Svchost.exe high cpu usage, tried everything.

January 7, 2012 at 03:03:09
Specs: Windows XP
I have an svchost.exe that has been slowly building to high memory usage. I can't seem to find any trick to get rid of it or stop it. I'm running Windows XP professional edition SP3. Here's a little info I've pulled from process explorer.

Command Line;
C:\\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Path;
C:\\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe (netsvcs)

Automatic Updates [wuauserv]
Background Intelligent Transfer Service [BITS]
CryptSvc [CryptSvc]
COM+ Event System [EventSystem]
Computer Browser [Browser]
DHCP Client [Dhcp]
Distributed Link Tracking Client [TrkWks]
Error Reporting Service [ERSvc]
Fast User Switching Compatibility [FastUserSwitchingCompatibility]
HID Input Service [HidServ]
Help and Support [helpsvc]
Local Disk Manager [dmserver]
Network Location Awareness [NLA] [Nla]
Network Connections [Netman]
Remote Access Connection Manager [RasMan]
Server [LanmanServer]
System Restore Service [srservice]
Secondary Logon [seclogon]
System Event Notification [SENS]
Shell Hardware Detection [ShellHWDetection]
Task Scheduler [Schedule]
Telephony [TapiSrv]
Themes [Themes]
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) [SharedAccess]
Windows Audio [AudioSrv]
Windows Time [W32Time]
Windows Management Instrumentation [winmgmt]
wscsvc [wscsvc]
Workstation [lanmanworkstation]
Wireless Zero Configuration [WZCSVC]

The thread that seems to be causing it is "kernel32.dll+0x106f9"

I've tried turning off automatic updates and disabling them on startup. I've tried the "fix_svchost.bat" and "register.bat" files suggested in various threads. I've tried closing services one at a time, the only one that doesn't close normally is BITS, but disabling it and a restart did nothing so none of them appear tied. I've checked for corrupted registries and nothing. I've run anti-malware, anti-spyware and anti-virus and found nothing. My computer is already up to date as well so that doesn't appear to help.

Any help would be appreciated, this problem is causing me to want to throw this computer out of a window.


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#1
January 7, 2012 at 20:14:37
sounds like you may want to try combofix:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/com...
Follow the online guide and you should be fine. Good Luck

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#2
January 7, 2012 at 23:53:22
Unfortunately, combofix was probably the third thing I tried, right after anti-malware and anti-spyware. Just tried again anyway, no dice.

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#3
January 8, 2012 at 05:26:57
why don't you list what you have tried so we can suggest something else?

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#4
January 8, 2012 at 06:41:44
Tried;
Closing services of the process one by one
Anti-malware
Anti-virus
Anti-spyware
Checking for corrupted registry keys for internet
Turning off automatic updates
Getting newest service pack
Windows update agent
Combofix
Tried a few searches, clicked all the results, read them all, and tried them all to no avail. One suchs as suggesting to make a .bat file and run it along with the windows update agent and SP3.

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#6
January 8, 2012 at 18:23:33
Unfortunately, I have no XP CD because this computer was bought about 7 years ago from a company that went bankrupt and never provided one. If you can think of another way that doesn't involve a CD but allows for the repair I could try that.

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#7
January 9, 2012 at 07:17:37
try borrowing a disc from friends or family....xp is pretty outdated so it should be easy to find one...

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