Fix high usage of central processing unit resources by disabling the service that is taking up an excessive amount of processing power. Users can also download and install a repair tool that automatically scans and fixes computer issues that may lead to high central processing unit usage.
The svchost.exe process is a required program designed to host services in Windows-based operating systems including Windows 7, Windows 8 and older releases of the Windows operating system. Typically, a computer simultaneously runs several copies of this process, which may result in high CPU usage and drastically affect overall performance of the system. Follow the steps provided below to fix this problem.
- Open the RUN dialog box
- Locate and stop the UPnP device host service
- Check whether the issue is resolved
Press and hold the Windows key and then press the letter R to access the RUN dialog box. Input "services.msc" in the text field and press the Enter key.
Scroll down and find UPnP Device Host from a list of services displayed on screen. Right click on it and then select Stop from the available options.
Access the Windows Task Manager and check if CPU usage is back to normal.
Users can also visit SlimCleaner.com and download the SlimCleaner Plus utility program that provides optimization for a processor's workload. This tool works by disabling non-essential system components and applications that can hog CPU resources.