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How to Fix Svchost.exe Windows Errors

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Svchost.exe is one of the core Windows processes. It’s responsible for managing DLLs (dynamic link libraries) and Windows services. Svchost.exe errors start occurring when a service encounter a glitch. The most common symptoms of svchost.exe errors are 100% CPU usage or excessive RAM usage by svchost.exe. This makes computers extremely slow and can result in Windows crashes. Luckily, it’s possible to fix svchost.exe errors in a quick and easy way.

1. Make sure your PC is not infected

First of all, you need to find out whether the svchost.exe process is run by Windows or by malware. To do that, you’ll need to check its path. If the file is located C:\Windows\System32 folder, then it’s run by Windows. However, if you find it in any other folder, like Program Files, kill the process in the Task Manager and uninstall the software that runs it – it contains malware that can harm your computer. (more…)