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Windows 7: SVCHOST.exe

07 Aug 2011   #1
BananaHammock

Windows 7, 32bit, Home Premium.
 
 
SVCHOST.exe

Hello, I am new to this forum. I have a question that I can't seem to answer. SVCHOST.exe is hogging up alot of CPU in my processes tab. I am an avid Starcraft 2 player and can't enjoy the game because SVCHOST.exe spikes up and down causing in-game lag. I am not very computer savvy, so don't drop any huge words on me, ha.

Regards,
BananaHammock


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07 Aug 2011   #2
DragonMasterJay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello, since you posted in this area, it would be of great help to follow this thread and post the proper information, please: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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07 Aug 2011   #3
BananaHammock

Windows 7, 32bit, Home Premium.
 
 

I am not getting BSOD though?
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07 Aug 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The svchost.exe is a generic process that runs .dlls. Have a look here for more detail: What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running? - How-To Geek

So there can be mayny different processes (.dlls) running under it. In order to find the culprit, you have to do some work.

1. Download and install Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653

2. Run Process Explorer. Click on CPU on the top until those processes that use all the time appear on top (see first picture below).

3. Right click on the svchost.exe that uses all the time and go to Properties.

4. In Properties, click on the "Services" tab (see second picture below). The services that this svchost.exe runs will be listed (like in the red box of my picture - Note: I picked an arbitrary svchost.exe).

5. Take a snip of that and post it here ( Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums ) - or make a list which services those are.
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07 Aug 2011   #5
BananaHammock

Windows 7, 32bit, Home Premium.
 
 

Services Display Name Path
BFE Base Filtering Engine C:\windows\System32\bfe.dll
DPS Diagnostic Policy Service C:\windows\system32\dps.dll
MpsSvc Windows Firewall C:\windows\system32\mpssvc.dll
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07 Aug 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would try this (as a test):

1. Disable the Diagnostic Policy Service in Services (right click on the service > Properties > Disable)
2. Disable the firewall

If that does not help, we will deal with the BFE
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07 Aug 2011   #7
BananaHammock

Windows 7, 32bit, Home Premium.
 
 

It was at 11k for one svchost.exe, now it is at 8k. So that helped. Should I try with BFE?
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07 Aug 2011   #8
BananaHammock

Windows 7, 32bit, Home Premium.
 
 

I found another svchost.exe with like 50k. And there is about 10 services dependent on it.
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07 Aug 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What do you mean by "50K" - I thought we are looking for CPU time usage not RAM usage.
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07 Aug 2011   #10
BananaHammock

Windows 7, 32bit, Home Premium.
 
 

Well both. Svchost.exe is stealing memory as well.
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