Sunday, May 10, 2015

How to Fix Svchost.exe High memory usage

A few days ago I noticed that svchost.exe was using a lot of memory making my OS very slow. Sometimes, when my computer is frozen and just about unusable, it seems that the cause is some heavy background processing. Sometimes, I can catch who is using all my disk-bandwidth using Resource Monitor (such details are not shown in task manager). I suspect that this svchost.exe instance is really showing the activity of the service for Windows Update, but I am not sure if I can find out for sure.
Here's what I see:

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