So i clicked 'show the processes from all users' before booting in safe mode and this is what I found: So i'm pretty sure the cpu usage from 'System Idle Process' doesnt really mean anything but i don't know how to get rid of svchost. Introduction I run a Windows 7 on a quadcore computer which is a relevant information, more about that later. All this may not be directly related to what some users here are encountering, but I thought I'd share it in case it helps. Last updated on October 31st, 2016 Svchost. It was clear the problem was a svchost. Server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Build 7601: Service Pack 1 and it's main function is to run in-house application processor workers.
It's either something wrong with the services or some malware infection. I think I have disabled it a long time ago so I never thought that it will be the problem again. If I get any probs I'll update them here. Comment down for your reviews. The September patch is unchecked optional, so you may want to change that to install.
The Windows Update seems to be fixed, scans take minutes instead of hours and the downloads start sooner. They offer a malware removal guarantee that is not offered by other security software. . Moderators marking answers is more likely to contribute to this obfuscation as in this case. As the next step, if you want to investigate further, I would install process explorer procexp. Win 7 Home Premium x86 dell E5510.
Should solve it in most cases. After seeing that I am unable to fix the issue I am considering reinstalling the system, possibly to Windows 10. In run command box, type: eventvwr and press Enter. Sources all there for you. I will restart my computer now and see if anything has changed. I will have a look at the tools you have recommended and see if any of them finds anything. My computer hasn't ran this quickly since the day I got it.
Even if you are experienced at finding, downloading, and manually updating drivers, the process can still be very time consuming and extremely irritating. Also to make sure you dont have a virus masquerading as svchost. Right now, it uses 48 %. This is a short scan that will scan the files currently running in memory and when something is found, click the Yes button when it asks you if you want to cure it. At least it will be easier now that your pc is useable again. So, before you continue to troubleshoot the Svchost.
If necessary, make a new local account. Ive read several post here and elsewhere, and it has not fixed my issue. Except for the last hour or two I thought I'd never find an answer but as is so often the case, I found not one but two solutions. As a side effect it also fixed Microsoft's Windows Update! Please download by AndyManchesta and save it to your desktop. Double-click to expand the Windows Logs. I did a google search on all of them and they all come back as windows services.
Does it happen also in Safe Mode? So, before you continue the troubleshooting the Svchost. I wasn't initially able to run the troubleshooter because the first task it runs is to check for updates, and my system seemed to hang. Shortly after boot up the process scvhost. Navigate to site and download the appropriate package for your Windows edition and version. I tried everything in this guide and it didn't fix it however I have learned more about the way Windows works; that sometimes the only answer is a re-install and that guides like this are invaluable for the majority of users.
Now if there is any new update is available then download and install it. Not sure what to do about it, any suggestions? Saw a note somewhere about some browser issues that made it difficult to do this I had no issues using mozilla firefox. For example, you can rename it to OldSoftwareDistribution. Especially once you work with lots of older hardware, such like I deal with for the majority of my customers. That might be the issue if the system's update mechanism is somehow corrupted and repeatedly tries to prepare the updates for install but gets stuck in the process. Malwarebytes does not find any problems either. Keep in mind that some of the updates only need shut down some of them need restart.
Thank you all for help. I tried many suggestions including the processes on this page, but nothing fixed it. If so then doesn't this mean that it will simply happen again next time it starts its search? And I can't do windows updates in Safe mode. Sometimes it is the same one as before, but most of the time it is a different service. Press Ctlr+Alt+Del keys simultaneously and then open Task Manager. I Re-ran windows update and Task Manager — after about 10 minutes I had 1 optional update offered… Which I am currently installing.