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Very well explained and easy to understand. This confirms me that its some kinda bug. Three times I "restored" the machine to factory conditions, and every time svchost.exe choked the CPU and RAM. I saw that my bandwidth is being used for something else and just googled and found your site… it is really useful yaar… Thanks September 7, 2008 Bigpig Thanks a lot

Now I understand why. Thanks for the article! Now you can easily determine what services a particular SVCHOST process is running in Windows Vista or Windows 7. Thanks for the helpful tips. More hints

Type in the following into the command window and press Enter tasklist /svc /fi "imagename eq svchost.exe You should get an output as shown below with the name, PID, and service Look at the top left corner of the main page, there is an option to view the site in black or white. At Event Viewer: Double-click to expand Windows Logs. 4. December 16, 2009 Carol Wow, where have I been for the past 2 years?

  1. Download Microsoft's Windows Update Troubleshooter to your computer. 2.
  2. Checking in Task Manager in Any Version of Windows From the details view of the processes, which is going to be a little different depending on what version of Windows you're using,
  3. Malware - short for malicious software - is an umbrella term that refers to any software program deliberately created to perform an unauthorized and often harmful action.
  4. if u don't already work for Microsoft please put in an application..
  5. I extracted tlist.exe to \WINNT\system32.
  6. I tried many suggestions including the processes on this page, but nothing fixed it.
  7. After doing all the above, the kb-3102810 solved my issue too.

i thought it was a virus… April 11, 2008 Deyaa Addeen Fahmy How can I thank you ? It is recommended by C|Net and free. I totally agree with you with the "one config to bind them all" scenario never happening {no matter how much some might want it! ;-) } I will check the Black May 21, 2009 suresh Dear Geek Excellent explanation.

I just used the first part and identified the services involved. August 24, 2009 Ratheesh Well explained and thanks for the info on Process Explorer utility. Eventually it came back with this message: "Windows could not search for updates. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svchost.exe Search the list for KB3035583 and uncheck it, that's the one: GWX, get win 10.

Added the the CONE.F WORM! Reply sarfraz Oct 06, 2016 @ 11:08:24 1000 likes to your article man. and basicalllly crash the laptop. But when I got to Windows Update and stopped it, my CPU usage dropped to almost nothing.

Close all open programs and choose Next. 4. Three run under the username "System," two under "Network Service," and one under "Local Service." Since svchost.exe has a history of being an uninvited guest to a masquerade party (i.e. Scan your computer for viruses. Hope this helps!

However, these names are still very cryptic and are all short-hand names. This not only cleared things up for windows but explains why the programs I create need a .dll file to run. this was about 5 days ago. If you double-click on one the service names, you'll see their cryptic name also, so that's how you can match them up.

right click windows update and go to properties 4. Again Micro$oftMgtConsole was the interfacing "host" for .dlls Now I knew XP SVCHOST.exe did this. Hats off to you. I tried the solution to this problem for some time.

is there any way that i can know which ,exe has called which .exe or .dll. Thank You. Reply Jahir Dec 05, 2016 @ 09:37:20 thanks very much excellent Reply Miraç UZUN Dec 06, 2016 @ 16:23:35 Many Thanks.

Suddenly I had the CPU going crazy high, the fans were acting like crazy.

I tested by just disabling the update service and run-away memory problem went away. Given a "U" recommendation because it depends if you intentionally installed it. Then it used mmc.exe. Apparently there was something wrong with wuauserv running on W7 but all is good on W10.

what can i do about this? at moments when the user doesn't run any programs. We recommend using either Kaspersky or Bitdefender, as they consistently rank in the top of both the AV-Test and AV-Comparatives rankings, and we've used both products with good results. For example, Windows Defender and Windows Update use a service that is hosted by a svchost.exe process.

On the morning several updated need to be installed. April 25, 2009 Henny Hello Geek There is little for me left to say after the many positive reactions before me. Trojans named svchost will be in different locations. There are actually two ways to go about this: doing it all manually using the command prompt and Services tool or by using a third party application.

I know nothing about it except it seems there is just one complex of processes overlaid onto another and another seeming in an endless cycle. Microsoft. ^ http://www.spiegel.de/media/media-35688.pdf Further reading[edit] Russinovich, Mark; Solomon, David; Ionescu, Alex (2009), Windows® Internals (5th ed.), Microsoft Press, ISBN0-7356-2530-1 Russinovich, Mark; Solomon, David; Ionescu, Alex (2012), Windows Internals. Now i cleared my doubt about svchost.exe process. Score UserComments svchost.exe sometimes run as my user profile, not as Service.

February 23, 2009 TC Wow - you really ought to write a book or something..