Avira AntiVir is one of the best free antivirus software for Windows 11/10 designed to protect your device from malicious programs. However, at some point, as experienced and reported by some PC users, you may notice the program is causing a high CPU utilization. In this post, we provide solutions to the most common causes of the Update Avira AntiVir.servicehost.exe high CPU usage on your PC.
The Service Host (svchost.exe) is a shared-service process that serves as a shell for loading services from DLL files. Microsoft introduced a unique svchost.exe for each of the default pre-installed Windows Services on PCs with more than 3.5GB of RAM. Services are organized into related host groups, and each group runs inside a different instance of the Service Host process. In this way, a problem in one instance doesn’t affect other instances. Service Host groups are determined by combining the services with matching security requirements.