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Svchost.exe Crazy High CPU Usage and Crazy High Memory Usage

Q: Svchost.exe Crazy High CPU Usage and Crazy High Memory Usage

There is a serious issue with svchost.exe on my windows 7 computer. My HP Touchsmart 300-1025 has windows 7 64bit installed and svchost is slowing down the computer and using very high cpu and memory usage. It is not a virus or malware. I know the computer is not infected because one the computer has webroot and two if it was a virus or malware I would not be able to use the computer at all. So it has to be an issue with windows 7 64bit itself. Here is a screenshot of what I'm talking about and proof.

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Hello people!

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16660 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by admin at 21:07:25 on 2013-09-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.2811.2083 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Panda Cloud Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {3456760B-FDAA-FFFD-06C2-7BB528D2066C}
SP: Panda Cloud Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {8F3797EF-DB90-F073-3C72-40C753554CD1}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Cloud Antivirus Firewall *Disabled* {0C6DF72E-B7C5-FEA5-2D9D-D280D6014117}
FW: COMODO Firewall *Disabled* {7DB03214-694B-060B-1600-BD4715C36DBB}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PSANHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX64\integratedoffice.exe
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Hello h_20. I don't see any sign of infection in your logs.


Speedfan tested (three fans show 0RPM or maybe they were not detected),


Perhaps fans aren't working (speed fan show 0RPM for three fans). But if fans aren't working, how come Safe Modes are giving me low CPU usages?

Safe Mode only uses a minimum of processes. I would manually check to see if your fans are working. Do you feel air coming out? If not, you need to have your fans replaced.

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Hello I have multiple svchost running in task manager one which causes high cpu and memory usage that start increasing when I connect to the internet. Also when I connect to the internet i get redirected to other sites. Sometimes when I reboot my computer I get a generic host process for win32 message. When I run my anti-virus program it says 0 threats detected but sometimes say PDF Malware: Pidief detected and quarantined but the problem still continue. I am new to the site and have little computer knowledge any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Svchost high cpu usage and memory usage

Hello breal,do these please,post the logs and update me.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller. will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to you... Read more

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Hello everyone, I've been having a very weird problem recently, in which I BELIEVE is involving high physical memory usage. Sometimes I will be doing things such as playing a game, or watching a stream, and my computer will run fine for a little while. But at random times, my computer will majorly slow down and sometimes even crash. If it doesn't crash, sometimes it will get so slow to the point where I have to hold down the power button and manually shut it down. Every time my computer slows down I notice it is using a TON of physical memory. It's actually happening right now. My computer is going very slow and it's using 6.22 GB memory out of 8. There are no big programs running right now, so I don't understand why it's being slow. I hope someone is able to help. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Update: I just tried to open chrome, and the computer froze completely. It would not unfreeze. After leaving it frozen for a minute or two, the screen went black. This is becoming very frustrating.

A:Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab when the problem occurs.

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hello everyone,

recently my pc has been having some minor 'lag' problems, i think best describes it.
Its relatively new with good specs so it should be able to handle the programs that i use on a regular basis easily.
I looked in the task manager and sorted processes by highest memory usage, and svchost.exe is at the top with almost 300,000K.
here is a screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/B4WiA.png
This seems out place, as i have asked a few friends with windows 7 if they have something similar, and they dont.
The services linked to this particular svchost.exe can be seen here:

first of all, is this actually a problem, if so, what would be the best way to reduce its memory usage.

Thanks for any help

A:svchost.exe high memory usage

Your problem is not memory. Not every performance issue comes down to memory usage. It could be the CPU it could be the HDD, it could be a number of things, however, you do not tell us what it is you are doing when it slows down.

And 300MB of memory usage is nothing.

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Hello, I have read some other posts on the problem that I believe I am having, and am looking for some advice.

My svchost is pushing 40k in memory right now so i took a look at the processes that are associated with it. They are as follows:

wudfsvc - windows driver foundation
WPDBusEnum - Portable device enumerator service
Wlansvc - WLAN autoconfig
WdlSystemHost - diagnostic system host
UxSms - Desktop Window MAnager Session MAnager
TrkWks - Distributed Link Tracking Client
TableInputService - Tablet PC Input Service
SysMain - Superfetch

Which of these is (are) the culprit(s)?

And, which may I disable?

Thank you for any help that can be provided.

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Hi guys,

So I have had this problem for some time but have just put up with it, and well to be honest I'm bored and want to find a solution.

Each time I start a file transfer, svchost.exe (one of them) uses all available RAM on the system. I must note that this only happens when I transfer from my c:\ drive to my RAID0 array D:\.

I looked up the processes running under this svchost and got these results:

svchost.exe 552 AudioEndpointBuilder, hidserv,
HomeGroupListener, IPBusEnum, Netman,
PcaSvc, SysMain, UmRdpService, UxSms,
Wlansvc, wudfsvc
As you can see in these images, svchost is not apperantly using to much memory but I fail to see what else could be the root. I'm thinking a possible memory leak??

Any one got ideas as to what the problem could be?


A:SVCHOST.exe high memory usage

You're right - that particular svchost is normal at 126 MB.

The problem I see is in the kernel memory nonpaged pool - a whopping 2514 MB (lower-left of Task Manager screen "Performance" tab). A kernel mode driver has a memory leak it appears to me.

Process Explorer may be able to help in conjunction with the Debugging Tools for Windows.

See this article by Mark Russinovich, TechNet --> http://blogs.technet.com/markrussino...6/3211216.aspx

Regards. . .



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Hi, my name is Chris.
I'm having quite a bug problem with a high memory usage in one of the svchost.exe processes(more than 120,00+ memory usage) and if i try to use another program like firefox, the computer crashes.
I'm using an VAIO VGN-NW310F
2.2GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4400 Processor (1MB L2 Cache; 800MHz Front Side Bus)
4GB (2GBx2) DDR2 800MHz Memory; 8GB Max
320GB 5400RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive; DVD/CD?RW Optical Drive; 802.11 b/g/n Wireless Connectivity
(Amazon information above.)
Thank you

A:High SVCHOST.exe memory usage

Quote: Originally Posted by AirJordan144

Hi, my name is Chris.
I'm having quite a bug problem with a high memory usage in one of the svchost.exe processes(more than 120,00+ memory usage) and if i try to use another program like firefox, the computer crashes.
I'm using an VAIO VGN-NW310F
2.2GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4400 Processor (1MB L2 Cache; 800MHz Front Side Bus)
4GB (2GBx2) DDR2 800MHz Memory; 8GB Max
320GB 5400RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive; DVD/CD?RW Optical Drive; 802.11 b/g/n Wireless Connectivity
(Amazon information above.)
Thank you

Chris welcome
Are you running 32bit or 64? in task manager if you right click the offending process there should be an option to create a memory dump. It will probably crash the computer but it will give us the app that is using that much memory on reboot.

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Hi everyone

I have been experiencing some really annoying problem since I switched from XP to Seven on my Dell Vostro 1500 laptop. I had BSODs often, and also VERY high memory and cpu usage by svchost.exe.
I tried to install another windows 7 and I still have the same problems. I also still have the XP, and while it has gotten relatively slow, it works fine, without any of these problems.
I have attached a snapshot of Taskmanager.

Any thoughts?

A:Very high memory (and sometimes CPU) usage by svchost.exe: up to 1 GB

Can't tell what's running under svchost from your screenshot. Add the PID column:

Then check the PID against the svchost instance with the same PID in the services tab.

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I've attached a picture, this always happens when I turn on my computer for about 15-30 min. Process explorer says that wuauserv is using up the cpu, but this still happens whether or not I have updates that need to be installed. Is there anything wrong?

A:Svchost high memory usage

Bump, this problem has been annoying me

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Hey guys, so I realize that this is a quite common problem people seem to be having, but I tried following a few threads and still gotten nowhere - the issue seems to be specific to my machine..
I'm having issues with my work-issued laptop (HP 8460p), it kinda freezes up at times and after a while I found out that the culprit seems to be svchost.dll which seems to awaken at times and swells up to 800-900 mb.

As I'm using a 32bit Win7 enterprise, with 4gb of ram (only 3 usable in 32 bit) + around 2 gb of virtual memory - the memory hog that is chrome which is turned on mostly all of the time = my computer starts REALLY lagging around 4-5 times a day, and I cant use it until I log in as admin and kill the rogue process.

Here's a screenshot of the dll in question (this one was taken a few moments after the swell so it's at 200 mb at the moment, but you can see the processes it's running.
Is there a way to see how much resources EACH of them is gobbling? I can't seem to find that.

Also, I have attached a svchost minidump which was taken at the peak of the memory swell, and also a list of processes on my machine (export from services.msc).

How do I fix this, and CAN I do it at all?


Moderator shut down my previous post before I could respond: the laptop is indeed my employers, but I get to keep it and use it for personal use as well, and I have a local administrator password so I CAN do tests and try to fix it mys... Read more

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Hi I have been noticing high usage from both svchost.exe and IDT. i did a dxdiag report but have no understanding of how to read it. my laptop runs 6gb's of ram and it uses up 5 a leaves the sixth one for my graphics card (no idea why) but still can someone take a look at get back to me much apprciated.

A:SVCHOST.exe and IDT high memory usage problems

You can figure out what services are using svchost.exe through a simple process:

1) Open up the task manager and click on Show All Services

2) Right click on the svchost.exe that is using up all your memory

3) Click on the item "Go to services..."

This will take you to the services tab that will show you all the specific processes that are using svchost. If there is something running there that shouldn't be, this may be your problem.

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Hello, I've been having an issue for a while now where svchost.exe(netsvcs) spikes up to 1 or 2 gigs in physical memory use. This usually happens on start up.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3600 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5616 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6530D, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941841 MB, Free - 382442 MB; D: Total - 11924 MB, Free - 1459 MB;
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

Any help on this is much appreciated.

A:svchost.exe(netsvcs) high memory usage.

There appears to be 6 GB of RAM in that computer.

The purpose of RAM is to be used and not to remain idle, so there's no reason to be concerned about 1 - 2 GB of it being used during startup.

Since we don't know what's installed in that computer and what's loading during startup, we don't know what processes are using a lot of RAM.

Once that computer settles down from the startup, does it run okay?


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I acquired the fake XP Security Center virus a couple months ago, and a team member from this website helped me successfully remove it. However, ever since I've executed the steps in the preparation guide, my computer has been sluggish. The slower speed even interfered when the team member was directing me on what steps to take after finishing the steps from the preparation guide. I have already executed the steps from the "Slow Computer?" topic, but my computer is still sluggish. Specifically, I've noticed that the wuauclt.exe and svchost.exe processes spike up in memory usage when I boot the computer and load my desktop. The processes eventually decline in memory usage after the computer has been on for a while, and at that point, my computer actually feels "normal." I also notice, in general, that if I execute too many actions for my computer, my mouse goes invisible. What I mean by this is that the cursor image remains in one spot, but the actual mouse function still works. At that point, I usually 1) have to restart my computer and deal with the sluggishness all over again or 2) navigate my computer with what hotkeys I know while using highlighted buttons and links as guides to show me where my mouse actually is. I'm wondering if the wuauclt.exe process was damaged by the fake XP Security Center virus? I searched my problem already on google and it seems some other people have had issues with spikes in the wuauclt.exe. I'd appreciate a... Read more

A:High wuauclt.exe & svchost.exe memory usage

Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:List last 10 Event Viewer logList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=========================================================================================Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspxUnzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.Attach the file to your next reply.=======================================================================================Unless you installed Viewpoint Manager knowledgeably...Go Start>Control Panel>Add\Remove (Programs and Features in Vista), and...Uninstall any of the following programs associated with Viewpoint: * Viewpoint Manager * Viewpoint Media Player * Viewpoint Toolbar This program does not do anything bad such as deliver ads or spy on you, but it is considered foistware ("drive-by-install") as it is installed without your consent through programs like AOL, AIM, Compuserve, etc.=====================================================================================Download, and install Quick Startup: http://www.glarysoft.com/qs.htmlGo File>Export, save report, and paste it into your next post.

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My computer will randomly come to a grinding halt. Memory is peaked out around 95% most of it is going to svchost. exe (netsvcs). After 10-15 minutes it goes back to normal. What can I do

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464867 MB, Free - 322064 MB; D: Total - 11969 MB, Free - 1722 MB;
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Disabled

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Hello Forums.techguy.org!

Im currently having a problem with my windows xp because
Svchost.exe and services.exe . they are using my mem so very high.
I found out the location of svchost.exe using proccess explorer is
D:/windows/system32/install/svchost.exe or D:/windows/install/svchost.exe (Sorry i forrgot the directory)
and when i got to that location there iis not svchost.exe? its not hidden also because i enable the view hidden files and folders options. here's my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:23:45 AM, on 5/27/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
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Having the typical issues with svchost.exe lagging my computer very badly. Memory usage will be in between 200k-800k (790k+) right now. Also, the CPU spikes will occur more randomly ranging from 25%-95% CPU. I've checked around google looking for an easy fix but no luck there. ON ANOTHER NOTE I also get constant high CPU from agent.exe and ISUSPM.exe.

Dell Vostro 400
Windows XP Home SP3
Intel Core 2 Duo
2gb RAM

MalwareBytes & Spybot Search+Destroy.

Ive cleaned up as much as I feel comfortable removing and have done scans.
Havent Checked if it exists in Safe Mode though.

Heres the HijackThis Log :

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Online Backup & Sharing\Filesystem Watcher\DigiData.FilesystemWatcher.Service.Watcher.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Content Filter\UpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Network Assistant\hnm_svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program... Read more

A:svchost ; High Memory Usage & CPU Spikes

You're using Avast, McAfee and ESET on that computer. Never install more than one antivirus on a computer!

You should get rid of Avast and McAfee. Keep NOD32.

To remove Avast, run the Avast Uninstall Utility.

To remove McAfee, run the McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool after uninstalling from "Add or Remove Programs".

Your computer is infected. Please click on Report and kindly ask to be moved to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum. Be sure to provide the appropriate reports in that forum after reading THIS. From there, be patient. The malware removal experts are very busy! You should get an answer within the next 48 hours.

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The first time I load my desktop each day, I experience spikes in memory usage by the wuauclt.exe and svchost.exe programs. Within 1 to 3 minutes loading my desktop, the wuauclt.exe spikes up then declines. This cycle occurs usually 3 to 4 times. I should also note that when the wuauclt.exe declines in memory usage, the svchost.exe program then spikes. During this fluctuation period, both programs use lots of memory usage for 20 to 40 minutes (60 minutes is the longest I've experienced it, at which point I restarted my computer and then it stopped). I've noticed that this fluctuation only occurs once a day; that is, if I go through the fluctuation problem and then restart my computer on the same day, the problem doesn't re-occur until the next day. During the fluctuation, my computer is very slow and choppy, so I just wait until the memory usage goes down to use it.

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kevin at 15:49:01.28 on Thu 06/23/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.766.200 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Security Suite *Enabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
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A:High wuauclt.exe & svchost.exe memory usage

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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hey all,
is there any reason that svchost.exe would need to use 106,824k of memory? just had a look in task manager, and yer its using the most out of all programs.
i checked the services it was and they were:
windows driver foundation
portable device enumerator sevice
desktop windows manager session manager
distributed link tracking client
program compatibility assistant service
network connections
human interface device access
windows audio endpoint builder
Im running:
asus P5QL- SE motherboard
intel core 2 duo E7500 2.93 oc to 3.5
4gb ddr2 g.skill 1066 ram
ati sapphire hd 5750
windows 7 64 bit
any help would be much appreciated

A:excessively high memory usage for svchost.exe

Is it just one instance of svchost.exe topped at 106,824 KB or spread out through multiple svchost's running on the background?

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So I had this problem for a while now and it's really annoying. Just after the "Welcome" message the PC keep loading for few mins and I can hardly open any software due to this high memory/CPU usage.
I already disabled some startup programmes/services but that didn't help

Is there a method to find out what my PC is doing? sometimes I see "trustedinstaller.exe" process, not sure what's getting installed/updated.
Also I think that this problem have something to do with VMware but I'm not sure.

A:Svchost.exe High memory usage at startup

Hello Master12,

What is svchost.exe? - Windows Help

Svchost.exe is a process on your computer that hosts, or contains, other individual services that Windows uses to perform various functions. For example, Windows Defender uses a service that is hosted by a svchost.exe process.

There can be multiple instances of svchost.exe running on your computer, with each instance containing different services. One instance of svchost.exe might host a single service for a program, and another instance might host several services related to Windows. You can use Task Manager to view which services are running under each instance of svchost.exe.

It's normal for a computer to take a few minutes after booting-up for it to load of all applications.

Thank you,

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Hi Experts,
I have encountered a very high memory usage in one svchost.exe process on my win 7 64-bit. Attached screen shots of process associated with it. Some times it goes up about 300Mb too.

I have tried several suggestions already available for this issue. But No luck .
I've tried by updating Windows (ref), scanning PC by TREND officescan.
Also when I tried with only with Microsoft Services using Selective Startup option in msconfig as suggested here, issue remains same. (With that can I conclude that it is related with malware?)

Also need to note that the WLAN AutoConfig service (wlansvc) associated with that svchost.exe make sense as I've encountered some problem uninstalling wireless router software.I feel that that has not been properly uninstalled. But I dont have any idea how to check/or rectify it.

HJT log is also attached.

View attachment hijackthis.log
Your response is highly appreciated.

A:high memory usage in one svchost.exe process

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Hi all,

I wonder if anyone can help me. For the last month or so, my laptop has been grinding to halt every few hours for no particular reason. When i checked the recourse manager i noticed that my RAM was almost at full capacity and that the process svchost.exe (netsvcs) was using over 1.5GB of memory. After waiting 5 minutes or so, the process drops to its normal level of around 70,000KB.

My ASUS Zenbook laptop is running 4GB of RAM however unfortunately it is the model where the RAM cannot be upgraded.

The peak will happen randomly and seems to be unrelated to any programs i'm running. I have Googled this time and time again but can't find anything that has helped so far. Any help would be much appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2677M CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3998 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1807 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 97678 MB, Free - 5530 MB; D: Total - 138325 MB, Free - 72863 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., UX31E
Antivirus: Sophos AntiVirus, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Many thanks in advance

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I have recently become annoyed at the high memory usage of the svchost.exe process. I have 8 of these services running at the moment. I havent had reason to complain until recently when they seem to be using more memory than necessary. I might just be over reacting here but perhaps someone can verify it for me. I have included a hijackthis log at the bottom.
my system is running WindowsXP SP2, Asus K8VSE deluxe, Athlon 64 3200, 1.75 GB RAM, updated via drivers and windows updates (except one that just came in and I havent done yet).
These just seem like too much memory for these. I have check at blackviper and didnt really see a lot of things I could turn off. I could be wrong though.
svchost.exe Username: system mem usage: 33, 240 k
- DCOM server process launcher
- terminal services

svchost.exe Username: network service mem usage: 28,828 k
- remote procedure call

svchost.exe Username: system mem usage: 74,020 k
- 18 services registered to this process.

svchost.exe Username: network service mem usage: 25,776 k
- dns client

svchost.exe Username: local service mem usage: 36,832 k
- alerter
- tcp/ip netbios helper
- ssdp discovery service
- universal plug and play device host
- webclient

svchost.exe Username: system mem usage: 30,988 k
- windows image acquisition

svchost.exe Username: system mem usage: 50,436 k
-automatic updates

svchost.exe Username: system mem usage: 27,060 k
- http ssl
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:20:57 AM, on 4/16/2008... Read more

A:Solved: Svchost.exe high memory usage

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Hello, Im new to this forum and dont know alot about these viruses. I got a orphan virus from a website who used svchost.exe(netsvcs) to run, but maleware bytes found it and removed it. Svchost is still using slot of memory usage and sending bytes direcly to my router. Is this normall or am i still infected?

A:Svchost.exe(netsvcs) high memory usage

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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I've run into a problem that I can't seem to diagnose; unsure whether it us malware related or not.
I'm running windows 7 home professional 64 bit. 8 gigs of ram.
Very recently, as in within the last couple days, applications have begun to hang and crash. Upon investigation, I found that one of the svchost.exe files is chewing up a huge amount of memory. The process usually sits between 15 to 25 percent cpu usage, but can spike up to 50 to 80; meanwhile the memory usage continues to rise. Eventually, the process closes (I think) and it causes a system restart.
I have a little experience dealing with computer infections, so I tried to do some investigating on my own initially (I know you guys don't like to hear that, sorry). Anyway, the specific svchost.exe that is seemingly causing problems was managing the Power service, the Plugplay service, and DCOMlaunch service. I split them up to try to identify the problem and it's the one managing DCOMlaunch. I looked at the threads in process explorer and, while I don't fully understand what they mean, it seems that there are several threads related to msvct.dll and ntoskml.exe.
I've done what I usually do when I run into problems; I ran MBAM, MBAR, and I did a scan with ESET, I did a scan with my regular antivirus Avira, but everything is coming up totally clean, so I'm stumped.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:High memory usage svchost.exe for dcomlaunch process


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Hi, this is my first post on this forum site, so forgive me if I forget any essential information, Ill upload anything related as soon as possible if requested.

Ok. Well my issue here has to do with a certain svchost.exe process that is always running on my computer, pointing to the Wlansvc service. The process is taking up anywhere from 90k-150k memory from my system at any given time.

Now I should make a note here that unlike seemingly a majority of peoples issue's with the svchost.exe file, mine takes up next to nothing in terms of CPU.

Im not sure if this is normal for this service, I would be inclined to think not, and since I am currently in the process of trying to speed up my new computer as much as possible, I would like to see if it is possible to reduce the amount of memory used by this service.

I have checked multiple times with Nortan to see if this is any sort of virus, and it has come up clean every time. I have also checked see if this is file differs in any way from any of the other svchost.exe processes running, which it does not.

Now in addition to the above problem, I'll also mention an issue I'm having with my wifi, which I doubt is related but I'll post anyway.

The problem here is mostly noticeable while I'm playing any online game, but also shows when I'm trying to watch streaming video.

The issue is: My ping will constantly spike to unplayable levels, anywhere from 800-Many seconds, often showing above 9999. These ping spike will last anywhere ... Read more

A:Very High Memory Usage By svchost.exe->Wlansvc Service

Heres a great example of what happens when my internet drops out, I'm not sure what else to call it. These are two ping tests I did to the same server less about one minute apart. The first was done while my internet was fine, the second being tested during a spike.

Ignore that it says 7 am, It has the wrong time zone listed. That just show's that the tests were one minute apart.

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Hi, I started a similar thread in December for the same issue that was closed. My apologies, I got busy during the holidays and neglected to reply in a timely enough manner. I am still having this issue and would like to complete the process we were on before, if you would still be willing. If so, I will make sure to reply within the required time frame this time around. Thanks,


P.S. Here is our last exchange we had from the other thread. FYI, at this point I'd be willing to remove Java 8 Development Kit and Silverlight, as I really need to get rid of this bug, whatever it is:

I write Java programs using Eclipse, will uninstalling Java 8 SE Development Kit Update affect my version of JDK? Also, can I reinstall Silverlight afterwards?
Yes, this will probably affect your ability to program. We can either leave the programs alone and update them when we are finished or uninstall them now and install updated versions when we are done. The first option could leave you exposed to additional security risks while the second will leave you without access to them until we are finished.

I think a reasonable middle ground is to remove the two Java versions and leave Java 8 SE Development Kit and Silverlight. I have updated my instructions to reflect this. Please go ahead and skip any of these steps that you already completed.

NOTE: The FRST fix has also been changed to reflect this. Please be sure to use the one from this post.

Step one...

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Hello all, I just noticed something and wanted to be sure or see if this is normal. When Windows Update checks for updates, svchost will jump up to ~500MB in usage, or after updates have been installed. It will stay there. If just checking for updates, but I don't install any, it will drop down to ~400MB, but no lower than that. Now, if I go into services and disable the Windows Update service, the memory usage drops from wherever it was at, down to ~22MB. What's with this, or is it just normal?

A:High Memory usage in svchost with Windows Update

Hello and welcome TGMP I am not real sure as to your concerns nor am I sure if the RAM usage is unusual - to me having that much on board if it doesn't cause any issues with what you are doing then I would just forget about it.
To be honest I have never checked this on any of my machines RAM usage using anything much at all.

Nice set up by the way

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Hey guys, so I realize that this is a quite common problem people seem to be having, but I tried following a few threads and still gotten nowhere - the issue seems to be specific to my machine..
I'm having issues with my work-issued laptop (HP 8460p), it kinda freezes up at times and after a while I found out that the culprit seems to be svchost.dll which seems to awaken at times and swells up to 800-900 mb.

As I'm using a 32bit Win7 enterprise, with 4gb of ram (only 3 usable in 32 bit) + around 2 gb of virtual memory - the memory hog that is chrome which is turned on mostly all of the time = my computer starts REALLY lagging around 4-5 times a day, and I cant use it until I log in as admin and kill the rogue process.

Here's a screenshot of the dll in question (this one was taken a few moments after the swell so it's at 200 mb at the moment, but you can see the processes it's running.
Is there a way to see how much resources EACH of them is gobbling? I can't seem to find that.

Also, I have attached a svchost minidump which was taken at the peak of the memory swell, and also a list of processes on my machine (export from services.msc).

How do I fix this, and CAN I do it at all?

Please help meeeee

A:Solved: Svchost high memory usage at times

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. I have analysed the dump file
I am of the opinion, that you MAY have either hard drive problems or possibly corruption of the file system - the registry appears to have problems
3. In view of this
I'm having issues with my work-issued laptop (HP 8460pClick to expand...

If it is a computer belonging to your employer - is it not better to report the problem to them, especially if the organisation has an IT dept.

I am willing to help but I am unsure of how correct it is to start running tests on a computer that if I have read it correctly does not belong to you

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Can you please take a look at this and see if anything is wrong? Whenever i turn on windows media player, the explorer.exe memory usage just skyrockets. Sometimes it gets up to 400,000. But when i reboot it goes back to normal.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:58:13 PM, on 1/4/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
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A:abnormally high explorer.exe and svchost.exe memory usage.

Hello specdrifter,

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad since you will not have any of browsers open while you are fixing this.

Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link doesn't work) and install it. Do not run it yet.


Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading:
* select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4) Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.


Uninstall the following via the Add/Remove Panel (Start->(Settings)->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs) if they exist:


Run a scan in HijackThis. 'Check' each of the following if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe

Click 'Fix Checked' and close HijackThis.


Delete the following Folder if it still exists:

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Hi there,
I always come back here for help from you. I hope you can help me again. I have a desktop computer running very sluggishly, and I noticed that the usage of physical memory is over 30% even when it is just idling. Also, there are at least 12 instances of svchost.exe running simultaneously, and one of them using almost 180,000KB. I am including the log from HijackThis I just run. I think I have too much junk running in the background. Thanks for your help.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8181 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 946990 MB, Free - 626932 MB; H: Total - 6881 MB, Free - 402 MB; J: Total - 1907718 MB, Free - 1572276 MB; K: Total - 476682 MB, Free - 421119 MB; L: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 69349 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DX58SO, AAE29331-404, USSO841002WJ
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:24:12 PM, on 10/29/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Wor... Read more

A:Sluggish PC, high physical memory usage, svchost

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Hi, this problem started several months ago. 1-3 times a day, I would notice a lot of hard disk seek activity when I didn't have programs open, nor were any maintenance/virus programs running in the background. Eventually, I noticed that while this was happening, my programs would open and run much more slowly, browser tabs would take forever to switch back and forth between, etc. It seemed the whole system was being tied up, and the HD would be read/writing like crazy.

I d-loaded process explorer a couple weeks ago, and also installed a trial version of Norton Antivirus. I found a suspicious svchost.exe process that on occasion will jump up to as much as 25% CPU usage and be using 1-1.5 GB of memory. Norton AV also reports to me that it is blocking certain activities of svchost.exe. I have posted a shot from process explorer below:

The auto-start location is: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\nsi. I can't say for certain this is what's causing the system slowdown, but when it does happen, this process will usually be the only thing using more than 1% of the CPU. I ran a full scan with Norton, and it did find several spyware/virus items the first time, all of which it supposedly "fixed". When I ran it a 2nd and 3rd time, it came up with nothing, but the problem persists. Can anyone help me with this? thanks,


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Does explorer.exe and svchost.exe seems to be using a lot of memory,or am i just being paranoid?
Its not usually like this though:

I have also included an Hijackthis report:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 3:00:25 PM, on 5/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exe
C:\Program Files\ABBYY FineReader 9.0\NetworkLicenseServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\LClock\LClock.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\bdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Radian\Desktop\NSCUI\trayit_4_6_5_5\TrayIt!.exe
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A:Solved: Unusually high memory usage by explorer.exe and svchost.exe

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I have been having issues with my computer with some processes that get launched and consumes most of the computer memory, up to a point that the computer suddenly shuts down. The interesting thing is that when Internet access gets disconnected, most of those processes disappear and the computer memory goes back to normal.
I have run the FRST64.exe from my external HD and here are the results. I hope you guys can help me out.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:01-12-2015
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-NTEMCOB (08-12-2015 08:21:27)
Running from F:\
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
Default: ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===========================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] => C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [2771240 2011-04-22] (Synaptics Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [SmartAudio] => C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SA3\SACpl.exe [1573504 2011-06-03] (Conexant System... Read more

A:High memory usage with multiple conhost.exe, msiexec.exe, svchost.exe, etc.

Greetings candresbeltran and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter ... Read more

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I'm currently seeking help regarding the checking of updates on my computer.

Checking for updates is already taking hours.

It's been over a year since I have updated my computer. I decided to update it today as to make good use of the free time from work and to get the Windows 10 Upgrade notification before its too late.

Windows Updates states:
Most recent check for updates: March 9, 2014 at 9:01AM
Updates were installed at: March 9, 2014 at 8:44AM

BUT, when I checked my update history, the last installed update was the Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 installed at July 17, 2015(The date I posted this thread). It seems like it installed when I shut down my pc and restarted it.

Also, the svchost.exe process connected to the Windows Update is taking a huge (approx.) 700,000k from my memory and memory usage is at 90%(Only have 2gig ram with only 1.85gig available.) And upon checking for updates, there also appeared a TrustedInstaller.exe process.


Any solutions?

A:Checking For Updates, taking forever w/ svchost.exe, high memory usage

TrustedInstaller always runs when checking for updates - it's the main engine for installing them, and is used to check the integrity of partially-downloaded updates.
(Yes, there are many valid reasons for turning off updates! )
Installing the Update Agent resets the WU system to a large extent, and Windows Update has to start again from scratch - the first scan always takes a long time as it rebuilds the database. In a system with limited RAM, this can indeed require a very long time! 2GB is bare minimum for an x64 install - you'd really be much better off using a 32-bit OS in that amount of RAM.

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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Hijack log below

Two weeks ago my Quark 7 stopped working - it will start and come up with the splash screen, but then will not go any further - a list of processes shows it's running at 50 cpu usage and 78944 memory usage. I have tried uninstalling reinstalling and have ran Norton's Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy and CCleaner to no avail. I have attached my HiJack log below.

The main programs that I use daily (and yes Quark is one of them) are the following

Adobe Photoshop CS3, ACDSee 9, Outlook express, Quark 7.0, Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver 8

Thank you for taking the time - I'm pretty frustrated!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:07 AM, on 10/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServi... Read more

A:Quark 7 stopped working - high cpu usage-memory usage ? Virus??

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I formatted my computer, and after installing windows 7 again, my physical memory in task manager is very high, and cpu keeps jumping up and down.
I looked at the processes tab, but noticed absolutely nothing taking abnormal memory (private working set.) Then moved on to performance tab> resource monitor, and found svchost (I think it was netsvcs in parenthesis,) hogging all the memory. After ending the process, I still have had high memory usage, and surprisingly, do not see a process anywhere in task manager with high numbers next to it, so I have no idea what's happening.
I have noticed that my windows 7 folder keeps increasing in size, currently about 26 gigs, and a helper told me that it's normal because the updates in windows 7 have a different compression method than windows 8 and after, however when I had previously installed windows 7, fully updated... my folder size was normal, so I assume it can be done?
I originally posted in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section, however I did not find malware on my computer, so unless it's very new malware, I am certain windows 7 is causing this problem.
For antivirus, I am currently using a free trial of Norton.
P.S. This is probably better for the hardware section, but can constant high physical memory, and cpu usage ruin my hardware? I am avoiding using things that take up high cpu and memory right now, and it's currently about 1.2 g... Read more

A:Windows 7 Jumping Cpu Usage, High Physical Memory Usage

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Just yesterday I realized that my computer was acting super slowly and I even received a blue screen of death out of nowhere. Upon checking my processes list,I found many suspicious processes that continued to multiply when I tried to end them. These included: PresentationHost.exe, msdtc.exe, dllhost.exe, prevhost.exe, cmd.exe, msiexec.exe, conhost.exe, and even a notepad.exe that seems to be invisible. A malware is most likely behind this, and is causing my computer to perform very slowly and be almost unusable, I have managed to run FRST, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not even opening for me. In addition, this multiplying issue seems to only occur when I am connected to the internet. I would highly appreciate some help!
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:25-10-2015 02
Ran by Christopher (administrator) on CHRIS (27-10-2015 16:51:11)
Running from D:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Christopher (Available Profiles: Christopher & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(SUPERAntiSp... Read more

A:CPU Usage in Task Manager Very High - PresentationHost.exe memory usage

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.



HKLM\...\Run: [New Value #1] => ctfmon = CTFMON.EXE
HKLM\...\Run: [hTew6txG55AD] => regsvr32.exe /s "C:\PROGRA~3\hTew6txG55AD.dll"
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Chrome] => [5120 2015-10-27] ()
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [Chrome] => C:\ProgramData\taskhost.exe [5120 2015-10-27] ()
AppInit_DLLs: prio.dll => No File
AppInit_DLLs-x32: prio32.dll => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3839431373-621308647-2831785862-1000 -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @nexon.net/NxGame -> C:\ProgramData\NexonUS\NGM\npNxGameUS.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86... Read more

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Hi all, hope you can help.

Every so often, when listening to online radio streams/playing games etc my computer just goes crazy. I get a lot of hard drive 'chatter' and lots of fan noise and everything slows to a crawl. My music will start jumping and skipping and there is a long delay between me clicking the mouse and the action happening. It happens when no other programs (for example, my AV/AS) are due to scan. When I look at my Task Manager the two biggest eaters of memory usage are fm.exe (game, it normally eats a load but makes no substantial difference to the comp speed) and ekrn.exe (something to do with my AV, not quite sure what it actually does though)

I am running Windows MCE SP3 and am using NOD32 anti-virus and Sunbelt CounterSpy anti-spyware. The definitions on both are updated daily and both scan daily. I have also defragged the comp and do so weekly. The other programs I use are CCleaner and Glary Utilities, both fairly regularly to clean up my comp when I was working as an internet researcher, but less often now.

I do not get any error messages/BSOD's or actual freezes. Everything just slows right down. Could I have picked up a form of malware/virus that my AV/AS isn't picking up? Could one of my previous spring cleans have been too aggressive? Or is it simply too much load for my comp (2 year old Dell)? It is 3MHz, 1G RAM, kinda your bog standard media comp from 2007.

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A:Computer is apparently being scanned - high CPU usage/memory usage

When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes in Task Manager.Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.List of common system processes found in XP's Task ManagerCommon system processes found in XP's Task ManagerTop System ProcessesAnytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexFile Research CenterProcessLibrary.comDetermining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.Tools to investigate running processes and gather additional information to identify them and resolve problems:AnVir TaskManager FreeProcess ExplorerSystem ExplorerProcessHackerProcess MonitorsvchostViewerThese tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its path location If you right... Read more

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Ok, I am literally KILLING myself over this!

I installed Windows 7 64Bit over XP around a month ago and it was so good that I recommended it to my brother who was previously on XP too. We got him a copy of the 32bit version as he has only 2gb of memory, and he installed it on his machine. However, he constantly had high CPU and RAM usage (Even though no programs were obviously taking it all up in his task manager) and it was making his computer sluggish and slow. Everything was freezing and hanging and it was a nightmare.

I spent a day looking all over the net to find out the problem, but could not fix it at all, no matter what the hell I tried. So he reverted back to Windows XP. (A nice waste of money on Windows 7.) His Windows XP now runs smoothly and is all as it was.

Suddenly today, after my brother connected to my Windows 7 homegroup (or workgroup rather) through his Windows XP machine, my computer got the EXACT same problem as he had ages ago! I have been browsing Google all day downloading s**t, changing things in my computer, trying EVERY possible fix that people have suggested and that sound legit. Nothing works!

So now all of a sudden, my computer is sluggish, games are jumpy and jittery, video rendering times are slooooooow.

Here is a picture of my resource monitor:
You can see the physical memory usage being at 45%. I've ordered the memory usage of each service in highest to lowest.
I just CANT see where the problem is!
(I've tried leaving my homegroup to see... Read more

A:Windows 7 random CPU usage and high physical memory usage!!!

I can tell you what is probably causing your problems. AVG.
When you are looking at memory, do not sort by Working set, sort by Hard faults.
Hard faults is what causes things to slow down. Plus you have plenty of memory not to worry about usage.

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My friend, who has a very low income was given a Dell Optiplex GX240 running Win2K Pro. 512MB RAM

To help her out, I got rid of porn, viruses, and spyware using:

Ad-Aware, AVG spyware and AV free versions, Trend Micro House Call, Spybot

I checked the task manager, and has constant 100% CPU usage, avg memory usage

The system runs, but apps open slow, so I tried some freeware reg cleaners:

CCleaner, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, Wise Registry cleaner

After hours of searching on web, the fixes I found don't work, so I give up. Can someone help. My friend doesn't have the money to pay someone to fix this, and she was so happy to get a new computer.

Can anyonre help???

I have a HijackThis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:15 PM, on 11/1/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:MY PC is slow, High CPU usage, moderate memory usage , I'm stuck

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I receive the same alert from AVG whether I am using IExplorer, Firefox or Chrome. Also, in the task manager the CPU usage is sometimes almost 50% and it's always the internet browser I have open. Computer seems a bit sluggish. I have also been having trouble viewing videos on surfline.com (but not anywhere else). I am more than happy to delete any programs you think would be adding to the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

Here is my logfile from HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:46:07 PM, on 7/6/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16446)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\HPHC_Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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computer slow after being redirected to site-- "homesoftsaver9.com" did some research and im sure thats where my problems came from.

heres my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:08:34 PM, on 8/30/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
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A:high CPU usage and high page file usage, computer slow

bump. very slow start up. page file usage up to 768MB when its usually under 100MB and various processes running that i don't recognize. any one?

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I have a ACER D255 netbook with intel atom N550 (1.5ghz, 1mb L2 cache) 1gb DDR3 memory and 250 gb hdd.
lately it has been a tad slow and freezing up will using google chrome. my task manager says right now that CPU usage is 4% but Memory is at 75%, sometimes up to 90%. it also says that i have 89 processes running. what could be wrong. what other info do you guys need?

A:High Physical memory usage with low CPU usage

Hello and To BC!

Look under the process tab in the task manager and find out what process is using the most resources. Does this same situation happen when google chrome is closed?

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what do i do to overcome these problems.? Nortin anti- virus has given me a Performance alert..., & i don't want to mess up....I thought if I used Disc Cleanup, & Defragmenter that this would help, but I'm still getting the alerts....wha should i do.?

A:High Memory Usage..., & Hich CPU usage.

please continue on your other thread and don't start a new one since you are talking about the same problem.

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So, it's exactly as the title says,
I downgraded back down to windows 8 after feeling some sluggishness with my windows 10 OS.
It started off fine, but once I started downloading and installing necessary windows update files, I noticed once again the sluggishness I felt before, except this time my System Disk which is also my SSD drive, was being used up to 100% while my CPU was completely fine

Can someone please help me out in this scenario.

Laptop Specs:
Windows 8.1
MSI Dragon Edition 2, GT70 0NE, Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40 GHz 64 bit
Intel HD Graphics 4000

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