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Thank you very much all you guys for precious help. After nearly 7 hours it finally presented me with a list of 18 updates which I installed. This fixed it for me. There is a known issue with this service and an incompatibility with Outlook Connect to Windows Live.

Step 5: Fix Windows Corrupted System files by using the System Update Readiness tool (aka "Deployment Image Servicing and Management" - DISM tool). 1. Thank you agian and again Reply Chris Jan 18, 2017 @ 23:37:23 I followed each step within each solution literally and after I got through Solution 4 - Step 1, my Problem improved after deleting the event logs leaving cpu usage at around 50% plus. Reply Robert Sep 19, 2016 @ 11:09:10 Thankyou Sudhindra i followed this and noticed instantly CPU dropped right down and hovers around 10% or less and spiking to around 20% and

Thanks for that tip! So, another solution is to clear Event Viewer's log. This started happening about a week ago and I couldn't find any solution that solved my problem.

My computer is now downloading updates smoothly after 3 days of tinkering and getting nowhere. Reply alistair May 11, 2016 @ 11:33:26 Thanks! Possible Solution on 100 Percent CPU Utilization --Submitted by gwiljrhttp://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?messageID=3028420#3028420 100 percent CPU usage caused by SVCHOST process --Submitted by callmebondhttp://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?messageID=3027123#3027123 Check your system thoroughly for viruses and adware --Submitted by If you double-click on one the service names, you'll see their cryptic name also, so that's how you can match them up.

Reply cvhManchester Jul 20, 2016 @ 14:46:19 Thank you for a thorough analysis and logical steps. If this doesn't work, you have to perform a repair install of Windows. Page 1 of 2 1 2 > 15 Jan 2016 #1 IanWF Windows 7 Professional x64 7 posts Svchost.exe using up a lot of resources! Thanks so much for posting.

Since then, I haven't had any more problems and my computer is running fine now.However I'm still not sure what could be creating that svchost.exe file. Reply Serdar Artuc Dec 07, 2015 @ 22:35:43 Hi! oops :p All windows updates completed and no CPU being used up by svchost.exe anymore! Restart the computer.

Latest updates and solutions to fix the "svchost" high usage issue. I ended it…and suddenly everything was perfect again. When finally reaching 100% in the update section, the installer completed the remainder of the process and now W10 is running perfectly, even on a single core 2GHz CPU with 3GB Right-click on My Computer, choose Manage.

I have fixed Pc's for quite a while, from win 3.1 to windows 10, and there are always issues, svchost grabbing memory/cpu. Some Drawbacks : Can't play all famous Game titles. Reply Carole Piller May 09, 2016 @ 15:27:16 Thank you. If you don’t already have an anti-virus program, I recommend using either Kaspersky or Bitdefender since they consistently perform at the top in AV-Test and AV-Comparatives rankings.

Thks Reply Abazek Nov 21, 2015 @ 21:50:52 Fixed this problem on my Win7 computer by going into "Computer Management" then disabling all the Tasks Scheduler Tasks under Microsoft->Windows->Application Experience and Once you know the name of the service, you'll have a better chance of dealing with it. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Retrieved 1 October 2014. ^ "Getting Started with SVCHOST.EXE Troubleshooting".

Or - B) You can try to sequentially stop services (one by one) until CPU resources come back to normal. It couldn't get rid off all the files, but, amazingly, it, at least, found them all! But I haven't yet tried to uninstall it and won't until I'm sure Norton's to blame and/or I find a good cheap anti-virus substitute.

The svchost process that oversees the Windows Update process might have completed some tasks on your computer that it has not started on my computer.

You almost certainly have a trojan.Malware often protects itself by having a second process running to recreate the first.The high CPU usage means this could be someone using your computer for I was watching the folder Softwaredistribution to see if it was ticking.. Reply Treb Dec 16, 2016 @ 23:08:45 LOL! I really liked your step by step guide, particularly the detective work with the resource monitor.

It really sucked working on a computer with that behaviour. It was fu.ing windows update. Deleting the “SoftwareDistribution” folder solved it. How I can fix this very frustrating problem!

Now that I have learned how to identify processes running under an instance of svchost.exe, I am confident in discovering new problems as they arise. Processor it's around 0-10%. You have to many programs running at once which in turn eats up CPU use.A simple way to remove them from the start up process is to use a freeware registry