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Windows 7: svchost (secsvcs) 100% CP usage

26 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
svchost (secsvcs) 100% CP usage

Every time I use it, my PC hits 100% CP usage at some stage (with pathetic squeaks from the PSU). This is always attributable to svchost (secsvcs): if I stop this process the usage returns to 1 or 2% and the problem goes away until I next start up. Is there anyway to prevent this particular process from starting? My PC is adequately protected from virus and spyware anyway, which is what this process does.

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26 Sep 2010   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16

What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running? - How-To Geek

I had 100% cpu usage until I disabled WMC services and restarted and pc back the same speed as 32-bit
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04 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
What is the full name of secscvs?

Thanks for your reply, which was helpful.
Unfortunately, in services all the applications are given their full names and I have not yet been able to track down secsvcs, which seems to be the underlying culprit.
Do you know the full name of secsvcs, please? Or where I can discover it? Then I could disable it.

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04 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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04 Oct 2010   #5

Windows Seven

Windows Media Center Services?
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28 Aug 2015   #6


You need to stop the service wuauserv windows update
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29 Aug 2015   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Secsvcs should be Windows Defender (or at least one of them), Windows Update is related with netsvcs.
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29 Aug 2015   #8

Windows 10 Pro X64

See the 2nd post in this thread: svchost.exe always running at 50% cpu.. heating up the laptop. end - Microsoft Community by Gary Cornell. He describes how to setup Process Explorer so you can get more useful information from it. See if that helps.
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31 Aug 2015   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x6

OK!I will have a look , thanks for sharing the link! etui sony xperia M5 housse sony xperia M5
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