Windows – Why is svchost.exe(netsvcs) taking so much RAM

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I have suffered myself from this problem, with svchost.exe (netsvcs) taking over 30 – 50% of my total memory.
There have been several cases of the same issue happening with lots of people.
What exactly is the problem with this process?

Best Answer

This issue occurs because a handle leak occurs in the Winmgmt service after you install Windows Management Framework 3.0 on the computer.

Note The Winmgmt service is the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service within the Svchost.exe process that is running under the LocalSystem account.

To fix this, check this link : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2889748