See my other post about using sysinternal tools to figure out what specific task is causing svchost to have high utilization. Check this news article: This issue comes about because Windows Update is heavily reliant on components of Internet Explorer. To my surprise, the fix was actually a patch for the hotfix, so it did absolutely no good without having the original fix. Good luck to you all. The first thing I did was download Process Explorer from here: It look up svchost. There are some issues with high utilization.
I'm sure everyone in this thread knows the stress and frustration that the problem can cause and I'm glad it's over now. With a little more force and less patience, I asked to skip the troubleshooting and go right to the hotfix. A tooltip balloon message will pop up with information of all services running behind that svchost. It is a brilliant program and I highly reccommend it. Thereafter Windows Update will perform as it should.
Here are some featured member answers and link to articles to get you started, but please read all the advice and suggestions that our members have contributed to this question. Microsoft is working to fix the problem but it seems that successive attempts have had mixed results. Below is a link to a site where they have step by step instructions on how to fully reinstall Vista While this can indicate a virus or trojan, which is most likely using network services, it can be plenty of legitimate tasks as well. Thx brett38655 and Alex for all this info for reference, see. The Automatic Updates process uses the Internet Explorer engine even if you have a different default browser installed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. My suggestion is to turn off windows update entirely.
What is actually required is to install the latest cumulative security update for whatever version of Internet Explorer you have installed. Go here and look down the page for a post from pati610. I tried all the tips ppl have posted here, but none worked for me. Hi, Not had any big computer problems since last time you helped me :- Thanks. I found out what the problem was. As others have said it's a generic service that runs when some other application, service or even hardware is running. Prtscrn or screencapture the list of services so you can check them off as you test each service.
Obviously there is a problem with the Windows Update Automatic Update Client. I have a laptop here to fix that has 5 running but not, It's stopped and can't Manually start it. Mark There are these nasty little mostly legitimate, but annoying, processes that run inside svchost processes. It seems to work for me. I have read all previous posts on this topic but the help provided did not work. Hi, I tried this fix and cannot rename the folder, due to an access denied message.
Next, in order to find out the service that is behind the svchost. Image backups created, don't want to go through such a long process again. You may need to reboot your computer after updating Internet Explorer to restart Windows Update. Where as before if i were to close it my comp would shut down. Hi, I had this problem also and I think I found the fix on another site.
Note: To open Task Manager, press the Ctrl + Alt + Del combination keys. Change the type to 'manual' from 'automatic' to prevent these services from starting up at boot time. It's take it back to factory out of the box state. I now have to remember to manually run Office Updates separately. Windows enhances this feature and makes lookup a little easier. Ill let u know if it keeps working after a day or so.
My fix is limited to the situation outlined below and does not include the 60 second shutdown issue or crashing. I had read the infoworld article last night and tried the fix - however I had not run the 'latest' update so cheers for pointing that out and providing the link. This article has also been viewed 678,727 times. Also be warned that disabling any wrong service may destabilize Windows system. If it is something like a confused process, kill it by highlighting it and pressing Delete.
That way svchost is still working but u stopped the problem thread, mine was a remote procedure call which sounds like blaster but ive tried all the removals and patches. I gave up trying to make Microsoft Update work. Might want to run your updates. Recently it has started slowdown. Choose the link to the latest Update.
I had an actual rootkit that drove me nuts. How I can fix this very frustrating problem! My computer has been working fine for ages now with reboots, loads put on the system etc etc. The following worked on both occasions. Lastly, go back to the Computer management window and right click Automatic Update and choose Start. Any ideas what could be causing this.