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CPU Usage is extremely high and Programs take a long time to open when system is idle

Question: CPU Usage is extremely high and Programs take a long time to open when system is idle

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/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - D:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechQuickCamRibbon] "D:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe" /hide
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ISUSPM] "D:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] D:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Exetender] "D:\Program Files\Free Ride Games\GPlayer.exe /runonstartup"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "D:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RegistryMechanic] D:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\RMTray.exe /S
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] D:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Exetender] "D:\Program Files\Free Ride Games\GPlayer.exe /runonstartup" (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Picasa Media Detector] D:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Picasa Media Detector] D:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = D:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech SetPoint.lnk = D:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://D:\Windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: PalTalk - {4EAFEF58-EEFA-4116-983D-03B49BCBFFFE} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: d:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: d:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: d:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: d:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: d:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: d:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: d:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: d:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: d:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} - http://www.fileplanet.com/fpdlmgr/cabs/FPDC_2.3.7.109.cab
O16 - DPF: {6A060448-60F9-11D5-A6CD-0002B31F7455} (ExentInf Class) -
O18 - Protocol: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - D:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O18 - Filter hijack: text/html - (no CLSID) - (no file)
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: D:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~3\GOEC62~1.DLL,D:\Windows\System32\DHCPQEC32.dll,avgrsstx.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: 4ceb4ae2511 - D:\Windows\
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Windows DreamScene - {E31004D1-A431-41B8-826F-E902F9D95C81} - D:\Windows\System32\DreamScene.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe Active File Monitor V6 (AdobeActiveFileMonitor6.0) - Unknown owner - D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - D:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - D:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - D:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - D:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - D:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Logitech Bluetooth Service (LBTServ) - Logitech, Inc. - D:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\Bluetooth\LBTServ.exe
O23 - Service: Process Monitor (LVPrcSrv) - Logitech Inc. - D:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
O23 - Service: MaxSyncService (NTService1) - Unknown owner - D:\Program Files\Maxtor\Utils\SyncServices.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - D:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio UPnP Renderer 10 - Sonic Solutions - D:\Program Files\Roxio\Digital Home 10\RoxioUPnPRenderer10.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio Upnp Server 10 - Sonic Solutions - D:\Program Files\Roxio\Digital Home 10\RoxioUpnpService10.exe
O23 - Service: LiveShare P2P Server 10 (RoxLiveShare10) - Sonic Solutions - D:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\10.0\SharedCOM\RoxLiveShare10.exe
O23 - Service: LiveShare P2P Server 9 (RoxLiveShare9) - Unknown owner - D:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxLiveShare9.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB10 - Sonic Solutions - D:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\10.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB10.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 10 (RoxWatch10) - Sonic Solutions - D:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\10.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch10.exe
O23 - Service: SAiAdmin - TODO: <Company name> - D:\Windows\system32\SAiAdmin.exe
O23 - Service: SAiDownloaderVista - TODO: <Company name> - D:\Windows\System32\SAiDownloaderVista.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - D:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - D:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Sentinel Keys Server (SentinelKeysServer) - SafeNet, Inc. - D:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel Keys Server\sntlkeyssrvr.exe
O23 - Service: Sentinel Protection Server (SentinelProtectionServer) - SafeNet, Inc - D:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel Protection Server\WinNT\spnsrvnt.exe
O23 - Service: stllssvr - Unknown owner - D:\Program Files\Common Files\SureThing Shared\stllssvr.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: SupportSoft RemoteAssist - SupportSoft, Inc. - D:\Program Files\Common Files\supportsoft\bin\ssrc.exe
O23 - Service: SupportSoft Repair Service (providercomcast) (tgsrvc_providercomcast) - SupportSoft, Inc. - D:\Program Files\providerComcast\bin\tgsrvc.exe
O23 - Service: ThreatFire - Unknown owner - D:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe (file missing)
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Preferred Solution: CPU Usage is extremely high and Programs take a long time to open when system is idle

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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've posted a thread regarding this a month ago here. I had scanned my PC with Malware bytes and turns out I had 4 malwares. Rebooted it and figured it was the end of it. The thing is this happens occasionally when I'm normally browsing Chrome, the memory usage goes up to 3,89GB out of 4GB out of nowhere. I go to the task manager/resource monitor and I can't find anything relevant I wouldn't normally have. Sure I have about 70 tasks but they're all small and shouldn't be causing trouble. Today it happened while I was installing Sniper Elite v2 - lengthy installation, it was using my whole RAM understandably, yet after it was finished I'm still left with about 80% of memory usage? Please help.

http://oi59.tinypic.com/r1kfbt.jpg

Answer:Extremely high physical memory usage on idle! (77%)

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That way members don't have to go off site to see them.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Recently started having this problem, every web page I attempt to load takes forever! No other legitimate programs running using the internet. Sniffing packets shows that something is hitting the web hard and constantly, I'm thinking this is why my page load times are so horrendous. Ran the Panda Scan that the 5-step guide to posting here suggested, the log file from it is as follows:

;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-09-22 23:59:37
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 5
SUSPECTS: 0
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 16.10.1182 No No
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
MALWARE
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disi... Read more

Answer:Extremely long webpage load times, High bandwidth usage? Virus?...Please Help!

I know it hasn't been 72hrs, but more symptoms have developed since I posted my log. They are as follows: Windows Media Center has ceased functioning, and my computer no longer recognizes my TV-tuner card. I get a message to install a "New High Definition Audio Device" upon startup, when no such new hardware device has been installed. Right clicking on anything causes Explorer to lock-up, but I can still use the Task Manager to end the Explorer task, and run Explorer.exe to restart it. Trend Micro will no longer start up, either through the startup process or by running the program. Here is a new HijackThis log file since these symptoms started:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:10:58 PM, on 9/24/2008
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:\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\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Progr... Read more

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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... Read more

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As above. Under task manager, the ram usage will hit up to 90+% , causing the computer to slow dramatically.

Is there any way to track down what program is causing the issue ?

I encountered the windows popup saying that "Memory is low, please close xxx program" .

So far, the xxx program refers to either NetBeans or Firefox.

But I have been using both of these programs without issues for a long time..

Thanks for any guidance

Answer:Extremely high ram usage after using the laptop for some time.

Is that a browser or a game that is running after you exit it? Some games may not end their process immediately after you exit. Try to end that task using the task manager. If its an internet browser, are there any add-ons that has a high RAM usage? or if its crashing the browser itself is using a large amount of RAM or their is a memory leak. If so please update it because I had a similar problem before with firefox but when I updated it, the high RAM usage is gone. I don't know anything about NetBeans but its weird that you have 8 GB of RAM and it uses 90% of your RAM? What's your idle RAM usage? Usually for 64-bit W7 its around 2 GB but when you use a browser it uses around 6 GB of RAM?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sorry for the long subject line, but that about sums things up.Startup takes about 10-15 minutes before the hard drive settles down to no visible activity.  After the first 5 minutes, I expect little to no activity, but the task manager shows AAWservice.exe and avgrsx.exe each sucking 0-100% CPU.  That's with no program turned on/running.Many / Most operations also seem to run slowly, including just opening My Computer, but also extending to things like browsing on Firefox (latest version, just updated today to 3.5.3).And, the fan operation is incorrect.  It starts up all right with a surge, then dies down, but in a minute or so into startup, it ramps up to a high speed that remains constant while the computer is on.  It's not as high as the surge during startup, but still high, and SpeedFan program shows mild operating temps (35-45 degrees C).  I have already opened the case and blown dust clear.  The outside of the unit does not feel hot, and it is propped up anyway to allow for circulating air underneath.I'm using a 5-year-old NEC LavieC with Windows XP home edition.  Service Pack 2 (although my Windows updater is set to automatic).  784.944kb RAMAVG, Ad Aware Anniversary edition, Spybot, are installed, and Comodo free edition is my firewall.  I update the antimalware software every 2 weeks or so and run full scans, where almost nothing is found.Using a Buffalo wireless router.Have no idea about sound cards.Thanks... Read more

Answer:long starting time, high CPU usage with AAWservice.exe & avgrsx.exe on startup

http://www.exe-error-fixes.com/avgrsxexe/The other is related to ad aware, which is an outdated product that you should uninstall.

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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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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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The title says it all. These service named System & System Interrupt kept utilizing 15~30% of my CPU most of the time even on idle. This caused some temp rise on my Surface Pro 3 at 54C~61C (on idle) which used to be 45C~54C (idle) Also Battery seems to drain faster than b4.
Did you face these issue or do you have any idea what had just happened~!?
Note: Have all the latest updates!

Answer:System & System Interrupt kept 15~30 CPU usage is Idle all the time in Surface Pro 3. Has this happened to anyone?

Hi,
i do have the same issue with my surface pro 3, around 25/30 % cpu most of them from the interrupt system even when it is idle.
The problem occurs on windows 10, obviously under windows 8, eberything is ok.
I have found no solutions so far.
Regards

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And the hard drive is always clicking. It sounds like its working very hard, and then it just gives up. Sometimes it freezes while I'm working. Other times, I'm done and want to turn it off, and it will not turn off. Ctl-Alt-Delete does not help. I have to turn off the power to unfreeze it. I know that is a bad thing to do, but its the only way I can get it going again.

And then it takes forever to get going again. And each task I want it to perform takes so long. I click and nothing happens. So I click again. Maybe I get it mixed up from extra clicking to get it to do something, so it freezes. If I wait... eventually it does what I want it to do. But clearly, things are not right. I definitely know there are way too many unnecessary things that load at start-up.

I run SpyBot, Ad-Aware, Registry Mechanic, and SpySweeper every day, and they always find stuff, but that doesn't solve the problem. I ran HijackThis and for 2 hrs I painstakingly went through every item, checking on forums and tech sites to see what was good and what was bad, figuring I could eliminate the bad things on my own. But then the system froze and I lost every thing I had checked when I had to reboot (by turning off the power.) I am not going to do that again! It'll be a much better use of my time to let you evaluate the log!

Here it is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:02:55 AM, on 12/9/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7... Read more

Answer:My system takes a long time to boot up, is extremely slow and freezes frequently

When I leave the computer on overnight, which I very often do, when I come back in the morning my sound codecs are gone. No sound device can be detected whatsoever. But device manager says all hardware is working properly. Neither disabling and re-enabling nor uninstalling and reinstalling help. Still no sound. If I reboot, it starts up again with sound intact.

I was also having a problem for awhile where the .wav volume kept turning itself off. I'd turn it back up and within an hour or so, it would be off again. So definitely overnight .wav would have the volume all the way down. So I couldn't tell the two problems apart at first. But I updated the driver on the Realtek '97 and I didn't have the problem with the .wav volume any more. Though every morning the sound is nowhere to be found.

Many settings reset themselves. Silly ones. On MSN Premium I have several different email addresses, and each one has a different display picture that I've chosen. But several times a week, when I come back to the computer in the morning, all the pictures have changed. Sometimes they've changed to all the same one, and sometimes they're the various ones I've chosen but all mixed up and associated to different user names.

Sometimes the desktop wallpaper is gone or different. And the same with the screensaver. Its sets itself to none or changes itself to a different one than the one I've selected.

I have DSL, which is theoretically, always on. But frequently when I c... Read more

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Hi,

I'm having a problem. A very frustrating one. Almost all of my programs take an incredibly long time to open. Startups are very slow too.

It all started less than a week ago. Pretty suddenly I've just noticed programs take simply too long to open, although I can do everything else along with it, without anything being interrupted. Metaphorically, it's like I've lit a fuse to open one program and then returned to my desk to continue with the rest of the work. The delay can sometimes be larger than 5 minutes. And, when opening programs, my hard disk almost always buzzes, but there's no unusual sounds like scratching; it sounds like there's a scan in progress or something*. Here's what I have done:

- Updated NOD32 and ran a scan, found nothing.
- Ad-Aware ran a scan too, found nothing
- Spybot Search & Destroy found some minor threats - "Microsoft.Windows.App.FirewallBypass" was the most 'serious' one of them
- Scanned my registry with Registry Mechanic and TuneUp Registry Cleaner
- Ran disk cleanup and CCleaner
- Defragmented (there's something quite interesting: Windows Defragmenter continuously recommends defragmentation after running the analysis, even when the defragmentation had been completed.)
- Ran a disk check of the C: drive and everything seemed alright (didn't touch D: though)
- Adjusted startup programs


PC specs:

Windows XP, Service Pack 2
Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz
2 GB of RAM


C:
Total size: 10,3 GB
Free space: 1,55... Read more

Answer:Programs take a very long time to open

Sounds like a failing hard drive. Check the Event Viewer (Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Event Viewer) and see what errors Windows is logging.

If you know the brand of your HDD's, you can download the diagnostic tools from the manufacturers website for testing the drives.

You should also free up some space on your C: drive. By default, Windows is likely trying to use more space than that for your swap file (page file).

**EDIT: during bootup ensure all of your RAM is being recognized.

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I've been dealing with this issue for about a month now... Basically, my memory usage is very high (92% or so) while I have no programs open. I assume this is due to Windows background processes, but I am afraid to end one of them in case I mess something up. I have 6 GB of RAM on my laptop, and didn't have this problem before. Here is a screenshot of the Resource Monitor when I have nothing open (except the resource monitor, of course):
Thanks for any help, my computer is running like a brick..

Answer:Memory usage is excessively high while no programs are open

Could you make screenshots of the memory usages in 2 ways:
task manager, processes, filtered on 'memory' (click on the tab to filter)task manager, performance, memory
and post them

What we see now from your screenshot doesn't provide an answer what is taking the amount of memory, because you didn't filter any usage.

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I've been dealing with this issue for about a month now... Basically, my memory usage is very high (92% or so) while I have no programs open. I assume this is due to Windows background processes, but I am afraid to end one of them in case I mess something up. I have 6 GB of RAM on my laptop, and didn't have this problem before. Here is a screenshot of the Resource Monitor when I have nothing open (except the resource monitor, of course):
Thanks for any help, my computer is running like a brick..

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BSOD happens randomly, not all the time.
Dump files attached

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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,
 
I was watching some live streams of basketball at firstrow1.eu last night (May 3rd). 
 
Afterwards, my computer started to lag. It would take forever to open new pages in Chrome, explorer windows, or even the task manager. I rebooted and it could not load find my desktop profile. I rebooted once more and my desktop was back but everything was laggy again. 
 
I tried running MalwareBytes but that didn't find anything. I also ran combofix. Sorry, I used it along time ago so I decided to give it a shot. I didn't remember the warning about not running it until I read through the forum instructions today. 
 
Thanks for the help, you guys are great!
 
DDS Log:
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_39
Run by asiu at 22:26:15 on 2013-05-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3894.2019 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled/Updated* {88C95A36-8C3B-2F2C-1B8B-30FCCFDC4855}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled/Updated* {33A8BBD2-AA01-20A2-213B-0B8EB45B02E8}
FW: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled* {B0F2DB13-C654-2E74-30D4-99C9310F0F2E}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.... Read more

Answer:Takes a long time to open programs after streaming video

Hello silvr, I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", ... Read more

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Hey all! Lately, my computer has been taking a long time to open up programs when I click on them, and my taskbar keeps freezing for extended periods of time. I ran HijackThis, and I would like my log analyzed. I think my problems are related to whatever will be found in the log. Here it is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 6:49:05 PM, on 23/05/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\UAService7.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common ... Read more

Answer:Programs take long time to open, and frequent taskbar freezing

Also, here is a deckard's system scanner log:

Deckard's System Scanner v20070426.43
Run by Nick on 2007-05-23 at 20:53:25
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
128: 2007-05-24 00:53:41 UTC - RP721 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
127: 2007-05-23 00:30:37 UTC - RP720 - System Checkpoint
126: 2007-05-21 22:52:23 UTC - RP719 - System Checkpoint
125: 2007-05-19 23:05:53 UTC - RP718 - System Checkpoint
124: 2007-05-13 17:19:53 UTC - RP717 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2006-12-15 15:51:25 UTC - RP594 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.

Performed disk cleanup.


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

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:32:31 PM, on 23/05/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Net... Read more

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Hello all,
I have a strange issue. Dell Studio xps running Windows 7 was working completely fine. I wake up this morning to find the computer has restarted itself. I log in to my user and the computer is extremely sluggish. Many different programs won't open and computer just locks up. Safe mode seems to be more stable so I thought it might be a video card issue... opened up the machine and made sure all connections were tight and dust free.
Haven't downloaded anything new. Windows updates won't start without me doing it. Tried start up repair.. nothing. Last resort now trying to check for viruses in safe mode although I doubt this is the issue... any ideas?

Answer:Windows locking up, long boot time, can't open programs.

Are there any error codes in the log file?

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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
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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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I've had my laptop (Satelite L750) for just over 6 months now, and it has a few problems.

1. It's very slow for a new computer. Often I type something and it doesn't register for a couple of seconds, I open a program and it takes about 20 secs before it actually starts loading, sometimes I click on a program and it doesn't even open. Is this because I have too much stuff on my computer? Or is there a fault, and I should go and see the computer guys?

2. It won't let me change the background or the screen saver pictures. I changed them once when I first got the computer, and now it doesn't save any new ones.


BACKGROUND INFO:
I have installed Norton 360.
I have AutoCAD on the computer.
I have Windows7.
I have Microsoft 2007 Professional.

COMPUTER:
Has intelCORE i7
8G ram
64-bit operating system


I'd be grateful to anyone who could help. :)

Answer:Satelite L750 is slow, takes a long time to open programs

> Is this because I have too much stuff on my computer?

Its not because you?ve got too much stuff? but possibly it loads slowly because many background processes running at the same time.

Start MSCONFIG and check the Startup tab.
Here you will see all processes which will be started while booting the notebook?s system.
Check the single processes and disable some which are not really needed.

Furthermore I see you are using Norton?
This Antivirus software needs a lot resources and slowdowns the system extremely? I have uninstalled this software and switched to Avira Antivirus and Avast!
Since that my system runs much faster

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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 owned this i7 X220T for about 3-4 months now and even from the get-go it ran pretty hot (refused to go below 45C on idle when I was outside in 30F weather) but now the idle temps are getting to levels that border on unsafe! I'm currently at 71-75C idle and all I have running on my computer is Firefox and Speccy. Would contacting a Lenovo tech and getting him to replace the TIM help significantly??? I know these chips are known to run hot, but there is no way anything was ever designed to run at 70C idle... I have thoroughly cleaned the exhaust ports on this unit (although at 3-4 months old it shouldn't have a dust problem anyway) and run it with the battery inserted + AC power on the "balanced" setting, meaning the chip isn't overclocking itself at all. ::edit::Also, I forgot to mention that it is normally resting on my hardwood computer desk that is practically dust free and it has plenty of room for air to vent. 













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:X220T i7, Extremely High Idle Temps???

that is very high for idling temp, probably best to send it in.Although did you update the bios firmware before this problem occurred.And is the fan running properly?

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Hello everyone, I've been having a very weird problem recently, in which I BELIEVE is involving high physical memory usage. Sometimes I will be doing things such as playing a game, or watching a stream, and my computer will run fine for a little while. But at random times, my computer will majorly slow down and sometimes even crash. If it doesn't crash, sometimes it will get so slow to the point where I have to hold down the power button and manually shut it down. Every time my computer slows down I notice it is using a TON of physical memory. It's actually happening right now. My computer is going very slow and it's using 6.22 GB memory out of 8. There are no big programs running right now, so I don't understand why it's being slow. I hope someone is able to help. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Update: I just tried to open chrome, and the computer froze completely. It would not unfreeze. After leaving it frozen for a minute or two, the screen went black. This is becoming very frustrating.

Answer:Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab when the problem occurs.

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I bought a x360 pavilion awhile ago, and I even spent extra money to get more ram (6GB)It was pretty fast when I first got it, but now it's super slow. I just use it for writing word documents and internet browsing.The disk usage is always 100%, even when it it just sitting there with nothing open.I've tried all kinds of things to fix this, like defragging, updating all dirvers, etc...Nothing has worked. I'm wondering if someone here can help me get this resolved, as it slows my productivity. Details:Model: 13t-u000P/N: T5M33AV Thank you for your time.

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Hey guys, recently my W10 PC seems to be using a fair bit of CPU. I noticed this because my Battlefield 1 fps appeared to have dropped. First thing I did was roll back my nvidia drivers to the previous version, but then I noticed my cpu usage. I seem to be using 35-45% cpu usage at idle. I've never seen it go below 35% (In safe mode its around 2-3%).

Things i've tried:
- Sfc scannow at boot (it found & fixed a few things)
- chkdsk /f at boot
- Stuff from here: Windows 10 High CPU Usage Fixes
- Superantispyware scan

Hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction!
Thanks!

Answer:High CPU Usage at Idle

Hi, wsappax is related to Store apps (universal apps).

I'm wondering why explorer is using so much CPU time.

System and Compressed memory should normally be using negligible CPU time.

Presumably Defender (Antimalware) is active 'cos of other activity.

2-3% CPU use in Safe Mode is high... can you post a screenshot of your task manager in Safe Mode?

wsappax:
If you expand the selection, one, two or even three Windows services are listed: Windows Store Service (WSService), Client License Service (ClipSVC) and AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC).

AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC)
Provides infrastructure support for deploying Store applications. This service is started on demand and if disabled Store applications will not be deployed to the system, and may not function properly.

Client License Service (ClipSVC)
Provides infrastructure support for the Microsoft Store. This service is started on demand and if disabled applications bought using Windows Store will not behave correctly.

Windows Store Service (WSService)
Provides infrastructure support for Windows Store. This service is started on demand and if disabled applications bought using Windows Store will not behave correctly.

====================================
You have 0 internet activity, so this is nothing to do with app updates.
A quick search on wsappx and CPU use does not suggest an immediate solution. I've found nothing on this forum on wsappx.

Have you recently installed any new apps since th... Read more

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Hello Everyone,

Firstly, please forgive me if any of the below requests are ignorant, I am new to the world of troubleshooting Windows 7 this thoroughly.

Overview:

I have had a perpetual issue with CPU Usage and have tried several different methods of eradicating the issue without much success. After a lot of trial and error I do believe the issue lies with open services/processes that I am not confident of disabling. Could someone please help me understand or locate the resource hog.

Specs:

I currently have a new system: AS ROCK Z77 OC Formula Motherboard, Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge, 2 x Velociraptor 10000 RPM HDDs, 1 x Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM HDD, 1 x 160GB Seagate 5400 RPM HDD, 16GB DDR3 RAM, Nvidia GTX 670 GPU (4GB Version).

Core Issue:

When I first installed Windows my CPU usage was 0 at idle, now its 15%-25% at idle, and I can’t seem to find out why. Some may say around 20% isn't that bad but this is how it started with my previous system and then towards the end i had it at 90%+ and i had NO way to resolve that, so i want to address this problem before it gets out of hand.

CoreTemp manifests the following:

Core 0: 46-49C
Core 1: 49-53C
Core 2: 46-49C
Core 3: 43-46C

Processes:

I have 83 processes running and my memory usage is 2.46GB.

Here are screenshots of my Process view:




I have no viruses detected and either way my PC is hardly 3 days old.

In Conclusion:

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Answer:CPU Usage High at idle...Please Help..

Here is a list of some very good suggestions. I would start with msconfig/Start Up and NON Microsoft Services.
Optimize Windows 7

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Hi all, have this problem for a while now. I have 16GB of ram and usage is extremely high while PC is in idle. 99% ram usage and 70-80% quite often.When i start the computer it's fine and then it starts slowly to increase to as i said 70-80 and finally 99%. Computer doesn't lag or lacks of performance even when 99% of the ram is used ?! If you know how to fix that s..t pls aa and that happens in win 10 and win 7 also
I checked task manager to see which process uses that much memory but nothing appeared to be out of order. Could it be some kind of virus ?

Answer:RAM usage too high in idle ?

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory info.

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What the hell? How does that happen?
 

Answer:High CPU usage despite Idle at 99%?

Are you on a dual core machine? Or something with more than one core or CPU? If so, bring up Task Manager, click the Performance tab, click View on the menu bar, select CPU History and make sure "One Graph Per CPU" is selected. That way you get to see all your cores. This is the most common reason Task Manager will show conflicting CPU usage reports just like yours.

If you're not on a dual core machine/dual CPU, then something is seriously wrong. Try running System File Checker from the Run box: Start - Run - sfc /scannow (press Enter). If any files are corrupt in your machine, it'll need the XP CD to restore them to original digitally signed states.

Hope this helps...
 

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For some reason I have 2GB (out of 4GB) of RAM being and my laptop is slow in general. Even typing this it's lagging.

I take it this could be a virus?

Answer:High RAM Usage at idle

or you're antivirus... LOL

can you post a list of softwares you installed?

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Hey guys, recently my W10 PC seems to be using a fair bit of CPU. I noticed this because my Battlefield 1 fps appeared to have dropped. First thing I did was roll back my nvidia drivers to the previous version, but then I noticed my cpu usage. I seem to be using 35-45% cpu usage at idle. I've never seen it go below 35% (In safe mode its around 2-3%).

Things i've tried:
- Sfc scannow at boot (it found & fixed a few things)
- chkdsk /f at boot
- Stuff from here: Windows 10 High CPU Usage Fixes
- Superantispyware scan

Hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction!
Thanks!

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I found out that my computer uses 58% ram when idle. I would like to know how I fix this and what is causing it to be this high. My computer currently has 16gbs of ram. Here are some screenshots from task manager. http://imgur.com/a/aKsMZ
 

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whats up guys, i just reinstalled xp and my system is almost at bare essentials but for some odd reason my cpu usage is at 50% all the time and never drops below that. I ran hjt and the log was clean. i even posted it here and no one could find anything. I have no clue what it could be. Any ideas!!???

Thanks,
J

Answer:cpu usage high at idle

Easiest way to ID the culprit is to start the taskmanager and look down the list of services, a lot of open office progs seem to do this and other GNU licensed stuff, seems not to be as good as proclaimed, but taskmanager should soon tell you the culprit.

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Hi guys! I'm Pig and I'm new!

I got my pc 3 years ago. It's a windows xp sp3. Three days ago I reformatted my computer because of some silly driver glitch. (I couldn't seem to finish installation of my printer's driver and my wireless internet card driver for some reason)

Now with all updated drivers and such, usually my cpu usage ranges between 3% to 9 %. But it's jumping between 27% to 55% with no running program. I thought it was simply dust so I cleared them completely off, no dice.

My system is:
Windows XP sp3 Professional
AMD Athlon Processor LE 1640
2.59Ghz, 3.25 GB of ram (which I swore I though I threw 4gb of ram in my computer)

I dun know much about computers aside from playing games and Microsoft Word/Mozilla for schoolwork. Please tell me what other info is needed to solve this annoying problem. Thanks so much! Onegaishimasu!
 

Answer:Cpu Usage High when Idle

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Hi all, have this problem for a while now. Ram usage is extremely high while PC is in idle.I have 16GB and 99% ram usage and 70-80% is quite often.When i start the computer it's fine and then it starts slowly to increase to as i said 70-80 and finally 99%. Computer doesn't lag or lacks of performance even when 99% of the ram is used ?! If you know how to fix that s..t pls:) aa and that happens in win 10 and win 7 also:(

Answer:High RAM usage in idle ?

You might have the problem I had earlier in the year. BC helped me fix it with the microsoft link. The other link is my post last feb. Looking in task manager you should be able to find whatever it is that is hogging the memory.http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,153868.0.htmlhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2889748However its very odd that the issue affects Windows 10 as well on same system. Guessing you scanned for virus's and its clean.

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Hello,
Basically I noticed that my PC has a lot of RAM used but no program is using the RAM - see attached screenshots. Obviously it doesnt really affect me until I launch a game: eg GTA 5 which before ran happily at 60 and is now stuck on less than 1 FPS when I get into the game (even after spending like 20 minutes in lag hell to try to reduce all the settings to the lowest)
However Rainbow Six Siege runs at 120 FPS with no issues, so GTA may be an isolated incident.


(Also important to note I only have 8Gb of RAM, even though it says */16.0GB for the committed memory)

Specs are:
Computer type:PC/DesktopOS:Windows 10CPU:Intel Core i5 3570kMotherboard:ASUSTek P8H61-M LE/USB3Memory:8Gb(2x Corsair 4Gb 1600mhz Vengeance) DDR3 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9Graphics Card(s):NVIDIA GeForce GTX970Sound Card:Onboard 7.1 Audio (Realtek)Hard Drives:1Tb ST1000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device
1Tb Hitachi HDE721010SLA330 ATA DevicePSU:XFX PRO850WCase:Zalman Z11Cooling:Corsair H60 Water Cooler

Please help!

Answer:High RAM usage while idle

You might also want to post a screenshot of your start ups.

Cortana seems to be using a lot of memory for just being idle. If this is not being used, perhaps you might want to disable that. Your CPU also seems high for just being idle. I don't know if this 'jumped' while you took the screen image, but to me it appears that in these three images, your CPU load ranged between 15 - 36%, which seems high for your processor during basically idle time. You might want to boot into SafeMode and see what things look like. See HERE.

I would think you should see a noticeable drop in resource usage while in SafeMode. If that is the case, then it might be some software conflict.

You might have to disable one start up at a time, then test your system. If no change, go back and enable it, then disable the next one in line.

You might also be experiencing some memory leak some place, that might be the cause. However, you would have to identify which program or application. If you recently installed something just before the problem began, that might be a place to begin.

There is something that might help, at least until you get this sorted out. There's a free program called CleanMem.

I have used it for years, and I do have it on my Win-10 machine as well, although it does not indicate that it's compatible with win-10 (yet).

It will force the release of unused memory every 'X' amount of time. It's defaulted to every 15 minutes, but I have mine set for every five minutes. When... Read more

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Hi

I have an issue with my CPU where CPU1 will stay at 60-100 % work rate when idle, and CPU2 is staying at around 20-60%. The rest are staying low at around 0-10% with a few minor spikes here and there.

I have unparked all my cores to try and get the latter ones to take some of the work away from number 1 and 2, but it doesn't seem to help much. I'm wondering what could be causing this. Im gonna give you a picture showing how this doesnt add up from my point of view, and i'll write my specs down.

Fyi my main problem is when i try to run games like Arma 3 (which has pretty horrible single threaded CPU usage as i understand it) and it doesnt have any juice to work with as it's only using my already overworked CPU1 and maybe a bit of CPU2.

Another odd thing to note is that the game runs smooth sometimes, and other times the FPS is so low when i enter the game and throughout the game that it's basically unplayable.

Specs:
- Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @3.40GHz
- 16 GB ram, 1600mhz
- 2x AMD Radeon HD 6900 crossfired
- 800W Cooler Master silent pro gold
64 bit windows
 

Answer:High (idle) CPU usage

First....I see you are using MSI afterburner, turn that off and see what happens. Next...I see you have and AMD 6900 series GPU and you're running the Crimson driver package for it (is that the BETA driver)....not possible as those 4xxx, 5xxx and 6xxx series GPU have been labeled as Legacy cards and no further support is available and the last known driver for them is the 15.7.1 package. That might be your issue right there.

I'd start off with turning off AfterBurner and then installing the correct GPU driver and then check your results.

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=legacy3&os=Windows 10 - 64
 

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Hey can anyone help me i thought formatting would help ..i changed my psu even that didnt help.i use windows7 ultimate..even when my system is idle the CPU utilization is 60% when i run additional programs the system restarts...i tried killing processes which occupied high cpu but some other process would occupy 50% again
i uploaded the screenshot of my task manager.....
Please help me..
TQ..

Answer:Cpu usage high even when cpu is idle

click on show from all users maximize the box and post another screeshot

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Hey,
Why is my ram usage so high, it wasn't like this before I updated origin. Now its just stupidly high on idle.
click here

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Hi guys,
When I open Windows Task Manager the numbers in CPU never seem to add up to the 50% that it says it's being using, so I'm not sure what process is hogging it. Once I open Chrome, it can go up to 80-90%.
Also when I'm in chrome and I enter an url it seems to take longer than usual and even not going to the address just staying in the blank page.
 
I got told that I should include screenshots from both task manager and process explorer.
 
PS: I'm a new user but I'm a bit tech savy and my most fear is that it is the beginning of hard disk failure.

 

 
 

Answer:High CPU usage even when idle (50%>)

Hello FrekkonYour Kaspersky is running very high. Uninstall and re install it. Have your product key handy.Some errors might occur when removing Kaspersky Lab products via the Start Menu or Control Panel. As a result the application may not remove correctly or remnants of the application may remain in the system.To fully remove the installed Kaspersky Lab product, use the Kavremover utility. Note that the utility deletes all activation data and you will need to activate your product after reinstalling.

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Hi all, have this problem for a while now. Ram usage is extremely high while PC is in idle.I have 16GB and 99% ram usage and 70-80% is quite often.When i start the computer it's fine and then it starts slowly to increase to as i said 70-80 and finally 99%. Computer doesn't lag or lacks of performance even when 99% of the ram is used ?! If you know how to fix that s..t pls:) aa and that happens in win 10 and win 7 also:(

Answer:High RAM usage in idle ?

You might have the problem I had earlier in the year. BC helped me fix it with the microsoft link. The other link is my post last feb. Looking in task manager you should be able to find whatever it is that is hogging the memory.http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,153868.0.htmlhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2889748However its very odd that the issue affects Windows 10 as well on same system. Guessing you scanned for virus's and its clean.

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Hello Crew!!! I have been using a ThinkPad Z60t, running the OS WinXP Pro that came bundled with the Thinkvantage Software. I have had no problems with my computer for the two years I have been using it. I use it as much if not more then a traditional desktop, covering all aspects of my life, from business to gaming (although it is not a gaming comp, it does me fine). Recently, within the last week or so, I noticed a huge lag-like spike every minute or less, including when the system is idle and isn't playing anything. I ran McAfee as well as AdAware and found no issues out of the ordinary. After reading a few forumn posts, on other websites, I ran a processes check, with Microsoft based software "Sysinternals" and found that over 50-80% of my processor was being used by Deffered Procedure Calls (DPC's) and Hardware interrupts. I chose to reinitialize my entire system, back to factory settings, wiped it all. Guess what it is still doing it!!!!   I have completely updated my OS, and other forumns suggest that there is a hardware issue, or intermittent signal with the CPU or Motherboard, what can I do to test this theory or to find solutions, please help me!!!!!

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It appears my HDD usage is very high even on idle. What information do I need to provide in order to receive help?

Answer:HDD usage very high even on idle

First bit of information we need. Are you facing any problems other than supposed "high usage" of [insert resource here].

Or is your computer running just fine and now we are chasing geese?

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Hi all,

I've got a problem with my PC - I've searched high and low but can't find a solution - any help would be really appreciated.

When it's idle I noticed that my CPU usage was hovering around the 20% mark (I only noticed as I could hear my CPU fan speed up). As soon as I move the mouse to turn the (blank screen) screensaver off, the CPU goes back to 0% usage.

I'm trying to track down the offending process using Process Monitor (in particular the Event Profiling option). The process that is affecting my CPU is svchost.exe - which I know is the host for a number of services. I checked the PID and using Task Manager, checked what processes this particular one was hosting:

UxSms
UmRdpService
TrkWks
SysMain
PcaSvc
Netman
IPBusEnum
hidserv
AudioEndpointBuilder

I also filtered my Process Monitor log to see events that were logged to that svchost.exe. What I found was an entry for every single directory on my C and D drives - see the following extract:

svchost.exe
1136
CreateFile
D:\MY DOCUMENTS\My Music\Music\FLEETWOOD MAC\RUMOURS (EXPANDED & REMASTERED) - DISC 1
SUCCESS
Desired Access: Read Data/List Directory, Synchronize, Disposition: Open, Options: Directory, Synchronous IO Non-Alert, Complete If Oplocked, Open For Backup, Attributes: n/a, ShareMode: Read, Write, Delete, AllocationSize: n/a, Impersonating: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM, OpenResult: Opened


svchost.exe
1136
SetBasicInformationFile
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Answer:CPU usage high at idle

Don't know what the logged events mean, but I think you may have a scheduled task that is set up to run when the computer is idle. If you can find that task you may be able to solve it. I don't know a way to find tasks that run when idle except to open every task and check its conditions and that's too difficult. But if you open a command prompt (cmd.exe) and run this you'll get a list of all running tasks:

schtasks /query | find "Running"

But chances are that when you run it after the computer is in idle, the task will stop. Put the code below in a text file and save it as .bat When you run it it will list all running tasks every 30 seconds, and it will include a time stamp too.

Code:
@ECHO OFF
:LOOP
TIME /T
schtasks /query | find "Running"
TIMEOUT /T 30
GOTO LOOP
And try Process Explorer, also from Sysinternals, instead of Task Manager. It's much better!

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Hello,
Basically I noticed that my PC has a lot of RAM used but no program is using the RAM - see attached screenshots. Obviously it doesnt really affect me until I launch a game: eg GTA 5 which before ran happily at 60 and is now stuck on less than 1 FPS when I get into the game (even after spending like 20 minutes in lag hell to try to reduce all the settings to the lowest)
However Rainbow Six Siege runs at 120 FPS with no issues, so GTA may be an isolated incident.


(Also important to note I only have 8Gb of RAM, even though it says */16.0GB for the committed memory)

Specs are:
Computer type:PC/DesktopOS:Windows 10CPU:Intel Core i5 3570kMotherboard:ASUSTek P8H61-M LE/USB3Memory:8Gb(2x Corsair 4Gb 1600mhz Vengeance) DDR3 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9Graphics Card(s):NVIDIA GeForce GTX970Sound Card:Onboard 7.1 Audio (Realtek)Hard Drives:1Tb ST1000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device
1Tb Hitachi HDE721010SLA330 ATA DevicePSU:XFX PRO850WCase:Zalman Z11Cooling:Corsair H60 Water Cooler

Please help!

Answer:High RAM usage while idle

You might also want to post a screenshot of your start ups.

Cortana seems to be using a lot of memory for just being idle. If this is not being used, perhaps you might want to disable that. Your CPU also seems high for just being idle. I don't know if this 'jumped' while you took the screen image, but to me it appears that in these three images, your CPU load ranged between 15 - 36%, which seems high for your processor during basically idle time. You might want to boot into SafeMode and see what things look like. See HERE.

I would think you should see a noticeable drop in resource usage while in SafeMode. If that is the case, then it might be some software conflict.

You might have to disable one start up at a time, then test your system. If no change, go back and enable it, then disable the next one in line.

You might also be experiencing some memory leak some place, that might be the cause. However, you would have to identify which program or application. If you recently installed something just before the problem began, that might be a place to begin.

There is something that might help, at least until you get this sorted out. There's a free program called CleanMem.

I have used it for years, and I do have it on my Win-10 machine as well, although it does not indicate that it's compatible with win-10 (yet).

It will force the release of unused memory every 'X' amount of time. It's defaulted to every 15 minutes, but I have mine set for every five minutes. When... Read more

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Researching over the forums for this issue

Hi all, have this problem for a while now. I have 16GB of ram and usage is extremely high while PC is in idle. 99% ram usage and 70-80% quite often.When i start the computer it's fine and then it starts slowly to increase to as i said 70-80 and finally 99%. Computer doesn't lag or lacks of performance even when 99% of the ram is used ?! If you know how to fix that s..t pls aa and that happens in win 10 and win 7 also
I checked task manager to see which process uses that much memory but nothing appeared to be out of order. Could it be some kind of virus ?

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Hi there,
 
I found this forum when my laptop was infected by qvo6, and I've removed that hijacker successfully using the instructions here (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-qvo6.com-browser-hijacker), thanks very much to all the volunteers!
 
Not sure if I'm being more sensitive to my laptop's changes because of the qvo6 incident, but recently I've found that my CPU usage is always high - at least 50% even when I'm not running any programs.
 
When I open Windows Task Manager the numbers in CPU never add up to 50%, so I'm not sure what process is hogging it. Once I open Chrome, it can go up to 80-90%, which hasn't really happened before (I usually can use Chrome, Firefox, iTunes, Microsoft Word simultaneously without any problems).
 
Would someone be able to help me with this? As mentioned, when my laptop was infected with qvo6, I ran iExplore, adwcleaner, malwarebytes and the scans are clear except for a "##### C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\XX_clean\prefs.js"
 
Appreciate any advice, thanks in advance!
 
ETA: First time user here, so please let me know if it's not the right forum for this issue.

Answer:High CPU usage (50% even when idle)

Please post a screenshot of Task Manager...which reflects this high usage.
 
Louis

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my ram usage is sky high on nothing have 6gig W7

if u need me to download and post anything pls just ask so i can fix the problem.

i uploaded my Task manager Processes, Performance and Resource Monitor memory.

Answer:High RAM Usage At Idle 80% on Nothing

Question : Do you oftely use software or games that are memory intensive? If so, Windows preloads them in memory so they load faster. That's the only explanation I have. The others will probably have more ideas though.

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Hi All,

Newby Randy here with an old issue that I need help with. I have a 9 year old Compaq 2590 P-4 laptop and lately CPU usage is always very high at idle. Painfully slow with XP-Pro and a gig of ram (max for this old machine).

I suspect I've been hijacked so I ran Hijack This and below is the log file. I'm prepared to reformat to fix this but maybe one of you gurus can advise further. Thanks Much.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:17:38 PM, on 12/26/2012
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG511SCU\Utility\Gear511.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = h... Read more

Answer:Cpu Usage High when Idle #2

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Hi, I'm not sure what is causing this, but my CPU usage is running at near 100% with simply running one tab in IE. I figured it was a problem with IE, so I tried Google Chrome and Safari, with the same problems. It seems to jump constantly at anywhere from 40-100%. It's causing my computer to essentially freeze, and has made going on the internet nearly impossible.

Any advice on how to get rid of this potenial virus would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Extremely High CPU Usage

Hi, I'm not sure what is causing this, but my CPU usage is running at near 100% with simply running one tab in IE. I figured it was a problem with IE, so I tried Google Chrome and Safari, with the same problems. It seems to jump constantly at anywhere from 40-100%. It's causing my computer to essentially freeze, and has made going on the internet nearly impossible. Any advice on how to get rid of this potenial virus would be much appreciated. Thanks!Hi, can you tell which process(es) is/are spiking and causing the cpu to run near 100%?

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Hello,

I am having a problem with my computer. It has of late been running at 90+ % CPU usage, and sometimes 100. When i hit Ctrl ALT DEL and open the task manager, the services.exe under the processes tab is using almost all of the CPU. Why is this? I have Norton installed and can find no viruses. The laptops cooling fan is so loud now, presumably cause of the high CPU usage. I am running windows 7, 64 bit.

Thanks so much in advance,

Tom
 

Answer:Extremely High CPU Usage

Run msconfig, go to the services tab, checkmark 'hide microsoft services', and then uncheck the ones remaining. See if things improve.
 

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I'm running WinXp Home SP2 and my current mem usage tops out at 1.65gigs. The problem is that I only have Firefox( with 8 tabs open, no pics), thurderbird, an e-mail, memusage program, trillian, Windows explorer, Foobar and a downlaod manager(downloading a WoW trial). What the hell is going on? When I was running Win2kPro, my mem usage was NEVER this high(considering what I'm doing). When I first turn the comptuer on, mem usage is always around 450 megs. Anything I can do?
 

Answer:Mem usage is extremely high

trojan/virus scan? run hijackthis. you definitely shouldnt be using 1.65gig. heh.
 

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My CPU usage is constantly really high, even when I'm doing nothing demanding. Furthermore, it's erratic; for example, where I began typing in this thread, my CPU was at 97% and then all of a sudden drop down to 10% and then back up to 90% etc. I even ran it in safe mode - where it was barley running any processes - and it was going up to 98%. (I'd post a link but I haven't accumulated 5 posts)

Thank you.
 

Answer:Extremely high CPU usage

What make and model laptop is this? What version of Windows are you running?
 

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Hi,

I have a lot of tabs opened in chrome, lets say, about 30. But when I don't do nothing, the CPU is being used between 25 and 40%, mostly by chrome.

But when I close Chrome and use only task manager I still get and average of 6% CPU usage and 33% of memory used. Coincidence or not when I started to move the mouse a lot I got CPU usages as high as 30%.

Some of process that are always working are: G-Buster Brownser Defense and IAstorDataSvc (32 bits). I'm using windows 8.

Can you help me ?

Cheers
 

Answer:High CPU and memory usage in idle

You may wish to use:

Startup_CPL
 

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Ram usage is about 13% when idlem at desktop.
Here is a copy of HijackThis Logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:33:36 PM, on 10/13/2006
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
F:\Programs\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\srvany.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\LCDMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDClock.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Sof... Read more

Answer:High Idle Memory usage...

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Amount of information provided you can have a understanding of the system. Cannot figure out why using 2.08 Gb of memory at idle? Checking under Task Manager Performance. OS installed thru Elevated Command prompt at Language Option F-10. Hard Drives Clean All. H.D checked and verified.

Example: Tap/Start/Documents/Right Tap Favorites/Tap Location/Moved To Drive I: Moved the following folders: Down Loads, Favorites, My Documents, My Music, My Videos, My Pictures,

A.V. Norton Internet Security 2015 Running a Trial version looking for a good A.V. Turned off every possible option under advanced settings.

All software installed Auto Up-Dates disabled.

All of the hardware recently tested including memory with MemTest86_V5.00 10 Pass on each memory module then 10 Pass all modules installed.

System Specifications:

O.S. windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. Full administrator use. Tweaked the OS following NickN Guide for Flight Simulator X. All of the bells and whistles for the O.S. are disabled.

THE FSX COMPUTER SYSTEM: THE BIBLE - BY: NickN - SimForums.com Discussion

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Answer:High memory Usage @ Idle

I don't see this usage as either unusual or abnormal.

Memory usage is always under the control of the system memory manager, the primary goal being to maximize overall system performance. It usually works very well.The system will always try to find some use for as much memory as possible, even if it is only of trivial use. Within reasonable limits the more memory you have, the more it will use. This memory usage is of course higher than necessary, and that is a good thing. The memory manager is using the large amount of memory available to improve performance. But if a large application needs more memory this usage will automatically be trimmed back, drastically if necessary. With 12 GB RAM that isn't likely to happen very often.

Don't be concerned over the low value for "Free" memory that may occasionally show. This number is of little importance and is often misunderstood. The value of importance is "Available" and that is very high. And that is good.

Don't be concerned that adding up the memory usage in the process list doesn't add up to total usage. It was never intended that it would. The default configuration doesn't show all process usage and there are major users of memory that are not processes, not all of which are shown in Task Manager.

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I noticed a couple weeks ago my laptop's cpu fan had been cranking even when I was only surfing the internet or typing something up in Microsoft word. I've been monitoring the CPU usage over those last few weeks and when the computer is idle the cpu usage hovers anywhere between 25%-60% with no programs open.

I started looking around the internet for solutions. I did a full computer scan with Norton Antivirus which caught a few small bugs. Then restarted the computer and now it runs around 25%-45% when idle.

I downloaded Process Explorer to show more of what was bogging down the cpu. At the top of the list was "System Idle Process" in the cpu column reads between 60-70. Also AppleMobileDeviceService.exe in the cpu column is between 20-25. Everything else was close enough to 0 that it wouldn't make a difference. I'm not sure what this means or how I should go about fixing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:High CPU usage when laptop is idle

Here is an Apple article I found about AppleMobileDeviceService.exe high CPU use.
AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is hogging up to %50 of CPU

Looks like a lot of people have this issue, and a lot of theories on how to solve it...

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Hello,

I've had this problem for a while.

After I stop using my computer, at the 4th minute mark of being idle something sets off. I always notice it when I work next to it because the vents rev up, it becomes loud, which means more wear and tear, etc.

So first things first, open up the task manager and process explorer to see what's going on. However, as soon as I move my mouse (or give any input really) everything calms back down to 0% or 1% and I can't really see what's driving it. I still managed to snap this screenshot though.

As you can see from it, BitDefender seems to be the culprit. But I don't understand why because even when I turn idle scan and auto-update off, the problem is still here. So it might not be BitDefender after all.

I've also thought of Windows indexing and defragmenting services which were set to run at idle. Nothing is solved after switching both to off.

I'd like to know how can I find out what process exactly is causing the CPU to rise, that is, high disk usage.

Thanks for any help!

Answer:High idle disk and cpu usage

Just sounds like normal windows maintenance to me, mine starts off automatically after being idle for a few mns, they should settle down after a while, but as soon as you use the machine windows pauses the process

Event viewer might also give an idea of what it is doing

A way to see what process is doing it
Disable screen saver if it comes on after a few minutes
open up task manager on the process tab sorted by cpu

sit and watch it for 4 mins and you should see which process is running

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Hi all, I have an i5 x230, win8 pro installed on a crucial m4 msata ssd, 16gb of ram. I lately noticed a sharp drop in battery life. I believe this is due by high cpu utilization when idle, which I see from task manager, and shows the System process hovering above 30% cpu utilization. This goes down when I restart, but comes up again after a while, possibly when coming back from sleep. Does anyone have any idea about this? I tried to search the knowledge base a bit, but nothing came up. Thanks!













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Answer:high cpu usage when idle / x230

It could be the auto-cleanup maintenance process from windows 8, hate that thing.

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So last night, my ram usage was around 30 percent idle. I turn on my computer today and the usage is 80 percent! Can anyone help? If you need anymore information just ask.

Answer:[SOLVED] High RAM Usage while Idle

Hi,

What are your computer specifications? (RAM, CPU etc.) Is your computer slowing down when you use it? Go to the Task Manager-Processes, what tasks have the highest usage? Also what programs are you running?

Steve

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I noticed that after I wake up my laptop from sleep/hybernation (closing and opening the laptop) task manager shows that "system" is taking up ~20% CPU usage. Process explorer show that ntoskml.exe is to blame for the high CPU usage. Is the problem a faulty driver like the internet seems to suggest or something else? How can I fix this?

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I've just done a factory reset on my Aspire One 725 laptop, and am getting serious performance issues. Opening a web browser (IE, Firefox or Chrome) takes 25-35 seconds. Opening MS Word takes 25 seconds, etc... Task Manager shows very high CPU usage even when the machine is idle (often sitting between 80-100% for a few minutes at a time, when NO applications are open in Task Manager). The list of Processes in Task Manager does not show anything using significant CPU however - just taskmgr.exe @2% and dwm.exe @1%. I have installed AVG anti-virus (free edition), but have temporarily disabled it and the CPU continued to sit at 90-100%. There was/is no AV scan running. I read somewhere that an old battery can cause problems on Acer laptops, but I tried removing the battery (and just running on mains power) and it made no difference. RAM usage is appromimately 50% (950Mb used, of 2Gb). This constant CPU usage when the machine is idle is rendering it pretty much un-usable. How can I work out what's causing it?

Answer:Aspire One 725 high CPU usage when idle

Sorry - I should have added that it's running Windows 7 x64, and the model number is AO725...

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Hey guys, just installed a new Samsung 850 EVO SSD Dual Booting with Linux. Used what I believe is called a Retail Version of Windows 7 to avoid all the junk that was included with the Toshiba Disks. Seems recently Windows 7 is running at 50+% CPU and 30+% at Idle right after boot, is this normal for an SSD? And, I left it like this for like an hour just to see if it would calm down.

Right now running 82% CPU and 51% Memory with only Three Tabs open and nothing else...using Chrome. One my Yahoo Mail, Youtube music, This site and my Bookmarks Tab. I've looked around at what is running but nothing seems abnormal, any suggestions?

Nasty7

Answer:High CPU and Memory Usage at Idle

Hi,
This is windows updates time
Micro... has been playing cat and mouse on these download links so if they do not exist yet you might have to use the catalog to get them if the links don't work,
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

Make sure KB3020369 is installed
Win-7 32 bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=46827
Win-7 64 bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=46817

Then manually install KB3172605
Win-7 32 bit,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=53335
Win-7 64 bit,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=53332

After switch your windows update settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

You must use Internet explorer to download from the catalog
Microsoft Update Catalog
You also have to right click ie and use run as administrator don't ask me why but the 2 recommended browser add-ons won't install unless you do,

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my computer uses 29 percent on idle my phsical memory is at i have a 32 bit
system 3GB RAM and 5 GB page file but why is the usage so high
and it climb to 35 percent if i have it on for a couple of hours
but it used to stay at 17 percent on idle i use cleanmem
they all start when i changed my account to a different one i delete the my previous account
all i want is to get the memory usage down to normal
 

Answer:high memory usage on idle

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I've been trying to solve this issue for the past week with little to no success. My laptop is a Dell Vostro 1400, with Windows XP SP2 installed on it, with Windows 98 as the Base OS. I've tried reinstalling XP, thinking it was an issue with my install of XP. CPU Usage will read as 30% to as high as 90% with nothing but the desktop and key systems running. When I look at my proccesses though, the System Idle Process reads as 96 to 80%, which should make the CPU Usage 4-20%. This issue has been going on since the Windows Update last week. If anyone else has been havng this proble\m, or has a fi for it, PLEASE let me know, so I can stop slamming my head into a brick wall over this...Just in case, I did a HiJackThis scan. Here's my logfile for it.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:01:23 PM, on 1/10/2010Platform: 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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Fil... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage at high levels (30-70%), on idle

Hello, your log was movedfrom the XP to this forum because of safety considerations. HijackThis logs may only be posted in this forum and due to time constraints, we can only tell you whether or not your log appears free of infection or not--other troubleshooting can be done without a HijackThis log.Your log looks clean. It doesn't look like a malware issue, rather a possible problem with a Windows update and possibly exacerbated by the system being an upgrade from 98 and old. I suggest you repost your questions in the XP forum and this time don't post the HijackThis log. However, it would be a good idea to post a link to this log as some might find the HJT information useful.This topic is now closed.

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Hello, I realize this is a general kind of problem lacking the easy to resolve details, but here is a problem that cropped up yesterday on my computer.

My CPU usage when no applications beyond the startup ones are running is 56%. This seems really high to me as I'd expect it to be pretty low when I am not actively doing anything on the system. Also, periodically I get lag spikes where my whole computer will slow to a crawl and I will be almost completely unable to do anything during this minute or so.

I am running Vista Home Premium 32-bit. So far I ran my Trend Micro Antivirus scan and a Spybot Search and Destroy scan with nothing that needed to be removed on either. To my memory I have not installed any new applications lately that might cause this. Any thoughts on what might be going on or what I should do to determine further details on the problem?

I realize this is a fuzzy post, but I'm hoping you guys can get me going in the direction I need to so you can figure out what is wrong. Thanks!

Answer:High CPU idle usage + lag spikes

There is no one answer fits all fix and it is very likely it is not malware.We can do some scans and see what shows upATFPlease download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".------------------------------------NextThe process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwareby... Read more

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So up until this morning my Windows 10 desktop has been performing really well. When the machine is idle the CPU use is only in the 1-3% range.

For some reason my idle CPU use is now CONSTANTLY 30-40% (even after a reboot)! Task manager says its "Service Host: Local System (15)". If I expand this process in task manager it lists:

Why is this happening all of a sudden? Can anyone help please? I have all Windows Updates installed and I run an i7-3770 CPU.

My machine is now slow/sluggish with 30-40% being hogged by these services!

PS: I don't have any Malware installed as I run Malwarebytes Premium and the scan comes back clean. Some goes for a full anti virus scan.

Answer:Extremely high constant CPU usage

If you have ever or currently have more than 1 antivirus programs (excluding MBAM completely), please double-check if you still do, and uninstall all but one of them.

Run this: DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image - Windows 10 Forums
Then this: SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums (RUN ONCE MORE AFTER A COMPUTER RESTART IF IT FINDS ANY FILES IT HAD TO FIX.

Check to see if anything else is running high.. check startup in Task Manager and disable anything that you don't want starting up with the OS, and check details to see if multiple instances of NON-windows processes are running, such as java, etc. For example, Java on my computer created more than 45 individual processes and slowed my PC to a crawl, had to restart to clear it, and updated java.

Update your computer, and any applications you have on it. Let MBAM and/or your antivirus program do a FULL scan (i.e. NOT a smart scan).

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Hello. I lurked around here when I had a Bagle infection and the responses for other people over here really helped me. So now I have another problem and couldn't fix it alone. This is my problem. The "System" process is eating most of my CPU. However, it constantly switches towards other processes. Sometimes it switches for some moments to the Firefox process, sometimes to Winamp, sometimes to my firewall...The CPU usage is most of the time at 80% - 100%I had tried to close processes, disable different programs in the startup, but the problem continues, so I have to think that it's a malware or some rootkit. My antivirus and antispyware (spybot) don't detect it.My PC specs are:1.5 Gb of DDR Ram.Prescot P4 3.0 Ghz.Asus motherboard. I'm using Windows XP Pro (32 bits edition), Comodo firewall, and NOD32.Here's my "DSS" log:MainLDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Uri on 2008-06-17 16:58:51Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore ---------------------------------------------------------------- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --24: 2008-06-17 19:12:22 UTC - RP25 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point23: 2008-06-16 22:47:06 UTC - RP24 - RegRun Virus Scan22: 2008-06-15 05:55:34 UTC - RP23 - RegRun Virus Scan21: 2008-06-15 05:42:08 UTC - RP22 - RegRun Virus Scan20: 2008-06-14 23:28:27 UTC - RP21 - System Checkpoint-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-05-28 17:08:22 UTC - RP2 - Comb... Read more

Answer:Extremely High Cpu Usage Problem.

Hello Urick,Apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges when using.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it and follow the prompts.If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not
malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open in Notepad:main.txt <- this one will be maximizedextra.txt <- this one will be minimizedIf not, they both can be found in the C:\Deckard\System Scanner folder.Please copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V... Read more

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hey guys I just received my sl400 in the mail this weekreally happy with it except the CPU usage is soo high, can barely load webpages like even typing this the computer is so taxed that it slows down if i write too fast or try to erase stuff I installed the latest updates from lenovo system update system specssl4003gb memorywindows vistaintel core 2 duo 2.0ghz really almost nothing installed, AIM and windows live messanger about it memory is fine, only using 1.14 of the 3.0gb just the **bleep** CPU usage!any ideas?I don't need this computer for gaming or anything like that, just work and school, but when I can't stream videos off of ESPN for example its a real issue   

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I'm assuming I have a hardware issue, but I'm not sure. I have extremely high CPU usage even after a reformat. I have process explorer from sysinternals and it seems like everything I am running is taking up more CPU usage than it used to. I have a Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 2.4GHz. It happened all of the sudden and I don't understand how this is still an issue after a clean install of windows 7. Is it possible for a CPU to break and not work to it's full potential? I've always thought that if it was broken your computer wouldn't start. Anywho, if you could help me out at all it would be awesome. Let me know if you need any extra details.

Thanks,
Rob
 

Answer:Extremely high CPU usage, even after a reformat.

Anyone have any insight? This is still happening
 

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So, basically I upgraded to Windows 10, and it's been a huge nightmare.

To start with, I didn't enjoy the experience and tried to downgrade, but I was informed the backup was corrupted (it was using a different file structure or something) and was incompatible. So... no backup even though I could clearly SEE the backup.

An external backup did not work either, for some reason, still giving an issue with file structure and formatting (particularly "Windows can not be installed onto X file structure, reformat to NTFS" which I'd done five times, reformatting both full and quick, so who knows)

Now that I've accepted that I'm going to be dealing with this operating system now, I have some actual issues to work through. Number one being that, for whatever reason, if I'm running Chrome (or another browser), the computer slows to a halt.
Service Host: DCOM usually takes 15-50(!)% CPU with any kind of active internet running. This is just silly. I currently have 9 tabs open, (mostly text pages, not graphics pages), and am running around 20% CPU from Service Host: DCOM Server Process Launcher. It would be great if under that header, it explained WHAT was using so much CPU, but it doesn't (and drop down menus across the task manager don't show this anyway).

This does however, seemingly, cause Cortana (for example) to take 5-15 seconds to open up (when service host was at 55% it took cortana 5.5 minutes to open.), and the start menu will also take a while to open.

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Answer:Extremely HIGH CPU Usage (SVCHost)

windows 7 screenshot

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Hi. Recently something bizzare has been happening. My memory usage is maxing out but I cant figure out why. i have not installed anything unusual etc.
Attached is a pic of the process's in task manager (around 100-200MB) but as u can see on the right it says over 800MB... Why???

Answer:Extremely High Memory Usage

How much memory is installed?

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When I run spybot or my antivirus my cpu goes to 100% and eventually overheats my laptop. I suspect I have a trojan/virus that's making the cpu run so high but I cannot scan my computer to find the culprit. Can someone please help? Here is my hijackthis log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:53:17 AM, on 4/30/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Foxie Suite\StartFoxie.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\btoole\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.905\HijackThis.exe

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
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Answer:CPU usage running extremely high

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Hi, I'm new here. :)

For some reason, when my computer has been on for a while, the memory usage goes really high.

I have 7gb of memory, and if sitting idle, after say, 5 or so hours, the usage will be over 6b! I've been restarting to remedy the problem, and it works, but only for a short amount of time. Now I really need a fix.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:Extremely High Memory Usage?

Hi,

When this happens next time, can you check the processes and see what processes/programs are using up the memory? (See pic below)

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I've been running a full virus scan, but it didn't fix the problem.
ONE program always uses 50% CPU. Such as TCUP, firefox, skype, etc..

So, i decided to start killing those processes which consume 50% CPU. The funny thing is, when i killed one, another one jumped to 50.
I kept going until i finally reached 0-1%, which was the normal usage when i wasn't doing anything like 2-3 days go.

My specs:
Intel Core 2 duo 2.66Ghz
3GB ram
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1

Also when i open a program, Windows Firewall tells me that the program was blocked from connecting to the internet and the only option to tick is the public network [it always asked me if public or home network, so there was 2 options before]. Whatever i do, i allow or just cancel it, the programs jumps to 50 anyway.

Maybe it's a malfunction, or it's really a virus. I don't know... But it never happened before, so i suppose it's a virus.

One of the weird named process is:
xcbfe.exe -50%

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i have a windows 7 home basic with a 64bit OS. the problem that I am experiencing with my pc is very high RAM usage The RAM usage is around 70% when i have chrome on and around 90% when im playing a game, and around 50% when i just log in . Furthermore my CPU usage flutuates from 1% to 40%. my installed RAM is 2GB(1.82gb usable) and processor is intel(r)core(tm)i3 CPU.

Answer:Extremely high memory usage

Two gigs of ram is the absolute minimum (64 bit) for just your basic surfing. Add gaming and you will soon run out of memory.

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my pc's cpu usage is constantly 100% and program are taking up more memory than they should. Please help... here's my highjackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:58:31 PM, on 1/23/2008
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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008\APVXDWIN.EXE
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Answer:Memory usage is extremely high need PLEASE help!!

Hello and welcome to the forums

My name is Katana and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.

Please observe these rules while we work:
1. If you don't know, stop and ask! Don't keep going on.
2. Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
3. Please continue to respond until I give you the "All Clear"
(Just because you can't see a problem doesn't mean it isn't there)

If you can do those three things, everything should go smoothly :D

I apologize for the delay in responding, but as you can probably see the forums are quite busy
and sometimes a post manages to slip by us.
Unfortunately there are far more people needing help than there are helpers.
Download and Run ComboFix (by sUBs)
Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:

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

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.

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So up until this morning my Windows 10 desktop has been performing really well. When the machine is idle the CPU use is only in the 1-3% range.

For some reason my idle CPU use is now CONSTANTLY 30-40% (even after a reboot)! Task manager says its "Service Host: Local System (15)". If I expand this process in task manager it lists:

Why is this happening all of a sudden? Can anyone help please? I have all Windows Updates installed and I run an i7-3770 CPU.

My machine is now slow/sluggish with 30-40% being hogged by these services!

PS: I don't have any Malware installed as I run Malwarebytes Premium and the scan comes back clean. Some goes for a full anti virus scan.

Answer:Extremely high constant CPU usage

If you have ever or currently have more than 1 antivirus programs (excluding MBAM completely), please double-check if you still do, and uninstall all but one of them.

Run this: DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image - Windows 10 Forums
Then this: SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums (RUN ONCE MORE AFTER A COMPUTER RESTART IF IT FINDS ANY FILES IT HAD TO FIX.

Check to see if anything else is running high.. check startup in Task Manager and disable anything that you don't want starting up with the OS, and check details to see if multiple instances of NON-windows processes are running, such as java, etc. For example, Java on my computer created more than 45 individual processes and slowed my PC to a crawl, had to restart to clear it, and updated java.

Update your computer, and any applications you have on it. Let MBAM and/or your antivirus program do a FULL scan (i.e. NOT a smart scan).

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I just a complete reinstall of Windows 7. As soon as my laptop started my CPU usgae is jumping between 0% and 100% continuously, with NOTHING extra running. I literally haven't installed a single program. I took a screenshot of the processes that are running by default, and also my laptop specs.
 

Answer:CPU Usage Extremely High, Nothing Running

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Could you guys help me please? Ive done all spyware and virus scans, and cleaned up my registry, but still everytime my computer just starts, my RAM has only 330MB free (out of 1GB). I dont know what else to do.
 

Answer:Extremely high RAM usage at startup

Download Mike Lin's Startup program, and get rid of all the programs that you don't need to run. Google Mike Lin. It's a free program.
 

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