When your system starts responding slow and you start facing hanging issues, you will find a solution of removing the processes that are taking too much processing power. When you open Task Manager, you find that there are several svchost.exe processes are running in the background and using too much processing power. Eventually, you got confused whether it is system processes or viruses. Here, in this article, I will explain what to do if you find svchost.exe is using 100% processing power and memory.
SVCHOST.exe is one of the mysterious processes that keep running in the background. However, svchost.exe is not a virus or trojan by default but today most of the attacker using the same name and create a virus to confuse PC User.
SVCHOST.exe is based on SERVICE HOST that is used to execute windows Dll files to accomplish several tasks. Dll file is not self-executable and it needs a leader that can call DLL file and execute in a bundle. SVCHOST.exe does exactly do this and run dll files. If you find svchost.exe is using too much memory and processes then you can apply the following method to fix this issue.
Method 1: Fix using Advanced Repair Tool
You can fix svchost.exe related issues using this tool. This tool is designed and developed to fix Windows problems and speed up PC Performance. It repairs several corners of PC like Registry File, Missing DLL Files, Repairs the damage after virus removal etc.
Method 2: Run Virus Scanner to Quickly
If you find that some svchost.exe is behaving mysteriously and using too much memory and cpu constantly then quickly run a Virus Scanner. No system processes use too much CPU and Memory continuously so, it must be a virus, trojan or malicious program. If your AV provides boot time scanning then go for this option and reboot PC for start Boot Time Scanning. When scanning completed, you must use Advanced System Repair Tool to repair damages done by viruses and Trojans.
Method 3: Identify the SVCHOST.exe process manually and End Process
This method is also useful in removing svchost.exe process manually. You just need to identify that which services are calling svchost.exe and then end that services.
Go to Task Manager and write down the svchost.exe PID that is using too much memory and cpu.
1. Open command prompt as administrator
2. Type following command and Press Enter
tasklist /svc /fi “imagename eq svchost.exe
3. It will show you the services name with PID.
Now you know that which process is calling SVCHOST.EXE and using too much Memory and CPU. If you know the exact service name, then it becomes easy to stop that services.
1. Open Run Dialog Box and type services.msc and Press Enter. It will open Service Window.
2. Find the Service, Right Click on them and select Properties.
3. Now Disable the services and turn startup type to manual.