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svchost.exe host process for windows services

Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries.

The service host (svchost.exe) is a shared service process that serves as a shell for loading services from DLL files. Services are organized into related host groups, and each group runs within a different instance of the service host process. In this way, a problem in one instance does not affect other instances.

Service Host groups are determined by combining the services with matching security requirements. For example:

  • Local Service
  • Local Service No Network
  • Local Service Network Restricted
  • Local System
  • Local System Network Restricted
  • Network Service

Identify svchost.exe Processes via Command Prompt

  • Click on Start and then Run and type in CMD and click OK
  • Enter: tasklist /svc /fi “imagename eq svchost.exe
  • Right-click on My Computer, choose Manage. Choose Computer Management and then choose Services and Applications. Finally, choose Services.
svchost.exe host process for windows services
svchost.exe host process for windows services

How to Fix svchost.exe host process for in Windows 10 services [Solved]

Fix this problem. Right-click on the Start Button and select Run, type %windir% and press Enter key or click OK. Now you would be moved to Windows root directory. In that directory, locate the System32 folder. And open it. Inside that folder, you have to locate another folder named ‘sru’ and open it. Now inside the ‘sru’ folder, you will be able to locate SRUDB.dat file.

You have to simply select this file and right-click on it and select Delete. Or you can use the ribbon on the File Explorer to delete the file. Once you delete the file, after few moments, you will find that… High CPU usage by Service Host: Diagnostic Policy Service is now lowered down. As you can see, on my system, the high CPU usage is already lower down. And the service is now using minimal system resources.

So in this way, the issue is resolved! In case if you can’t rename SRUDB.dat file, here is what you need to do. In the Task Manager window, go to the Services tab. Scroll down and locate DPS service. Right-click on it and select Stop. Once the service is stopped, go back to the ‘sru’ folder in the File Explorer. And try to delete the SRUDB.dat file now, it should be deleted and you should be able to resolve the issue.

Can I end Host process for Windows 10 services?

No, you can’t disable Host Process for Windows Tasks

It is essential to be able to load DLL-based services on your system and depending on what you have running, disabling the Host Process for Windows tasks could break a lot of things. Windows won’t even allow you to temporarily finish the task.

Can I kill svchost.exe process Windows 10?

If you open the Task Manager and look at the Processes tab, you may notice that there is more than one svchost.exe running on your Windows PC, and you cannot stop it by simply deleting it within the Task Manager. According to Microsoft, svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services, which run from dynamic-link libraries.

Why is svchost.exe using so much CPU Windows 10?

In all other cases, Svchost.exe (netsvcs) high CPU or memory leak issues can be caused by a Windows update, or by a full event log file, or by other programs or services starting many processes during its execution.