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svchost.exe (netsvcs) draining all my memory

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#1 Marinna1


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 09:57 PM

Hi everyone, first time poster, hope you can help me out. I've looked everywhere for a solution to this but so far no joy...

A few weeks ago my computer started randomly slowing down and freezing. No hardware/software changes. I checked on Resource Monitor and found svchost.exe (netsvcs) gradually start to eat up memory after startup. I also noticed that the "Hardware Reserved" portion of my memory was suspiciously huge (2GB out of 4 total).

I thought I had a solution when I uninstalled a cheap Belkin USB wifi adapter that I had been using, and plugged in cabled internet instead. The Hardware Reserved dropped to a more reasonable 556 MB and the computer worked normally for a few days. But now I have restarted again and the problem is back. Done full scans with Kaspersky and Malware-Bytes = nothing. I also downloaded and ran CPU-Z and it came up with a error message on startup. I will attach that, along with screens from resource monitor.

Right now I'm running just fine as long as I'm not connected to the internet. We'll see if I can get online long enough to post this...

If anyone can help, please let me know! g.png

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 10:23 PM

You can take a look here: How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process

That will help you determine exactly which process you need to fix, and or troubleshoot further.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 04:06 AM

Sounds like the last few weeks of Windows Updates and Net Framework Update trying to complete its Calculation Sorting , i repaired 2 laptops and persisted with it and Memory was peaking at 99% on both , after a couple reboots and letting it do its thing without using them all came good and settled down.

Worked for me so hope your issue is the same , although i update manually so i had an idea what it was related to.

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