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Svchost, Microsoft Updates, and 99% CPU Usage
We received a couple emails today talking about the latest Microsoft Updates and the svchost service taking up 99% of CPU Utilization after applying them.

Is this isolated to a couple people, or is this more widespread?  Then, if it is widespread, and you fixed it, how did you do it?  Share your insight!

(Thank you Noah, and other readers who wished not to be named for your submission!)

(Not being a Microsoft guy myself....)

Joel Esler
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