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Old 30-10-2005
teknowbabble@yahoo.com
 
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Svchost.exe & Wuauclt.exe Cannibalizing My CPU Usage on Internet ???

Ive been pretty happy with WinXP for the most part until recently.

When I get on the internet the CPU usage goes to 100% Usage and does
not stop until I de-activate the Windows Update Client using the NET
STOP WUAUSERV system command.

When I use Sysinternals Process Explorer I notice the following;

SVCHOST.exe is the process using the most CPU cycles. There are 2
wuauclt.exe processes that are running as a children under SVCHOST.exe.
The first wuauclt.exe is present after I bootup. The second wuauclt.exe
process appears when I get on the Internet.

To temporarily resolve the problem I do a ...

c:>net stop wuauserv

.... after serveral minutes wuauclt.exe disappears
.... and then wmiprvse.exe disappears.

It takes several minutes for this to occur which I find unusual.

Then my CPU Usage returns to Normal.

My Windows Update System is setup on a NOTIFY ME BUT DO NOT DOWNLOAD
setting.

Im not sure whats going on. Any help is appreciated.

If you have any ideas plz let me know.

Ive provided additional information below.

Thanks
Teknowbabble

****************************************************
My System
****************************************************
Pentium 1 166mhz system
128 MB RAM
Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
2 HDD: 40 Gig & 80 Gig

This system has worked fine with no problems. Im running Office Pro
2003 with no problems.

*********************************************************
List of WUAUCLT* FILES RUNNING WHEN CPU AT 100%
*********************************************************
wuauclt.exe 113,944 8/3/2004 2:02 PM a
C:\windows\LastGood\System32\
wuauclt.exe 124,184 5/26/2005 4:16 AM a
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\dllcache\
wuauclt.exe 124,184 5/26/2005 4:16 AM a
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\
WUAUCLT.EXE-399A8E72.pf 23,256 10/21/2005 11:06 PM a
C:\windows\Prefetch\
wuauclt1.exe 167,704 8/3/2004 2:01 PM a
C:\windows\LastGood\System32\
wuauclt1.exe 172,312 5/26/2005 4:16 AM a
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\

***********************************************************
CHECKED FOR SPYWARE & VIRUS'
***********************************************************
1 Ran CWShredder 2.15 (Found nothing)
2. Run Spybot 1.3 (Found a couple tracking cookies)
3. Ran Adaware 6.181 (Found a couple tracking cookies)
4. Ran AVG 7.0.338 (Found No Virus')

************************************************************
Ran System File Checker with No Changes
************************************************************
c:>Sfc /scannow
--> I thought I might have Corrupted DLL cache files.
c:/windows/system32/dllcache/

***********************************************************
HijackThis Log File When System at CPU @ 100%
***********************************************************

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:17:51 AM, on 10/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.40607\aspnet_admin.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\ALEXS-FILES\Computer\Diagnostics\procexp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CMMON32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\freewil\Desktop\HijackThis-V1-99-1.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
- C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} -
C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} -
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Share-to-Web Namespace Daemon] C:\Program
Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Program Files\Zone
Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
/STARTUP
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft
ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel -
res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite -
{2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft
ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} -
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... -
{2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft
ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} -
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} -
(no file)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} -
C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger -
{FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program
Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet
Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat -
http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com.../c381/chat.cab
O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} (Yahoo! Audio
Conferencing) -
http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com...45/yacscom.cab
O16 - DPF: {4E888414-DB8F-11D1-9CD9-00C04F98436A} (Microsoft.WinRep) -
https://webresponse.one.microsoft.co...veX/winrep.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class)
-
http://update.microsoft.com/microsof...?1128942289249
O16 - DPF: {7D1E9C49-BD6A-11D3-87A8-009027A35D73} (Yahoo! Audio UI1) -
http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yacsui.cab
O16 - DPF: {9B17FE0E-51F2-4692-8B32-8EFB805FC0E7} (HPObjectInstaller
Class) -
http://h30155.www3.hp.com/ediags/gs/...dsolutions.cab
O16 - DPF: {A7E092C3-692A-11D0-A7E5-08002B322F3B}
(WebResponseAttachments Control) -
https://webresponse.one.microsoft.co...X/FileXfer.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control
4.5) - http://chat.msn.com/bin/msnchat45.cab
O17 -
HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{A338D98A-04F0-4998-81B4-E5E857BCD5B9}:
NameServer = 64.40.40.51 66.54.140.10
O17 -
HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{A338D98A-04F0-4998-81B4-E5E857BCD5B9}:
NameServer = 64.40.40.51 66.54.140.10
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} -
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. -
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. -
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC -
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE



*********************************************************
Tasklist When CPU @ 100% Usage
*********************************************************

C:\>tasklist /svc

Image Name PID Services
========================= ======
=============================================
System Idle Process 0 N/A
System 4 N/A
SMSS.EXE 308 N/A
CSRSS.EXE 356 N/A
WINLOGON.EXE 392 N/A
SERVICES.EXE 436 Eventlog, PlugPlay
LSASS.EXE 448 ProtectedStorage, SamSs
SVCHOST.EXE 700 RpcSs
SVCHOST.EXE 740 AudioSrv, CryptSvc, Dhcp, dmserver,
ERSvc,EventSystem, FastUserSwitchingCompatibility,
helpsvc, lanmanserver, Netman, Nla, RasMan,
Schedule, seclogon, SENS, SharedAccess,
ShellHWDetection, srservice, TapiSrv,
TermService, Themes, TrkWks, uploadmgr,
W32Time, winmgmt, WmdmPmSp, wuauserv, WZCSVC
SVCHOST.EXE 844 Dnscache
SVCHOST.EXE 868 LmHosts, RemoteRegistry, SSDPSRV,
WebClient
spoolsv.exe 968 Spooler
alg.exe 1052 ALG
aspnet_admin.exe 1072 aspnet_admin
avgamsvr.exe 1096 Avg7Alrt
avgupsvc.exe 1124 Avg7UpdSvc
cisvc.exe 1164 CiSvc
mdm.exe 1200 MDM
SVCHOST.EXE 1248 stisvc
vsmon.exe 1276 vsmon
EXPLORER.EXE 480 N/A
HPGS2WND.EXE 1400 N/A
zlclient.exe 1464 N/A
wuauclt.exe 748 N/A
avgcc.exe 1632 N/A
wcescomm.exe 1700 N/A
hpgs2wnf.exe 1732 N/A
ctfmon.exe 1600 N/A
cidaemon.exe 2108 N/A
cidaemon.exe 2120 N/A
taskmgr.exe 2620 N/A
CMMON32.EXE 2956 N/A
wuauclt.exe 3032 N/A
procexp.exe 3344 N/A
CMD.EXE 3380 N/A
tasklist.exe 3392 N/A
WMIPRVSE.EXE 3428 N/A

C:\>


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Old 30-10-2005
Alias
 
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Re: Svchost.exe & Wuauclt.exe Cannibalizing My CPU Usage on Internet???

Disable Automatic Update completely. Every second Tuesday of the month
MS puts new updates on the Windows Update site. Go there for your updates.
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Old 30-10-2005
Robert Aldwinckle
 
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Re: Svchost.exe & Wuauclt.exe Cannibalizing My CPU Usage on Internet ???

Check your windowsupdate.log

<title>KB902093 - How to read the Windowsupdate.log file</title>


BTW pstat might capture your current execution better than tasklist.
In any case tasklist /v would at least show the CPU time per process.
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Old 30-10-2005
teknowbabble@yahoo.com
 
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Re: Svchost.exe & Wuauclt.exe Cannibalizing My CPU Usage on Internet ???

Thanks for the Feedback.

I think I had Windows Updates turned off a while back. Probably why I
didnt have any problems for the longest time.

Ive looked at my Windows Update Log, but I dont know intimately what
its telling me, other than it updated this particualar thing at this
time. I will check out the MS knowledge base about how to read Windows
Update Logs. Thanks.

ONE THING I forgot about is ...
Ive gone to the Microsoft Windows Update Page. When I try to update,
the process bar just goes round and round and never does anything. Im
not sure if the server is busy or its something else.
Of course Im on a 28.8 modem so thats probably not helping matters. Ive
also wondered if the Automatic Update Client (Wuauclt.exe) process is
interfering. Maybe you CANT DO a manual update and have automatic
update going at the same time.

The joy of Windows!

Teknowbabble

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Old 31-08-2006
stech
 
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Dude! You deserve a medal for putting XP on a Pent. I 166 MHz !! I thought my
customers were doing the same sorta thing when these UD problems 1st came to
my attention ( my customers are livid with RAGE over this matter!! ) . Now
I've got customers with 2 + Ghz machines having similar problems, and believe
me, my customers would say " event viewer what? where's THAT found? I have
some extremely angry customers ( mostly at MS ) , I'd love to find a 'simple'
solution to these Update problems, but alas I doubt that's gonna happen. I
can't simply tell my customers " just turn off Updates" it won't fly with
them ??!!??

I would like to thank all the posters here, whom have had similar UD
problems, if we talk, we can resolve!

Please, check this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916089
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Old 08-02-2007
MKSafer
 
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Hi guys. I started having the same problems with windows live update, and
discovered that adding RAM was exceedingly helpful in reducing, but not
eliminating the duration of the freezeup.

i spoke with a microsoft technician yesterday and he gave me this link to run good luck
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Old 25-08-2007
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: Svchost.exe & Wuauclt.exe Cannibalizing My CPU Usage on Internet?

When you use Automatic Updates to scan for updates or to apply updates
to applications that use Windows Installer, you experience issues that
involve the Svchost.exe process
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932494
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Old 04-06-2009
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Re: Svchost.exe & Wuauclt.exe Cannibalizing My CPU Usage on Internet ???

I had a few issues with svchost, specifically c:\windows\system32\lhmsvc.dll running via svchost.exe -k LocalService.

Basically, my issue seemed to be with Windows Update
There are a number of svchost related issues resolved in XP service pack 3, so I would first try applying or reapplying SP3.

If that doesn't work, try updating the WindowsUpdateAgent as per http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932494/en-us and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891/

You could also try these steps: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927385/en-us

I have had luck with these steps, which made a sluggish PC seem fresh again, but it depends on what service within svchost is causing the issue.

To help determine what is causing the problem use process explorer to try and find some more detail of exactly what process is causing the issue, slowly stopping each service until the CPU stops running at 100%.
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Old 12-08-2010
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Re: Svchost.exe & Wuauclt.exe Cannibalizing My CPU Usage on Internet ???

I had similar problems and found a solution here:
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