Service Host Local System: Why it is consuming too much network?

The Windows functionality was changed by Microsoft from depending on the internal Windows services to using .dll files. For you to launch a .dll file, there is a shell loaded from an executable file used to host the .dll services and this is how the service host local system was invented. The service host’s local system is made up of system processes that operate independently. Some of these processes include Windows Auto Update use up the memory, disk, and RAM.

If you check closely, you will find that these processes use up most of the available network and this problem persists in the more recent versions of Windows. Service Host (svchost.exe) acts like a container where all the required system services can be running on. You will notice the related services will be grouped and a single Service Host instance is created to manage each of the groups.

Service Host Local System

For Windows 8 and 10 users, if you click on the Processes tab in the Task Manager, you should see the processes running. If you expand the process group further, you will see which process serves as a host for more than one service. 

Your PC performance is impacted a great deal by high CPU usage. When running Windows 10 and discovering that the Service Host Local System is on high CPU usage, we have here solutions you could use to fix the issue.

Steps to Resolve Service Host Local System Issue:

1. Disable Superfetch

Superfetch is a Windows Service supposed to ensure that the applications speed up when launching and faster responsiveness of the system  The programs you frequently use the RAM for, Superfetch speeds them up by pre-loading them. Superfetch might slow PC performance during this process as there is usually high CPU usage. This is why it is recommended that you disable it to increase the speed of the PC.

For you to disable Superfetch, type “Run” in the Search Box, and the dialog box will pop up. The shortcut you can also use is Windows Key+R. once the dialog box pops up, type in “Services.msc”, and press ENTER or OK.

The Services window will pop up and you should be able to see the list of local services. Scroll down the list and click on “Superfetch”, right-click on it, and select “Stop”. For the changes to take effect, you will need to restart your computer. Check the CPU usage now, it should be running normally.

2. End HP Processes

Sometimes there are unnecessary HP Processes that slow down the PC and need to be ended. You can do this by using the Task Manager, which monitors system programs by providing information on the processes and programs running on the computer. 

All you need to do is press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to open the Task Manager, or you can go to the Start Menu and select “Task Manager”. Check the HP Processes you do not need and turn them off by simply right-clicking on them and selecting “End Task” usually in the bottom-right corner. Check now if the PC runs normally now and if the problem returns in the future, just repeat the same process.

3. Troubleshoot Windows Update

Windows has automated the downloading and installing of software updates. During the updates, your PC receives service packs, patches, and other Microsoft antivirus products. These updates are important for the normal running of the operating system. However, there is usually high CPU usage during these updates and they can, in turn, cause too much consumption of the network. 

For you to troubleshoot the updates, run the Windows Update Troubleshooter by going to the Control Panel and then selecting “Troubleshooting”. There will be a list of problems you can troubleshoot but find “Windows Update”, usually the last one on the list. Right-click on it and select “Run as Administrator” from the dropdown. A Windows Update window will pop up, click on “Advanced”, and check “Apply repairs automatically”. Click on “Next” and follow the instructions you will be given to finish the troubleshooting. Once you are done, you should check the PC to see whether or not it is running normally.

4. End SCVHost Process

Ending the Service Host process in the Task Manager also ought to restore the network usage to normal. All you need to do is click on the Start Menu and select “Task Manager” or press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and once it pops up, click on the process “Service Host: Local System”, especially the one that hosts “Windows Update” and “Update Orchestrator Service”. End the task by selecting one by one and clicking “End Task”.

These are just but some of the processes you could use to find out why the Service Host Local System is consuming too much network and correcting the problems. We hope these solutions will help you reduce CPU or Disk usage and allow your PC to work normally without any problems. Leave your comments down below or go back to our home page.

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