HELP PLEASE ... Windows Update svchost.exe at 100%

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Steve-NJ, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Steve-NJ


    Sep 27, 2013
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    So I ran lots of spyware ... everything is clean.

    In desperation I even did a Ghost image restore back 60 days.

    Anytime I turn on any version of automatic updates (automatically downloan and install, notify only, etc) the cpu is at 100% and it shows as svchost.exe

    This just started to happen with Sept updates. I have scoured the net and others are having the same issue ... but no matter what I try it does not get fixed.

    BTW the Windows Update icon does not show up in the try.

    I did try turning off updates and installing them via Internet Explorer but the check never comes back.

    Help PLEASE.
    Steve-NJ, Sep 27, 2013
  2. Steve-NJ


    Dec 10, 2012
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    1. what is your current antivirus?

    2. you say you have run spyware, which ones?

    3. run the following:

    Download, install, update and do full scan with these free malware detection programs:

    Malwarebytes (MBAM):
    Remove all found, reboot, and run again until scans run clean, this can be removed afterwards if you so choose.

    4. also do this:

    Click Start, Run and in the box enter:


    Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All (Ctrl-A), Copy (Ctrl-C) and then paste (Ctrl-V) the information back here in your next reply.
    You can edit out any personal information.

    5. once scans have run clean, check out the updates again is it still 100%?

    post back with results and info requested.
    Elizabeth23, Sep 28, 2013
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