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Task Manager shows CPU Usage high even though System Idle Process high -slow computer

Question: Task Manager shows CPU Usage high even though System Idle Process high -slow computer

About a year ago, I noticed that my computer was running slow (both online and off) and that the explorer.exe process listed in the Windows Task Manager was usually running very high. Windows Explorer seemed to crash a lot as well. A few months ago, I attempted to install Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 on my computer and before the install completed a warning window popped up saying something like 'there is already another instance of Kaspersky running' (which was not the case since this was the first time I had ever attempted to install Kaspersky software) and the install failed. When I rebooted my computer, I got the blue screen of death for a few seconds and then Windows booted with a message saying that Windows had recovered from a serious problem. Since recovering from whatever happened after the failed Kaspersky install, my computer is slower than ever and the Task Manager still shows a high CPU usage even though the System Idle Process is high and there isn't any processes listed that are using much CPU time at all.

I just scanned my system with the latest updated versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, and Avira AntiVir. All of them found nothing. I then cleaned my computer with CCleaner and ran HijackThis.

Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:30 AM, on 13/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.hotmail.com/
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Pictures - {8E929F51-5914-11D6-971F-0050FC3F9161} - C:\Program Files\Diodia Software\Pictures Toolbar\Pictures.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINDVDPatch] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe" /min
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad-Watch] C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus Photo RX680 Series] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATICJA.EXE /FU "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\E_SC3.tmp" /EF "HKCU"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Norton GoBack.lnk = C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBTray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm Pro.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/eBay_Enhanced_Picture_Control_v1-0-3-48.cab
O16 - DPF: {D6E7CFB5-C074-4D1C-B647-663D1A8D96BF} (Facebook Photo Uploader 4) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/FacebookPhotoUploader4_5.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
O23 - Service: a-squared Free Service (a2free) - Emsi Software GmbH - C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus Scheduler (AntiVirScheduler) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus Guard (AntiVirService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
O23 - Service: GoBack Polling Service (GBPoll) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

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End of file - 6650 bytes

MY computer:

Operating system: Windows XP Pro (Service Pack 2)
Memory: 512MB SDRam
HDD: 250GB Maxtor 6L250RO
Motherboard: Asus CUSL2-C
Processor: Pentium 3 - 866 MHz
Display Adapter: NVIDEA GeForce2 MX/MX400
Network Adapter: D-Link DFE-530TX+ PCI Adapter
Sound Card: Creative SB Live!

Can you find anything wrong?

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Preferred Solution: Task Manager shows CPU Usage high even though System Idle Process high -slow computer

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Task manager is showing high CPU usage on the main screen (50%+) at almost all times, but no single process is showing the usage. I'm running Process Explorer, and it is showing 98-99% on system Idle Process (what I expect). Is there a bug in Task Manager, or is something else going on?
 

Answer:Task manager shows high usage

Start with the basics. Do you have any type of AV running or anything of the like?

Also download this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653

Should let you see more detail about running processes.
 

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I don't understand why my computer has become so slow, even at the desktop with nothing opened. I have 100% CPU levels nonstop and my computer responds poorly when applications are opened. Services.exe is particularly high when internet is opened and System Idle Process is high when my computer is just turned on. Please help fast!
 

Answer:Extremely slow responding computer - high CPU services.exe and System Idle Process

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After laptop is on for about 5-10 minutes I start getting insane lag doing anything.
Just trying to get screenshots and typing this in is taking 30 minutes.
Hopefully screenshots can explain better.

Answer:System Idle process high cpu usage

You want system idle process to be high. That means the processor is looking for work. 99 is better than 60. What is that 22% process--it is running at 0% on my PC.

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Though this topic is quite old, I would like to point out that everyone saying 100% CPU system idle process is normal...is CORRECT. With the task manager list, higher numbers could possibly indicate slower functioning. However, system idle process CPU means something different due to its nature, as others have already explained. This does not make sense to some, and I feel compelled to encourage people to ignore the negative voting scores on these entries; and kindly overlook system idle when searching for explanations of slow computers or programs. System Idle Process is not the culprit.

Answer:High CPU Usage System Idle Process

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Hi, yesterday I had a very bad lag while I'm playing, it was the 1st time to lag like that, it is not due to connection problem as I'm used to them and they are totally different (this one was with sound interruption).After I finished the game i restarted my pc, the restart took ~35 minutes!
The computer became too slow to be used for anything, I opened the task manager to see what is eating my process to find nothing, System idle process is at 99 usage, even when I run a program or try to play a video it stay over 80, I know system idle process means the computer has nothing important to do, and I think this is the problem.
I'm using windows 7 64 bits. My laptop is acer aspire4720 and there is a small green light which lights when it is precessing, after this problem began it is always green.
I had the same problem in the safe mode.
Opened msconfig but did not find anything new in the startup tab.
There is no new windows updates installed (the latest were before two days and the computer was fine).
No new programs installed, only updated skype.
Any suggestions?
As I'm not sure what is the problem I don't know if the title is correct or not.
Sorry for my bad English, it is not my native language.

Answer:System Idle Process High CPU Usage

Hello L_The_Legend & welcome to TSF

Have you scanned your computer for viruses lately?

Also, tap away at F10 as you start the PC to enter the BIOS menu. Under the Advanced or Diagnostic tab you should find the facility to run a test on the Hard Drive and Memory - run both test and post back with the results. Is the system overheating?

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why System IDLE Process in my PRocesses have a high CPU USAGE???
this is my HIJACKthis log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:12:43 PM, on 12/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd3.exe
C:\Program Files\WebcamMax\wcmmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Smart Keystroke Recorder\sma.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\USBSafelyRemove.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.mi... Read more

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Hi,
Its my first post here. Greetings to everybody.


I run a Windows XP SP3 based system with all updates and latest drivers installed, and the software maintained for optimal performance (stuff like a clean and defragged registry, defragged file system, minimal background processes and disabling of non-essential windows services, no malware/spyware, absence of junk files, etc etc). The hardware config consists of an Core2Duo E6750 CPU, Corsair XMS2 2GB memory, Gigabyte X-38 DS5 motherboard, Gigabyte 8800GT based GPU and a Seagate 320GB HDD.

Since a past few days, I've been noticing abnormally high CPU usage under idle conditions. The processes "System Idle Process" and "System" occupy anywhere from 40% to 70% CPU usage. I have the Enhanced Halt (C1E), Thermal monitor 2 and Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology enabled in the BIOS - in case this information is relevant. Hardware Interrupts, Deferred Procedure Calls under System Idle Process seem to take up cpu cycles for most of the time, possibly indicating a driver bug. I have not installed/removed any software, hardware, nor updated any device drivers which would lead to such a problem suddenly. Normal workloads are not affected, however stuff like playing video with PowerDVD 10 and running the Milkdrop Visualization are badly throttled.

Please Advice.

Answer:Abnormally high CPU usage by System Idle Process

I'll think on your problem for a while, but I wanted to comment that Milkdrop is the best visualization software ever, and it can definitely take its toll on any processor or gfx card lol. Are any of your processes using more resources than normal? It would appear you have a firm grasp on what is usually running on your system, so is anything out of the ordinary?

Ideally though, the "System Idle process" should be as high as possible, as that is where your excess cycles are going. So, the higher the number, the less resources your usual operations are using (so 99% idle process means 1% in use) (Also, that is my understanding of it, if I am incorrect in this assumption, somebody please correct me, I have not really ever thought about that process before).

I don't think your bios settings will interfere with that, but I could be wrong, again somebody correct me if I am wrong (making another assumption).

Are you using a laptop? Sometimes slower processing can mean the battery is going bad (Though not always)

Try running some form of monitor to find out if your processor is running up to par (cpu-z works alright for quick checks). But I think it is probably something else. Gfx card going bad or underclocked perhaps?

I am not really sure what could be causing it, you seem to sound like you already checked for abnormally running processes, so I am at a bit of a loss. Perhaps it could be hard drive slowing down or something? I am sure MoM will come in here and cor... Read more

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So I have a fresh install of Win8.1 LEGAL copy (it's about 2 weeks old)

I noticed yesterday abnormally high CPU usage. ~40% in task manager when the computer is doing nothing.

After some investigation, most google searches are telling me it's a driver issue, run a trace this or that. It looks like the process is simply "SYSTEM".

Okay -- so a few more details. When I do a fresh reboot, the issue doesn't exist. Super low CPU usage 1 to 3%. Wifi works, everything is working as it should. If I don't do anything, i.e just let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, CPU usage will spike to 70%, soon as I move the mouse it will fall down to 50% then to 40's. Another byproduct of this problem, is when I do a restart or shutdown, it will go to the restart screen with the rotating circle thing and sit there, not a hard crash, but will just sit there spinning forever. (I'm forced to do a hard reboot). This issue does NOT happen if I reboot in the first few minutes of starting windows, before this unknown process/thread takes root. Did a full virus scan, and malwear scan, even uninstalled Acronis.

I've disabled my wifi adapter, all the normal programs I use (dropbox, evernote, afterburner). Just reinstalled the latest video drivers.

Still confused as to why this is going on. I've used process explorer to poke around but still can't get to the root of what's causing it. There doesn't seem to be detailed instructions I could find... Read more

Answer:Help me trace a system process please? fresh Win8, high CPU usage @ idle.

Try using the Sysinternals Process Explorer to start off. It can dig into service & system processes with more info.
 

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Hi,
i have this problem for some time... Xp is running slower, it shows high cpu usage by System Idle Process (over 70%)... also have trouble with popup witch leads to Error Protector home page... Had some problem with Troyan Virto but i used Symantec FixVirto or something and it shows clean report...Here's my log...and tnx in advance for ur effort

Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by ManUtd on 2007-10-11 19:17:05
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
25: 2007-10-11 17:17:20 UTC - RP288 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
24: 2007-10-11 12:01:39 UTC - RP287 - System Checkpoint
23: 2007-10-10 11:59:35 UTC - RP286 - System Checkpoint
22: 2007-10-08 21:19:39 UTC - RP285 - System Checkpoint
21: 2007-10-07 19:57:20 UTC - RP284 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-09-29 15:53:15 UTC - RP264 - Removed Counter-Strike 1.6


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 256 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 0.41 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis (run as ManUtd.exe) ----------------------------------------------

Unable to find log (file not found); running clone.
-- HijackThis Clone -------------------------------------------... Read more

Answer:System idle process high CPU usage, error protector popup,

Sorry...vundo problem not virto...my fault...i used fixvundo by symantec to resolve this problem....

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Hi there,
as the titles says, i am having an unusually high usage of cpu from those 2 processes (25-80%) on my quad core 4.3 Ghz processor,which i highly doubt is normal. another weird thing i noticed is that it's periodic, meaning it would be very high during the day, but during the night it's fine! i am afraid my device has been infected with a bitcoin miner or something!
I am using Bitdefender free antivirus, and i also scanned with malewarebytes antimaleware to no avail, so i went ahead and did a FRST scan, here are the results
any input is highly appreciated, thanks a lot.
 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 31-08-2016
Ran by Scalpel (administrator) on SCALPEL-PC (03-09-2016 17:34:48)
Running from C:\Users\Scalpel\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Scalpel (Available Profiles: Scalpel & FL2-MAN)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(Bitdefender) C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Antivirus Free Edition\gzserv.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vis... Read more

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i have a Dell 6400, running XP with SP3, which has been rock solid for 5 years even when running heavy load apps. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) appeared about 3 months ago, and has been repeating almost daily since, and my sound is skippy/crappy.- system idle process is always high, typically 50-97% of CPU load, which is understandable if there are no other apps active HOWEVER when I intentionally open multiple heavy apps such as Photoshop, Maximizer and MS Access in quick succession, and the CPU use spikes to 90-95% capacity (as expected), system idle process still hogs the vast majority of the CPU use and leaves maybe 10-20% for all the other apps.- i opened my task manager and listened to a MP3 file. System idle process was always high (as per above) and the sound 'skipping' increased proportionally with CPU load, which was being hogged by the system idle process- i downloaded and ran the MS SDK debug program on the BSOD mini-dump file. This revealed ... "unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe", "Unable to load image portcls.sys", and "Unable to load image sthda.sys" Since the latter 2 are audio related I uninstalled my audio driver and re-installed the latest version- i updated my Bios to the latest version- i ran chkdsk and it was error free- my system is virus free - i run Norton scans frequently I've spent a couple of days googling to solve this. Any help would be appreciated, txs, RobertBug details follow* Bugcheck Analysis ... Read more

Answer:high cpu, high system idle process, and crappy sound

Right click on 'my computer' - manage - device manager - IDE/ATAPI controllersdropdown and rightclick on Primary IDE channel - properties - advanced settings (transfer mode and current transfer mode should be set to DMA) If not, just uninstall the driver, this will requaire you to restart your pc in order to set your hardisk to DMA mode. Hope this info will solve your problems ^o^

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Good day all,
My task manager is showing an unusually high CPU usage by the system, anywhere between 20-30% when the computer is idling. I've run the sfc /scannow utility and it found some corruptions, which were then fixed by the DISM utility. However the task manager is still showing that super high CPU usage and no amount of restarts is changing anything. Any ideas? I've attached an image of my task manager.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows task manager showing high system usage

WMI Provider Host constantly disrupting performance of my CPU, - Microsoft Community discusses Conduit causing CPU issues.

Windows Management Instrumentation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia discusses WMI running scripts. My WMI Provider Host is at 0%. The CPU is around 7%. Perhaps something on your PC is taking over one of the cores, and this accounts for 25%.

Have you tried closing applications such as google to see if the idling issue goes away?

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Can anyone explain what is happening here?
From the moment I switch ON my desktop until switching OFF (working for 12 hours) the local system service host is always between 30% to 40% regarding CPU usage.
Why? How to stop it?
This does not happen in my Microsoft Surface Pro machine. Both machines, desktop and Surface have the same software installed so it's hard to believe this CPU usage is software based.

Answer:task manager - local system service host with high CPU usage

What is on details tab?

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Okay, this is driving me crazy. Whenever my PC is left idle for some time, CPU usage by "System" will ramp up. I have no idea what is causing it. I had thought that there was something in Task Scheduler that would run itself whenever my system was left alone, but there is nothing of the sort. I've also tried using Process Explorer to get a more in-depth look at what the heck "System" is, but it's as equally vague as what Task Manager is telling me.

Has anyone run into this?
 

Answer:Windows 8.1: High CPU usage by "System" process when idle

Do you have this onboard NIC, Atheros AR8152/8158?
 

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I've recently had a number of instances of my computer with the disc light constantly on. Programs, especially Firefox, will lock up and trying to terminate them using Task Manager won't work (I get Program Not Responding but clicking End Now does nothing and the message won't clear).
Up to now I have managed to clear it, though I don't know how - sometimes it appears to recover after running AVAST at boot time. That hasn't helped this time, I've had to switch to Chrome to type this help request.
I did however notice 4 instances of Chrome.exe and 7 instances of SVChost.exe in the processes list of Task Manager. CPU usage under the Performance tab is minimal. Any ideas what might be happening?
Thanks.

WinXP Home SP3. Intel Core 2 [email protected], 3GB RAM (as reported by XP, I think there's 4GB).
 

Answer:Solved: Task manager shows duplicate process, system slow

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System has over the last several months continued to slow down.  IE after booting up will sometimes open, but will quickly hang with not responding message or restarting message.  When this occurs, the system slows to the point that no other programs will be usable.  if I wait long enough, it appears to have short restarts, but eventually I need to reboot.  Sometimes it is so bad need to do the "power button" reboot.
 
Downloaded Firefox to see if that helps, but same issue.  Reset IE to default and that appeared to help for a short period.(minutes, not days).
 
I note that the HD light flashes almost solid during the hang periods.  It seems like something is thrashing.  I check the disk and it does not appear to be fragmented.
 
When I run in safe mode, which I needed to do to get this post sent, everything appears to run normally.
 
Below is the output from FRST program.
 
Thank you in advance
David
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:13-06-2015
Ran by Linda (administrator) on LINDA-DELL on 16-06-2015 22:03:30
Running from C:\Users\Linda\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Linda (Available Profiles: Linda)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-... Read more

Answer:System slow IE keeps hanging with not responding, hd light shows high disk usage

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-2049623133-1843630813-2076685501-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope value is missing
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File

End
Save the files as fixlist.txt in the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.The location is listed in the 3rd line of the Farbar log you have submitted.Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed i... Read more

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Lately, I've been getting alerts about high cpu usage. Checking Process Explorer, I see that spoolsv.exe is using about 49-50% and Systems Idle is using 45-50. I have no idea why this is happening. Only recent change has been the swapping out of a HP Photosmart printer for a Lexmark Pro 915 printer.

Answer:High CPU usage from spoolsv.exe and Systems Idle Process?

System Idle Process is not using anything, shows % of idle time, higher number = less processor use. At least 1 less thing to worry about.

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computer slow after being redirected to site-- "homesoftsaver9.com" did some research and im sure thats where my problems came from.

heres my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:08:34 PM, on 8/30/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxduserv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lxducoms.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
D:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
D:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
D:\Program F... Read more

Answer:high CPU usage and high page file usage, computer slow

bump. very slow start up. page file usage up to 768MB when its usually under 100MB and various processes running that i don't recognize. any one?
 

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as u my system idle process takes way too much cpu and im woundering if if there is any way to lower it. Iv ran a hell lot of spyware and stuff to remove virus and maleware. Thanks in advance.

Answer:System Idle Process High Cpu

system idle process is always high if your not doing anything I believe.

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I have gone thru the Vista cleaning process as described. The Root Repeal did not run as it seems that version to not be usable with Vista. All other logs attached here. thanks in advance!
 

Answer:System Idle Process Very High

You did not allow MGTools to run to completion. But based on the logs you provided, you do not have a malware issue.

System Idle process is exactly that....so if you are not doing anything, that process will be the largest. This is exactly how it should be.

Now I want you to do one thing. Please move ComboFix to your desktop ( NOTE: DO Not run it!!! )
It should not be here:
c:\users\jim\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
Otherwise it will not uninstall properly.

If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:

We recommend you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no real-time protection. They are useful as backup scanners.They do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.
If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)

Click START then RUN and enter the below into the run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
"%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /u

Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /u, it must be there.
This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If running Vista, it is time to make sure you have reenabled U... Read more

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This problem began yesterday. I noticed my CPU was at 90C constantly with very high CPU usage (>50%). I had no major programs running. I rebooted several times and the program persisted.

1. I went into safe mode and everything was normal. So this rules out hardware issues.
2. I reformatted and everything was normal..but then after installing these few programs, the problem began again.
Programs:
-MSE
-Jdownloader
-iSkysoft video converter
-VLC
-Media player classic
-utorrent
-Chrome
-Firefox
-java
-Microsoft Office 2010 Pro
-Mp3tag
-Mp3gain
-Weather watcher live
-Xiliosoft audio converter 6
-Malware bytes antimalware
-Aimersoft video converter
-Boilsoft video joiner
-winrar
-7zip
-daemon tools lite
-coretemp
-drivers for dell wifi, usb 3.0, graphics
3. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 14z

Here is my hijackthis logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:59:37 PM, on 2/24/2013
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Weather Watcher Live\ww.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\... Read more

Answer:Very high CPU usage, causing very high laptop CPU temps (90c idle)

Hello. First off, having utorrent effectively craps you out on this forum since it has a bad rep. Suggest you remove it and come back, start a new thread. That said, if you're familiar with Task Manager, check the CPU percentage on the processes tab (click CPU column to sort). This may help pinpoint which app(s) are whack.

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When im running a ewido scan my task manager shows cpu usage around 90- 100%, should it be this high? The PF usage is around 270mb, is this high?

Answer:Task Manager-high Cpu Usage?

As long as it's only happening while running the scan, this is OK. Just keep an eye on it. High usage is normal, increasing usage over time isn't.

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Hi,
 
Just yesterday I realized that my computer was acting super slowly and I even received a blue screen of death out of nowhere. Upon checking my processes list,I found many suspicious processes that continued to multiply when I tried to end them. These included: PresentationHost.exe, msdtc.exe, dllhost.exe, prevhost.exe, cmd.exe, msiexec.exe, conhost.exe, and even a notepad.exe that seems to be invisible. A malware is most likely behind this, and is causing my computer to perform very slowly and be almost unusable, I have managed to run FRST, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not even opening for me. In addition, this multiplying issue seems to only occur when I am connected to the internet. I would highly appreciate some help!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:25-10-2015 02
Ran by Christopher (administrator) on CHRIS (27-10-2015 16:51:11)
Running from D:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Christopher (Available Profiles: Christopher & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(SUPERAntiSp... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage in Task Manager Very High - PresentationHost.exe memory usage

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM\...\Run: [New Value #1] => ctfmon = CTFMON.EXE
HKLM\...\Run: [hTew6txG55AD] => regsvr32.exe /s "C:\PROGRA~3\hTew6txG55AD.dll"
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Chrome] => [5120 2015-10-27] ()
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [Chrome] => C:\ProgramData\taskhost.exe [5120 2015-10-27] ()
AppInit_DLLs: prio.dll => No File
AppInit_DLLs-x32: prio32.dll => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3839431373-621308647-2831785862-1000 -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @nexon.net/NxGame -> C:\ProgramData\NexonUS\NGM\npNxGameUS.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86... Read more

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I have a machine whose disk is nearly always running at 99-100% usage (according to Task Manager) even though no individual tasks appear to be responsible. For instance there might be three tasks running at 0.1MB/s and the rest at 0MB/s, but the disk (a 7200GB 3.5 inch one) is still at its limit and the responsiveness of my desktop is still very poor. Does anyone have an explanation for this and (hopefully) a solution?

Answer:Very high disk usage not attributed to any task in Task Manager

Hi, try Process Explorer (free) - easy to find- which gives a more comprehensive view.

Also make sure the actual data transfer rate is appropriate. Some hardware issues can give rise to very low transfer rates which may cause this sort of problem.

You can test the disk if, for example, you boot from a bootable medium rather than Windows in your case as you have this problem presently, such as Kyhi's bootable DVD/flash drive available from the top of the Software and Apps section here.

Also try using the Resource Monitor (link at the bottom of the task manager/performance tab)

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Hello,

I know it sounds a little bit strange, but:

When I open Task manager ->show process from all users, I notice that System Idle is uses about 95% of CPU.
But the overall cpu usage is lower than 20-30%. How is that possible? (windows 7)

Also, I have 2 os installed on the same computer. 7 and XP.
Windows XP 50%CPU load.-> Disable automatic updates=> Low CPU usage.
If I disable auto updating feature in Windows 7 too, and update it "on demand" weekly would that solve the issue?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:High System Idle CPU, but overall, low cpu usage

the easiest way to remove any resource hogs is to:
click start;
type run;
in run type msconfig;
hit enter;
click the startup tab;
untick everything non essential;
personally I untick everything (youd want to keep your virus scanner though)

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Hi I have high system usage when idle and do not know why this happening. Please help !

Thank you
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:12:25, on 22/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ACTIV Software\ACTIVdriver\ActivDRVservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Update\cachemgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\SMART Technologies Inc\SMART Board Software\SMARTBoardService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos SWEEP for NT\SWNETSUP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sophos SWEEP for NT\SWEEPSRV.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Update\imonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = htt... Read more

Answer:High System Usage when Idle

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Hi guys, long time lurker / first time poster. Win 7 / Quad Core Xeon / 10gb Ram / enough free space on windows HDD / page file on seperate HDD the last few days my machine has really slowed down. i had attribuetd it to a virus but not anymoer as i haev ran many AV tools including a bootable Kaspersky version - all returned that the machine is clean. Problem: Machine is slow / stalling a lot machine runs very high CPU (100% a lot of the time) and even on idle it can stay cloking about 30-40% the only thing i can think of is that windows update rolled out a driver update for my Nvidia Quado NVS 440 card, which failed. the problems seem to have started since then any advice on how i might discover the problem would be greatly appreiacited. i just dont know where to start.

Answer:Slow Win 7 machine / High CPU usage on idle

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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I bought a Gateway laptop with W8 with 4g  of ram and a 500 g hard drive. It has an I3 processor. I was looking at the processes that were running. There is a column that has disk usage. It showed I had 100% usage. How can the computer be using 100% of a 500 g hard drive?

Answer:High disk usage in task manager

The 100% is a measure of your RAM being used.

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Im not sure im posting this in right section so if not please move it where it belongs

Recently I started noticing that fan on my laptop is working more than it should, even when im not doing anything and don't have any programs running. I think its been the case even before, I just never paid enough attention unfortunately.

At first I thought it might be updates since I have had problems downloading some so system kept trying, but each time I would bring task manager up to see what's going on, all I would see is high CPU usage, ranging from 80-100% but then dropping to normal - within seconds.
Didn't think much of it at first, since it would go down to normal cpu values so fast, but started happening more often and each time same - back down to normal within a split of a second.
I searched online and found out that it might be Trojan named Igfxupdate exe but solutions provided didn't help me, since I couldn't find the files to delete (they are supposed to be in Windows\System32 or Windows\SysWOW64). In the end, not even sure that's the case so hopefully - someone here can help?

At the moment I'm keeping task managed open to keep CPU usage down, the only "solution" I have at the moment. I ran AVG's scan, Malwarebytes scan - nothing came up.
I'm on HP Pavillion,
Win10, upgraded from 8 last year,
AMD A10-5745M APU
12GB DDR3L
AMD Radeon R7 M260


 

Answer:High CPU usage - task manager culprit

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Hi! My english is not so good, so, sorry in advance for my grammar mistakes!
So, I've looked on many places and searched through all kind of sites trying to solve my problem, but I was not able to.
My issue is, my computer is relatively new, bought it in january. I am saying this because even with the high usage of the cpu, I'am still able to use it normaly!
The usage of CPU is around 40%, even higher some times.
This happens only when the Task Manager is closed. In the moment I open it, it drops to 1 or 2%
 

 
I did a previous post Here and was advised for the person taking care of my problem to do a post here.
Did everything he said to me, you can see on the thread, and it didnt solved the problem!
Hope you guys can help me here

Answer:High CPU usage unless task manager is open

 In the screen shot you posted, I see the Task Manager is using 16.6% of the CPU.  On my Windows 8.1 system (I have an Intel E7500 CPU) it's only using .7%, so there's a problem with the Task Manager itself on your system it would appear.  The next task below that in your listing is using 10.4% which seems abnormal too.  I have no idea what that is since I don't read the language it's written in there, but you might want to check into it too. 
 Now what to do about it could be a challenge, but I'd start with the free version of Malwarebytes.  Get it up to date and do a full system scan.  If that doesn't fix it, I'd run SFC from an elevated command prompt.  Click Start & type CMD, then right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator.  From the command prompt type sfc /scannow and hit enter.  That will check for and attempt repair of any corrupt system files.  If both the above fail to fix the problem, do a full system scan with your antivirus.  If you still have the problem, you'll probably have to back up your data and restore to factory settings according to the instructions in your user guide.
 
Good luck.

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Hi all,

I hope someone can help with this. I've been running Win 7 RC on my P4 machine for a while now but it has been running very slow for the last few weeks.

CPU usage is nearly always 80% plus!!! When I open Task Manager and the Resource Monitor they tell me that Taskmgr is consuming the most CPU time. How can this be? When Task Manager is closed, the CPU usage is still high.

The only thing I can think of is whether upgrading to Kaspersky 2010 from 2009 might be causing the issue.

Any ideas what I can do?

Thanks,

Kev

Answer:RC High CPU Usage - Task Manager or Kaspersky?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kjharve


Hi all,

I hope someone can help with this. I've been running Win 7 RC on my P4 machine for a while now but it has been running very slow for the last few weeks.

CPU usage is nearly always 80% plus!!! When I open Task Manager and the Resource Monitor they tell me that Taskmgr is consuming the most CPU time. How can this be? When Task Manager is closed, the CPU usage is still high.

The only thing I can think of is whether upgrading to Kaspersky 2010 from 2009 might be causing the issue.

Any ideas what I can do?

Thanks,

Kev


Kev Hi and welcome

Easy way to find out. Boot into safe (F8) mode. If it was task manager which I doubt it will still be there. If not probably Antivirus, indexing or something else try it
Ken J

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I am running XP on old Dell PC with Pentium 4 3.00GHz CPU. My task manager often shows 100% CPU usage and my screen freezes a lot. Almost always my McAfee Antivirus (BT Net Protect Plus) is responsible for showing at least 50% up to 80% of total CPU capacity.
I regularly run Winaso Reg Cleaner, Malwarebytes, CCleaner etc to try to keep my computer clutter and bug free.
Is McAfee typically a high CPU usage user, and would anyone recommend using an alternative Antivirus.
Thanks in advance for any advice.

Answer:CPU is showing high usage on Task Manager

Does sound like it may be scanning in the background
I gave up on Mcafee a long while ago and recent reviews rate it poorly
Would be tempted to uninstall and replace with free Avast.

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Hi,

This is my employees laptop, I just noticed that CPU is running hot and affecting performance. Read articles online but nothing has worked.

Thanks,
G
 

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I bought a Gateway laptop with W8 with 4g  of ram and a 500 g hard drive. It has an I3 processor. I was looking at the processes that were running. There is a column that has disk usage. It showed I had 100% usage. How can the computer be using 100% of a 500 g hard drive?

Answer:High disk usage in task manager

The 100% is a measure of your RAM being used.

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Hi! My english is not so good, so, sorry in advance for my grammar mistakes!
So, I've looked on many places and searched through all kind of sites trying to solve my problem, but I was not able to.
My issue is, my computer is relatively new, bought it in january. I am saying this because even with the high usage of the cpu, I'am still able to use it normaly!
The usage of CPU is around 40% as you can see on the print, even higher some times.
This happens only when the Task Manager is closed. In the moment I open it, it drops to 1 0r 2%
 

 
I think the usage of my CPU is not of 100% as the other people with a similar problem.
I looked into my computer for the archive Igfxupdate.exe which I read about here, but didnt found it on my computer, so I think I have a different problem!
I got worried because in my search to solve the problem, I notice that this could be dangerous for me.
Found out that this could be a malware or trojans, and I buy a lot of stuffs on internet.
PS: I have run lots of ant virus and malware/trojan killers on the pc, and It didnt found anything dangerous.
Currently my anti-virus is AVG Internet Security 2014
My windows is 8.1
Hope you guys can help me
Thx in advance!

Answer:High CPU usage unless task manager is open

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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I have noticed that whenever my computer is idle, i have no programs running whatsoever, the cpu usage is still at least at 10%. When I go to the task manager, it shows that the System process is taking up 9-11% of the cpu, but whenever I disable my LAN connection, my cpu usage goes back to normal. What about my LAN connection could be making it take up more cpu than it has to? or is it necessary? I used to be connected to the internet through my university's T1 connection, but now i connect through another computer in the apartment through a switch. I am currently running Windows XP. Could somebody please enlighten me as to what could be going on here? Let me know if you need any additional information . . .

Answer:System Process takes up suspiciously high cpu when idle

It sounds to me as though the device your connecting to is just checking the connection to your PC to make sure it is still alive.
If you think you have a Trojan or something, get a trojan scanner (www.google.com) and scan your PC.

Also, what OS are you using? It could have alot to do with it, also; your personal settings could be playing a roll. It just depends on how you have your PC configured and the components running.

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HiAll,I am not too big of a techie, but i am sure that on my Vaio (Win 7, i3, 4GB) even when my system is idle the memory usage shoots upto 40% right from the word go.tried going from pillar to post reading different forums but no help.Ran a spybot check, Avast antivirus (no threats), Finally heard of Hijackthis and attaching a log file of the same.All i have noticed that its not a specific process that takes up the memory, its any available process.e.g if its iexplorer that takes upto 45000+K Mem (evene with just 2 tabs) if i end the process, it shifts the load to Svchost.exe and it starts shooting up.I dont understand what is happening! and would really appreciate any help on this one.ThanksArifHijackthin Log File:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:40:18 PM, on 10/6/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\MoRUN.net\Secure Reminder\reminder.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Media Gallery\ElbServer.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\SHTtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\NetWorx\networx.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel? Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:High Memory usage even with Idle system

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as ... Read more

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Seems I've gotten a bug over the past few weeks. I typically run AvastFree but seeing AvastSvc was consuming a lot of CPU resource, I uninstalled (using the Avast uninstaller through Safe Mode) prior to running FRST and posting this topic. In normal operation, CPU usage typically runs in the %-12%, sometimes 15% range during normal day to day usage. Now it's consistently in the 70%-90%, sometimes 100% range, when doing the same activities.
One other thing I've noted is I can't get into "Add/Remove Programs". A window opens when I click th elink out of COntrol Panel, but it never populates - although in the past it has always been slow to populate (30 secs to 1 minute), I've let it sit 5 minutes now without success. In the past, it would always populate while I was doing other things. It won't now.
 
As always, Thanks in advance!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 19-01-2015
Ran by Markie (administrator) on MARKDELL on 23-01-2015 12:23:08
Running from C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Markie (Available profiles: Markie & ASPNET & Administrator)
Platform: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
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Answer:XP Pro SP3 - high usage in Task Manager, sluggish performance

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Using the Add/Remove Programs applet remove these programs in bold.File Opener Packages (HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\File Opener Packages) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTIONFoxtab (HKLM\...\foxtab) (Version: - FoxTab) <==== ATTENTION!===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 
start

CloseProcesses:

ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => No File
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
ProxyEnable: [.DEFAULT] => Internet Explorer proxy is enabled.
ProxyServer: [.DEFAULT] => http=127.0.0.1:3265;https=127.0.0.1:3265;
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
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Hi,When I launch TM it won't stay open...plug my CPU is pegged out...here is my Hijack log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:54:43 PM, on 1/22/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exeC:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Yah... Read more

Answer:Task Manager won't stay open and CPU usage is very high

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Fo... Read more

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I have recently upgraded my computer from an emachine to a custom built pc. In upgrading, i did not purchase a new hard drive, i simply took it out of the old pc and installed it in the new one (with the os and all programs still on it). Now, when i check windows task manager, it is showing that my cpu is constantly running at 95-100%. Contrary to this, my pc performs very well (very responsive, fast loads...). What could be the cause of windows saying my cpu usage is this high/how can i fix it?
 

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I had 2gb of ram and upgraded to 8gb recently. I really saw the performance at first but then it dropped off to where it was before pretty quickly. Right now my task manager performance tab shows 5.7 GB of ram being used, while adding up everything manually in the "processes" tab (and rounding up) shows 1.29 GB being used. I downloaded and ran a hidden process revealer (Process Revealer Free Edition 1.0 - Free hidden malware detector) which showed 0 hidden processes. This is also without any antivirus software running, as I know that can suck up RAM (although I just ran the windows antivirus scan with no results, and I'm running spybot S&D now). I'll deactivate all startup programs and reboot after the antivirus scan to see if that helps, but what could be causing this? I can't think of anything aside from a rootkit - definitely not good news.

Answer:Ram Usage way too high, not showing up properly in task manager

1. Did you click "Show processes from all users"
2. Did you account for the workspaces of those processes
3. Look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. That will give you a better picture.

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I have a DIMENSION 3000 with windows XP home. This thing runs slow! I checked my task manager and found a procces called "system idle process" it looks like a heartbeat on the performance meter! It goes 00 to 100% of CPU usage then back to 00 It gums up everything ! What is it and can I remove it or turn it off ? Any help would be appreciated! THANK YOU!

Answer:TASK MANAGER "SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS"

Slowing problems can be hard to find sometimes, they can be related to adware &/or malware, overheating, file &/or driver corruption, or just need to run Check Disk & Defrag.System Idle Processes are the amount of resources available for use.Open the case and see if the is an excessive amount of dust buildup on the fans, of course shut down the computer first. Start the computer with the case open & make sure all the fans are running at what looks like normal speed.Then:See this article:Taking out the TrashShow all Files & Foldershttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtutorial=62Try these free tools.Trendmicro (free virus scan only)http://housecall.trendmicro.com/Adware SE (update after installing)http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/Spybot S&D (update after installing)http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Dest...4-10122137.htmlLet us know your progress.

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Guys I need some guidance hunting the cause of high System Interrupts level on a freshly-installed notebook. This is a hp g4-1117dx, with amd llano/hudson, A4-3300m, 4gb, crucial ssd, etc. no external devices used at all.

at idle i have an unacceptably high level of system interrupts, around ~30% cpu utilization. I've checked drivers carefully, but as you know, just because its recent and sourced right is no guarantee of success :cry
I've tried disabling all USB hubs via Device Manager, no change whatsoever.
tried disabling and uninstalling WIFI, NIC, GPU... none of that had any noticable effect. tried uninstalling and reinstalling the IDT audio device. no effect.

I have never used Process Explorer 'til now so I dont' know what I'm doing with it. it shows the general problem but drilling down I can't find the item that is sourcing this flurry - but then I have no idea how to do so properly. I read about xperf but it looks more complicated. I have pretty decent skills so not afraid to give it a go but wanted some advice

I'm attaching one of my shots. this is pretty much the story despite many attempts

thanks
 

Answer:High CPU Usage @idle: System Interrupts. Source?

Does safe mode give the same issue?
 

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Good evening to you !
 
I am currently using an Asus Laptop X7BS (which is almost 4 years old, and is a "beta" version of the N-serie), running Windows 7, and having a couple of problems, meaning:
- images take a while to load on Opera (which may seem anecdotical, but quite often, they take a while (up to 30 seconds), or don't even load at all, without nonetheless displaying the typical "image link broken")
- all in all, he is getting slow. Slow in the sense I have framerate drops when starting Opera, not to mention games (like League of Legend, which does not ask for too high performance)
- of the four displayed processor kernels, the first tends to be at maximum even when the computer is idle ("idle" in the sense I'm not doing anything on it)
- it is thus running hot almost permanently (~70° according to SpeedFan)
Then, I got a message this afternoon from my antivirus, which is Avira Free version, saying that it has detected "ADWARE/iBryte.bxoq" right here:
C:\Windows\TEMP\tmp00004090\tmp0000001f
And not just once, but a forty-ish times.
 
Thus, right now, I am thinking about reinstalling my Windows 7 from scratch. However, I am wondering if there is a way to avoid doing so - as some programs are a real pain to reinstall (I am looking at you, Office 2010, PTC Creo, LabView).
 
Could some spare some time helping me ?
 
Thank you a lot,
 
Have a good night,
Icomenid

Answer:Asus laptop quite slow with high processor usage when idle

Welcome, it does sound infected and cluttered, so let's clean/MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to ru... Read more

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Hi, any help would be greatly appreciated.
My old desktop, running XP [sp3] has started to encounter problems. Sometimes it boots very slowly, but the main issue I'm having is its general 'usability'.
The cpu usage is peaking around 50-60% when the machine is idle, and as you can imagine this makes everything incredibly slow.
I've run my usual anti-virus, malware, spyware programs, In Safe Mode, all came back 'clean'. [Microsoft Security Essentials, rkill, Malwarebytes, ComboFix, SAS]
As far as I can tell there are no erroneous programs/services running when looking in Task Manager/Processes, however, I have noticed the windows update process wuauclt.exe using a significant amount of RAM, but ending this process doesn't seem to affect the cpu usage issue.
I am aware of times when there has been more than one instance of wuauclt.exe running, albeit very infrequently. I searched my computer for wuauclt.exe and came back with more results than I expected, not just the one in the System32 folder, which has lead me to think that perhaps there is indeed a virus present that I'm just not picking up on.

The machine itself is a good 5 years old, and probably on its last legs anyway. I had to change the CMOS battery this morning as it had been losing time/date for a while, but everything went smoothly and the issue mentioned above has been occuring for quite a while, although now it has become almost unusable.

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Answer:WinXP Slow, CPU usage high when idle, possibly infected?

<<The cpu usage is peaking around 50-60% when the machine is idle, and as you can imagine this makes everything incredibly slow.>>CPU usage...when a program is running...can easily be near 100%...but that doesn't necessarily impact doing anything on the system, IME. Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .LouisDo NOT post unrequested logs in this forum. See http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum-56/announcement-45-no-dds-hijackthis-or-combofix-logs-should-be-posted-in-this-forum/ .

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My problem is basically what the title says, I have dual core processor where one core gets loaded to almost max and the other one at 20%. I can tell this by a CPU monitoring gadget and I have no clue what to do. If you google the problem you come up with delete igfxupdate.exe, but i haven't seen that file and there's no way to find my file, that I know of cause it stops whenever A task manager is open. whether it be windows process explorer or some other. I've run all the maleware programs under the sun and i'm at a dead end right now. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:High CPU Usage At Random Times Unless A Task Manager Is Open

Run for a while in clean boot. If the problem does not happen, slowly put the services back making sure that the problem does not occur. When the problem is service is back the problem will happen.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I have 1gb of ram and 400-500+MB is ALWAYS used up no matter what im doing, on desktop or in games.
I counted all the memory usage up in the task manager and i get 210mb when the performance section says 560mb/1000mb is free.

Please help!

Answer:RAM usage insanely high - displaying differently in the task manager

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Originally Posted by Vullcan


I have 1gb of ram and 400-500+MB is ALWAYS used up no matter what im doing, on desktop or in games.
I counted all the memory usage up in the task manager and i get 210mb when the performance section says 560mb/1000mb is free.

Please help!




Have you tried running any spyware/adware detection or software? It could be that things are being started and run by windows without your knowledge. Also, have you done a virus scan lately? I recently had a couple of worms get onto a machine even though Norton antivirus was installed and working.

Tom

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After running my PC for a few hours, I often run into problems with CPU Usage. The "System" process will spike up once every few minutes once it gets going. This causes the screen and the audio on the PC to freeze momentarily. It will make a loud buzzing sound, because the audio freezes. It will recover after that, until the next spike. This makes watching videos/playing games pretty irritating. 
 
I find that rebooting my PC usually pushes back the issue a first hours for whatever reason. 
 
I'll give any information that is needed.

Answer:High CPU Usage by the "System" Process

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hello,

Since the past 3-4 days the process called 'System' has been constantly using approximately 35% of my CPU. The usage is pretty much constant all the time. Below you can find screenshots from task manager, resource monitor and process explorer.
In the past I've never seen this, leaving the PC idle dropped the usage down to almost zero, now the CPU is running at full clock 24/7, heating it up ~55C, which is mildly undesirable.

Attempts done so far to fix the issue, none has worked:
- Waiting. I leave the PC to run overnight, but it does not seem to help it.
- Restarting, done multiple times, no effect whatsoever.
- sfc /scannow, nothing found.
- Full virus scan, nothing found.
- The update settings has been set already to not to receive from other pc's. All updates are installed what windows update has to offer.

PC specs:
Acer VN7 laptop, running Win 10 Home 64bit. HW: i5-6300HQ, 16GB, GTX960M. All drivers up to date.

Answer:'System' process high CPU usage

Hi, you'll need to do some analysis e.g.
High CPU utilization by process

You can also try a process of elimination - does this happen after a clean boot/in safe mode?
If you can find a situation when it does not occur you may be able to work from there.

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Hello,

Since the past 3-4 days the process called 'System' has been constantly using approximately 35% of my CPU. The usage is pretty much constant all the time. Below you can find screenshots from task manager, resource monitor and process explorer.
In the past I've never seen this, leaving the PC idle dropped the usage down to almost zero, now the CPU is running at full clock 24/7, heating it up ~55C, which is mildly undesirable.

Attempts done so far to fix the issue, none has worked:
- Waiting. I leave the PC to run overnight, but it does not seem to help it.
- Restarting, done multiple times, no effect whatsoever.
- sfc /scannow, nothing found.
- Full virus scan, nothing found.
- The update settings has been set already to not to receive from other pc's. All updates are installed what windows update has to offer.

PC specs:
Acer VN7 laptop, running Win 10 Home 64bit. HW: i5-6300HQ, 16GB, GTX960M. All drivers up to date.

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it has just taken about ten minutes for my pc to reboot after an update and restart,this happens all rthe time and i thought it was because of the new avg prog but checking task manager i find this process is running between 75 and 97 in the cpu tag,what the hell is this and why is it running so hihg,i tried googling but got too muvch techno jargon,in laymans terms can anyone explain for me,i only have a crappy celeron r with 1 gig ram and xp home,any ideas as this is still running at present and wrecking my head thanks

Answer:system idle process running at 97 in task manager

means the cpu is at rest. It isn't working.So you have 97% of the cpu's power ready to work.

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I'm getting a recurring issue when i start my computer either from start up or sleep. The hard drive is active for anything from 30 minutes to 4 hours with no activity from me.
In task manager it shows sytem idle process running at 99%.
Can anyone point me in he right direction to stop this please.

Answer:System Idle Process running at 99% in task manager

System Idle Process is quite normal at 90-99%.
But there is always something running/updating etc in the background, nothing unusual.

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Hey all. So I upgraded to 8.1 from 7 and I faced this issue where I have the same exact programs opened that I had back on windows 7, but now they are generating alot more CPU usage. I can't find any solution to this, other than installing 7. That fixes
it. On win 7 with the same exact enviroment (same programs opened, same page on google chrome opened, same exact everything) I get 1-4% cpu usage which is great. On win 8.1 however, with again everything the same, I get 18-30% cpu usage.
And it's all caused by windows' processes and stuff. Can't really shut them down because things won't work then.
I kinda like win 8.1 so I don't wanna go back to 7, but since my performance is crippled, I might have to. Any suggestions are much appreciated! I've tried some things that I found on the internet, but nothing seems to fix it.

A friend of mine has the same mobo and cpu as me, but when I did a test and created the same exact enviroment as on my pc, the usage doesn't go above 5% when idle.
I dunno what to do at this point.
Here's some screenshots of my task manager:
http://i.imgur.com/K3le1cX.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/x0qxCaw.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/FfV6ZBH.jpg
On this last one you can notice that there's a misterious difference between the user cpu usage and the overall, idk what causes that.
I tried doing clean install and have absolutely nothing installed and it still stays at around 15%

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I am using Windows 10 in ASUS ZenBook UX305. The fan of my laptop runs quite loud in general but it drops down drastically every time I open the task manager. The sudden drop in CPU usage can be seen immediately after opening the task manager. I have run Malwarebytes and Eset online scan and quarantined the threats found. But the suspicious behaviour of CPU usage has not changed. Please help.

Answer:High CPU Usage (& fan noise) Drop Drastically on Opening Task Manager

Hi Susie1. Welcome to the TenForums @Susie1

The next time you notice this happening can I ask you to check your event viewer for the system and see what kind of Errors you are getting. I think you can skip the Information items and likely even the warnings. Looking for the substantial things.
Ken

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After a format, I began having this problem, and the size of my windows 7 folder is 26 gb, somehow. I think it is slowly increasing in size.
 
FRST log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-02-2016
Ran by Lenovo (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (26-02-2016 07:20:00)
Running from C:\Users\Lenovo\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Lenovo (Available Profiles: Lenovo)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Skype Technologies S.A.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
(Gadwin Systems) C:\Program Files\Gadwin\Gadwin PrintScreen\PrintScreen64.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxEM.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxHK.exe
() C:\Windows\System32\igfxTray.exe
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Answer:High Physical Memory and Jumping Cpu usage under performance tab in task manager

Hi belthagor My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Please give me a few hours to review your logs and prepare a reply.Thank you!

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Win 7 64 bit Dell Optiplex 780. 4G RAM.
 
A few days ago the system went sideways and now I have very high (but fluctuating) CPU usage and memory usage.  Processes in Task Manager  are running wild and some are showing multiple instances where I wouldn't have expect them to be so. Using Chrome to make this post but IE repeatedly crashes and allowing the crash to search for a resolution to the problem does not produce results. Details have shown issues with various dll files. 
 
I've temporarily removed avast. Installed and run malwarebytes, adware, jrt, ccleaner. Did a scan disc. All these come back clean.
 
Thinking this is a windows issue but not sure where to start. 
 
Any thoughts?
 
Thanks,
Dawn

Answer:Win 7 64 bit; cpu usage high; processes show multiple times in task manager

Hello chasingstillness
Please start with this program.
 
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (A.K.A. MBAR) from HERE
Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain.
If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log.txt and system-log.txt
 
Thank You

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Every three to five minutes the computer bogs down, task manager shows the System process at over 95 CPU, the other 5 CPU swapping between the other processes running, but the amount of free RAM stays at around 60%, about 300MB. The PF Usage barely goes above 200MB even when it's bogging down. This happens even when nothing is going on, all programs are shut down, and the busy light on the front of the tower won't even flicker, nor do I hear the usual 'thinking' sounds a computer makes when it given to much to compute. Then occasionally I get a stroke of good luck and the computer runs perfectly for awhile. A friend told me it might be inadequate RAM for XP so I have minimized XP appearances to basic, everything geared for the best performance, I have restored my HDD, erased my HDD, defragged my HDD, and am about to blow up my HDD. I use Advanced System Care, SmartRAM, HijackThis, CCleaner, and TrendMicro Online Scan religiously, but other than some tracking cookies, nothing comes up. I really need a fully working computer in a very short amount of time so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Computer Stats:

Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
Compaq Presario
2.6GHz Intel Celeron Processor
512MB Ram, 120GB HDD
HijackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:18:42 AM, on 4/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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Answer:System Process with High CPU, Low Memory Usage

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I've noticed that a lot of the time the 'NT Kernal & System' process in the Task Manager goes on overdrive. It always happens when my Internet connection cuts out. It must be related because normally it's on (or close to) 0%. I then have to restart the PC sometimes every 10 - 15 minutes (unless I'm not using the Internet). It's driving me mad.
I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD. This problem has been going on for over a week now and I've tried all kinds of things.... uninstall/reinstall my Network card, update my Network card driver, virus/spyware/adware/malware scans, reinstalled Windows 7 (as an upgrade so I keep my files and programs. I'm stuck to just restarting my PC. I don't know what's causing it or how to fix it.

Answer:'NT Kernal & System' process high CPU usage

Take a look here CPU Usage

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hEI TEAM,

I SEE A HIGH USAGE OF MEMORY BY PROCESS "SYSTEM". I SEE THAT IT HAPPENED FOR A FRESHLY INSTALLED OS WHEN AVG WAS INSTALLED. AFTER A WHILE THE MEMORY WAS FREE AND 'SYSTEM' PROCESS WAS USING 400K ONLY. pLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO FREE THE SYSTEM PROCESS MEMORY ?

tHANKS IN ADVANCE !!

Answer:hIGH USAGE OF MEMORY FOR SYSTEM PROCESS !

I would try to remove some of those programs, and can you list your system specs especially the amount of RAM you have and Hard Drive space.

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Hi everyone,
in Task Manager, the "System" sometimes starts eating 14~20% CPU and that persists until a reboot.
"System interrupts" (which is a pseudo process?) seems to do the same.

It doesn't happen from boot, and I don't know what triggers it.

Google searches suggest a driver may be buggy.

But which one?

How can I find it out?

Could I debug the system process using a tool to see what function a thread is in, for example? Somehow?

thanks

Answer:System process - high CPU usage after some time

Anyone?

edit:
High CPU Usage - Microsoft Community

Strange workaround by "Byoung-GyuOh"

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Hi All--

I've got an unusual high CPU issue issue I can't seem to pinpoint. I'm hoping someone has some additional ideas. This problem happens every couple days. The only way to resolve is to reboot (not that big a deal but still annoying). When it occurs the SYSTEM process uses an entire core (25% of CPU). I've tried stopping all software and services that I can but the problem still occurs.

I've scanned my computer for viruses, spyware, etc. I use Microsoft Security Essentials, Spybot, and HijackThis!. I even downloading and scanned my computer with Sophos Anti-Rootkit. All of them turn up nothing!

My PC is a MSI laptop running Windows 7 Home Edition 64 Bit.

Windows Update is current. My drivers are current but it doesn't appear to be a driver issue (IMO).

Any thoughts? Any steps I could take to dig further? Anything?





Summary
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 @ 2.30GHz 45 ?C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. MS-16G5 (SOCKET 0) 28 ?C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
(Illegal Vendor ID)
Hard Drives
94GB KINGSTON SVP100S296G (SATA) 36 ?C
Optical Drives
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
Slimtype DVD A DS8A5S
Audio
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Answer:Intermittent high CPU usage by SYSTEM process

That is the NT Kernel that is causing the spike. That is a essential part of Windows. It is what drives Windows. While yes yours is high, it is also something that is mandatory to run the system. So either you got a nasty rootkit installed that isnt being detected or your system is corrupted by something else.

Have you run the scans in Safe Mode?

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Any way to speed up my extremely slow machine? Task Manager always has, for example, "System" at a high % of RAM, always in red zone, but I read online that that's okay, that it just means that what the system isn't working on is referred to as the RAM that isn't being used, but everything is so slow during every step of work, every little step is slow, resulting in too much frustration. If Task Manager has all the answers when it comes to where the RAM is going, is this high % of "System" process really okay? Any way to alleviate any issues? I already googled how to make the system faster which mainly resulted in my uninstalling a lot of unneeded programs but I still don't remember the computer being this slow before Windows 10, for example, even if that may be unrelated.

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I have a few odd looking programs running in Task Manager that seem to have the names of normal Microsoft files but don't have file locations that make any sense or act like any other task manager programs. First is conhost.exe which is the most suspicious. Its command line is /??/C:/Windows/system32/conhost.exe "-(an extremely long string of numbers)" which by itself is strange but even stranger is that the string of numbers constantly changes and does nothing when I ask to see its file location or properties and access is denied if I try to end the process.
 
Other suspicious files are csrss.exe with a file location of %SystemRoot%/system32/csrss.exe ObjectDirectory=/Winows SharedSection=1024,20480,768 Windows=On SubSystemType=Windows ServerDll-basesrv,1ServerDll=winsrv:UserServerDllIninitialization,3 ServerDll=winsrv:ConServerDllInitialization,2 ServerDll-sxssrc, 4 Profile C. A few other odd ones are taskhost.exe (with the command line being just "taskhost.exe") and winlogon.exe (with the command line being just "winlogon.exe). These ones very well could just be normal but I figured their command line would be somewhere within system32 or something like that.
 
The only reason I started to look into this was that my CPU and Memory usage was fluctuating between nothing and fairly high when doing nothing in particular. CPU usage will go from 0% to 15% to 0% to 20% when running no programs, and Memory usage is always at least at 2 or 3 GB. Also possibly related is a... Read more

Answer:Suspicious Programs Running in Task Manager, Randomly High CPU and Memory Usage

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:00:28 AM, on 1/16/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
D:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
D:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
D:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
D:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
D:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
D:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$EX00.839\KillBox.exe
D:\Windows\system32\sdclt.exe
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
D:\Windows\Explorer.exe
D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
D:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/f... Read more

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Windows 7 Ultimate computer is idle as everything is closed and I click on the Task Manager to check on
Performance and I note Memory been used is 1.22GB CPU usage fluctuating between 0 - 1%

Total Physical memory is 3GB
Cached 1378
Available 1831
Free 507

I clicked on the Resource Monitor and its showing 38% Used physical Memory

Is this how its supposed to be? Why so much being used up while I'm not using the computer?
How Can I minimize memory usage

Thanking you all in advance
 

Answer:Computer is idle but Task Manager shows huge memory used up

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This has been going on the fast few days
 

 
and lately when I search on Google, I receive unusual traffic from your network and I have to enter capcha (Sorry I do not have a screenshot).
Am I infected?

Answer:System Process high disk usage and unusual traffic

Hello, let's see how it is after a few scans.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool. Vista... Read more

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I've got a Port?g? Z930.
A process called "System" appears on the task manager when I unplug the PC from the AC.

I'd like to know why is it using high CPU (from 9% to 18%) and keeping my temps above 70?C.
It's very annoying, not only because of the temperature that hits the PC itself, but also because of the battery life, that can't go above 1 hour and 30 min because of this process.

It's not a virus, already CHECKED, don't ask.
Also, I don't know when it started or why, so please don't ask.

Thanks in advance,
Nicol?s.

Answer:Portege Z930 - "System" process: high CPU usage when on battery

Before we start discussion can you please tell us if you use original preinstalled OS that you got with your notebook and do you use Toshiba eco mode when notebook runs on the battery power supply?

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When I open the task manager and look at the CPU usage, it's a constant 100% and System is taking up all of it unless some other process has to. System Idle Process never uses any of it. This happens even when I boot up in Safe Mode. I looked through the processes and none of them are obvious worms or viruses and I looked in the registry in HKLM/.../Run and HKCU/.../Run and neither of them have any sort of worm or virus entries. This constant usage of CPU makes the computer very slow. What else could be the issue here?

EDIT: Oh yeah, and this is not the computer in the signature, it is a laptop with Win XP Pro, 1.3 GHz Pentium Celeron M, and 256 MB RAM.
 

Answer:System in Task Manager always high;CPU 100%

Hi Enil8,

It could be that Windows is "thrashing", resizing the swap
file on a continual basis. Try making your swap file about
3 times the RAM (or 700 MB low AND high). That will
make your swap file static, and may help speed things a bit.

I must say that often my CPU also runs at near 100%, but
it doesn't slow my machine.
 

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I just saw something odd in our desktop computer, and I was looking because when I went to check the OE mail just now, I thought the windows seemed kind of laggy to open. My son has a few Firefox windows open right now, about 3 of them have Youtube video's loaded, and Firefox is using over 200,000 K of memory when I looked in the taskmanager process list. Well, I scrolled down on that list, and much to my surprise, System was only using about 9,000 K. It is usually 60,000 - 70,000 K roughly. The laptop I am currently using is using 78,000 K for System. This 9,000 K figure is something I've never seen before. Can anyone explain this? This seems pretty weird.

The computer in question is a Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2. AVG free 8.5 and Malwarebytes are running in the background for security. Once the avg's e-mail scanner closed, things were back to normal as far as my opening e-mails was concerned, the lagginess subsided.
 

Answer:Task manager, system process usage

Hi

Not off hand on the System usage figure, however mine in Windows 7 is only using 64k, so what I would suggest is to as these PCs are different types is to download and run Process Explorer and when run click the + nest to System in the list if not already and check if the System process is being used by different processes, for instance my system process is only being used by smss.exe


As for slow opening email, disable the email scanner component of your AV as TBH in reality its not needed as the default resident system scanner scans all files anyway, so in essence your scanning the same files twice. Personally I ahve never used email scanning in any AV, care in opening attachements from users you dont know and if in doubt save file and rigth click scan with your AV works.
 

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Please help. My computer runs pretty good until I open FireFox. When I open it my system idle goes to 99% and so does my firefox.exe. I have windows xp and run CA Security Center and Adaware and have removed everything it has come up. Can someone please tell me what on my hijack I need to fix? Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:31:43 PM, on 11/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfsem.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
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Just wondering if someone could have a look over a log for me to see if i can do anything with my computer to speed it up or can i just put it's sluggishness down to old age.

I have had a look through msconfig but there seems to be no unwanted programs.(checked on Sysinfo.org list)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:03:56 PM, on 11/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FCH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FAMEH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fsqh.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\FSPC\fspc.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\FSAUA\program\fsaua.exe
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Answer:Slow computer and High CPU% when idle.

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Hi,My parents are running a Windows 95 machine which is running painfully slowly. I've looked in the Task Manager and 'System' is running at around 80% even when no other resource hungry tasks running.After looking on the net this is a common problem, but there are literally hundreds of different messages being given. So I thought I'd come on here and hopefully get some guidance.What could be causing this issue? I'm fully up to date with windows update, I've run a virus scan an found no issues with this either.Any advice would be greatly received. Thanks

Answer:Task Manager - System Image running high

If you mean System Idle Process, this is quite normal and is reading correctly. Not unusual for this to read in the 90's percentage-wise.

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My cpu is allways showing 60% to 100% from last one month.I have tried several things registry cleaner , two times formatting but nothing chaged , I am using dell latitude d530 laptop powered by windows 7 enterprise.,

Answer:CPU usage high and system becomes slow

"cpu is allways showing 60% to 100%"Did you check Task Manager to see which program is hogging the CPU?"two times formatting but nothing chaged"That should mean that you completely erased the HDD & re-installed Windows from scratch, is that what you did?

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!My system started slowing a couple of months ago. Its a home built XP Home SP3, Celeron 2.4, 1.5GB RAM, 100GB system.I use Zone Alarm with Symantec (Norton) for antivirus.I've run Spybot and Ad-Aware and they run clean. I also have System Mechanic and requently run it.Can you please see if you see anything obvious in my Hijackthis log (below and attached)?I saw another post and they suggested removing Spybot Teatimer and rebooting and rerunning Hijackthis which I did.Thanks in advance for your help. --- SteveLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:00:55 AM, on 11/27/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

Answer:Slow system - High CPU usage

Help please!

Do I need to add more info?

Thanks---

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can someone tell me . what is the solution of high PFUsage, resulting in system slowdown
This is the log of HijackThis.
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:09:50 PM, on 1/13/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\FsUsbExService.Exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\oracle\ora92\bin\omtsreco.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtra... Read more

Answer:High PF usage , system running slow

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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right as u can see i am a bigginer so i will do my best in trying to describe my problem. first my system i have windows xp service pack 2 wiv 40 gig hd 23% left free space, 3 x 256mb ram, 64mb on bored graphix on bored sound its a hp compaq ex business desk top.

the probelm is that i reformmated about a month ago and my system was running great i had a pf usage of around 130mb as times gone by i have bulit up the programs on my pc to how i like it i dont think there is to many programs runnin i have 55 prossess runing now and a pf usage of 340mb and thats wiv aol as my only application running. if i start another application my pf usage goes up to 430mb and my machine thrashes and web pages display slow and its a nightmare.

the main programs i have installed on here r registry machanic, macfee internet security suite 2005, spybot search and destroy, adaware se pro, ad watch se, aol spyware, peer guardian, bit comest, lime wire, shareza, webroot window washer, pc bug doctor, and there are a few more but i dont think they r relevant

action i have already taken is to free up more disk space and delete progs i dont use clear out all temp files and internet content cookies etc... defragment, scan disk, disk clean up and i have limted some progs from startup on msconfig but i didnt really know what needed to be there it all looked important.
so is there anything else i can do othere than to stick a gig of ram in and buy an 200gig hd these r my last resort along with anoother ... Read more

Answer:pf usage high, system running slow

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Hi

I'm a new member in this forum and i need some help with my windows vista operating system.
I' m experiencing a very high memory usage and too many processes. So I thought maybe someone who knows better than me can look in my hijackthis log and tell me what is going on.
Thank you

Answer:slow operating system, high memory usage

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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As the title suggests, my cpu usage is high and the computer is running slow and lagging, ex. itunes skipping, etc. I have deleted programs, ran spyware and antivirus programs, and ended services and applications in msconfig. The following info should help tell more about the system. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, x64 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 190771 MB, Free - 126821 MB; E: Total - 610477 MB, Free - 271971 MB; F: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 593095 MB; Z: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 233831 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD, MS-7125
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:49:04 PM, on 12/18/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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First thanks for helping a newbie.  I took my family computer off to college and it was almost too slow to use.  I started trying to clean it up.  I ran combofix and malbytes malware both in safemode. Combofix removed a couple of things, and everytime I run malwarebytes it comes up with the same 34 errors. "pup.conduit.a" if I recall correctly.  I then ran hitman something.  All advice I have been taking from other's posts.  I am now making my own because I have plateaued.  The computer is now Usable but still takes so long to bootup and open programs.  Once it gets going it is now "ok" but even with no user programs running other than my antivirus my physical ram memory stays above 80.  It doesn't matter what I close or disable.  Im using AVG for my av. I put my pc in the windows performance mode or whatever that takes away some of the fancy graphics.  I am running in performance mode in my avg pc tune up program.  I disabled everything I could.   No change. I deleted all programs that are unnecessary and defragded multiple times.  I also ran cc cleaner and slim cleaner.  Thank you for you patience and help.
Dell Inspiron 530s
2gb ram
Windows vista
 
 
I almost forgot I ran ADwcleaner too
I am doing the minitoolbox now
Ran tdss killer and it picked nothing up
Also if I leave my computer for a couple of hours it automatically shuts off.

Answer:Slow computer with high Ram Usage- THANKS!

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 11-05-2015 01
Ran by User (administrator) on 15-05-2015 at 15:19:26
Running from "C:\Users\User\Downloads"
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium  Service Pack 2 (X86)
Model: Inspiron 530s Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Boot Mode: Normal
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========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
 
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ============================== 
 
Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
 
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
 
========================= FF Proxy Settings: ============================== 
 
"network.proxy.type", 0
 
"Reset FF Proxy Settings": Firefox Proxy settings were reset.
 
========================= Hosts content: =================================
 
127.0.0.1       localhost
 
========================= IP Configuration: ================================
 
Intel® 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection = Local Area Connection (Connected)
 
 
# ----------------------------------
# IPv4 Configuration
# ----------------------------------
pushd interface ipv4
 
reset
set global icmpredirects=enabled
 
 
popd
# End of IPv4 configuration
 
 
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
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my computer is running slow, and my CPU usage is always at 90%+HELP!Thanks,alexLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:34:39 AM, on 2/9/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exeC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\DeviceService\DevSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\Program Files\iPod\bin... Read more

Answer:Computer Slow, Usage High

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Apologies for the late response,as i'm sure you can appreciate we are extremely busy.If you've already recieved help at another forum and your issues have been resolved,or you're presently recieving help elsewhere then please let us know.If you have not followed the info in the link below prior to posting your log then please do so now:Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/If you still require help,please post a new Hijackthis log into this topic in your next reply.Also post a detailed description of the issues you're experiencing.*Note*Post all reports/logs directly into this topic,not as attachments,thanks.

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hi. my name is mark and i'm new to the forum but i've been having serious slow downs and can't run more than one program at once without big bog downs. my cpu usage is near 100% at all times. i've run norton, spybot, and zone alarm scans with nothing coming up that would cause it that i can see. i've included my hijack this log and was wondering if someone could help me. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:53:10 PM, on 10/30/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Nort... Read more

Answer:Very Slow Computer And High Cpu Usage

it's even slower today. took about 15 minutes to load the computer on start up and i'm freezing up typing this. iexplore.exe seems to be taking up a lot of the resouces. also a svchost.exe. help. i really don't know much about this stuff.

thanks

mark

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Hi there, I'm a noob to this site... and I need help!

Lately, my computer has been running very slowly. For example, if I minimize a window, the desktop will "refresh" (I'm not sure if that's the right word) line by line as opposed to all at once. I chalked this up to having too much stuff on my computer, but I figured that going through the processes and registry to check for trojans, etc. wouldn't really hurt.

I looked up some of the processes that I saw and found that quite a few of them were malware, so I DLed HJT and ran it. That log is as follows.

I'd like to get my computer back the way it used to be -- please help!! I hope I've provided enough info to start working on the problem(s), but I'll be checking back here very often. Thanks in advance!
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:01:08 AM, on 6/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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I just moved my motherboard, RAM, CPU, and graphics card to a new case with a new power supply. There is an old hard drive in, but it has been freshly formatted and had Windows XP Home installed. It however is extremely slow even though it has pretty decent parts. Booting up takes forever even before the OS comes up and then the OS takes forever to come up and is ridiculously slow. The CPU usage is 100% when first boot up and then decreases to 70%. Generally it runs at 0% or 1% when it's just sitting there at the desktop.

Since it is slow before the OS comes up and goes through POST and BIOS slowly even when no drive is plugged in, I don't think the hard drive is the problem. I don't think there could be a virus in the BIOS or anything since these parts all worked in the other case with the other hard drive. The RAM doesn't seem to be the problem since I tried other RAM which I know is good and it was still slow. I thought that maybe the CPU wasn't getting enough power, so I tried a different power supply and nothing changed. I reset the CMOS as well.

Here are the parts that I have in right now. I'm going to be using some other stuff as well, but for the purpose of troubleshooting, I've removed everything else.

Motherboard
ABN-SLI Premium

CPU
2.21 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+

RAM
2x512 Mushkin Advanced Blue Series
2x1024 Mushkin Advanced Blue Series

Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce 7800 GT

Hard Drive
Western Digital 160 GB

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Answer:Slow Computer with High CPU Usage

Try only 1, 1 gig stick of ram.

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Hello,

My computer runs slow at times and sometimes freezes as well. My computer is dual-processor, 1.80ghz 3.50 gb of ram
I've noticed that when I play games online my cpu usage is at 100%. The game takes up about 50% and then a 15% of ativawcui. The system also takes 40%
All of these numbers fluctuate to make a 100% cpu usage. I've used the eset online scanner and didn't find a virus, AVG, spybot and i've tried cleaning the computer up by deleting temp files, disk defrag and nothing seems to work. Please help me or I will have to probablly find a new computer.

Here's my hijackthis log i don't know if this is what's needed. If any other information is needed please ask! I'm ready to get this fixed
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:29:33 PM, on 2/28/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
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Answer:Slow Computer, CPU usage usually high (100%)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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I'm trying to help my husband with his computer since he's been getting increasingly frustrated with it. The CPU is running at 100% most of the time, and his programs are locking up, especially iTunes. I tried to run all of the programs listed in the sticky thread, but I didn't have much luck. I tried the DDS program, but the files did not open up at the end. So I ran the RSIT program that I read about in another thread. I couldn't get the GMER program to work at all. It kept freezing, even when I hadn't touched anything. I tried it several times.

Here is the Hijack This log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:28:11 PM, on 10/21/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Epson Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
C:\Program Files\CE\CovenantEyes.exe
C:\Program Files\CE\CovenantEyesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
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For a while my parent's computer has been very slow, and CPU goes up to 100% each time we want to access a folder, open a browser, etc. and it sometimes even happens that the computer shuts down with no warning and reboots by itself.

I have increased the RAM but it didn't solved the problem. I suggested them to defrag the hard drive and to clean registry with CCleaner on regular basis. Spybot and Avast are installed, I have cleaned the system with Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware. I uninstalled most of the useless programs they had installed on it. I also removed all dust from the machine, and Core Temp indicates me that the processor temperature is never that high (around 38).

However, nothing of the above mentioned solved the problem, and I am running out of ideas.

If anybody out there could offer any advice, I would really appreciate it.

Thank you very much.
 

Answer:High CPU usage and slow computer

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I am running windows 7. My computer has been running super slow for months now. I thought it was our internet but have since added different devices that run off of internet as well and they are fast. Computer is slow even when not using the internet. I just noticed that my cpu is staying up at or close to 100%. I ran malwarebytes and it removed over 550 potentional threats. CPU is still the same after. I am attaching system information and hijackthis log. Please let me know if you see something that could be causing this problem.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 190679 MB, Free - 70217 MB;
Motherboard: eMachines, EMCP73VT-PM
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:15:34 AM, on 10/1/2015
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.18015)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\PDVD9Serv.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\brs.exe
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Answer:Very high CPU usage and slow computer

Here is a copy of the resource monitor
 

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Hi all,
following problem:
 
My computer is running very slow.  It happened suddenly from one day to another.
 
I checked for a virus or similar with Malwarebytes, Spybot Search & Destroy and AVG. Nothing was found (checked it by time to time with the new updates but the same result).
 
The Task Manager showed that only 1,5 of 4 GB RAM are used. The CPU is at nearly 0%. That seems not to be a problem.
But when I open the Ressource Manager it shows that my hard disk has 100% time with maximal activity without writing much (most of the time: nothing). While being inactive (I am doing nothing except viewing the Ressource Manager) there are some tasks which bother me (mainly svchost local service network restricted). Sometimes they go away and the computer is working properly, sometimes not. Another important point is that the answering time of the tasks who are doing smth with my hard disk are often over 5000 (the record was 16.000).
Even if my computer is working nearly properly (you can work but need to wait for each website 2 minutes and for a program to start nearly 5 minutes) you often see the "no response" (don't know how it is called in english, sorry for that!) at the upper window of the program.
 
I started this thread at first but it was advised to me that I post here.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/500544/computer-running-slow-hard-disk-problem/
 

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Answer:Slow Computer - no high RAM & CPU usage

 
Let's have a look..
 
  Install and run MBAM
Information about MBAM: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial
If this scan has been done, please post the the log into your next reply.
 
    Running TDSSKiller to obtain log
 
Note: Don't cure or delete a threat, but choose skip for all instead.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

Choose for all threats to Skip for all of them.
Click Continue
Please post the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)
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  ESET Online Scanner
==================
Note: If your AV is blocking Eset online scanner, please temporarily disable your AV.
 
I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan This process may may take several hours, that is normal.
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
Click the  button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ES... Read more

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My computer specs:

Inspiron E1505 Dell Laptop
XP SP3
2 gigs of Ram
Centrino Duo 1.5?(I can't be too sure because my computer is running too slow to let me look up the details of this information)
Radeon X1300


I'm having a problem with incredibly high CPU usage even if nothing is on. I can't watch any videos as everything stutters. Also, my computer restart takes longer than it ever has before right now. For the cause, I think it may have been from either one of two torrents i may have downloaded from a private tracker but in both instances, no-one else complained of similiar problems. I have run the windows diaganostic tool (by pressing F12? when the computer starts) and found no errors; I uninstalled the microsoft security essentials and installed a trial version of Kaspersky and ran it in safe mode but found nothing. I also ran spybot (not in safe mode) and found a few spyware but nothing that helped.

Also, I don't know if this had anything to do with it, but when i restarted my computer once, I received a black screen that said "XB _ _ ATA error" and that's it. It never happened again but it just worried me.

Lastly, i don't know if this is important either but file "wuauclt.exe" is in my processes and it appears in the beginning when I start my computer and the dissappears. I've heard this has to do with windows update but it still worried me as it was taking up 50k or so of memory at the beginning of my startup.

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Answer:CPU Usage Too High And Computer Too Slow

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.




Combofix
We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Please read all the information carefully! If using Windows XP you should ensure you install the Recovery Console.

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Hi All,
I have an Acer 5633 laptop, 1.66GHz, and 2.5 RAM, running Windows XP/SP3, Not exact state of the art, but it did work ok for me.
All was well up until about 2 weeks ago, I was watching a mp4 file as I frequently do, and it suddenly slowed up, became unwatchable. Ever since then my CPU has been running at 40-50% with nothing running, with a few things running 70-90%. I can just about use email and firefox ok, but anything like Mediaplayer Classic, itunes or heavy use virus scanner slows it up massively.
I have gone through READ & RUN ME FIRST.Malware remover guide, tried my best to follow it to the letter. Things are a little better, with nothing running CPU usage is only 10-15% but as soon as I run mediaplayer, itunes or a scan it goes up to 80-90% and slows completely. Prior to 2 weeks ago I used to have everything open and no such problems :cry

Have also read similar posts but where my knowledge is lacking is understanding the logs from the various scans. The scans did not highlight any obvious malware. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Here are my logs:
 

Answer:CPU high usage / slow computer

Hi and welcome to Major Geeks, ingo67!

Please also attach C:\MGlogs.zip
 

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