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How To Stop svchost.exe(netsvcs) From Automatic Continuous Downloading

It annoys a lot if you have a limited bandwidth internet connection or a slower one, and some background processes are eating up your data as well as lowering surfing speed. I have the same problem with my laptop having Windows 7 – 32 bit installed in it. I noticed a service named ‘svchost.exe (netsvcs)’ is the reason behind this mess, so I started doing various experiments to stop the service so that it will stop eating my internet bandwidth.

At very first, I simply stopped from task manager by right clicking on it and selection ‘End Process’. It did worked for a while but again after 15 minutes, it restarted eating the bandwidth! So I tried to find a permanent solution for it and yes. I got it!

Follow the steps to completely remove  svchost.exe (netsvcs) service and to save your precious internet bandwidth :

  1. Download and install ‘Take Ownership’ registry file (less than a KB). This registry will allow you to have access of all the files which Microsoft don’t allow.

    Click here to downloa
    d Take Ownership registry file

  2. After downloading the zip file, extract it and install it.
  3. After installation, you will notice a new item named ‘Take Ownership’ after right clicking on any file, just like shown in figure below.
  4. After this, go to your system drive (in which you have installed Windows). In my case, it is C:
  5. Here locate ‘qmgr.dll’ file from windows/system32
  6. After location ‘qmgr.dll’, right click on it and select ‘Take Ownership’. This will allow you to modify this file.
  7. Now simply DELETE this ‘qmgr.dll’ file and restart your PC and you are done! Now you will not find any svchost.exe (netsvcs) service running and eating your bandwidth!
  8. If you still can’t delete the file, you may need to reboot into Safe Mode and try it again.
  9. If the problem still exists, even after deleting the ‘qmgr.dll’ file, do the same process with wuaueng.dll file present in windows/system32. This will solve the problem.

WARNING : DO NOT TAKE OWNERSHIP of the C: (Windows 7) drive!!

11 Responses to How To Stop svchost.exe(netsvcs) From Automatic Continuous Downloading

  1. JW says:

    svchost.exe (netsvcs)robs me of any speeds I can acheive and I was excited about this fix at first because, I’m in a rural area and I’m on a dialup; but, removing the file corrupts Windows Live mail. If one would not use Windows Live mail then this fix may work well, but then again, if one is not using Windows Live mail to begin with then they are probably not experiencing the “roaming” by svchost.exe (netsvcs).

  2. Ashish says:

    Thanks for bringing the side effect of this process to stop svxhost.exe (netsvcs) from eating up bandwidth, but people who do not use Windows live mail, like me, are happy with it because it has stopped data consumption for any other hidden apps

  3. JW says:

    I agree. I just did’nt know it would effect WL. I’m glad about the procedure though and utilize it. I got rid of WL and replaced it with Thunderbird so I could axe the qmgr.dll.

  4. george says:

    you are amazing man ….i suffered from this problem aloooooot …but your solution works for me very fine .
    I deleted the first file from the safe mode as you said and the second was deleted without a problem .
    and i regained all my bandwidth and cpu power
    it was a piece of cake 😀
    thaaaaaaaanks alooooot again 😀

  5. Ashish says:

    I am glad that your problem is been solved 🙂

  6. schneider says:

    thnx mate you are genius.i really wanted to stop this bustard service…it worked

  7. saurabh agrawal says:

    what is the conectivity between qmgr.dll and with svchost.exe.

  8. swadesh says:

    thanks a lot..
    it works..
    great job dude… (y)

  9. Sandesh arya says:

    thank’s,work perfectly on windows 10 Technical Preview

  10. lalu adavya says:

    cant delete the file qmgr.dll it says that it is running in background what to do

  11. Ashish says:

    @alu adavya
    Press Alt+Ctrl+Delete and start Task Manager.
    Click on Processes tab. Find the netsvcs service and click on End Process.
    Now try to delete the file.

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