Are you facing the svchost.exe (netsvcs) high network usage issue? In this guide, I will walk you through the hacks to fix this error.
I know you are in trouble and struggling hard to resolve the high network usage issue. The high network usage issue is common to face and it might be caused by svchost.exe (netsvcs). Your internet speed is dropping down because the svchost.exe is consuming the internet at a great speed keeping it slow.
The CPU, Memory, Network and other systems usage can be monitored using the Windows Task Manager tool. The Network tab displays the network utilization on the current primary network including bandwidth use on the network. If the network is busy then you may get high network utilization (usage). Sometimes you might have noticed that network usage is high on your system, and is generally caused by the svchost.exe process.
First, let me tell you what is svchost.exe(netsvcs)?
What is svchost.exe (netsvcs)?
Svchost.exe is a generic and legitimate Windows process that is highly required to run the entire system in a healthy condition. The svchost.exe (Service Host or SvcHost) process allows Windows to host multiple Windows services at the same time.
You can see many Service Host processes running in the background when you open Task Manager. The services hosted especially by Service Host are usually assigned to various related groups. If every service sync with one Service Host process, then even a single service crash could affect the entire Windows operating system. Therefore, the Service Hosts process is essential to run Windows smoothly and to avoid any problems.
Svchost.exe(netsvcs) is using high network usage. Can I disable or remove it?
As I have explained earlier svchost.exe is an essential process to run any Windows Operating System smoothly. You shouldn’t disable or remove this process as this can hamper your entire Windows operating system.
I myself have troubleshot the svchost.exe (netsvcs) problem by following methods. Try out them one by one to resolve the error.
Troubleshooting methods to fix svchost.exe (netsvcs) High Network Usage
- BITS service should be disabled
- Event viewer logs should be cleared
- Look out for the culprit service and disable it
- Run the anti-virus
BITS service should be disabled
BITS (Background Intelligence Transfer Service) usually transfers the files in the background using idle network bandwidth. Many users have reported that disabling BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) helps in resolving the issue as BITS uses an idle bandwidth to transfer updates for users. When you stop this service from running, the applications that depend on BITS such as Windows Update will set to manual mode and unable to automatically download programs and other information. When it is about the error svchost.exe causing high network usage, it is always recommended to disable BITS service. To disable BITS service follow the below steps one by one:
- Open the Run program by pressing Windows+R key together and type services .msc. Press OK to run the program.
- Once the services.msc window opens, scroll down and search for Background Intelligent Transfer Service. Right-Click and choose on the Stop option.
- Once again right-click on the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and select Properties option.
- The Properties window will open and from the drop-down window navigate to Start-up type bar and select the disable option from the list and hit the OK button.
- Once done restart the computer and check your internet speed.
Event viewer logs should be cleared
The major issue can be faced by the large log files in the Windows event viewer, therefore, clearing them will help to boost the internet speed.
- Search for Event Viewer in the start menu and run the program.
- In the Event Viewer window on the left pane, locate and expand the Windows logo and then right-click on the Application folder and click on clear log option from the drop-down menu.
- Follow the same step to clear the log from the respective sub-folders i.e security, Setup, System, Forwarded Events.
- Once done restart the computer to save the changes and check out for the issue once again.
Look out for the culprit service and disable it
Svchost.exe is an essential file to run the windows services swiftly, therefore simply identifying the exact services and programs that are working under svchost.exe and disabling them or completely removing them will help in resolving the issue.
- Search for the task manager in the start menu and hit the Enter button.
- Navigate to the “Processes tab” and locate the high usage exe.service.
- Right-click on the exe.service and click on the Go to details.
- Find out which service is mainly using the high CPU. Perform a search and sequentially stop the service.
- Once the process is done restart the computer and check the internet usage speed once again.
Run the Anti-virus
- One of the major causes of the high usage of internet usage is the presence of virus and malware. The presence of virus or malware causes a service like svchost.exe (netsvcs) to use a huge amount of RAM without letting the free RAM go.
- In such a condition, it is always advisable to run the Anti-virus scan in order to remove the virus from the computer.
All these solutions will definitely help in resolving the issue and are highly recommended for those systems that are suffering from svchost.exe (netsvcs) high network usage problem.
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