SVCHOST.EXE hogging up CPU FIX! Windows Update Microsoft Update

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Piet Slaghekke, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Problem: SVCHOST.EXE uses 60-100% cpu at bootup or when Microsoft
    Update is running.

    CAUSE: Bug in Microsoft Update (Microsoft Update scans all Microsoft
    software including office/
    Windows update only scans Windows for updates)

    go to windows update and check if the "get microsoft update today"
    banner is there, if it is then this is not your problem, if it's not,
    click on 'change settings' on the left, in the next window scroll down
    and un-tick microsoft update and click on 'apply changes now' , you'll
    now be back to windows update only.
    Piet Slaghekke, Nov 8, 2006
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  2. Piet  Slaghekke

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    You need to show some kind of documented proof here to support this.

    Duane :)
    Mr. Arnold, Nov 8, 2006
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    Viruschecker Guest

    I've noticed a number of customers machines doing this lately. Turning
    off automatic updates downloading cures it. I'm sure MS will put out a
    fix soon.
    Viruschecker, Nov 8, 2006

  4. Thanks for that. It's a huge help.
    Rhonda Lea Kirk, Nov 10, 2006
  5. Piet  Slaghekke

    Meat Plow Guest

    I haven't done one update in many months. Too many horror stories and my
    PC runs without flaws.
    Meat Plow, Nov 10, 2006
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