Windows 10: svchost.exe using constantly over 10% CPU and 8.8MB/s in idle mode

Discus and support svchost.exe using constantly over 10% CPU and 8.8MB/s in idle mode in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I have noticed that svchost.exe is constantly using around 10% CPU, 8.8MB/s Disk and 60MB Memory and the memory usage is possibly slowly rising. I know... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by WellDone720, Apr 22, 2020.

  1. svchost.exe using constantly over 10% CPU and 8.8MB/s in idle mode


    I have noticed that svchost.exe is constantly using around 10% CPU, 8.8MB/s Disk and 60MB Memory and the memory usage is possibly slowly rising. I know that svchost.exe shouldn't be something to worry about but I am sure it shouldn't be using this amount of resources all the time.

    I have checked where the disk usage is happening and it leads to C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\ConnectedDevicesPlatform\4a3b4560b8cf8a2b\ActivitiesCache.db-wal. It is writing the 8,8MB/s there.

    I couldn't find any discussion on this exact topic yet so any help is welcome.

    :)
     
    WellDone720, Apr 22, 2020
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  2. System Idle Process using 100% Disk Capacity (not CPU)

    Good morning,

    I recently noticed the Disk Activity light on my Laptop was constantly flashing; engaging the Task Manager shows that Service Host: Unistack Service Group (4) [svchost] > System Idle Process is constantly using 100% Disk capacity.

    I have to manually End Task for svchost in order to get the Laptop to return to normal service; it re-engages around 2 or 3 times times more in quick succession before the End Task action finally results in everything settling down.

    I do note the vast majority of other people report the svchost application taking up 100% CPU time, I would like to confirm that the svchost application does 'not' utilise any CPU usage, only Disk usage.

    I would be very grateful if anyone would render assistance in order to resolve.

    Many thanks,
     
    Richard Peter Lyons, May 23, 2020
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  3. Le Boule Win User
    Svchost virus?

    Did your antivirus provider identify the malware? If so, did you seek their advice?

    You may want to send a copy of the file to VirusTotal for analysis. VirusTotal

    Recommend you scan with the Emsisoft Emergency Kit (a free program): How to find and clean malware infections with Emsisoft Emergency Kit | Emsisoft | Security Blog If
    necessary boot into Safe Mode/Safe Mode with Networking to download and run the scanner or use another computer, put the EEK file on a flash drive and insert the flash drive in the infected computer...you can run the scanner from the flash drive. Other scanners
    (some of which may be run in Safe Mode or from a flash drive) that may help with this issue are listed in List
    of Malware Removal Tools


    OR

    IF this is what you are seeing, suggest you follow ALL of the steps (until the issue is resolved) in
    this free removal guide How To Remove SvcHost.exe Malware (Virus Removal Guide)

    But if you have this malware issue sometimes it will be necessary to reset your computer or do a clean install of the OS.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12415/windows-10-recovery-options

    Clean Install Windows 10

    Regards…

    http://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/01/27/top-10-ways-pups-sneak-onto-your-computer-and-how-to-avoid-them/
     
    Le Boule, May 23, 2020
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  4. svchost.exe using constantly over 10% CPU and 8.8MB/s in idle mode

    Poor Performance from Windows 10 - High CPU usage from SVCHOST


    Hi, I have exactly the same issue with my Dell Precision. Upgraded from W7 to W10 and I have an svchost using 10% cpu constantly.
    I've done a screenshot from Process Explorer
    Thanks

    svchost.exe using constantly over 10% CPU and 8.8MB/s in idle mode [​IMG]
     
    Phil Rhoney, May 23, 2020
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