Svchost.exe (netsvcs) memory leak or high CPU usage problems

Svchost.exe is a crucial yet legit Windows process which allows your computer system to load other crucial services in order to properly run Windows. But in several cases, users have been complaining that the Svchost.exe has been making their computer systems quite slow and the memory stays overloaded most of the time.


Some of the solutions via which this problem can be solved are as follows:

Method 1: Scan your Computer for Viruses

Lots of viruses cause the Svchost.exe to clog the memory of the CPU and in turn cause problems with your system. Make sure that you remove all sorts of malware and viruses from your system before troubleshooting the Svchost.exe for your high CPU usage problem.

Method 2: Disable the Svchost.exe for solving the high CPU usage problem

Step 1: Press Ctrl + Del + Alt

Step 2: Click on Task Manager

Step 3: Click on the Processes tab and check out all of the processes running in your system

Step 4: Right-click on the svchost.exe process and navigate to Go to Services

Step 5: At the services tab, you will see some of the services which will be highlighted and will be running under the svchost.exe process

Step 6: Now you have to just find out which services are hogging your system. You can do this in the following ways:

  • Search on Google and see which service might potentially be causing all of this hogging
  • You can stop a service either temporarily or permanently and restart the same again

Step 7: After you have found out which service has been causing all of the lag in your system, disable that service immediately. You can do so in the following ways:

  • Click on Windows key + R
  • In the run dialog box, type in services.msc and click on Enter
  • At the services management dialog box, right-click on the service which has been causing all of the problem and select properties
  • Change its startup type to disabled and press OK
  • Restart your computer to see if the problem has been resolved or not

Method 3: Empty the event viewer log

Step 1: Click on Windows key + R

Step 2: In the Run dialog box, type in eventvwr and press Enter

Step 3: At the event viewer, double click to expand the Windows Log

Step 4: Right-click on the required Application and click on the Clear Log option

Step 5: Perform the same step as in Step 4 with the Security, Setup & System log

Step 6: Restart your computer to see if the problem has been resolved

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