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Svchost using 100% of CPU

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I have problems with svchost.exe maxing out the cpu every once in a while. I did a search to find where svchost was located on the hard drive, and I came up with the following:
Are these locations ok?
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yer i think they r the right locations but dont take my word foro it
yer im having same problem its using like all the cpu up
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This is a recognized problem at Microsoft, and for the most part is usually associated with Automatic Updates.
To test, go to Control Panel>System>Automatic Updates tab, and mark the radio button by the red shield "Turn off Automatic Updates." If this stops the svchost activity, then pati610 provides the correction in the above referenced link, and you should be able to turn the Auto-updates back on without the problem. If necessary, of course, it is not too complicated to obtain the updates manually. Remember, if that is your choice, that the updates and patches provided for the system are essential to the well-being and security of Windows, and it will be your responsiblity to obtain them.
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