Windows 10 Svchost eating bandwidth

Zangetsu

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Hi Guys,

I have Windows 10 Home edition installed.
and facing a problem with svchost.exe.

Its always eating 90% of my internet bandwidth :(

I also tried disabling BITS and Windows Update service but still it starts in Background and keeps downloading data at full speed.

Never faced such issues in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

What is the problem ?
 

Desmond

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SVCHOST.exe is a service host. It is probably transferring data on behalf of some windows service, probably Windows Update.

You could try disabling "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" from services.msc or try disabling Windows Update.
 
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Zangetsu

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Looks like Windows 10 users in TDF are not facing this problem.

SVCHOST.exe is a service host. It is probably transferring data on behalf of some windows service, probably Windows Update.

You could try disabling "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" from services.msc or try disabling Windows Update.

I also tried disabling BITS and Windows Update service but still it starts in Background and keeps downloading data at full speed.
 

Desmond

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Zzz

Well, is Cortana running? Sometimes even Cortana transfers data for no reason.

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Zangetsu

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Have you disabled all those win 10 peer update sharing settings(just search on google)?

That is OFF...and there is no upload going on...only the download is happening (which is driving me crazy)

I checked in taskmanager and found there are sub services under svchost (such as themes,iphelper etc) which are shown as downloading process.


Now how do I stop all which keeps on downloading.
 

s18000rpm

ಠ_ಠ
Its probably some system update downlloading. Even i used to have this issue in the first month of Windows 10 launch.

Can you see what is your Win10 version?
Open Command prompt, type "systeminfo" & press enter.

Mine is latest with the following as recent update - Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3200970)

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version: 10.0.14393 N/A Build 14393



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If you have latest version of Windows 10, then it could be a driver update (GPU). Install latest GPU driver (check reviews before installing, if GPU driver has any issues...)

If you have latest GPU driver, then Try the following-

1. Open Control Panel by right-clicking the Start button and selecting Control Panel.
2. Navigate to System and Security > System > Advanced system settings.
3. Click the Hardware tab, click Device Installation Settings, and select the “No, let me choose what to do option. Select “Never install driver software from Windows Update.”

Note: you can type "Device Installation Settings" in search & goto last step.
 

whitestar_999

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^^Win 10 home edition doesn't have the capability to block auto driver updates without using 3rd party/other hacks.

Official MS tool but it only hides the unwanted updates from future downloads/install.Those updates will still be downloaded/installed the 1st time before using it to hide them.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

Windows Update Mini Tool by Shewolf of MDL(try it,i have read some good reviews regarding it.It can do almost everything as old windows 7/8 updates):
wumt.zip - Google Driv
 
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Zangetsu

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
^^I don't think its GPU update..coz Nvidia has separate process for downloading the GPU updates.

How much was the approx total download,it may be a new build.
I checked when it was downloading and there was no progress bar of windows update in control panel settings.

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^^Win 10 home edition doesn't have the capability to block auto driver updates without using 3rd party/other hacks.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

Windows Update Mini Tool by Shewolf of MDL(try it,i have read some good reviews regarding it):
wumt.zip - Google Driv
Yes...I m aware of Home Edition and Pro Edition windows update differences.

I will look into that tool..so it does block updates ?
 
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Zangetsu

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Yes.Try it yourself to see how it works on your system.

Tried it and this one is a managing Windows update tool...but my issue is there is no update download but still svchost downloads data.

Will I get any help if I email the issue to Microsoft Technical team ?
 

whitestar_999

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Staff member
svchost use network bandwidth not just on behalf of windows updates but other softwares/windows components too.Use some firewall software to figure out which process is exactly invoking svchost to use bandwidth.
 
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Zangetsu

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Nothing to worry it is responsible for downloading windows update and drivers.If you are on wifi use metered option for wifi.

But when I look in settings > updates, i don't see any updates progress bar there.
I think i will have to check using resource monitor on which IP the files are downloading
 

Minion

Conversation Architect
But when I look in settings > updates, i don't see any updates progress bar there.
I think i will have to check using resource monitor on which IP the files are downloading

Then you should download malware byte antimalware and do a full scan.
 
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Zangetsu

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Looks like I found the culprit of all this..

The problem started whenever I used my Jio as hotspot and traced the svchost downloading IP addresses which was located to somewhere in Maharashtra and that too of JIO servers.

I don't know what Jio servers were downloading into my Laptop using the svchost. :muttering:

And when I used my normal broadband connection, the svchost usage was 0KB everytime.
 

whitestar_999

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Interesting!I still think it was somehow related to win 10 on your system as continuous download of GBs of data from ISP servers is usually MS(many ISPs use cache for MS & Google services to avoid wasting international bandwidth on downloading same data again & again). Maybe Windows recognize this & as soon as jio is connected,it starts downloading as cached content is always given higher priority over content available at normal speeds.
 

Desmond

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Looks like I found the culprit of all this..

The problem started whenever I used my Jio as hotspot and traced the svchost downloading IP addresses which was located to somewhere in Maharashtra and that too of JIO servers.

I don't know what Jio servers were downloading into my Laptop using the svchost. :muttering:

And when I used my normal broadband connection, the svchost usage was 0KB everytime.
Identify the hostname and point it to localhost in your hosts file. That will teach them.

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Zangetsu

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Interesting!I still think it was somehow related to win 10 on your system as continuous download of GBs of data from ISP servers is usually MS(many ISPs use cache for MS & Google services to avoid wasting international bandwidth on downloading same data again & again). Maybe Windows recognize this & as soon as jio is connected,it starts downloading as cached content is always given higher priority over content available at normal speeds.
I don't know whats the logic behind all this but I believe it was all happening with JIO connection and I've tried with 2 broadband connections.

Let me try with 3rd Broadband connection to confirm this.

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Identify the hostname and point it to localhost in your hosts file. That will teach them.

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I already blocked many IP addresses using Firewall and Antivirus but still faced the issue...every time some new random IPaddress was traced.
 
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