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Thank you so much for this knowledge information. June 17, 2008 edjay Mindboggling. I cleaned out the SoftwareDistribution directory once again, enabled Windows Update to manually start and started over with the same results. That was extremely helpful and exactly what I was looking for to help me reduce the load on my physical memory. :) August 13, 2009 marcus Thanks for the infomation it

CPU is between 97-100% high all the time and I really don't want to disable the svchost.exe which is behind the windows update cause this is really not a solution to Restart your computer and then delete the "SoftwareDistribution" folder by following the instructions on Step 1 (only) from Solution 4 above. 4. Leave it for some hours. For more information, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250320 For help, tlist /? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svchost.exe

I am able to use my computer again. Then restart the computer and go to Microsoft's web site and manually get the updates. This was a lot of help for me as far as a starting point.

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. I was sceptical about this method. Their day's are numbered, google is catching up fast. 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

to “SoftwareDistributionOLD”) the “SoftwareDistribution” folder. * Note: Upon restart, the next time the Windows Update checks for available updates, a new empty SoftwareDistribution folder will be created automatically by Windows to I always tweak my services sometime even crash my laptop. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now quarantine all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found. You should run a scan to be sure.

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Sir, you're way above Awesomeness. Solution 1. Great job! I tried the solution to this problem for some time.

  • If the file is located in Windows/system32, it's more than likely not a virus, however I always recommend performing a scan just to be sure.
  • Thanks for posting September 8, 2009 Cameron Why is it so difficult to get help such as what is outlined in this help article?
  • Geek's answer was right on the money.
  • The Windows Update Store folder (commonly known as "SoftwareDistribution" folder), is the location where Windows stores the downloaded updates.

I really liked your step by step guide, particularly the detective work with the resource monitor. http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-fix-svchostexe-errors-and-problems-with-high-cpu-usage/ Thank you so much! If you have any questions, post a comment. I cannot thank you enough.

You could also use the command prompt to disable the service if you choose. In Windows 8, the Task Manager interface was streamlined so that each svchost entry can be expanded by a single click to a sub-list of services running inside it. Step 2. Just want to say THANK YOU.

The first time that a SvcHost process is launched with a specific parameter, it looks for a value of the same name under the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost key, which it interprets as Excellent article. October 1, 2009 Xanthia Great article! Check for Viruses First Before we get into the details below, it's worth noting that there are cases where svchost.exe is actually a virus.

Reply Andrew Apr 17, 2016 @ 23:05:50 Whoever wrote this article is a fuc…g genius. This file is located in either the c:\windows\system32 or c:\winnt\system32 directories depending on your version of Windows and may also be located in the dllcache directory if present. And for those who are…switch to an open source O/S and quit complaining; also, stop trying to force Microsoft to be what YOU think it should be.

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November 19, 2008 Brock Thanks! What services can safely be disabled and not inhibit the PC from functioning for basic usage and internet connectivity? It solved when I use VPN to evade sanctions against IRAN or change my DNS. Thanks!

Very useful article, and very good. i have some cleaning to do :( October 19, 2009 thermistor have your heard about trojan that can infect svchost.exe? And I have been totally ineffectual in turning off various processes from my task manager. May 25, 2009 Jupiter You might not bothered to read this at all but just wana extend my gratitude..thanks for the effort…more powers….

Windows is how it is - period! are all SVChost things good? The best solution in this case is to install all of the latest updates from Microsoft's web site. I have also kept this page link and if anyone else ever has the same problem I will direct them here, and MAKE THEM, sorry, ask them to donate also 🙂

Reply Mariusz Apr 13, 2016 @ 19:38:52 thank you very much sir, you have helped me to get the cpu under control, for me clearing the logs did the trick. I understand a lot of users are mad and misguided about the way Microsoft develops software but let's face it…you all want it. InkBall Hold 'Em Mahjong Titans Minesweeper Purble Place Reversi Solitaire Spider Solitaire Tinker Apps ActiveMovie Anytime Upgrade Address Book Backup and Restore Cardfile CardSpace Contacts Desktop Gadgets Diagnostics DriveSpace DVD Maker October 28, 2009 Nisar Kottayil Its Great!!Really nice!!

Stopping windows update solved it. Reply Treb Dec 16, 2016 @ 23:08:45 LOL! Thank you. Reply ian Nov 12, 2016 @ 09:29:39 I found Windows Update was taking 50% CPU time.

this makes me want it.