Every time I start up my computer (boot or bring it out of hibernation) svchost.exe sucks up 100% of cpu usage. I'm pretty sure its not a virus or spyware cos i have scanned for both several times. anyone have any idea what is causing this and how to fix it.
Well, how does it get 100%? I mean,i had a similar problem, that when i clicked on any file, svchost, consumed 100%... That was caused by a virus...
Try scanning with a\n other program, and try stinger, that can detect some stuff that other programs don't. But in any case, it is almost ceratin that this is caused by a virus...
I would get the HDD out, install it to an other computer as slave, and start scanning it with many programs, to fix he problem.
If that doesn't work:
Also, log into safemode, go to start\run\msconfig, go to the last tab, and disable everything, and at the services tab, shut down what you don't need, and then restart your computer in normal mode. If this helps, then try reactivating them slowly, in order to find out what is causing it...
thanks everyone. It was the windows automatic update thing. I turned it off and my computer runs fine, im about to apply the hotfix
Just one thing about svchost: it's the 'SerViCeHOST', a small program wich is used as a host for some other process. That process can be almost anything, so if you have problems with svchost, use the above mentioned process explorer. Look in that program wich instance of svchost is the bad proces (there can be multiple harmless svchosts for different services) and check wich service it is running.
Actually, you can safely delete the file from system32 altogether and the system cache will restore it. If it has become malformed, this will likely fix it, if it is a virus, then the creator of the virus would know to infect the cached copy also, so then it would yield no results. Try giving that a shot. Also, there is a command to restore all the system files to the original state. I don't know it offhand, but try google-ing for it.
That works with your sound device. Check you soundcard
believe it or not i seem to have the same problems
I had the same problem. But the problem was at my office computer. I talked to the network guis and they fixe-it. The process was started by some network antivirus.
svchost.exe is related with rpc service, remote procedure call, dont do anythis with this service, like stoping or disabling, then u will get a big problem, the solution for this is update latest all security patches. it will solve your problem, but i am not sure about it