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21-Dec-2008, 05:59 AM #1
svchost.exe is taking up 50% of my CPU
Every time I'm on the internet svchost.exe takes up half my CPU. I can't browse, I have to constantly end svchost.exe so that I can sluggishly switch pages, then in seconds it pops back again. Svchost.exe is somehow connected to my internet connection because i need it to use the internet yet its not letting me, its really frustrating, I've been beating my face on my desk because i cant figure out whats wrong. I've scanned my computer with AVG, malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, and Ad-aware. I tryed going to the microsoft site and downloading:
Download the Update for Windows XP (927891) package
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Download the WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe package

but my current problem is denying me access as i cannot connect with

I have no idea what to do, my computer has been like this for the past 3 days, any help yould be very much appreciated.

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21-Dec-2008, 07:50 AM #2
You can download a utility named "Process Explorer" from Microsoft:

It displays a tree view of the processes and services running on your PC. Under each "svchost.exe" you will see a few services running and the CPU time for each. That should help you determine which one is causing the problem.
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21-Dec-2008, 07:24 PM #3
Thank you for responding Frank4d, i already downloaded the program, but i am unsure what to do with the process once its found
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23-Dec-2008, 11:08 AM #4
You have posted multiple threads for this same problem. You are wasting people's time by doing that.

Closing duplicate.
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