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svchost.exe (netsvcs) consumes all CPU


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#1 brettule

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:54 PM

I have a number of PC's in my office that are exhibiting strange behaviour. The svchost.exe (netsvcs) process is consuming all of one of the machines quad cores. If I stop the Windows Update Service the process ends and the machine goes back to running normally. If I start the service back up the process runs wild again. It's occuring on Win7 machines, I wiped the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder, no luck. If I manually search for windows updates it starts up the svchost process and goes back to using all CPU.

 

How can I find out why the Update service causes this?



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 09:12 AM

W7 has huge problems with Windows Updates.  I dread each time we get a W7 machine at work - as they nearly always have problems.

As such, I'd suggest posting over in our Windows 7 forums for some more expert assistance.

 

FWIW - CKing123's advice in Post #2 here is the best that I've seen so far:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/625369/high-cpu-usage-and-endless-windows-update/


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:43 PM

FWIW - CKing123's advice in Post #2 here is the best that I've seen so far:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/625369/high-cpu-usage-and-endless-windows-update/

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 02:11 AM

I have a number of PC's in my office that are exhibiting strange behaviour. The svchost.exe (netsvcs) process is consuming all of one of the machines quad cores. If I stop the Windows Update Service the process ends and the machine goes back to running normally. If I start the service back up the process runs wild again. It's occuring on Win7 machines, I wiped the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder, no luck. If I manually search for windows updates it starts up the svchost process and goes back to using all CPU.

 

How can I find out why the Update service causes this?

 

I found this from Google.

 

https://usefulpcguide.com/18385/svchost-exe-netsvcs-high-cpu/






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