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Windows 7: Svchost.exe constantly taking up about 50% CPU and lots of memory.

14 Jul 2015   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Windows doesn't need any third party programs/services to start up. However, some programs which depend on the services disabled may disfunction. They will start working when the appropriate service/s are enabled once again. However, disabling everything (except AV services and programs - ESET in your case) is crucial to efficiently testing a clean startup.

I don't understand the priority bit, priority of ESET? I don't think you would need to change its default.


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14 Jul 2015   #12
DarkGhost

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Malwarebytes found nothing.

The priority of the svchost.exe I mean.

Apparently a second svchost.exe is now also starting to hog CPUs and memory. Joy.

Could doing a clean restart cause issues with chrome and any extensions installed on it? That is what I primarily do on the laptop.
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14 Jul 2015   #13
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is not something irreversible You can anytime run msconfig again and enable entries. I wouldn't mess with priority.

Also the one that started recently may be a legit one that runs once in a while. You can still try to learn what exactly with the same method from earlier.
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14 Jul 2015   #14
DarkGhost

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I tried to install updates and restart but it seemed to slow/stop the updater. So I am going straight to shut down and start praying.

Is there a way to have a program monitor for a spike of activity with that service? Is there a way to find out what might have happened in the event viewer? If I get really desperate is there someone who I could go to for help IRL?

Can you point me to where I can make sure to revert any changes made to chrome and its extensions in case something goes wrong?

Thanks for all the help you have been giving me, wish I could just stop and then restart this stupid NIS service.

Edit: I restarted the system and immediately a different svchost.exe started taking up huge amounts of cpu the service was wuauserv or windows update. I fear this may be because windows update hung before the restart when I tried to stop it.
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14 Jul 2015   #15
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quick reply before bed time: The tutorial shows how to revert back to normal Windows (Step three).
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14 Jul 2015   #16
DarkGhost

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Alright thanks. I decided to say screw it, and just reverted windows back several days. Hopefully this will fix things.

Good night.
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15 Jul 2015   #17
DarkGhost

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Update: I used system restore to revert the system back several days ago. This seems to have fixed my issues with windows update. I then ran windows update to get my system up to date it turned out fine.

I know NIS is a service that deals with internet connectivity, would restarting it be possible if this happens again? Is there a way for me to look into just what this service is actually doing?

Is there a program that can monitor for a spike of activity with that service? Is there a way to find out what might have happened in the event viewer? Is there someone who would be really knowledgeable about this?

Thank you for all the help you give me GokAy.
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15 Jul 2015   #18
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can't answer your questions but glad you fixed it
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15 Jul 2015   #19
DarkGhost

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Well I have no idea when the original svchost.exe issue will arise again.

Any suggestions on where I might be able to get those questions answered?
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