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svchost.exe (netsvcs) running at 50-100%

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#1 kowasaki23


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:16 PM



My computer is currently running at 50+% with nothing open, making even basic operation painstaking.  Vista Home Premium 32 bit, SP 2.  I have Malwarebytes installed, and have run cleanups using CCleaner.  This is a relatively recent problem, I have had virus issues in the past but not operation issues like this one.  I tried HP support (wanted a boot disk, ended up paying for a tech to download Revo Uninstaller & MSE).  Uninstalled many non-essential programs.  First had an issue with svchost.exe for Windows updates; disabled the updates and that cleared up, only to be replaced by this.  I don't know that it is a good idea to end the process tree, and I have no idea what services are nonessential or how to identify a leak.  The services under the offending svchost.exe are: 


Winmgmt (Windows Management Instrumentation)


ShellHWDetection (Shell Hardware Detection)

SENS (System Event Notification Service)

Schedule (Task Scheduler)

RaasMan (Remote Access Connection Manager)

ProfSvc (User Profile Service)

MMCSS (Multimedia Class Scheduler)

LanmanServer (Server)

IpHlpSvc (IP Helper)

gpsvc (Group Policy Client)

EapHost (Extensible Authentication Protocol)

Appinfo (Application Information)

AeLookupSvc (Application Experience)


Any suggestions on what to try next?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.. this is making life just a little more difficult than it should be.


Update 10/6: I did a system restore, which brought back the Windows Update problem.  Upon ending that process tree, another svchost.exe start the consumption.  HELP?!



Edited by kowasaki23, 07 October 2013 - 08:52 PM.

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