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This fixed it for me. Thnks for your help! My computer is now downloading updates smoothly after 3 days of tinkering and getting nowhere. Reply lakonst Dec 19, 2016 @ 17:28:00 @qwertyuiop: Try to disable the Windows Update service and see if the problem persists.

That's why when you open the Windows Task Manager, you'll see a bunch of svchost.exe processes running. Reply Aadi Mar 25, 2016 @ 07:14:25 Just reduced my ram usage thanks for the solution ­čÖé Reply Terry Morgan Mar 30, 2016 @ 12:23:00 CPU and ram smashed, thx to In the services window double click on the service you want to enable or disable, and you better know what your doing because you can make Windows un-bootable if you disable Thanks a million.

When finally reaching 100% in the update section, the installer completed the remainder of the process and now W10 is running perfectly, even on a single core 2GHz CPU with 3GB The nice thing about process explorer is that it gets you the friendly name for each process instead of the short name. Thanks!! Killing it off will regain that memory but a new one will spawn and do the same thing.

Wow. So What Can I Do About It? Better to be safe than sorry, especially for those who are not technically inclined. My cpu was pegged at 99% thanks to this I was able to identify it and shut it down.

November 26, 2009 bert winters I get message host process for windows was closed down and then i cant get on the internet,i then have to close the computer and re Thanks like a whole bunch! Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. directory Thanks!

CPU is normal. then it stripped both internet programs of Favourites and caused multiple system crashes. Do you have another option. Scan your computer for viruses.

Cheers, Jon January 24, 2008 whs This is very useful and helpful. http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-fix-svchostexe-errors-and-problems-with-high-cpu-usage/ Is it a virus? You're great! sc config trkwks start= disabled Hopefully this helps somebody!

Thanks November 12, 2009 azhar what a great info that you give to us here.. I've been having things running in the background and I wondered what they were. Know this! The problem persisted.

Should I just keep doing this? bravo. As I know that my computer requirement too old. Don't forget to reset Windows Update properties to "Automatic Updates" before you restart if you changed them previously.

I have a question please; Can someone recommend a computer guy who can delete all the unecessary process ( I have 61 currently) that are running on my computer and make An example would be: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch In the above command line, the svchost process will look up the ServiceDLL associated with the service name from the DcomLaunch group and load We have experience with this software and we recommend it because it is helpful and useful): Full household PC Protection - Protect up to 3 PCs with NEW Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium!

SCM doesn't launch a second SvcHost process for any of those received services: instead, it simply sends a "start" command to the respective SvcHost process containing the name of the service

August 24, 2009 Ratheesh Well explained and thanks for the info on Process Explorer utility. Reply lakonst Oct 27, 2015 @ 08:05:18 @Blaine: Download and run the "System Update Readiness tool" (Step 5) Reply Eric Nov 22, 2015 @ 01:00:04 Disable the "Windows Update" service. I know that some viruses pretend to be svchost, but I didn't know how to check what each of the svchost programs were doing. Determining the services running under a SVCHOST.EXE process using Task List For those who like to tinker around in a Windows command prompt/console window, and have Windows XP Pro or Windows

TaskList /svc output When you are done examining the output, you can type exit and press the enter key to close the console window. Thanks. one more thing, i am using win XP system and i had Macafee AV installed in it, couple days ago the AV start showing messages of Virus Scan Alert and the That would help with making sure the mistakes are kept to a small minimum… Much thanks!

I just used the first part and identified the services involved. Definitely a must to have! You should write manuals for Microsoft ! March 20, 2008 Dennis I have XP Home and tasklist /svc gives a message "‘tasklist' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.".

Reply Bola Fahmi Oct 31, 2016 @ 22:24:51 Thanks a lot for this guide.. In order to troubleshoot high CPU usage problems during Windows Update, perform the following steps. January 9, 2009 Derek I have six svchosts running in my task manager, but they all seem to run from different locations. Finally, this quickness allowed KB947821 to be installed.

thanks again and have a great day. Access is denied.