In the computer field, there is a term called Svchost.exe. What is this term? Svchost.exe is known as the generic and legitimate Windows process which loads several other critical services for the proper Windows operation. In fact, a lot of users have complained that Svchost.exe is hogging the CPU or the resources of memory without any particular reasons. For instance, it is when the user does not run any programs.
What is the cause of this thing? It can be caused by Windows Update or by the full events log file or by other programs or services that begin many processes during the execution. Then, how to fix this error? There are some methods that can you try to solve the problem. Each method is different can can be tried depends on the situation.
The first method is scanning the computer for viruses. Many viruses or malicious programs can be the culprits of this error. So, it is better for you to use Malware scan and removal to check and remove the viruses or malicious programs that might be on your computer, before you move to troubleshoot the Svchost.exe high CPU usage problem.
The second one is finding and disabling the service that causes the Svchost high CPU usage problem. To do this method, first, you have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del key simultaneously and then open Task Manager. Second, check the “Show processes from all users” at the Processes tab. Third, right click on the high usage Svchost.exe process and select “Go to Service(s). Fourth, you are supposed to see several highlighted services at the services tab which works under the Svchost.exe process. Fifth, find out the which process is hogging the resources of CPU. To do this one, you either perform a sequentially search using Google and see if the searched service is critical for PC or you can try to sequentially stop services until the resources of CPU back o normal. sixth, navigate to Services in computer Management in order to make the service disable. In order to make it disable, first, you have to simultaneously press Windows key + R so the run command box can be opened. Then, type “service.msc” before hitting the Enter. Next, right click at the culprit service and select Properties at Service management window. After that, change the startup type to disable, press OK, and then restart the computer.
The third one is emptying Event Viewer Log. In some cases, this problem has to to do with the large log files. So, the right way to stop is clearing Event viewer’s log. Another alternative as part of the solutions to fix the problem is called Troubleshoot Windows Update problems. This one is the last option. So, it is better for you to try the first one first, then, move to the second one, and so on if the previous one does not work well. You can try all methods above by yourself. If you still get the same problem, please look for a help from the experts of computer.