hosts?

When viewing processes under Process Explorer, there is services.exe, which has several svchost.exe subprocesses. Each of these hosts one or more services. However, selection of services in single ...
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How to identify memory hoarding service within svchost.exe process?

I have a 64bit Windows 8.1 system operating under Deep Freeze and most of the time it is very very very stable. However at random intervals one of my processes, one of the many system svchost.exe ...
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waaaaaaay too many svchosts running and causing 1st logical cpu load to increase [duplicate]

Original Source i've searched the net, and apparently this should be normal. in forums, i see people having 8, 10, even 20 instances. but i counted mine, and it reached 68. maybe this is the reason ...
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How do I set a breakpoint within WlanSvc?

My WiFi keeps getting disconnected, and I control my computer with Synergy. I've dug through the event logs and found that it all starts with a WlanSvcDisconnectRequest (part of the WlanSvc run under ...
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Svchost high CPU from Microsoft.BingWeather app errors

Yesterday svchost.exe started using high CPU (25% continuously) I did some research a figured out the case of the issue. The following error is in the Event Viewer every half an hour since this issue ...
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RpcSs connects to 180.97.239.5. Should I be alarmed?

Today I found a suspicious connection from svchost.exe to 180.97.239.5. In the Windows Task Manager I found that the connection is made from RpcSs. According to Wikipedia, RPC is remote procedure ...
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What ports should svchost be allowed to use? Using Windows Firewall in Windows 10

I've been following this guide to harden Windows 10. I'm caught on one part. For allowing Windows Firewall outbound connections it says to, for svchost, to create 2 rules. One which allows UDP with ...
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Prevent svchost.exe using specific ports?

I know how to prevent dns.exe from using specific ports. Is it possible to do the same for svchost.exe? EDIT: I have another application that requires the port and cannot be changed.
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Windows 8 High CPU usage, windows firewall

I have 15 computers all with the same problem. They all have an idle cpu usage of around 80%. This is straight after a login and persists for around 30 minutes before the problem temporarily resolves ...
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svchost.exe drawing 25% CPU constantly

svchost.exe is drawing 25% CPU and causing constant fan spin on my Lenovo T460s. Any ideas how to detect what is causing this and how to get rid of it? I disabled the DNS client but that doesn't ...
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Explorer.exe svchost ntdll threads hang, lags Windows 10

My windows 10 / explorer lags tremendously at certain intervals, to the point that music playing and mouse cursor stutter heavily. The problem always comes back after a while after restart. Using ...
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Exploring svchost/nsi memory leak, with data

svchost and nsi in particular have persistently been associated with memory leaks over the years with Google searches turning up many hits (but few solutions). Related questions with related answers ...
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Why is svchost always taking up half of CPU?

I notice that svchost is taking up a lot of CPU. Here's a screen shot from Process Explorer. The CPU utilization is always this high, even when I only have a web browser open. I can tell because ...
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svchost.exe using 1GB of ram [duplicate]

so toray my computer was slowing down, so I checked the task manager to see what was going on. and svchost.exe was using about 1GB of ram. anyone have an idea to stop this? os: Win 7 (non-genuine ...
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How to find out what's making svchost eat up bandwidth on Windows 10?

It's been trying to download some 2.5gb since last night and when I started up my computer now, it's doing so again. I have limited bandwidth and would like to know what is using it up. I thought it ...
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SVCHOST uses a large amount of memory for short periods of time [duplicate]

Every now and again my laptop starts to be choppy (from lagging mouse response to complete freeze). If I manage to open the Task Manager I find SVCHOST using up all the memory it can get. After a ...
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Svchost.exe become resource hungry process

I my windows 7 computer i found that my computer is hanging. then i open Taskmanager and saw that svchost.exe is taking 3,456,124kb of ram. this thing does`nt happen before. i also observed that when ...
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Is there a way to see which of the services running in a process that is causing a memory leak in Windows 7?

I have a memory leak in the process svchost.exe on a Windows 7 machine. There are several of those process running with the same name of course. When I look at the services running there are 6: Com+...
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Windows 7 high CPU and HDD load

Constant Windows 7 high CPU and HDD load. Process Explorer shows following 2 svchost processes doing this: One of them contains following services: Another contains this services: Any way to ...
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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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