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Dllhost.exe 100% disk usage

Q: Dllhost.exe 100% disk usage

Dllhost.exe is using 100% of my disk usage i have ran multiple antimalware rootkits virus scans and all found nothing so ive attached FRST results

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A: Dllhost.exe 100% disk usage

id also like to add that even with only 3 programs using 0.6mb/s and like 3 using 0.1mbs the disk is still at 99% i dont know if that is strange i just thought id add it

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Hi,
I noticed this in RC I had installed before final Windows 7 version and it happened again few days after a new install, so for some time now dllhost.exe has been causing high CPU usage, always arround 50%. It seems it always happens while Im watching some movie or browsing movie folders, despite them being in details view (I read thumbnails can cause dllhost.exe to run high CPU). Anyway, movies are always there one way or the other when it happens, and it causes all my icons to disapear too. And it keeps running until I forcibly turn it off.
I looked at Process Explorer and it seems ole32.dll CoGetTreatAsClass is the thread running high CPU. I attached a screen capture with dllhost.exe Threads window.

I read somewhere turning off DEP for dllhost can solve high CPU without other problems but after few days it just happened again. I guess I will put DEP to default and remove dllhost for now, but other than that I have no idea, there are plenty of topics on the internet about dllhost.exe and CPU but I couldnt find any that has ole32.dll and dllhost.exe together.
Its not a problem to shut off the process once it happens but I would rather see it get solved and not having to deal with it because it really bothers me.

Im really thankful to anyone that has any idea what to do.

A:dllhost.exe and 50% CPU usage

Hi Naala,
I wouldn't touch your DEP settings at this stage, there used to be some pretty nasty exploits around that used dllhost.exe.
"(DEP) is intended to prevent an application or service from executing code from a non-executable memory region. This helps prevent certain exploits that store code via a buffer overflow, for example."

The first thing you should do is run a full system scan with your anti-virus program. If you don't have one installed, I'd recommend either Microsoft Security Essentials, Avira Antivir or Avast... you can find the links in this thread.
Just for good measure, once the scan is complete (and your system is clean), I'd reboot into safe mode and run a full scan again - (hit F8 repeatedly while booting up, choose safe mode), although some antivirus programs may not run ok in safe mode
If you're still having problems after that, please install hijackthis, run a scan and save a logfile, and post the .txt logfile here as an attachment

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i downloaded Farber Tool and for about 5 mins computer is fine then i have to end process about 15 dllhost.exe*32 and once again its good for about 5 mins

A:dllhost.exe*32 putting CPU usage at 100% plz help

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Please try to run a scan with FRST.Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the following option is checked: Press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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About 3 months ago I wanted to watch a video on the internet, however, in order to watch the video I was directed to download a video codec: activex object. This, however, turned out to be a bundle of spyware. Now, no matter what application I open it automatically starts taking up anywhere between 40-50% of my cpu usage and my total cpu usage jumps to 100%. I can't watch movies, listen to music, or open folders without the applications taking up all of my cpu.

In addition, I have 12 of the same process (svchost.exe) and dllhost.exe which take up all of my cpu whenever I open an application such as vlc player or windows media player.

Finally, in an attempt to get rid of the spyware I downloaded a bunch of antispyware programs and now I have about 8 eight different antispyware programs running on my computer (noadware, spybot s&d, superantispyware, avg antispyware, etrust pest patrol, norton, spyware blaster, and windows defender). But I don't know which ones to get rid of.

Here is my HijackThis Log:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by amckinne on 2008-03-16 1303
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Total Physical Memory: 766 MiB (1024 MiB recommended).
-- HijackThis (run as amckinne.exe) --------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:07:40 PM, on 3/16/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Exp... Read more

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Hello, I'm brand new to this site. Did some googling and came across bleepingcomputer. The past few days ive noticed some strange processes running like iexplorer.exe. I've never had any encounters with malware or virus' before so I have no idea what to do... I have malwarebytes but it has not fixed the problem. Please let me know what I should do to get rid of this bug.

A:dllhost.exe iexplorer.exe high cpu usage

Someone please help me.

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Hello!

Recently, I have been experiencing high CPU usage by DLLHost, and I am unaware of how to fix it.

I think I may know why it's been happening, and let me explain:





Quote:
I was exporting sound files for my DJ program via Audacity, and I accidentally opened the file in the DJ program before it was finished exporting, hence, corrupted file. Now whenever I use Windows Explorer (probably 90% of the time), it lags behind until I close out either Windows Media Player or dllhost.exe, but sometimes explorer.exe does the same CPU usage.


Anyway, here's the stuff I've tried:Reinstalled Audacity.
SFC /SCANNOW returned that all files were good.
Scanned for Malware and Viruses via Malwarebytes and MSE, nothing detected.
Rebooted my computer multiple times.
ProcessExplorer*

*About ProcessExplorer:
When I use ProcessExplorer to try and find out the problem, which means going to the properties of Dllhost.exe and clicking Threads, the one with the most Cycles Delta and CPU usage is ole32.dll!ObjectStublessClient24+0x18d8 and the stack lists:

Code:
ntoskrnl.exe!KeWaitForMultipleObjects+0xc0a
ntoskrnl.exe!KeAcquireSpinLockAtDpcLevel+0x732
ntoskrnl.exe!KeWaitForSingleObject+0x19f
ntoskrnl.exe!_misaligned_access+0xba4
ntoskrnl.exe!_misaligned_access+0x1821
ntoskrnl.exe!KiCheckForKernelApcDelivery+0x25
ntoskrnl.exe!ObReferenceObjectByHandleWithTag+0x3ce
ntoskrnl.exe!NtReadFile+0x7e
ntoskrnl.exe!KeSynchronizeExecution+0x3a23
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A:dllhost.exe High CPU Usage (Ole32.dll)

having multiple dllhost.exe instances in taskmanager is a classic symptom of a Poweliks infection....(unsure if this is what you were seeing, or if you only had some sort of corruption)

Norton's Poweliks tool... Trojan.Poweliks Removal Tool | Symantec

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Just as the title state, over the last few days ive noticed my pc becoming slower.  Getting high usage messages from Norton.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344
Run by Todd at 8:20:30 on 2014-11-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8111.2643 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {D87FA2C0-F526-77B1-D6EC-0EDF3936CEDB}
SP: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {631E4324-D31C-783F-EC5C-35AD42B18466}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Norton Security Suite *Enabled* {E04423E5-BF49-76E9-FDB3-A7EAC7E589A0}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:dllhost.exe COM Surrogate taking up all CPU Usage

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please download Powelikscleaner (by ESET) and save it to your Desktop.Double-click the to start the tool.Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.The tool will r... Read more

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I am running windows 7 x64 and dllhost.exe *32 is continually growing in memory usage. I continue to end the process to refresh my usage and it comes back and grows even faster it seems like.. please thanks!

A:Dllhost.exe*32 memory usage keeps growing..

Welcome to BP Kskrub66. I'm going to ask you to do a few scans so we can see what's going on.
 

Please downloa Mini Toolbox d 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.
• List Minidump Files
 
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.
 

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.
 
 Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.
Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet Services
Windows Firewall
System Restore
Security Center/Action Center
Windows Update
Windows Defender
Other Services

Press "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.


       This info will let us know what may be happening on your system. Thank you.

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my wife's HP school laptop has begun running slower and slower.  I noticed that 30 plus dllhost.exe are present when I view the Task Manager.   here are logs of what I have fun the last day or so.   I was in the middle of an ESET scan when the machine rebooted.  I left it for a bit and came back so I assume it rebooted.
 
the scan had found 7 trogans after running for hours.  I remember it being about 70% completed.  the SuperAntiSpyware took hours to complete as you can see.   I'm looking and hoping you can help.......thanks!!
 
 
Farbar Service Scanner Version: 08-01-2014
Ran by martha.langdon (administrator) on 29-01-2014 at 22:01:27
Running from "E:\Babyyy"
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
****************************************************************
Internet Services:
============
Connection Status:
==============
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Yahoo.com is accessible.
Windows Firewall:
=============
Firewall Disabled Policy:
==================
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall\StandardProfile]
"EnableFirewall"=DWORD:0
"HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\\EnableFirewall" registry value does not exist.
System Restore:
============
Srservice Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of Srserv... Read more

A:Dllhost.exe memory usage keeps growing..

Hi Speedo
 
 
Please download and use the following tools (in the order listed) which will search for and remove many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars, browser hijackers, extensions, add-ons and other junkware as well as related registry entries (values, keys) and remnants.RKill created by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), the site owner of BleepingComputer.AdwCleaner created by Xplode.Junkware Removal Tool created by thisisu.1. Double-click on RKill to launch the tool. A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.Important: Do not reboot your computer until you complete the next step.2. Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
After reviewing the log, click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
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Hello
I'm running Windows 8 64 bit.
Internet Explorer 10 - I do NOT have update KB2670838
I also use Google chrome but still have same issue
 
My computer began running slowly a couple of days ago. I have Norton Internet security which indicated high COM Surrogate usage, it also has blocked several attacks including Trojan.Poweliks and Trojan,Adclicker
Norton Internet Security states that virus was 
c:windows/syswow/dllhost.exe
 
I have been forced to use Task Manager to End Task for COM Surrogate - however it continues to run several processes of COM Surrogate.
 
I ran the following to check for viruses /malware
 - Norton Internet Security - none found
- malwarebytes - some malware found and removed
- Spybot malware + virus found alot of malware and the following virus xtlkdjy.sys
It said it removed successfully.
- I ran "sfc/scannow" - the result stated some issues were not able to resolved
- I ran Kapersky root checker - did not find anything
 
I fear there is a trojan virus that remains undetected.
 
Thank you

A:Com Surrogate dllhost.exe High Memory Usage

Please do the following.  It will be important to do these in the order they are requested. Please run TDSSKiller. Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop. 1.  Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters.  2.  Check Loaded Modules, Verify Driver Digital Signature, and Detect TDLFS file system. If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now.  3.  Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run.  4.  If threats are detected select Cure (if available) for all of them unless otherwise instructed. ***Do NOT select Delete! Click on Continue.  5.  Click on Reboot computer. Please copy the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt file found in your root directory (typically c:\) and paste it into your next reply.  Please download and run RKill RKill is an easy to use tool that kills known processes and removes Windows Registry entries that stop a user from using their normal security applications.  These settings will remain until the computer is rebooted, for this reason you must run the security application before the computer is rebooted.   Please download RKill and install it. When RKill is run it will display a console screen simila... Read more

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Hi there!  I'd like to ask for your help with this dllhost.exe problem that just suddenly appeared out of nowhere!  I am writing this to you from my husband's laptop. I have shut down my pc for the time being.  I have NEVER needed help with a virus before and am quite humbled to have to ask for outside help, BUT this dllhost problem is causing my computer to run at 100% and the poor thing is just too revved up!!  Other issues include not being able to download programs (I have to fix it each time in IE properties), not being able to access windows update (someone said the problem might be related to a certain update) and some other weird stuff.  I tried to run a variety of scans and fixes already but nothing helped.  I've seen your responses to others with this problem, so I'll tell you what I've done already and send the results of my scan in the next message.Last night.  First AVG caught the virus, but by the time I got to the computer (it happened while my husband sat down to play spider solitaire - does that mean anything?) I couldn't quarantine it because it told me that it had already been dealt with in a different way.  At that time the computer was already humming at high CPU usage.  I then ran malwarebytes, tsskiller(whatever it's called) and another kill program - forget the name - might have had a 64 in the name - they found nothing.  I ran combofix and farbar but didn't know what the results meant so I did nothing ... Read more

A:dllhost - too many running processes & high cpu usage

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please download Powelikscleaner (by ESET) and save it to your Desktop.Double-click the to start the tool.Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.The tool will r... Read more

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Recently I have had problems with memory in explorer and dllhost.exe on COM Services. I have been converting some videos for use on my WDTV player. If I ever open up a folder using Vista that contains one or more of these explorer.exe and dllhost.exe jump to over 800,000 K in task manager. Any ideas why this is happening?

A:Memory Usage High on Explorer and dllhost.exe

Any ideas?

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Hello

I need help to resolve malware problems. I have been trying to locate malware and clean it by myself but it didn't work at all. Hope attached logs helps you find out what problem I've encountered.
 

A:CPU usage goes up to 100 % taken by Multilple conhost,dllhost,svc host.

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Hello,
 
I am a new member on BleepingComputer.com in need of help! Lately my computer has been acting VERY slow, I am not sure what is wrong but I know it's something. I recently thought it might be because my computer hasn't been cleaned so I took it apart and got all the dust out and cleaned the fans and everything else. Unfortunately that is not the case. Even after cleaning the computer it is still running very slow at times (Every 2 minutes or so it will run to 100%), and then go back to normal. I have done some researching online and using some programs such as process explorer, and whenever CPU & Network reaching 100% usage the DllHost.exe Surrogate appears. I have ran Farbar and will attach the log files below. ANY help that could be provided I would REALLY appreciate it ! Thank you! Have a great weekend !

A:Dllhost.exe Com Surrogate causes CPU & Network Usage to reach 100%

HKLM\...\Run: [InstallerLauncher] => "C:\Users\Vinny\AppData\Local\Temp\GZ_INSTALL_0\setuplauncher.exe" /run:"C:\Users\Vinny\AppData\Local\Temp\GZ_INSTALL_0\Installer.exe" <===== ATTENTIONThis is suspicious. It's installed in a \Temp folder. You you do not know what it is I suggest you add the all the string to the fixlist.txt file I asked you to create.See below.Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. start

HKU\S-1-5-21-3266243716-20389127-3077116441-1000\...\Run: [AdobeBridge] => [X]
SearchScopes: HKCU - {49606DC7-976D-4030-A74E-9FB5C842FA68} URL =
BHO-x32: DownloadTerms - {2C4BA31C-0C15-11E2-90C7-9BFCBEB168B3} - C:\Users\Vinny\AppData\Local\DownloadTerms\temp.dat ()
Toolbar: HKCU - No Name - {E7DF6BFF-55A5-4EB7-A673-4ED3E9456D39} - No File
Handler: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - No File
FF Extension: No Name - C:\Users\Vinny\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\extensions\extensions [2012-12-22]
FF Extension: OneClickDownloader - C:\Users\Vinny\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\extensions\[email protected] [2012-06-14]
FF Extension: No Name - C:\Users\Vinny\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\extensions\searchplugins [2013-09-14]
FF HKLM-x32\...\Firefox\Extensions: [[email protected]] - C:\Program Files (x86)\fbphotozoom\fbphotozoom13.xpi
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Hello I am infected. dllhost.exe starts at 70kb and climbs! Please help!  I suspended task and it stopped climbing. When I end, it comes back within 5 minutes.
 
dllhost.exe msvcrt.dll!endthreadex+0x29, keeps running as a thread I noticed
 
I kill task with process explorer but it keeps coming back.
 
AV shows nothing
 
Only happens when connected to internet.
 
 
RogueKiller V9.2.10.0 (x64) [Jul 11 2014] by Adlice Software
mail : http://www.adlice.com/contact/
Feedback : http://forum.adlice.com
Website : http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/
Blog : http://www.adlice.com
Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : BOSS [Admin rights]
Mode : Scan -- Date : 09/16/2014  21:26:09
¤¤¤ Bad processes : 6 ¤¤¤
[Proc.Svchost] svchost.exe -- C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[x] -> [NoKill]
[Proc.Svchost] svchost.exe -- C:\Windows\SysWow64\svchost.exe[x] -> [NoKill]
[Suspicious.Path] explorer.exe -- C:\Users\BOSS\AppData\Roaming\Copy\overlay\CopyShExt.dll[-] -> UNLOADED
[Suspicious.Path] explorer.exe -- C:\Users\BOSS\AppData\Roaming\Copy\overlay\Brt.dll[-] -> UNLOADED
[Suspicious.Path] explorer.exe -- C:\Users\BOSS\AppData\Roaming\Copy\overlay\CopyShExt.dll[-] -> UNLOADED
[Suspicious.Path] explorer.exe -- C:\Users\BOSS\AppData\Roaming\Copy\overlay\Brt.dll[-] -> UNLOADED
 
 

A:dllhost.exe msvcrt.dll!endthreadex+0x29 100 pecent PC Usage

sorry to bother but this is my log, confirms svchost problem. Please help
 
 
 
RogueKiller V9.2.10.0 (x64) [Jul 11 2014] by Adlice Software
mail : http://www.adlice.com/contact/
Feedback : http://forum.adlice.com
Website : http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/
Blog : http://www.adlice.com
Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : BOSS [Admin rights]
Mode : Scan -- Date : 09/16/2014  21:26:09
¤¤¤ Bad processes : 6 ¤¤¤
[Proc.Svchost] svchost.exe -- C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[x] -> [NoKill]
[Proc.Svchost] svchost.exe -- C:\Windows\SysWow64\svchost.exe[x] -> [NoKill]
[Suspicious.Path] explorer.exe -- C:\Users\BOSS\AppData\Roaming\Copy\overlay\CopyShExt.dll[-] -> UNLOADED
[Suspicious.Path] explorer.exe -- C:\Users\BOSS\AppData\Roaming\Copy\overlay\Brt.dll[-] -> UNLOADED
[Suspicious.Path] explorer.exe -- C:\Users\BOSS\AppData\Roaming\Copy\overlay\CopyShExt.dll[-] -> UNLOADED
[Suspicious.Path] explorer.exe -- C:\Users\BOSS\AppData\Roaming\Copy\overlay\Brt.dll[-] -> UNLOADED

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This problem just started despite having Advanced SystemCare 7, Avira, Spybot - Search & Destroy 2 running.
 

A:CPU usage 100% with multiple instances of cmd.exe, dllhost.exe, msiexec.exe, utorrentie.exe.

I forgot to add that when I shut down the computer I get the "The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down" for what seems to be ever instance of one of those exes mention in the title. Also there are several browser windows that pop up with some type of ad.
 

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Slowness of the machine. Peeking into taskmanager revealed 100% CPU usage and high memory usage by these processes.

AVG was preinstalled.

Installed malwarebytes and it didn't detect anything in scan neither AVG detected anything in scans but keeps on blocking malicious websites with outgoing traffic from these processes.

AVG doesn't detect anything.

Malwarebytes blocking malicious websites.

CPU usage is 100%

All above mentioned processes are running with multiple instances. Access is denied when i try to kill the processes.

Disconnecting the internet from machine doesn't kill the processes but makes CPU and memory usage normal and reconnecting the internet re introduces the issues
 

A:CPU Usage 100% cmd.exe conhost.exe notepad.exe dllhost.exe taskhost.exe msiexec.exe running

Hello,
Is this enterprise/business machine?
 

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THe computer is running slow and I am seeing multiple copies of dllhost.exe using large amounts of RAM.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16584  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Jim at 2:32:34 on 2014-10-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4009.1082 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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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:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\atashost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\Content Service\Connect.Service.ContentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\imagePROGRAFStatusMonitor\cnwisam.exe
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A:dllhost.exe *32 COM Surrogate multiple processes/high memory usage

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, d... Read more

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Hello   So I have a few issues....
 
1. Computer running slow and lagging a lot
2. SVC Host high memory usage
3. DLLHost high memory usage
4. MBAM stops multiple sources from entering through it's firewall 3-5 times every hour
5. Wave volume lowers automatically every 2-5 minutes
6. Internet Explorer freezes regularly and lags often to the point that it needs to be shut down
7. Can not have more then one instance of Internet Explorer running nor multiple tabs.
 
So I have tried following the instructions in the other forum on how to speed the internet up and your computer, but I belive I only made things worse.
 
I have run Mbam, Norton, Eset, Roguekiller and a few other antivirus/maleware detectors. They found a few viruses. Eset repeatedly would send up a notification stating SVCHost.exe was a trojan.... however when I scanned it would never detect more then that. I would quarantine and then it would come back a little later. I am still having issues so I am assuming there are still some left. Any assistance would be great. 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by mmmm at 16:12:55 on 2014-07-26
#Option Extended Search is enabled.
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.41 [GMT -5:00]
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Fil... Read more

A:SVC & DLLHost High memory usage, IE slow & freezes, Wave volume lowers 2-5 mins

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.===Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools.Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.Some Rookit infection may damage your boot sector. The Windows Recovery Console may be needed to restore it. Do not bypass this installation. You may regret it.**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.Once the Microsoft Windows Recov... Read more

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Every 10-40 minutes, the application I'm currently working in [whither it be skype, L4D2, or firefox] becomes unresponsive, and after a minute or two, the window turns white, notifying me that it's not responding. This unresponsiveness quickly spreads to other open processes, rendering them frozen as well. I can still use the mouse, and it appears rainmeter still responds [updates, showing barely any CPU usage].

Steps I've taken to try and resolve this:
Using only one main program, still does it
turning the computer off and on again
Memtest is clean
chkdisk passes
MBAM/MSE scans return nothing
defragged
no memory overflows that I can see

While troubleshooting, I noticed that during the 'fit of unresponsiveness' the disk usage light on my tower is solid, but when I looked at the disk usage in the resource monitor, no processes whatsoever were using it [screenshot related]

If any more specifications are needed, I'll be happy to elaborate.
Thanks!

A:Frequent unresponsiveness, 100% hardware disk usage, 0% software usage

It could be indexing. What if you turn off indexing just as an experiment?

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Hi guys, hope you can help me please. I'm not too computer savvy so sorry if I'm missing something important or I say something dumb. I'm really frustrated and I'm trying my best to learn and solve this problem.
So I bought this Vaio with Core i5-3210M, 4Gb Ram, Windows 8 64 bit. I had really high hopes for it, coming from an i3. For the first few weeks it worked fine, but then it started to freeze while watching movies. Then it started happening all the time, and the cooling fan became consistently noisy for working at full capacity.
I was used to opening task manager on older systems when this happened to see if there was a non-responding program and force it closed, so I noticed Task Manager offers some more features in Win 8. Here, I see that CPU usage is high, staying always around 70% and from time to time reaching 100. At this moment, the process taking the biggest slice is called VCS System Tray with 58%.
What's perhaps more concerning, is that Disk usage is almost constantly on 100%. And by this I mean it reaches 100 and stays there for long periods of time, perhaps up to 20 minutes, then it falls down a few seconds and up again to 100. During this time the computer is excruciatingly painful to use. To even open a program takes forever. When this happens, it seems that Chrome is at the top of the list of processes with most disk usage, with about 1-2Mbps, but this sometimes changes and the list can be led by System, Utorrent, Octoshape, VCS System Tray, Communication... Read more

A:100% CPU usage, 100% Disk usage, cooling fans full speed

Hi, welcome to the forums,
Go to Device manager(right click bottom left corner), uninstall the "VAIO care" driver, get the new driver from Sony support:Sony eSupport - Computers - Support
Install and see whether it helps, check your system for virus infections with Malwarebytes as well.

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hey all! ever since i upgraded my laptop's win8 to win10 im getting these usages... and the machine is runnig REALLY SLOW....
i saw that it's a common problem so i looked up some solutions and tried the following:

1- i changed the registry - ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management? and changed ?ClearPageFileAtShutDown? value to 1
2- adjusted windows 10 to "best performance" in system settings
3- i disabled many startup programs
4- i defragemented the C drive
5- uninstalled all the programs that i could
6- I disabled "Show me tips about Windows"
7- changed the power settings profile

NONE OF THOSE WORKED. PLEASE HELP!
here is the sys info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: ??Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4007 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 453 GB (404 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M9V4C
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hey our computer has been misbehaving the last week or two and I finally got down to trying to find the source of the problem. We ran Spyhunter4, Webroot and Malwarebytes without much success other than Malwarebytes constantly popping up a small window in the bottom right hand side of the screen saying that it has blocked outbound actions by various IP and ports, including fff5ee.com. The disk space in the task manager shows multiple COM Surrogate32 and is 96-100%. Could really use some help the disk space makes doing anything impossible.

A:Evil dllhost.exe multiple COM surrogate eating up 100% disk space Windows 8

Did I post this in the right forum?

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Hello,Here is the problem i recently bought an L460 with an hdd 500go but i decided to go for an ssd sandisk plus 120Go, i've installed windows 10 pro N and all the drivers needed with the Lenovo Service Bridge, but somehow ma computer crash after some time using it a have a blue screen and it reboot and don't recognize the ssd, i've looked at the performance and there are spikes of disk usage at 100% before computer freeze , i've tried many things it seems that the sata driver is having trouble, can someone help me ? Germain

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Hello, I have been trying to overcome this issue of 100% disk and CPU usage for quite some time before but no solution has worked. It is especially bad when i start my laptop or when i turn it on after hibernation. I tried using this https://chaladi.me/2013/10/11/how-to-fix-windows-8-100-disk-usage-issue/and i have also resetted my laptop to factory version so now its empty, but it is still facing this issue.  How can I stop this problem? Much thanks!! 

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My laptop (Lenovo Y500 Laptop | Lenovo US) has a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive C: and it also has a 24GB chached SSD D:. The link only shows a 16, but mine was 24. Today, I left my computer idle while I was at class (I'm in college) and when I came back it was frozen on the start up screen Lenovo Logo. As customary with computer problems, I turned it off and turned it on again. It booted up fine, maybe the tiniest bit slow, but nothing really different from the norm. But, when I opened up Chrome, my entire computer froze up after about five seconds, and I had to force shut down. This happened about 10 times (not just with Chrome, but with explorer and Task Manager too). Weird thing is, I only got one BSOD, for MEMORY_MANAGEMENT. When it magically started up without immediately freezing after the first click, I scanned for viruses--nothing changed. I CCleaned the temp files and registry--still nothing. I checked for fragmentation--0% fragmented. Once I finally got Task Manager open, I started thoroughly checking all the tabs. Here's what I found:
Attachment 51822
See how Disk 1 has C: AND D: ? I'm 100% sure that D: used to be on Disk 0. After some more freezing and rebooting, I discovered that Disk 1 maxes out active time to 100% really, really easily. Average response time maxed over 1000. Actually, I'm surprised my computer hasn't frozen since I started typing this post. It's that bad.

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A:Both C & D drives on Disk 1, 100% disk usage most of time

Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!
Add to that the release of the Win10 preview and my system messing up - and I'm way behind on replying to topics. Sorry!

Do your still need help with this problem?
I will be notified if you reply to this topic and will respond within 48 hours.

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I am encountering a problem that is crippling my laptop. Over the past weekend I have been expierencing my laptop coming down to a standstill in processes it takes nearly two minutes to open up a page on chrome and running a game... forget about it. When I open up task manager it shows that 100% of my disk is being used but when I look at the processes using it all I see is System 0.1 MB/s. When i go into the performance tab of task manager and click on disk it reads:

Active time: 100%
Average Response Time: 0 ms then it spikes to a random # in the thosands
Read Speed: 0 KB/s (Like the Response time it jumps around)
Write Speed: 0 KB/s (Same as above)
Capcity: 932
Formatted: 931
System Disk: Yes
Page File: Yes
System:
Acer Aspire V-5
AMD A-10-5757M
Radeon 8650G and Radeon HD 8750M
8 GB Ram
Fixes Tried (Failed)
Downgrading from 8.1.1 to 8.1CCleanerDisabling and stopping Superfetch, BITS (Background Intelligent Transparent Service), Windows Update, and Windows Search.A clean boot (I still encountered the same issue)Readjusting the virtual memory

I would love if somoene could help me with this issue as I need to use my computer and this is making it neigh impossible to do.

A:100% Disk System Disk Usage with only 0.1 MB/s

Exactly the same problem - Acer Aspire One.
I was having performance problems and ran chkdsk which found some bad clusters. Next thing I know, I restart and Windows won't come up. I could get a cmd prompt going and copied out my files and reset the system. Still nothing. Finally got it going by turning it on and plugging in a recovery flash drive. Completely reinistalled 8.0. Installed 126 updates. Installed 8.1. Installed 26 updates. And now I'm smack in the 100% disk usage.
Tried setting Virtual Memory, which was small.

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Hi all,

I'm having a bit of trouble with Windows 8 on my laptop (I've named my laptop Romulus for future reference in this thread). First off, let me give you a brief history on Romulus' journey thus far:

1.) Bought pre-built from ACER with Windows 8 64-bit installed.
2.) After playing around with it for a bit, I formatted the C drive (deleting all partitions) and installed Windows 7.
3.) Hoping to test out the new Windows 8.1, I reinstalled Windows 8 (a clean install from Microsoft this time... not the original bundled version from ACER). I have yet to install 8.1.

This is where I've noticed a few problems. Specifically, my CPU and Disk usage keep spiking to 100% for no apparent reason. Literally right after booting Romulus, before running any programs/apps, I see these spikes. I boot up, go straight to the desktop, fire up Task Manager, and watch sadly as the performance graphs tease me with those tall lines. The CPU spikes only last for a second or two and usage generally stays pretty low, but I'd still like to know why it's jumping like that. Disk usage spikes to 99-100% more frequently and stays there a bit longer. I've noticed perhaps very slight performance problems and some mouse lag, but I haven't been able to prove a correlation here.

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A:100% CPU Usage & 100% Disk Usage

Couple of ideas till the brains show up with better ideas :-) Find and shut off indexing and see if it stops. If not go to task manager and shut down running items one at a time and see what happens.

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A week ago I did a completely fresh install of Windows 8 64 bit and everything was working great. When I booted up my laptop on Wednesday I noticed it was running terribly slow. When I opened task manager I saw that disk usage was at 100% despite the combined total of data transfer being 0.8MB/s.

The problem occurs constantly if I set my laptop power mode to balanced but only occurs intermittently at high performance. I've run a chkdsk and everything is showing up fine and bizarrely there is no slowdown whatsoever on safe mode.

Any idea what I may have done wrong?

A:100% Disk Usage

Can you id the process that is doing it. Look into Resource Monitor > Disk tab.

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I have tried everyone except uninstalling Win 8.1.
I tried disk check, disabled all programs fetches, wins search etc..,increased VM reg keys etc.. Is there something else to do.

Thanks, anyone that can help.
 

A:100% Disk Usage

Hi,

What type of hard drive is it standard or solid state? Does it sit at 100% all the time or during a particular operation? In task manager what is the name of the process that seems to to be utilizing most of the hard disks resources if any?

On a side note could be that your hard disk is reaching end of life do you know how old it is?

Thanks

Steve
 

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Hi!

I recently had a power failure while playing DotA 2 and now my fan/harddrive is making a weird noise.

Resource Monitor points that my C: drive (My only one) is running at 100%. Mostly it is being used by MsMpEng, which should be Windows Defender. It shows it scanning stuff (C:\Users\-----\Documents\Games Downloads\StarMade.exe). When I open Windows Defender it however doesn't show it scanning anything.

I am really worried. PLEASE HELP

A:100% disk usage

Hi gCoreByte, is this still happening? The reason I ask is I recently did a clean install of 8.1 and saw the same - Defender was using all Disk (and CPU actually) it could for several hours. So was the indexing service. Once it had finished it all settled down.

I don't think you necessarily need to be worried but if it is still happening please post a picture from task manager details tab.

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As the title says my pc is bugged with the 100% disk usage issue.

The things I've tried so far are:
1. Disable BITS, Superfetch and Windows search services. Although BITS seems to gets enabled back on its own after a while.
2. Performed a chkdsk /f/r to fix the system errors.
3. Switched windows updates from automatic to manual (not sure if that helps much).

I've read through some other threads but could not find the correct solution. Is there something else that I'm missing which could possibly fix the issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated...

A:100% disk usage.

Welcome to the forum. If you open task manager click at the top of disk it will sort it into order so you can then see what's using the disk it can be a short term thing while it builds it's index

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Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

CPU
Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz 51 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

RAM
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz

my PC starts to hang nd in task manager is see these 100% disk usage.
how can i solve this error?
i have already disables super fetch ,prefetch

plz help
 

A:100% disk usage

Go to your "tile" screen, and type "Disk Cleanup", then click the icon for this program. Let it run through and it will tell you where you can save disk space. Be sure to click the "Clean Up System Files" button also (requires admin rights), as this will clear out old windows update backups as well.
 

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There are many instants of svchost.exe (localSystemNetworkRestricted) running. They all pop up at the same time. Most of them are linked to files such as games I play and other random files. . Are these linked to mall-ware? If so what is the right course of action for this problem. Have note i have used many antivirus, spyware, and mal-ware programs. All showing no signs of viruses. I am on a college campus sharing internet connection. Thanks.

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Hey, my computer has had 100% disk usage after i used windows repair (all in one).
I tried restoring to older restore point, but it didn't help.
The disk usage is always 100% when i start up or start off sleep mode.

A:100% disk usage

Does disk usage go down after a period of time?
Check the Task Manager to identify the process causing the high disk usage.

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Hi,

My Win Vista machine seems to add or delete up to 1Gb of data on a daily basis. I have two 50G hard drives and it is the C: drive (the main one for the PC) that is displaying this activity. I basically use the PC to check personal emails and little else, so I am surprised by the disk memory changes each day. Is there a way for me to see what files are changing or being added or deleted from the disk on a daily basis? I tried to see this with Windows Explorer, but it does not show any large files with recent edit dates. So, I am thinking that there must be a better way.

Thanks for your help with this.
 

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So I noticed that the disk usage, shown in task manager, never goes above 50% as if it is capped there. Is this normal and if not is there a way to allow more usage for the disk?
 

A:Disk Usage

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My disk usage always goes to 100% because of this process "wsappx" with a very high disk usage at startup with  10-30+ mb/s but after 10-15 minutes it lowers down to 0 mb/s and then after a few minutes it goes up again.

A:100% Disk usage!

 That file's not part of Windows 7.  However you neglected to mention what version you're running or the make and model of your computer.  You could run Malwarebytes and your antivirus program in Safe Mode if you don't know what this thing is.

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I don't have the specifics of the laptop, as it seems to be hit or miss if it works for a bit before slowing down to a crawl or just does it almost right after startup. Its an ASUS gaming computer ive had for about 3 years now.
Running windows 10, and starting yesterday it has begun to basically freeze and nothing will load unless you wait about 5 minutes per click.
I was able to wait and open the task manager to see the CPU usage at 100%, but had none of the processes above .1% which means it did not add up. At that time, disk was down at nothing. At one point it had flipped completely to be disk at 100% and CPU at next to nothing.
I tried a few things like turning off windows search and disabling a bunch off startup but its a slow process with how its working right now. I did manage to run Hardware Sentinel and check the drive itself as that came up on one suggestion, and to my suprise that had it at 98% health which does not suggest a bad drive to me.
My antivirus picked up something last night and removed it, i don't remember downloading anything to cause this but i figured getting rid of it might of solved the problem but to no avail.

If anyone has an idea, im open to try anything at this point.

Thanks
 

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My disk usage is always showing %100 . I stop com.surrogate and its fixed but one day later its still showing %100 but not com.surrogate its just basically showing the higher usage example chrome its using %100 if u close this than just another app become %100. I started anti malware its fixing but when I open computer again its still happening. Anyone know how to solve this?
(Win 8.1 lenovo ideapad Z500)

A:Disk usage

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.

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I have recently purchased an Alienware Alpha, and the first couple of days that I had it, it ran like a dream, however tonight I noticed that everything was going extremely slow and not responding, I was also having trouble uninstalling things. I googled the issue and found out that many of people have had the issue caused by Windows 8.1. I tried to disable Superfetch, as well as Windows Search but there was no change, it was still 100%. I also tried fixing the RAM, is there any other way to fix this? Please help, I make the rookie mistake of not purchasing a warranty and now I am freaking out. 

A:100% Disk Usage???

Greetings, JennyLynnGannon
 
Let's see if I can help you. First things first: does your operating system have an anti-virus software?
 

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hi guys

i ve this issue i can t solve:

my disk usage is blocked at 100/100 and pc is burning like hell and i don t find what is making it

i m adding some screenshots if someone can help me to find out the issue:

A:Disk usage at 100/100

Few things you can check:
go to: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows and look for the file
Windows.edb and check the size of this file. This is a database file associated with Windows Search feature. If it's too big, sometimes it can grow up to many GB's then it might cause high disk usage when Windows Search trying to rebuild the Search index. You can delete this file but first you need to disable the Windows Search service then re-enable after deletion.Run Task Manager->Startup and disable everything then reboot the PC to see if it fixes the problem then re-enable one by one, reboot until the problem occurs again, then that's the culprit.Run Task Manager->Details, then right click on the Title->Select Columns and put a check on I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O read bytes, I/O write bytes then click OK. Click on the Title to sort by I/O Read, I/O Write to find out which process utilizing the Disk I/O most and take appropriate action.

Screenshot example:

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This problem has affected me for months. I've tried everything. Every troubleshoot on the internet, none of them work. No idea what to do.
 

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I can not figure out why my HDD is showing 100% usage in the task manager, I am using windows 8.1
I have disabled BITS from the local services as a recommended fix. This has not worked.
I'm not sure if my HDD is failing, too hot, or its something worse. Any help is very much appreciated
 

A:100% disk usage

I'm confused. How does your hd show 100% usage in task manager?

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All the time the ram and disk usage is around 90% to 100% and sometime windows even hangs up while using firefox only.I need to use firefox and some light programs only.
I have installed 2GB RAM

A:90% RAM usage and 100% Disk

The RAM use isn't necessarily a problem. All modern operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux) will automatically grab as much RAM as they can for caching purposes to improve system performance. In your case, the IGP on your CPU is reserving 512MB of your 2GB for itself, so you effectively only have 1.5GB of RAM. The OS will automatically release memory used for caching if needed by some other program. From the screenshot you posted, you only just booted the system so it's not necessarily out of the ordinary that your computer would have a lot of disk activity, especially on an A4 based system. That should settle down after a time.

However, on such a low end system you should make a point of limiting the number of programs you have running, making sure to use a lighter weight AV program and even go through the Black Viper "guide" to Windows Services and turn off the ones you aren't going to need. You can click on the name of each service to get a brief explanation of what it is and does so you if it's an optional service, you can turn it off if you're not going to use it.

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Hello, i bought new laptop a few weeks ago, without OS, so i installed Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro with Update licenced from microsoft. And i'm having problem with disk usage. i tryed everysinglething to fix it but as you can see i'm here!!.. really i can't understand why its usage 100%. Please if you have any solution share with me ! iwill add some screenshots about my laptop status,
Aslo about my laptop:
ASUS X550LN-DM126D/12GB (FHD),
Intel Core i7-4500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz),
12GB DDR3 1600MHz (4GB on-board),
1TB 5400rpm, 2.5``,
DVD SuperMulti,
NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M (N15S-GT) 2GB,
BT4.0, Haswell, Instant-On, HDMI, HD WebCam with LED indicator,
SD card reader, 3xUSB (1x3.0), Dark-Grey plastic, Chiclet keyboard,
QuickCharge 2hrs, 2.3kg, 37WHrs, 2600mAh, 4-cell Li-ion Battery pack,
15.6`` FHD LED (1920x1080) glare type, PN: 90NB04S2-M02500/12GB

so screenshots:::
its when i start photoshop!
and this one is when i power on my laptop!!
Performance options. ( also i tryed to change it to 12000/24000 but again the same result again disk usage 100%)

A:Disk Usage 100%

Nothing wrong with that.
Windows can be doing a lot of scheduled tasks on Power up, Indexing, updates etc. On a new PC a lot of that is going on.

You need to look at other Tabs in the Task Manager - App History, Start-up, Processes. Click the Disk column to sort and identify the worst offenders then go to that software and do some configuring where possible.

Again in the Processes Tab expand the details and you will be able to suss out possibilities.

For example in App history stuff. You can go the Apps and stop live tile updates obviously on the ones you don't use or uninstall them.

That's what you would expect on starting Photoshop. Again probably doing some of it's own indexing, updating, loading modules etc or something like that. Most software can be configured to an extent.

No idea why you are fiddling around with system performance, That's Windows memory management.

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