[Solved] What is svchost.exe (netsvcs) and Fix its High Network Usage Issue

By April Cai in Common Errors Tags: Windows

When you notice your Internet speed is rather slow, and check in Task Manager, you may find svchost.exe (netsvcs) is eating the Internet. At the same time, you should have see there’s quite a lot svchost.exe listing in your Task Manager.

What is svchost.exe (netsvcs) then?

First, let’s figure out what is svchost.exe. Svchost.exe runs on your computer to host many other individual services that Windows uses to perform various functions. And netsvcs is one of the many individual services. It is important for your computer to run stably and safely. In other words, netsvcs is required for your Windows working properly.

Since svchost.exe (netsvcs) uses a lot of network usage, can I disable or remove it?

As we talked before, netsvcs, as a system process,  is of great necessity for your computer to work in a stable condition. Thus it should never be disabled or removed from your Windows. 

Then How can I solve its high network usage problem?

According to many users who also had this problem, disable the BITS(Background Intelligent Transfer Service) service help them solved the issues. Usually, BITS uses idle bandwidth to transfer software update for users. When it comes to error, like causing netsvcs eat Internet, you should disable it. 

To disable BITS service, you should do these:

On your keyborad, press Windows key + R key together to open a Run box.
Then type services.msc in the box and click OK.

On the pop-up Services window, find and right-click on Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
Click Stop.

After it’s stopped, right-click on it again.
This time click Properties.

On the open window, set its Startup type to be Disabled from the drop-down menu.
Then click OK to save your settings.

After it’s done, restart your computer and the problem should be solved.

How if my Internet speed still keeps slow?

If after the resolution, the net speed is still quite slow on your computer. It’s advised to update your device drivers. Up-to-date drivers can keep your computer run stable and fast. The latest network card driver can make your network connection stable and smooth.

To update device drivers, you can do it via Device Manager. Right-click on the device software and choose Update driver.

Or you can download the latest drivers from your device manufacturer’s website. If you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, or if you want to save much more time, you can use Driver Easy  to do it automatically. 

You can try its Free version, and update your drivers one by one.

But if upgrade to Pro version, you can update all your missing and outdated drivers automatically with just one-click. It comes with a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee and professional tech support 24/7. Thus no worry to take it a try!