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Vista Ultimate 32: high CPU usage does not correspond with process usage

Question: Vista Ultimate 32: high CPU usage does not correspond with process usage

Hi,

I just bought my brand new laptop and have loaded Vista Ultimate 32bit onto it for about 5 days. I noticed something unusual about Vista's CPU usage while idle in the task manager as well as the Resource monitor.

I have attached two pictures to show my problem. Notice that my CPU usage is always at about 40-60% on both of my cores. However, the average CPU usage per process shows that it should actually occupy about 15% to at most 20% (by adding up all the highest average CPU for processes in the first picture). The second picture I attached shows the current CPU usage sorted by max usage, and again it does not add up to 41%!

Although at 40-60% usage, I do not notice any major performance impacts, as both cores are not loaded to the max. However, I do notice Vista chewing up more battery than needed when I have my laptop running off batteries. Because the max frequency for the processor would always need to be raised to around 60% even when idle (instead of say... 10-20%).

I have searched online for various problems relating to high CPU usage, and most of the responses are about tracing down which process is the culprit. Well, this is where I'm stumped because it all does not add up! According to the process view, everything is normal but my system resources are still get constantly chewed up by something invisible it seems.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated at this point!

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Answer: Vista Ultimate 32: high CPU usage does not correspond with process usage

Posting two more image to show this problem from the task manager...

Notice that the system idle process is 84, and yet CPU usage is 42? I always thought that:
CPU usage + idle process = 100?

Perhaps things are done differently with dual core processors? This is my first dual core so I'm not sure. The second image shows how both my cores are being used roughly equally, at around 50%.

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Hi,

I just bought my brand new laptop and have loaded Vista Ultimate 32bit onto it for about 5 days. I noticed something unusual about Vista's CPU usage while idle in the task manager as well as the Resource monitor.

I have attached four pictures to show my problem. Notice that my CPU usage is always at about 40-60% on both of my cores. However, the average CPU usage per process shows that it should actually occupy about 15% to at most 20% (by adding up all the CPU usage for the processes). What is really odd to me is that my system idle process + CPU usage does not equal 100%.

Although at 40-60% usage, I do not notice any major performance impacts, as both cores are not loaded to the max. However, I do notice Vista chewing up more battery than needed when I have my laptop running off batteries. Because the max frequency for the processor would always need to be raised to around 60% even when idle (instead of say... 10-20%).

I have searched online for various problems relating to high CPU usage, and most of the responses are about tracing down which process is the culprit. Well, this is where I'm stumped because it all does not add up! According to the process view, everything is normal but my system resources are still get constantly chewed up by something invisible it seems.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated at this point!

Answer:Vista Ultimate 32: high CPU usage when idle

btw, here is my system specs... I thought I put it in my signature but it's not showing up?

PowerPro J 10:15 (Compal IFL90 laptop)
Intel? CoreT2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz Processor
2GB (1 SODIMM) DDR2/667 Memory
1GB Intel? Turbo Memory (Robson) - (Vista Only)
160GB SATA Hard Drive at 5,400 RPM
Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti DVDRW/CDRW Drive
4-in-1 Memory Card Reader (MS/MSPRO/SD/MMC)
Built-in Intel? PRO/Wireless 4965 802.11a/g/n
Built-in Bluetooth Wireless 2.0+EDR
Smart Li-ion Battery (9-Cell)

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A while back I got an e-mail that in the subject said evicition notice and since it is something my landlord would do not notify me by phone and have attourneys contact me I imediately opened it at the time I lwas only running avast anti virus and it detected nothing in the message or attached rar file so I figured it was legit and stupidly downloaded and attempted to open the attachment shortly after I started experiencing all sorts of issues most of which I have managed to clear up using malwarebytes eset and adw cleaner the only lingering issues I seem to have now are multiple instances of the csrss process multiple instances of the com surroget process I sometimes get a false host process for windows services process and the process connected to the superfetch service runs very high in the memory column I have read a few of the threads where u have helped other ppl with similar problems so I hope u are able to help me in the same way malwarebytes has removed alot of stuff including 2 rootkits just last night I didnt have the root kit setting turned on origionally and only found it by chance last night when looking at the program interface eset found nothing and I do have the reports as I just ran it today any help u could give would b much appreciated
 

Answer:Multiple csrs process, com surroget process & fluxuating cpu usage superfetch running very high

I also have multiple host precess for windows services that are not connected to any service and do not appear in the process list where they should and when I end them it opens multple com surroget processes on top of the 2 that I already have so I wind up with 3 sometimes 4 com surroget processes and one that appears then goes away periodically eset detectsdetects nothing malwarebytes on the other hand detects 2 rootki

threat type location

Cidox.J.vbr phyical sector master boot sector on volume #0

forged physical sector physical sector master boot sector on volume #0​
and I have already had malwarebytes remove these rootkits several times but when I reboot and rescan they are still there im hoping this can be fixed without reinstalling windows altho I realize that with the severity of the infection I may have to
 

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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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Hello,

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

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

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

Answer:'System' process high CPU usage

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

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

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

Answer:High CPU Usage by the "System" Process

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

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iv experiencing slowdowns in my machine, im noticing that the lsass.exe process is taking alot of memory all of a sudden - up to 2GB !

Here:

(Win7x64,Vertex2,Gtx460,i7-2600,8gb ram)

Need help, tnx
 

Answer:lsass.exe process very high ram usage

hiya plase have a read here,http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...i4GACw&usg=AFQjCNGhgvhCdlzpyCZVthtOXLaS4zQU2Q
 

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iv experiencing slowdowns in my machine, im noticing that the lsass.exe process is taking alot of memory all of a sudden - up to 2GB !

Here:
(Win7x64,Vertex2,Gtx460,i7-2600,8gb ram)

I wonder what can that be, suggestions plz
tnx.

Answer:lsass.exe process very high ram usage

Hi!

I found this which might answer your question.

"lsass.exe" is the Local Security Authentication Server. It verifies the validity of user logons to your PC or server. Lsass generates the process responsible for authenticating users for the Winlogon service. This is performed by using authentication packages such as the default, Msgina.dll. If authentication is successful, Lsass generates the user's access token, which is used to launch the initial shell. Other processes that the user initiates then inherit this token.
Note: The lsass.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, lsass.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm!

Hope this helps!

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

heres my hijackthis log

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

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

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

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

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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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Hi All--

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

Have you run the scans in Safe Mode?

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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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Recently I have upgraded my laptop from windows 8 to windows 8.1. After upgrading i found that the process svchost.exe (netsvcs) consume about 60% of CPU usage. This makes my laptop overheated within 30 minutes. When I suspend this process, the cpu usage drops to just 5%. I have tried many solution available online to solve this issue, but unfortunately none of them worked. Plzzz help me to solve this problem...!!!

Answer:high cpu usage by process svchost.exe (netsvcs)

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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Need help with an Acer Aspire laptop, with 1.86GHz Processor, and 1GB DDR2 memory. It is running very slow. The first thing I noticed when it booted up was that a program folder called "sea turtle" opened (program could have been installed by one of the kids). The properties of this folder said it was an empty folder. I don't remember the full path, but I think it was username/startup/random/sea turtle. There was no uninstall and I couldn't delete it from Add/Delete Programs. I deleted it by right clicking and deleting. It took a long time to delete.

The computer was slow, so I started Task Manager to see if something was draining the resources. An svchost.exe process was maxing out the resources. I installed and ran CCleaner, Super Antispyware, and Malwarebytes. Super AntiSpyware found Trojan.Agent/Gen-Iexplore(fake), and Trojan.Agent/Gen-PEC. Malwarebytes didn't find anything. I rebooted after each process and nothing changed, still slow, still high memory usage by svchost.exe. Stopping the svchost.exe process solves the problem of high memory use, but it comes back when rebooted.

I recalled hearing about HijackThis, so I signed up for an account and downloaded the program. I ran a scan and got an error message - "...your system denied write access to Hosts file...click Start, Run and type: notepad C:Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts...delete these lines...". There were no matching lines to delete, so that didn... Read more

Answer:High Memory Usage by Host Process

Since you ran HJT, Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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ntoskrnl.exe CPU usage spikes up to about 40% sometimes when downloading anything. But usually spikes to around 7% will just generally usage of the system. It's not suppose to use that much and I wouldn't mind it using that much if it didn't lag the whole pc even at 7%. I've tried turning off superfetch, runtime broker. Also have changed the memory managment thing in the registry and ran both System File Checker and DISM. Also used the refresh OS option which is suppose to pretty much be like a new install but that didn't work either.
P.S. Used Driver Booster 4 to make sure all my drivers were up to date. And have disabled my firewall while trying to downloading things. This also only started after installing the creators update before I did the refresh OS.

Answer:ntoskrnl process CPU usage is HIGH on Windows

By the memory management thing, I assume that you changed the value of ClearPageFileAtShutDown registry key.
I assume that you have run the usual like running an antivirus scan, defragging the hard drive and running the built-in Performance Troubleshooter.
Open an elevated Command Prompt, type the following and hit Enter to run the Performance Troubleshooter.

msdt.exe /id PerformanceDiagnostic

Now this usually happens due to memory leak caused by some some faulty device driver.
Does this happen when you perform a Clean Boot? If not then it surely some non-Microsoft process causing this issue. The Clean Boot State will help you identify the offender manually.
Also try disabling the Windows Search service and see.

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:... Read more

Answer:System Process with High CPU, Low Memory Usage

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hEI TEAM,

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

tHANKS IN ADVANCE !!

Answer:hIGH USAGE OF MEMORY FOR SYSTEM PROCESS !

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

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

Answer:High CPU Usage System Idle Process

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Hi Experts,
I have encountered a very high memory usage in one svchost.exe process on my win 7 64-bit. Attached screen shots of process associated with it. Some times it goes up about 300Mb too.



I have tried several suggestions already available for this issue. But No luck .
I've tried by updating Windows (ref), scanning PC by TREND officescan.
Also when I tried with only with Microsoft Services using Selective Startup option in msconfig as suggested here, issue remains same. (With that can I conclude that it is related with malware?)

Also need to note that the WLAN AutoConfig service (wlansvc) associated with that svchost.exe make sense as I've encountered some problem uninstalling wireless router software.I feel that that has not been properly uninstalled. But I dont have any idea how to check/or rectify it.

HJT log is also attached.

View attachment hijackthis.log
Your response is highly appreciated.
Thanks
Rgrds,
SAM
 

Answer:high memory usage in one svchost.exe process

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

Answer:System Idle Process High CPU Usage

Hello L_The_Legend & welcome to TSF

Have you scanned your computer for viruses lately?

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

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Hi everyone, I'm having quite a hard time solving a problem that I have been having with an svchost process in Windows Vista (I've got service pack 2).

The main reason that I noticed this spike in cpu usage was because while playing games on the computer, I would get massive fps drops every 10-15 seconds. These fps drops seemed to occur whenever the specific svchost process spiked from 0% cpu usage to 30%. After monitoring the process for a little while using process explorer I was able to find out some info about it.

Here's a pic of the CPU usage in process explorer:



Also, using the graph feature you can see how it spikes up and down every few seconds:



The svchost in question has the services "DCOM Server Process Launcher" and "Plug and Play" under it. The following is what is shown when highlighting the svchost process and also the command line shown for each of them in the services tab:





After researching for solutions online, it seems as though there are quite a lot of other people experiencing this problem. One solution that some people talked about online was to go into the sound options, right click your specific device and go to properties. From there go into enhancements tab and check "disable all enhancements". Supposedly this would cause the dcom service from constantly checking hardware every few seconds, but doing this did not fix my problem and the process keeps spiking to 30% every few seconds ... Read more

Answer:High CPU Usage spikes (0 to 30%) for an svchost process

Right click on the svchost.exe process and select the Threads tab. See if there's an entry with high Cycles Delta and let us know the Start Address

Then, in the Process Explorer main window there should be a couple of entries that are "children" to it (on my system it's unsecapp.exe and WmiPrvSE.exe). Right click on them and check their Threads tabs for the same info.

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Recently I have upgraded my laptop from windows 8 to windows 8.1. After upgrading i found that the process svchost.exe (netsvcs) consume about 60% of CPU usage. This makes my laptop overheated within 30 minutes. When I suspend this process, the cpu usage drops to just 5%. I have tried many solution available online to solve this issue, but unfortunately none of them worked. Plzzz help me to solve this problem...!!!
 

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OS - Windows Vista Home Premium
Computer - Acer Aspire

Computer started running slow. Noticed svchost.exe was maxing the resources. Ran CCleaner, Super Antispyware, and Malwarebytes. Found and cleaned a couple trojans with Super AntiSpyware. Created a BC account. Ran HJT, but didn't post log. I did post in Am I Infected and was later asked to read and follow the Guide and post a new topic.

Here are the scan logs. I couldn't access BC from the affected computer. I had to save the logs to a flash disk and post from another computer.

I ran DeFogger before running the scans. I tried to run the GMER scan but the computer blue screened (this is the first time that has happened).

Thanks for your help. ~Ron

I forgot to include the link to previous posts - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic399644.html/page__gopid__2281442#entry2281442

Answer:High Memory Usage by Host Process

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator&#... Read more

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

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

Take a look here CPU Usage

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AdwCleaner reports that file : C:\Users\Artur\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\spxtbko2.default\prefs.js is infected. However I cannot remove it with this application and with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (even when PUP is enabled for showing and removing in results) . 
 
When this one specific process of chrome32.exe *32 is active the whole system runs extremely slow. When I disable it it via windows task manager it runs normally and smoothly again. What is more, even when I unistalled Chrome the process still appeared as chrome.exe *32 in windows taks manager. Now I have reinstalled Chrome because the suspicious process also appeared when I was using only Firefox. 
 
P.S. The "potentially infected" process was terminated via windows task manager before I ran dds scan.
 
Please tell me what I need to do to remove this unwanted process from my computer.
 

 attach.txt   3.42KB
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16518  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Artur at 14:33:11 on 2014-03-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1250.48.1045.18.4094.2143 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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============== Running Processes =============... Read more

Answer:Possible infection: One process of chrome.exe *32 has very high (50%) CPU usage

Hi bandzior88 and Welcome to BleepingComputer.I am currently looking though your logs and will advice you on what to do in my next reply.I would like you to post the Adwcleaner log that shows the infection.The report will be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.

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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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I have an Hp Pavillion dv600 (specific model number is dv6929wm) and a few months back I bought windows ultimate and installed it over 64bit vista. I noticed right away that cpu usage would be extremely high at times but I figured it was just a few driver issues and things would get sorted out later on.

My problem has only gotten worse in the past few weeks. I have extremely high CPU temps and I'm not sure if it's because of my graphics (NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M) or another driver issue.

Recently i formatted everything and did a clean install of Ultimate only to find that my problem hasn't changed at all. It's frustrating because I'm not understand why some things i could do with EASE and have little to know cpu usage in vista, all of a sudden makes my comp strenuous in windows 7 when it's supposed to be the better OS.

The laptop gets adequate airflow and I have installed speedfan to check. Here is my specs and pics from speedfan and my processes.







OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.32, 3/3/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.50 GB
Available ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate High CPU usage/temp?!

Welcome to forums...

You're Specs look pretty good for a Windows 7 Install...It is a shame actually that high CPU.

Does an AVG Scan is running in the background?

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

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

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

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Hello,
from some reason, a process called "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA), which I've never seen before is running and using about 30% CPU.
I read in MSDN that "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) is the still image acquisition platform in the Windows family of operating systems starting with Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me) and Windows XP."

Does that mean that from some reason my laptop's camera is running now? Maybe my laptop was hacked?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows Image Acquisition process - high CPU usage

Anyone ?

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Every time i start my laptop up, this process is taking 20%+ cpu usage and slowing my laptop down entirely. I believe that this is a very recent change as before it wasn't 20%+

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so , i dont really know too much about computer , but this message keeps coming up from norton and my computer just got really really slow and keeps freezing so please someone help quick, what is this ?
 

Answer:high disk usage by application host process

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Hello,
from some reason, a process called "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA), which I've never seen before is running and using about 30% CPU.
I read in MSDN that "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) is the still image acquisition platform in the Windows family of operating systems starting with Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me) and Windows XP."

Does that mean that from some reason my laptop's camera is running now? Maybe my laptop was hacked?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows Image Acquisition process - high CPU usage

Anyone ?

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Hello,
I've run into a problem that I can't seem to diagnose; unsure whether it us malware related or not.
I'm running windows 7 home professional 64 bit. 8 gigs of ram.
Very recently, as in within the last couple days, applications have begun to hang and crash. Upon investigation, I found that one of the svchost.exe files is chewing up a huge amount of memory. The process usually sits between 15 to 25 percent cpu usage, but can spike up to 50 to 80; meanwhile the memory usage continues to rise. Eventually, the process closes (I think) and it causes a system restart.
I have a little experience dealing with computer infections, so I tried to do some investigating on my own initially (I know you guys don't like to hear that, sorry). Anyway, the specific svchost.exe that is seemingly causing problems was managing the Power service, the Plugplay service, and DCOMlaunch service. I split them up to try to identify the problem and it's the one managing DCOMlaunch. I looked at the threads in process explorer and, while I don't fully understand what they mean, it seems that there are several threads related to msvct.dll and ntoskml.exe.
I've done what I usually do when I run into problems; I ran MBAM, MBAR, and I did a scan with ESET, I did a scan with my regular antivirus Avira, but everything is coming up totally clean, so I'm stumped.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:High memory usage svchost.exe for dcomlaunch process

Bump

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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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Hello,

I have recently discovered that my laptop cooler was going crazy and I didn't knew why, then I started Task Manager and there it was "Windows host process (Rundll32) eating 30% of the cpu.

Notebook specs:
Cpu: Intel Core i5 3210m
Ram: 8gb ddr3 1600mhz
OS: Windows 8.1 x64 pro with the latest update

Does anyone know how to find out how and/or why is it doing that?
Thanks in advance.

I added the requested info @arachnaut

Answer:Windows host process (Rundll32) HIGH CPU usage

Can you enable the Process name and Command line to the column list - that will help.

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Hi, this problem started several months ago. 1-3 times a day, I would notice a lot of hard disk seek activity when I didn't have programs open, nor were any maintenance/virus programs running in the background. Eventually, I noticed that while this was happening, my programs would open and run much more slowly, browser tabs would take forever to switch back and forth between, etc. It seemed the whole system was being tied up, and the HD would be read/writing like crazy.

I d-loaded process explorer a couple weeks ago, and also installed a trial version of Norton Antivirus. I found a suspicious svchost.exe process that on occasion will jump up to as much as 25% CPU usage and be using 1-1.5 GB of memory. Norton AV also reports to me that it is blocking certain activities of svchost.exe. I have posted a shot from process explorer below:


The auto-start location is: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\nsi. I can't say for certain this is what's causing the system slowdown, but when it does happen, this process will usually be the only thing using more than 1% of the CPU. I ran a full scan with Norton, and it did find several spyware/virus items the first time, all of which it supposedly "fixed". When I ran it a 2nd and 3rd time, it came up with nothing, but the problem persists. Can anyone help me with this? thanks,

-Shannon
 

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Hi. Recently i've noticed that my CPU usage on idle is around 50% (which is high). I've found a process that is network related called "Service Host: Network Service (5)". It is currently using aaround 25% of my CPU. I can end it, but then it just restarts. Whenever it starts, any music or anything im listening to glitches out on whatever it currently was on and repeats like the current note and it sounds awful. How do i fix the CPU issue with this?

Answer:High CPU usage from network process, sound randomly glitches

Try using Process Explorer to see if you can figure out exactly what is causing it. PE gives you a lot more info than Task Manager. It's free and does not get installed, you just run it.

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Hi. Recently i've noticed that my CPU usage on idle is around 50% (which is high). I've found a process that is network related called "Service Host: Network Service (5)". It is currently using aaround 25% of my CPU. I can end it, but then it just restarts. Whenever it starts, any music or anything im listening to glitches out on whatever it currently was on and repeats like the current note and it sounds awful. How do i fix the CPU issue with this?

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This has been going on the fast few days
 

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

Answer:System Process high disk usage and unusual traffic

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

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When using IE 11 the browser window constantly blinks and loses focus.  It makes it almost impossible to type anything into the browser.  My CPU and memory usage is also very high.  I checked the Windows Task Manager and I see multiple processes called dllhost.ext *32 - COM Surrogate using a ton of memory.  The memory usage for these processes continues to increase until the CPU usage is 100% and the computer becomes very slow.  I have tied to "End Process" on these processes which helps but they reappear and then start using more and more memory.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17420  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.60.2
Run by Jereme at 17:42:58 on 2014-11-12
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16375.10495 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSyste... Read more

Answer:High Memory Usage by COM Surrogate Process and IE Losing Focus

Symantec Endpoint Protection blocked an attempt by Powelik so I downloaded and ran ESETPoweliksCleaner which found and removed the Powelik Trojan.  Then I ran the online scanner at - http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/ which found and cleaned several viruses as well.  I also ran Malwarebytes which came back clean.  The computer seems to be running much better but I would still like to make sure it is 100% clean.
 
What action should I take now?  Thank you in advance!

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

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

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

Thanks in advance,
Nicol?s.

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

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

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Just in case, this is the first post I make in this site and the computer I'm trying to clean is not mine.
 
My grandpa asked me to check his computer because it was slow. He also opens and runs every single email attachment, even though I tell him to not do so. So I check it, it took a lot of time to boot in the "Startting Windows" screen and it was nearly unusable since memory usage was around 90-99% because there were around 60-80 Java processes that showed up in the Task Manager, each process used between a few KB of memory to some MB. I booted up in safe mode. There were no java processes and it ran with the normal speed, downloaded Malwatebytes Chamaleon and tried to run it, but it didn't start. Clicking the help file opened a blank page. I tried to run the Chamaleon programs manually (their webpage said so) in the Program Files folder and not the downloaded one.
 
Anyways, I try to run it, MBAM tries to update (it was also horribly out of date) and it was blocked with an "Access Denied". The task killer in chamaleon also killed some tasks. The tasks were random characters, except for one "Distromatic Updater", which googling tells me its some sort of malware. Also the killer was blocked later. The MBAM update needed an install, since it was too old. During the install, the chamaleon files were blocked (Access Denied). I clicked to retry that file and the same thing happens. Only after some retries, the installer went on to the next file, which was also blocke... Read more

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Hi,

about 2-3 days ago I noticed my computer used alot of memory just after booting up and eventually shuts down. I have a 8gb ram (around 4gb is being used since im using 32bit). Before i could play games while browser is open it used around 80~%. How do prevent the usage to going so high?

Answer:Windows 7 ultimate 32bit high physical memory usage

Why are you using 32-bit with 8GB RAM?

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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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.
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-- 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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So for quite a while now, I have been having issues with my pc.
After using it for a couple of hours (playing games, browsing the internet, using it for university work, etc.) its performance is noticably lower than just after startup. Task Manager tells me that

svchost.exe Service Host: DCOM Server Process Launcher

is using about 25% of my CPU and 30% of my RAM. This seems incredibly high to me. Restarts solve the issue but I would rather not have to of course.
I've googled the problem already, but a lot of forum posts are from people using Windows 7 or are unsolved.
Standard Microsoft procedure has you using RAM checkers and all that. I did that, and the results were that my RAM is fine.
It is also not Windows update sharing as some suggest as I have that turned off.
I'm really hoping someone can help me here.

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Hi,
 
I've got windows 7 pro machine with explorer.exe running as a child of Explorer.EXE.  The child process is taking up huge amounts of memory, up to 2.8GB and is making tons of TCP/IP connections. I have also noticed that ctfmon.exe will sometimes run as a child of the second explorer.exe process, but this is not always the case.  If I kill the process, it comes back momentarily. It also runs and makes all of the connections in safe mode with nothing else opened. 
 
I have scanned with mbam, rkill, tdsskiller, and all come up clean. I've been watching the tcpip connections with process explorer and have multiple screen shots of the connections made if that'll help. I don't know if I can export them in txt format.
 
I have been unable to find a solution to this online, a few people seem to have similar problems, but haven't seen a solution yet.
 
Thank you for your help.
 
-Lucas

Answer:Secondary explorer.exe process high memory usage, multiple TCP/IP connections

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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I solved this issue (see my other post) with the help of Lenovo support techs by rolling back the HD Audio Driver in Device Manager.  Changed it from the Lenovo-supplied Conexant HD Audio driver to the generic Microsoft HD Audio driver.  CPU usage is now running at <1% for the "Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation" process in Task Manager, whereas prior to rolling back the Conexant driver CPU usage was a constant 15% to 30%, and it occasionally spiked at much higher levels (on two occasions in excess of 90% CPU usage for the 'WADGI' process).  Everything's been fine since the rollback, but I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this with their 2017 X1 Carbon?  I don't think it's a sound card (hardware) issue because CPU usage is normal when using the Microsoft driver and there is nothing wrong with the audio output or mic input.  I'm thinking it has to be poorly written s/w code for the Conexant driver, but would like to hear any other views on the subject, especially if you've had a similar experience.  When I was experiencing higher CPU usage with the Conexant audio driver it also caused the fan to kick in a lot more often, of course, particularly when other processes were in play, but now the machine is very nearly always fan silent, with only occasional, momentary spikes of fan use, which is normal.





Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th Gen (20HR) / i5 7300U / 16GB RAM / Win10 'Creators' ver. 10.0.15063

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So for quite a while now, I have been having issues with my pc.
After using it for a couple of hours (playing games, browsing the internet, using it for university work, etc.) its performance is noticably lower than just after startup. Task Manager tells me that

svchost.exe Service Host: DCOM Server Process Launcher

is using about 25% of my CPU and 30% of my RAM. This seems incredibly high to me. Restarts solve the issue but I would rather not have to of course.
I've googled the problem already, but a lot of forum posts are from people using Windows 7 or are unsolved.
Standard Microsoft procedure has you using RAM checkers and all that. I did that, and the results were that my RAM is fine.
It is also not Windows update sharing as some suggest as I have that turned off.
I'm really hoping someone can help me here.

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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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My computer has been running slowly lately. I've been getting lots of spinning blue circles, greying out of the screen, freezes, and this message appears: "High Disk Write Usage by: Host Process for Windows Services."

What could be causing all of this?

I use Norton and Carbonite? Could they be causing it?

Does the computer need some sort of maintenance?

Thanks.

Answer:High Disk Write Usage by: Host Process for Windows Services

This message from Norton.Do you have malware symptoms? DownloadProcess explorerExtract and launch itRight click on SVCHOST.EXE that has high cpu usage and click on services tabPost the list of services here

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Like what I said above this virus infects processes with high CPU usage even if they are not meant to be.

It also creates multiple random letter processes with .exe files like rtqwb.exe or winltfr.exe which causes lag, and if I delete or end the task it just comes up with another file/process.

Please help me.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Virus that infects processes with high CPU usage and creates random process and .exe files with LAG

Hello, this is business/company computers?
 

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Hijack log below

Two weeks ago my Quark 7 stopped working - it will start and come up with the splash screen, but then will not go any further - a list of processes shows it's running at 50 cpu usage and 78944 memory usage. I have tried uninstalling reinstalling and have ran Norton's Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy and CCleaner to no avail. I have attached my HiJack log below.

The main programs that I use daily (and yes Quark is one of them) are the following

Adobe Photoshop CS3, ACDSee 9, Outlook express, Quark 7.0, Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver 8

Thank you for taking the time - I'm pretty frustrated!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:07 AM, on 10/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServi... Read more

Answer:Quark 7 stopped working - high cpu usage-memory usage ? Virus??

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Recently my computer has been plagued by High CPU and general malware. I believe i've removed most of the malware. But I can't seem to fix the issue with the dllhost.exe and multiple explorer.exe running.

First i ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. Found lots of issues. all resolved. Ran them recently again and no malware was found. Still have the explorer.exe issue though.

Then I used combofix, but it changed nothing.

In the meanwhile i've just been ending the explorer.exe processes that take high CPU. This allows me to temporarily use my computer before they start popping up again.
 

Answer:dllhost.exe, multiple explorer.exe's, high CPU usage, and memory usage

I don't know what you need me to post. Hopefully this might provide some insight.
 

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My friend, who has a very low income was given a Dell Optiplex GX240 running Win2K Pro. 512MB RAM

To help her out, I got rid of porn, viruses, and spyware using:

Ad-Aware, AVG spyware and AV free versions, Trend Micro House Call, Spybot

I checked the task manager, and has constant 100% CPU usage, avg memory usage

The system runs, but apps open slow, so I tried some freeware reg cleaners:

CCleaner, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, Wise Registry cleaner

After hours of searching on web, the fixes I found don't work, so I give up. Can someone help. My friend doesn't have the money to pay someone to fix this, and she was so happy to get a new computer.

Can anyonre help???

I have a HijackThis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:15 PM, on 11/1/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

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\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

Answer:MY PC is slow, High CPU usage, moderate memory usage , I'm stuck

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Ok, I am literally KILLING myself over this!

I installed Windows 7 64Bit over XP around a month ago and it was so good that I recommended it to my brother who was previously on XP too. We got him a copy of the 32bit version as he has only 2gb of memory, and he installed it on his machine. However, he constantly had high CPU and RAM usage (Even though no programs were obviously taking it all up in his task manager) and it was making his computer sluggish and slow. Everything was freezing and hanging and it was a nightmare.

I spent a day looking all over the net to find out the problem, but could not fix it at all, no matter what the hell I tried. So he reverted back to Windows XP. (A nice waste of money on Windows 7.) His Windows XP now runs smoothly and is all as it was.

Suddenly today, after my brother connected to my Windows 7 homegroup (or workgroup rather) through his Windows XP machine, my computer got the EXACT same problem as he had ages ago! I have been browsing Google all day downloading s**t, changing things in my computer, trying EVERY possible fix that people have suggested and that sound legit. Nothing works!

So now all of a sudden, my computer is sluggish, games are jumpy and jittery, video rendering times are slooooooow.

Here is a picture of my resource monitor:
You can see the physical memory usage being at 45%. I've ordered the memory usage of each service in highest to lowest.
I just CANT see where the problem is!
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Answer:Windows 7 random CPU usage and high physical memory usage!!!

I can tell you what is probably causing your problems. AVG.
When you are looking at memory, do not sort by Working set, sort by Hard faults.
Hard faults is what causes things to slow down. Plus you have plenty of memory not to worry about usage.

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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Het verwijderen van de te... Read more

Answer:MOVED<<High cpu usage, low gpu usage with gtx 1070, temps fine...

anyone, please?

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

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

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

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

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

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Hi all, hope you can help.

Every so often, when listening to online radio streams/playing games etc my computer just goes crazy. I get a lot of hard drive 'chatter' and lots of fan noise and everything slows to a crawl. My music will start jumping and skipping and there is a long delay between me clicking the mouse and the action happening. It happens when no other programs (for example, my AV/AS) are due to scan. When I look at my Task Manager the two biggest eaters of memory usage are fm.exe (game, it normally eats a load but makes no substantial difference to the comp speed) and ekrn.exe (something to do with my AV, not quite sure what it actually does though)

I am running Windows MCE SP3 and am using NOD32 anti-virus and Sunbelt CounterSpy anti-spyware. The definitions on both are updated daily and both scan daily. I have also defragged the comp and do so weekly. The other programs I use are CCleaner and Glary Utilities, both fairly regularly to clean up my comp when I was working as an internet researcher, but less often now.

I do not get any error messages/BSOD's or actual freezes. Everything just slows right down. Could I have picked up a form of malware/virus that my AV/AS isn't picking up? Could one of my previous spring cleans have been too aggressive? Or is it simply too much load for my comp (2 year old Dell)? It is 3MHz, 1G RAM, kinda your bog standard media comp from 2007.

Your thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated as it's starting ... Read more

Answer:Computer is apparently being scanned - high CPU usage/memory usage

When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes in Task Manager.Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.List of common system processes found in XP's Task ManagerCommon system processes found in XP's Task ManagerTop System ProcessesAnytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexFile Research CenterProcessLibrary.comDetermining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.Tools to investigate running processes and gather additional information to identify them and resolve problems:AnVir TaskManager FreeProcess ExplorerSystem ExplorerProcessHackerProcess MonitorsvchostViewerThese tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its path location If you right... Read more

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Greetings,
 
I formatted my computer, and after installing windows 7 again, my physical memory in task manager is very high, and cpu keeps jumping up and down.
 
I looked at the processes tab, but noticed absolutely nothing taking abnormal memory (private working set.) Then moved on to performance tab> resource monitor, and found svchost (I think it was netsvcs in parenthesis,) hogging all the memory. After ending the process, I still have had high memory usage, and surprisingly, do not see a process anywhere in task manager with high numbers next to it, so I have no idea what's happening.
 
I have noticed that my windows 7 folder keeps increasing in size, currently about 26 gigs, and a helper told me that it's normal because the updates in windows 7 have a different compression method than windows 8 and after, however when I had previously installed windows 7, fully updated... my folder size was normal, so I assume it can be done?
 
I originally posted in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section, however I did not find malware on my computer, so unless it's very new malware, I am certain windows 7 is causing this problem.
 
For antivirus, I am currently using a free trial of Norton.
 
Advice?
 
P.S. This is probably better for the hardware section, but can constant high physical memory, and cpu usage ruin my hardware? I am avoiding using things that take up high cpu and memory right now, and it's currently about 1.2 g... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Jumping Cpu Usage, High Physical Memory Usage

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Het verwijderen van de tek... Read more

Answer:MOVED<<High cpu usage, low gpu usage with gtx 1070, temps fine...

anyone, please?

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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:High CPU usage, low GPU usage at times(stutter) gtx 1070

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:
 &#... Read more

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Hello I have my sisters computer and it has a strange page file usage is currently running with 32 processes with 333mb page file usage memory with cpu usage from 3% to peak of 18 percent

Totals
handles 9302
threads 472
processes 41
Committ Charge
total 456392
limit 620056
peak 490920
Physical Memory (K)
total 253424
Avail 46,564
system cache 96184
Kernel Memory
total 45868
paged 38648
non paged 7220
----------------------------
processes
hkcmd.exe john
alcxmntr.exe john
avgnt.exe john
explorer.exe john
firewall.exe john
taskmgr.exe john
notepad.exe john
firefox.exe "2" cpu usage flopping
ramfreer.exe kpjm
svchost.exe local service
wdfmgr.exe local service
alg.exe local service
svchost.exe network service
svchost.exee network service
system idle process "92" cpu usage flopping
system system
smss.exe system
csrss.exe system
winlogon.exe system
services.exe system
lsass.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe sytem
spoolsv.exe syste,
avguard.exe system
aawguard.exe system
sched.exe system
ctsvccda.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe system
winlogon system

what I dont understans is why the physical memory is
total 253,424
available is 49,272
system cache is 104948

its like i'm missing 75mgs of ram power
 

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Hi folks

I posted this problem at Spyware Specific forum, but was advised to post here.

Recently when I use RealProducer Plus v.10 to convert mpeg2 clips to rmvb, it takes a long time to do so. When I checked, RealProducer utilises over 90% CPU usage - as much as 94-95%, causing total CPU usage to be 95-98%. I have scanned with Norton and Adaware - all ok. Then I used Spy Sweeper - it found and cleared Csmin. Howveer, the problem still remains when I use RealProducer.

CPU usage without using RealProducer



CPU usage using RealProducer


Will my CPU will be damaged if CPU usage is so high?

Please help to take a look at my .exe processes. Are they OK?
What is PQV2iSvc.exe?

Please advise. Thanks a lot!
 

Answer:RealProducer utilises over 90% CPU usage? Will high CPU usage damage CPU?

To answer your question about PQV2iSvc.exe is part of Power Quest drive image and Norton Ghost drive backup software.

Converting video formats can be a resource intensive process. Unless your system temps are getting really high there shouldn't be any damage to the CPU.
 

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I have been having a big problem the last week with my computer. Everything is running incredibly slow. I opened the windows task manager, and it has shown very high CPU usage, often fluctuating between 80% and 100%, though sometimes staying between about 5-20%. The page file usage has been conistently high, the lowest being in the mid-600 kbs, while most often staying around 720 or 730 kbs. These patterns seem to be unaltered by the amount of programs I have running (the problem occurs even when there are absolutely no programs running) or whether I'm on the internet or not. I am very ignorant when it comes to computers, but I suspected it was some sort of spyware problem. However, after scanning with Norton 360, Spybot's Search and Destroy, Lavasoft Ad-Aware, and Microsoft Defender, only a few low-level threats showed up, and fixing them led to no improvement in my computer's performance. The slow functioning seems to be directly related to the times when the CPU usage is high.

My OS is Microsoft XP. My processor is 1.73 GHz. I have 504 MB of RAM. I will attach my HijackThis log below. I hope I haven't forgotten any necessary information, but I would appreciate any help you can offer. I'm becoming very frustrated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:17:41 PM, on 4/27/2008
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.... Read more

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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
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Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Het verwijderen van de te... Read more

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Hi, a few days ago I guess I downloaded something that has since caused my computer to do the following: 1) random slowdowns, 2) outgoing connections to random IP addresses (found by MalwareBytes), 3) run a svchost process with significant memory usage (250,000 K and higher) 4) there's a strange process running: 3856804458:2513771802.exe. Occasionally, I have also had my search results or webtraffic re-directed.

I'm running Windows XP SP 3, Mozilla Firefox 7.0.1, and I've attached the DDS logs and GMER scripts described in the preparation guide. While running GMER, the program would quit suddenly after running the scan. There was a slight delay before it did so, but I was barely able to save the log. The first time I ran gmer.exe, I crashed to a BSOD saying "Page fault in non-paged area." Not sure if that last part's related or bad luck.

I've since downloaded, updated, and run: Spybot, MalwareBytes, Immunet, and AVGFree 2012. They all found several items, but no solution. MalwareBytes is routinely block IP outgoing IP address, but when I try to actually run it, it says I have the incorrect "device, path, or file."

Any help you fine folks can give me would be very appreciated!
Thanks,
Nick

Answer:Malware including search redirects, outgoing to strange IPs, weird .exe, and high usage svchost process

Hello and Welcome to the forums!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Please download DummyCreator.zip and unzip it.Run the tool.Copy and paste the following into the edit box:

C:\WINDOWS\3856804458
Press Create button and post the content of the Result.txt.

Important: Restart the computer.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is n... Read more

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I'm running Win XP, and I was downloading some software over the last few days for popup blockers, and I downloaded Yahoo Blocker, Google Blocker, and then ran AdAware 6 [which I've since removed to get Ad Aware SE].

Anyway, I'm having very high CPU usage, and High Memory Usage in the Windows Task Manager. I keep closing dostask.exe because it keeps using nearly 90-100% of the CPU, and it keeps maxing out my memory which is 1/2 Gig.

When I start the machine, the system runs fine, but then it begins to climb. I close it, and it climbs again, and then repeat.

I also did a search for dostask.exe and found this file: DOSTASK.EXE-25D34F68.pf located in the F:\Windows\Prefetch folder. Any help is appreciated.

Important Note: F:\ is my main drive.

Can anyone tell me what I should do?
 

Answer:High CPU Usage & High Memory Usage From dostask.exe

You need to find out what is starting that dostask.exe and either remove it (if it's not something you use) or change the settings (if it's something you use). Read the stickied thread for more info.
 

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Hi, I am a newbie at computers so please instruct me on what to do if I am missing any information or anything. Thank you!
Basicly, I have been experiencing high RAM usage and fluctuating computer usage for a while now, and I have no idea what to do. Please help! Pic below shows what's on the Task Manager while only opening one tab on chrome and no other applications.
System info here:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6048 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 610M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 300061 MB, Free - 115563 MB; D: Total - 389739 MB, Free - 374956 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K43SD
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: High Ram usage and High Fluctuating Cpu usage?

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I don't understand whats going on. My computer is running real slow and my cpu is at 100%. I did a clean install of Vista Ultimate on this machine a couple of weeks ago. I did lots of 'google' searches on trying to find solutions on how to fix this issue. Attached is a copy of my hijack this file. I hope one of you guys can help me fix this issue. I run any program like, livestation.com for example or just open up internet explorer my cpu usage is 100%. I did a virus scan and avg found now viruses. I did a registry cleaning using Eusing registry cleaner and I am still at 100% cpu usage with nothing running in the background. Thank you for your time.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:29:42 PM, on 1/12/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgscanx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\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.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Every time I start my computer in the morning, my CPU usage and PF usage are very high, slowing down the system, for about 45 mins to 1 hour. I have included images of the Performance Tab and Processes tab of Task Manager. The image of the Performance Meter is not a totally accurate reflection of the issue, because usually the CPU usage bounces between 60% and 100%.I am using Windows XP Home EditionVersion 2002Service Pack 3Intel Pentium D CPU 2.80 GHz1.5 GB RAMI have already used CCLeaner and Uniblue. I have scanned with MS Defender and AVG Free version. That is the current AV software I am running. I am also using Norton Ghost to maintain a backup of my computer. I want to try and fix the problem before I reformat and reload EVERYTHING.Is this a sign of spyware/malware or is my system finally too old?

Answer:CPU Usage and PF Usage very high for 45 mins after startup

One more thing. Networking is always at or close to zero.

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Hello I have multiple svchost running in task manager one which causes high cpu and memory usage that start increasing when I connect to the internet. Also when I connect to the internet i get redirected to other sites. Sometimes when I reboot my computer I get a generic host process for win32 message. When I run my anti-virus program it says 0 threats detected but sometimes say PDF Malware: Pidief detected and quarantined but the problem still continue. I am new to the site and have little computer knowledge any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Svchost high cpu usage and memory usage

Hello breal,do these please,post the logs and update me.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to you... Read more

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So, it's exactly as the title says,
I downgraded back down to windows 8 after feeling some sluggishness with my windows 10 OS.
It started off fine, but once I started downloading and installing necessary windows update files, I noticed once again the sluggishness I felt before, except this time my System Disk which is also my SSD drive, was being used up to 100% while my CPU was completely fine

Can someone please help me out in this scenario.

Laptop Specs:
Windows 8.1
MSI Dragon Edition 2, GT70 0NE, Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40 GHz 64 bit
NVIDIA GeForce GTX680M
Intel HD Graphics 4000

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hi all,i'd really appriciate if someone could take a look at my HiJackThis report and let me know if anything looks out of place. I've run scans with avast and spybot with nothing found by my CPU and Memory usage has suddenly rocketed today and my laptop CPU fan hasnt switched off all day, constantly going at full speed.any help much appriciated, thanks.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 07:48:01:AM, on 08/06/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (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:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\lotus\notes\ntmulti.exeC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

Answer:high cpu usage and memory usage suddenly

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

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Hi, In November I purchased a new Lenovo Y50. It's the non-touch 1080p version with the GTX960m. Recently, I've had issues with the fans spinning up while the laptop is idle. I opened task manager, and there are random spikes of 100% disk usage on startup and sometimes when I leave the machine idle or I'm using Chrome. Recently, I've noticed strange spikes in CPU usage too, with occasional bouts of 20% usage for seemingly no reason.  I contacted support, and they weren't able to find any issues, but had me install Lenovo Solution Center and do a full run of the tests, which didn't find anything wrong. They also had me disable all non essential startup programs and see if the problem happened again, and it does. However, cpu and disk temperatures were normal, so I was told to just monitor the problem and see if anything changes.   My system's definitely not functioning properly. Startup is notably slow considering it has the 8gb ssd and I never had issues with the fans coming on when I first got it. I've heard that there are issues with the hybrid 8gb ssd/1 tb hdd, so I need some input on this. Why is this happening? Is it a hardware issue? Firmware? My case number is 8006295558. I would greatly appreciate some help from a rep or anyone who can give me a hand with the issue. 

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Hello,
I have a ACER D255 netbook with intel atom N550 (1.5ghz, 1mb L2 cache) 1gb DDR3 memory and 250 gb hdd.
lately it has been a tad slow and freezing up will using google chrome. my task manager says right now that CPU usage is 4% but Memory is at 75%, sometimes up to 90%. it also says that i have 89 processes running. what could be wrong. what other info do you guys need?

Answer:High Physical memory usage with low CPU usage

Hello and To BC!

Look under the process tab in the task manager and find out what process is using the most resources. Does this same situation happen when google chrome is closed?

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what do i do to overcome these problems.? Nortin anti- virus has given me a Performance alert..., & i don't want to mess up....I thought if I used Disc Cleanup, & Defragmenter that this would help, but I'm still getting the alerts....wha should i do.?
 

Answer:High Memory Usage..., & Hich CPU usage.

please continue on your other thread and don't start a new one since you are talking about the same problem.
 

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I just bought Vista Ultimate this morning.  Installed just fine.  With one problem....  Even idle, it is always using at least 25% cpu.  The program using it is always different.  But most of the time is it svchost.  Any idears?by the way, i have an amd phenom quad core 2.3ghx, so it should be using much less.

Answer:Vista ultimate excessive cpu usage

  http://www.technibble.com/how-to-fix-svchost-using-100-cpu-memory-leak/

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Hello, hopefully someone on here can use their knowledge to help me figure out my problem. I recently installed Windows Vista Ultimate x86 on my main rig. I did a fresh install. I formatted my primary hd and backed up all my documents on my secondary dynamic hd. After I first installed vista and it's first boot it ran GREAT. It was fast and every thing seemed so slick. Before I knew it. It was automatically installing updates for all my hardware and various patches for vista. Durring the same time I decided to install Norton Internet Security 2008. After it installed all these updates and restarted and what not. I started noticing it's getting really really sluggish. I checked my Task Manager and the CPU Usage was through the roof. Constantly in the 95-100% range. I ran msconfig and clicked the startup tab and disabled all. Restarted and then the CPU Usage was at 80-90% at first and then back to it's normal 95-100% before long. Even with no programs running. Not even Norton. I thought Norton might be part of the problem but not likely. Under Task Manager no processes say that they are using 100% of the CPU. If I add up all the processes CPU Usage It's like 20% and doesn't add up to 100. My specs are as follows.

ASUS Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64-bit FX-60 Dual Core (2.61GHZ)
2GB Corsair PC3200 DDR RAM
WD 150GB 10,000rpm HD (Primary)
WD 500GB 7,200rpm HD (Secondary)
BFG Tech Geforce 7800GTX 256MB
Lite-ON DVD Burner

I'm going to keep researching the problem. See if I ca... Read more

Answer:Vista Ultimate - CPU Usage 90-100% All the time

Hi Barbantus

To find the process using the CPU, if you haven't done this already,

1. Open task manager
2. Go to the processes tab
3. You will notice a button on the bottom left? corner (I think) labelled Show Processes from All uses.
4. Click it
5. Going back up the table of processors, click the CPU heading (might have to click it twice to sort it properly)
6. Have a look at the top most process.

If that is still not the verdict, then try booting into safe mode to see if things change. If they do, then it could a either a virus or software conflict.

Do all that and post back and someone should be able to help you out further.

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I've just bought vista ultimate 64x and i'm quite disappointed so far for one reason. I have noticed that on startup, the os by itself drains nearly 800mb (sometimes even more) without i run any 3rd party process. And strangely, i havent installed any software yet. Is this normal in Vista ultimate? Despite i got a 512mb video card running, i dont think that 800mb is getting that much for the vidcard itself. Anybody can confirm this?
 

Answer:Solved: Vista Ultimate Ram Usage

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Hi all. Got an annoying little problem here.

First of all, I have recently replaced my graphics card. I used to have an 8300GS with a 250w PSU, however ive upgraded to an Asus GT240 and have bought a 500w PSU. After installing the PSU I plugged in the graphics card and all was well and dandy until I installed the driver file (as obviously beforehand it was using the onboard graphics). I started to get a BSOD with the classic nvlddmkm.sys error. However, that's sorted now as I removed 1GB of RAM memory and am now running on 2x 1GB sticks (could use 1x 2GB stick). My OS is Vista (fully updated). Processor is E4500. Motherboard is some form of standard packard bell one (came with the original system).

Anyway, onto the problem. Before attempting the RAM change, I had formatted my C drive and reinstalled the computer to it's factory state. However, after getting the graphics card to work, I installed CoD4 and noticed that the sound was distorted at times (very crackly) and was also very laggy. I thought it may be a problem with the game so I installed Arma2 and was getting almost the same problem. The sound is distorted, however the lagg problem is rather strange. The FPS seems to be fine, however the gameplay seems to be kind of choppy/jerky. e.g. It'll be playing smooth for half a second or so then will stop/slow down. I've tried fiddling about on the nVidia control panel and uninstalling/changing the audio driver (onboard realtek sound).

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Answer:Vista - High CPU usage.

Oh also, I get distorted video and sound quality on Youtube, if that could aid any solution :)

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Hi all. Got an annoying little problem here.

First of all, I have recently replaced my graphics card. I used to have an 8300GS with a 250w PSU, however ive upgraded to an Asus GT240 and have bought a 500w PSU. After installing the PSU I plugged in the graphics card and all was well and dandy until I installed the driver file (as obviously beforehand it was using the onboard graphics). I started to get a BSOD with the classic nvlddmkm.sys error. However, that's sorted now as I removed 1GB of RAM memory and am now running on 2x 1GB sticks (could use 1x 2GB stick). My OS is Vista (fully updated). Processor is E4500. Motherboard is some form of standard packard bell one (came with the original system).

Anyway, onto the problem. Before attempting the RAM change, I had formatted my C drive and reinstalled the computer to it's factory state. However, after getting the graphics card to work, I installed CoD4 and noticed that the sound was distorted at times (very crackly) and was also very laggy. I thought it may be a problem with the game so I installed Arma2 and was getting almost the same problem. The sound is distorted, however the lagg problem is rather strange. The FPS seems to be fine, however the gameplay seems to be kind of choppy/jerky. e.g. It'll be playing smooth for half a second or so then will stop/slow down. I've tried fiddling about on the nVidia control panel and uninstalling/changing the audio driver (onboard realtek sound).

Odd thing is, th... Read more

Answer:Vista - High CPU Usage

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I know there have been previous posts like this throughout the site, but they all give different answers and different things work for different people. Can someone please help me with my high cpu usage. it will randomly jump from 6 percent to 25 to 100 to 70...it is all over the place and I have searched this site and the web and cannot figure it out.
 

Answer:vista high cpu usage

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Hi I have had Vista since it was released but have noticed recently that when boot up my computer and open iexplorer after about 10 minutes the CPU goes through the roof. I'll restart my computer and then everything is fine.

I have an Intel Centrino Duo @ 2ghz

I have run the task manager and when i look for iexplorer its not using that much of the CPU. I do notice that I have two sidebar.exe there and dwm.exe is using a little cpu.

Anyone have any ideas???

Thanks so much!!!
 

Answer:Vista High CPU usage

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Hi there, Yesterday I couldn't open Nvidia Control Panel to put my vid cards in SLI, and there were other things bothering me about my install, so I decided to reinstall.

I reinstalled and applied the fixes from: Here

I also was having display driver crashes, so I installed the latest 180.84 beta from Nvidia. I read that expanding the nvlddkm.sy_ from the Nvidia folder and copying it to system32 fixed that, so implemented, and it stopped the display driver crashes, but when I try to use the cards anywhere other than Vista, video's, games etc the system locks, 5 secs later BSOD from an unrecoverable hardware error and then dies.

As per previous posts on here by jcgriff2 I've run his event log dumper, and done a perfmon report for perusal.

The hardware this system is running on:
ASUS Striker 2 NSE
Intel Q9550 (Liquid cooled)
OCZ (Don't remember the exact name) 4GB 1333 RAM
powered by TT Toughpower 1200W
HDD's (All Seagate, all NCQ):
80GB Sata1 x 1
320GB Sata2 x 1
750GB Sata2 x 2
Video cards: 2x ASUS EN260GTX 896MB

I've had a read of the Please read before posting, but a little unsure of what to post about drivers etc until I get further input. I've spent the last day zapping event log error messages.

The only thing displaying itself in my logs atm after the pc reboots from the BSOD: Windows (288) Windows:

Code:
Windows (288) Windows: The database page read from the file
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Answer:Vista ultimate x86 BSOD's during vid card usage

Hi -

Thanks for the reports; however, over 1/2 are missing - specifically AutoRuns. Re-run the batch script - be sure to run at elevated admin level (right-click, run as admin). Use THIS link.

I did go through your system log & driverquery and noticed that you seem to have issues w/ Internet connectivity. Could be due to hamachi.sys - not sure - but it needs to be updated -

Code:
hamachi Hamachi Network Interf Kernel
16/08/2007 9:05:00 AM
C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\hamachi.sys 1,664
I also found evidence of 2 BSODs -

Code:
Event[31]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
Date: 2009-01-02T11:04:04.000
Event ID: 1001
Task: N/A
Level: Information
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: user-PC
Description:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was:
0x00000124 (0x00000000, 0x8891e020, 0xb2000040, 0x00000800).

Code:
Event[1661]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
Date: 2009-01-02T00:52:28.000
Event ID: 1001
Task: N/A
Level: Information
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
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The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was:
0x00000124 (0x00000000, 0x888a9020, 0xb2000040, 0x00000800).
The bugcheck 0x124 = WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR = a fatal hardware error has occurred. WHEA =... Read more

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I installed vista twice on a emachine t3604 pc and how come the cpu usage is very high it goes up and down from like at least 50% to 100% all the time, so as an result the pc runs slow and slugish anyone know why?
 

Answer:very high cpu usage issue in vista....

You'd have to load Task Manager, hit "Show processes from all users" and sort by CPU utilisation to see what process is using all the CPU before you can get anywhere with this problem.
 

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i recently bought a new laptop which has vista on it.....i loaded my 3G card. but everytime i connect my 3G it uses so many mb.......i have turned off the main windows update and the antivirus update..........

what can i do to reduce the amount of megabytes used?.......so that when i connect the 3G it doesnt use megabytes until i actually download something or surf the web.
 

Answer:high usage of mb on windows vista

Maybe your laptop needs a memory upgrade.

2gb is needed for Vista to run well.
 

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I am very novice at PC issues, but, I've already run Ad Aware, done a system restore, and disabled my anti-virus that is outdated, but none have lowered my CPU usage problem.

I noticed the problem increasingly over the last week. It started when I started visiting Facebook, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. I know that when I play 'Hell's Kitchen' on there, my usage is at about 100 percent.

Regardless of whether I have an explorer window open or not, my usage fluctuates between 30 and 80 percent.

Any help would be appreciated.
Patrick

Answer:Vista explorer.exe very high CPU usage

You should probably check what services and processes you have running in the background. Ctrl+Alt+Delete and then click on the different tabs.

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I built a system using a 939 Opteron 148 (single core, 2.2 ghz) cpu and 2 gb of RAM (4 x 512mb) to give to a friend of mine so he can play TF2. First I tried Windows 7, but I kept getting a lot of lock ups and blue screens. So I decided to install Windows Vista. Vista has been more stable with this ASUS motherboard, but cpu usage is crazy. Doing nothing it will jump around and even reach 100% at times. While playing TF2 I can tell it's just not as smooth as what it should be. The video card is an x1800xt. This same system has been used to play TF2 in the past when my son had it. But it was using XP then. Is there any reason why Vista is doing this? I have Vista installed on my own PC, and I don't have this problem. Of course, my cpu is a quad core Phenom. Is the cpu usage so high because the Opteron is only single core? The Vista install was a clean install, and it is pretty bare. Only things installed are Catalyst Control Center, Steam, and Team Fortress 2.
 

Answer:Windows Vista High CPU usage

I'm guessing its because its a single core.
 

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