Why is svchost causing high cpu usage?
When someone joins a site and has no activity other than to post an obscure query of no tacit relevance to anything it serves nothing other than to provide a place holder for spamming to follow.
SVCHOST is a host process for Windows Services. It is used by multiple applications and a a process you basically cannot control. It can run and show up multiple times also, I have 14 of those processes running right now taking up about 512K of memory total.
I think Jafo means you need to be a bit more specific, like how many instances, how much memory, etc.
have this occasionally, too - always in conjunction with a manual start of windows update (on win7). after the whole ul/dl of checking my current system is done a list of available updates should be presented but once in a while it doesn't do this. instead winupdate goes static and one svchost.exe runs one core @ 100% - for hours! if I manually kill it the internet-connection goes along with it - but that is the only way to actually unlock the core; closing winupdate etc won't do anything.
Microshit broke Windows 7's updater in March I believe, they put a fixed version out in July, but you may need to download the stand-alone because it's too borked to actually update.
Odds are this is your culprit and both of you should fix it.
It seems like my system is extremely slow due to the svchost consuming 40% of CPU. May be a clean install?
Right here....When someone joins a site and has no activity other than to post an obscure query of no tacit relevance to anything it serves nothing other than to provide a place holder for spamming to follow.
Lol. Just waiting for the follow-up message some time from now: 'I fixed my svchost high cpu usage problem by installing <name of some malware/adware ridden application> which you can download from <spam spam spam spam>!'
Then again, I might be wrong. Jafo is not 100% sure either, or he would have solved the problem already.
Like shooting fish in a barrel.
Thank you for my laugh of the morning.
I didn't know bots worked in pairs now. Live and learn.
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