How to Fix Svchost.exe (netsvcs) High CPU Memory Usage?

How to Fix Svchost.exe (netsvcs) High CPU Memory Usage?

Svchost.exe is a generic and legitimate Windows process that loads several other critical services for proper Windows operation. But in several cases users are complaining that Svchost.exe is hogging their CPU or Memory resources without obvious reasons e.g. at moments when the user doesn?t run any programs.

In many occasions, I have troubleshooted the Svchost.exe (netsvcs) problem by using different solutions to resolve the problem depending on each situation.

From my experience, the Svchost.exe high usage problems ? in most cases ? occur on computers that are infected by a virus or a malware program. In the rest of the cases, the Svchost.exe (netsvcs) high CPU or Memory leak problems, can be caused by a Windows Update, or by a full Event log file or by other programs or services that start many processes during their execution. In this tutorial you can find detailed instructions on how to troubleshoot and resolve memory leak or high CPU usage problems caused by svchost {Svchost.exe (netsvcs)}.

How to solve 100 % Svchost.exe (netsvcs) High Memory or CPU usage problems.

Solution 1. Scan your computer for viruses. Solution 2. Find and Disable the service that cause the ?svchost? high usage problem.

Solution 3: Empty Event viewer log.

Solution 4: Troubleshoot Windows Updates problems.

Solution 1. Scan your computer for viruses.Many viruses or malicious programs can cause the svchost.exe high CPU/memory usage problem. So, before you continue to troubleshoot the Svchost.exe high CPU usage problem, use this Malware Scan and Removal Guide to check and remove viruses or/and malicious programs that may be running on your computer.

Solution 2. Find and Disable the service that causes the ?svchost? high CPU usage problem.Svchost.exe is a process that is needed by several services or programs in order for them to run. So, determine which service or program runs under the svchost.exe process and is hogging your system?s CPU and memory resources and then proceed to disable or totally uninstall that program (or service).

1. Press Ctlr+Alt+Del keys simultaneously and then open Task Manager.2. At Processes tab, check the Show processes from all users checkbox.3. Right-click on the high usage svchost.exe process and select Go to Service(s).4. At services tab you should see several highlighted services that run under the svchost.exe process.5. Now it ?s time to find out which process is hogging CPU resources: To do that, you have two ways.

A) You can perform a sequentially search using Google (for all highlighted services) and see if the searched service is critical ? or not ? for your computer.

Or ?

B) You can try to sequentially stop services (one by one) until CPU resources come back to normal. To stop a service temporary:

Choose a serviceRight-click on it, and choose Stop Service.

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