Issues with these exe files can cause a variety of problems, including various crashes.
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- The svchost.exe process is a popular Windows file that handles many system tasks.
- However, if the svchost.exe process is serving too many tasks, your PC may be getting slow.
- To fix such an issue, you need to restart the svchost.exe process by executing the sfc command.
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Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Press the Windows Key + I to open Settings.
- Select Update & Security.
- Select Troubleshoot from the left pane.
- Click Windows Update from the right pane.
- Finally, press the Run the troubleshooter button.
Run Windows Defender Offline and Anti-Malware
Download Windows Defender Offline and Anti-Malware from the Microsoft Download Center.
Run Windows Defender Offline and Anti-Malware.
- Click the Scan button.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the scan.
Restart Windows Defender
- Open Windows â€“ 7 â€“ Security â€“ Windows Defender Firewall â€“ Advanced Settings from the taskbar â€“ and click On the Restart Windows… button.
- Press the Windows + R hotkey.
- Input â€ ̃services.msc’ in the Run text box, and click OK to open Services.
- Double-click the Microsoft Antimalware Host (Svchost.exe) entry.
- Click the Stop button.
- Then, select the Start button.
Run the SFC scan
- To do that, open the Run dialog box by pressing the Win + R keys.
- Type cmd in the Run dialog box.
- Right-click on Command prompt and choose Run as administrator.
- In the Command prompt window, type the following command and hit Enter:sfc /scannow
- Restart your PC after the scan is complete.
- Open Search’s search field, type cmd, and right-click on Command prompt.
- Select the Run as administrator option.
- Open this command: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
- Press the Enter key to execute the command.
Run the SFC scan in Safe Mode
- To run SFC scan in Safe Mode, press the Windows key + R hotkey to open Run.
- Enter â€ ̃sfc /scannow’ in the Open text box, and click the OK button.
- The SFC scan will now start. Press any key to exit SFC scan when done.
- Check for any system files that might have been replaced by SFC.
Close all open programs
- Close all open programs, windows, and windows services.
- Click Start, type services.msc, and press the Enter key.
- Double-click the svchost.exe service.
- Set the Startup type to Disabled.
- Restart the computer.
- Press the Windows key + R hotkey to open the Run dialogue box.
- Enter appwiz.cpl as the Open box’s text, and press the Return key.
- Select the “Hide all Microsoft services” checkbox.
- Press the OK button to close the Services window.
Reset the Windows Update components
- In Windows Vista, the svchost.exe process is responsible for handling Windows Updates. The Windows Update components may sometimes go haywire, which might be responsible for svchost.exe errors. To reset the Windows Update components, first go to Start > type Services to open Services.
- Double-click on Windows Update.
- On the General tab, click the Stop button.
- On the Startup Type window, select Disabled.
- Click OK to close the window.
- Restart your PC.
How do I disable svchost.exe?
- First, press the Windows key + R shortcut.
- Enter %windir%\system32\svchost.exe and press Enter.
- Now, select the svchost.exe and click the Disable button.
How do I fix svchost.exe?
- Press the Windows key + R to open Run, and type services.msc in the text field.
- Click OK, and a list of services will appear.
- Find the service named svchost.exe, right-click on it, and choose the Restart option.