Try running your system after removing software one by one and looking at the memory consumption. If you ever get another one, check out our Windows category to see if we have an article about it. If the memory stays high then there's other services being hosted by that instance that we need to check. You have to find which, service causing the issue before starting the tutorial. If none of the above solutions worked, you can scan your Windows for malware or virus. These just seem like too much memory for these. Over all it happens no more than 2 or 3 time on long sessions and sometime it might not occur at all.
I have not had an infection recently at all. Solution 4: Svchost virus fix to cut high memory usage: If you can find any unknown services other than wuauserv netsvcs or any other system services, then it might also be a svchost virus attack. Make sure that problem you are facing is because of svchost. I dont know what that is either and it is hard to find information on. Try other anti-malware products such as Hitman Pro, , and Rogue Killer. Or is it a malware type of attacks? Sometimes these develop problems over time sometimes they just are not properly compatible with your hardware configuration. This worked for me — this solution was buried in a post somewhere.
A Virus is dangerous because it will quickly use up all the available memory of your device and will make your system slow and sometimes even bringing the system to a halt. However, these names are still very cryptic and are all short-hand names. Event log is at default size, and set to overwrite. Programming codes to activate these functions are compiled in. Another I am curious about is this one. It is using high memory because some other service is running this host process extensively. Solution 2: Find and Disable the service Svchost.
If the file is not available in the system32 folder, then the service is, of course, a malware program. Can anyone help me with this problem? Method 4: Troubleshoot Windows Updates Problems In other computers, the svchost. Try to close the identified service whenever you feel the system performance was affected. I've tried updating the drivers for the nic as well. As you have found out you can see that they are running , to some extent what launched them the system account, network account, your user account.
On the right side of the pane, click Clear Log…. Does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware not help you? Restart your pc and check for updates. Find Windows Update and right click on it and choose Stop. It tries to speed up your computing experience by pre-loading parts of programs into memory with sometimes detrimental effects as you had to experience. It's more than this solution. So run your antivirus program and scan for possible viruses and malicious programs. Since it is a primary source in , the hackers target svchost to hack a particular computer through malware attacks.
If this solves it, the next step is to manually go to the windows update site for windows updates and get all the critical updates one at a time. Of course, that's not a very compeling arguement and only a sample of one Raybro Thanks for the reply raybro. On the resulting screen, choose Computer Management and then choose Services and Applications. To accomplish this task you can carry out the simple steps. Windows 10 is experiencing driver incompatibility issues. The services being used by the svchost.
I could be wrong though. In my experience; the most common cause on a properly maintained machine is a problem with an automatic updater. Unfortunately, Super fetch doesn't always get it right which software you're going to use and can keep your hard drive busy for minutes after booting. Once all updates are installed and you have restarted, return the updaters to automatic status and see if the problem is solved. If you are using Windows 8 or 10 systems, click on More details and go to the Details tab. I found it especially annoying since it kept on loading software I wasn't even going to use or that I had only used once.
I graduated from Emory University with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Go to the download site of Windows Update Agent and download the relevant package for your Windows version and edition. Right-click on the service that you want to close and choose stop services option. I've already used a similar process to that link and got this far, just need to know how to fix it. Does anyone know of any fixes for the eventlog causing high memory usage? Windows 8 Task Manager One last thing I wanted to mention was the fact that the Windows 8 task manager basically makes using the command line or Process Explorer totally obsolete.
You also need to press Windows key + R to open run command box. In other cases high usage issues or memory leak problems also occur due to Windows Update, individual programs, log files etc. After installation run Windows Update Troubleshooter and press Accept shown in the image. Please help as this is a nuisance as I cant use my laptop upto 20mins until svchost dies back and the computer seem to go back to normal. To make sure that you do have svchost.
If this solves it, the next step is to manually go to the windows update site for windows updates and get all the critical updates one at a time. Step 6: After you have found out the service or program that affect the performance of your pc, go to Services in Computer Management to remove the culprit program or to disable that service. No warnings about spyware infections or anything. But if you are not sure what you are doing, the best way for you is to download an automatic tool — Regcure Pro — that will do all the work for you. To find whether the svchost. Step 3: Now check and right-click on the svchost. If this folder is corrupted, then you will face issue while updating Windows.