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[SOLVED] PF Usage Extremly High

Q: [SOLVED] PF Usage Extremly High

Well,As the topic Say...My pf Usage is too the max after 15-30 mins messing arround...
I have a dell Inspiron 1501..
I found a way to keep it down by
Ending Process on BCMWLTRY.exe
Do anybody have any ideas what i can do

Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] PF Usage Extremly High

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: [SOLVED] PF Usage Extremly High

Hi Terry901 !

Looks like a memory leak in the broadcom wireless network manager. See whether there's an update for your wireless drivers on the manufacturer's website. Go to Dell drivers support page, enter your service tag and install the latest wireless network drivers.

Sometimes the manufacturer replaces the default "wireless zero configuration" interface of windows XP by its own and sometimes that third party program creates issues. If there's no update on the manufacturer's website you can uninstall the third party program and install the wireless driver alone : download and extract the drivers in some folder on the drive (if it's a .exe file ask us for the proper instructions), uninstall the program related to your wireless controller using add/remove programs, restart and when the new hardware is detected point the installer manually to the location of the proper drivers.

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I'm not dumb when it comes to using a computer but as of recently my CPU usage has sky rocketed and im stumped as to why if anybody can tell me why and help me figure out a way to fix this it would be greatly appreciated!


A:Solved: extremly high cpu usage

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

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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
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

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

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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.

A: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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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:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
D:\Program F... Read more

A: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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When I did a monthly defrag the other day I noticed a high GB usage. My normal usage is about 23% with 77% free. Now
I have a big 49% GB usage I haven't download anything to take up that much usage!! Any ideas were to look for this huge jump in usage? I haven't noticed any change in using my computer but am worried something is wrong.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3032 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 123044 MB, Free - 73014 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled

A:Solved: High GB Usage??

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Clean install of win8 pro on half of a laptop (other is XP).
Disk space is 24G, processor 1.6mh,1GB ram. 32 bit.
Task mgr reported CPU uasge of 10% until the addition of windows media centr pack. Now usage is
70 - 90%. Culprit is system interrupts which uses 60%. Suggestions?

A:Solved: CPU high % usage

Hmm I assume you meant 1.6GHz for your CPU right? You could try looking at the issue with http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx and see if it sheds more light onto the "culprit".

Also have you been using any new attached devices recently? USB flash disk, webcam, external hard drive?

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Hello. I am experiencing high CPU usage but I cannot work out why. Usually it's around 7-15% depending on what I'm doing/using. But over the last few days it's shot up. Most of the time it's up around 90-100% slowing everything down especially Firefox. It's currently hovering around 50%. Task Manager tells me I have, as of this moment, Firefox and MRU Blaster open as apps. I have a number of processes listed but most are dormant i.e. 'CPU 00'. Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: High CPU usage

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I am using Chrome v41 and I keep getting a message from Norton that it is of High CPU Usage.
When I look at the details it state it is using 98% of CPU memory.

Could anyone please tell me what is causing this and how I can put it right?

All help much appreciated

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I am getting a very high CPU usage reading which is currently running about 100% all the time. Can someone tell me what causes this and how can I get it back to a lower reading?

A:Solved: high CPU Usage

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I recently posted a thread in the Hardware section discussing the amount of memory usage my Laptop is currently using. It seems pretty high, this is what I origionally posted;

Whenever I start up, i've around 52 processes going and 500MB of my 1GB RAM in use. This seems a lot to me, as my PC uses no way near as much memory as this when simply stood on the desktop.

With Firefox, MSN, and Winamp all open too on here i'm using 619MB. It's worrying me a little, as i'm planning on going to University this September to do Games Design, and was going to take my Laptop with me. Obviously, it'd mean running tools such as 3D Studio Max, Hammer and all that stuff. If my laptops using 619MB running 3 simple programmes, I can't see how it would manage! I've attempted removing usless programs, processes, start up processes and do regualar Spyware/Virus scans on here weekly. Click to expand...

I've been told there's a possiblity I may have Malware threats, so have performed a Hi-Jack this log and hopefully someone can give it a look over for me.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:14:15, on 03/05/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System... Read more

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Recently I have started getting the BSOD message "Kernel_Data_Inpage_Error", and on top of this my CPU usage has been extremely high. My cpu usage was fine until a few days ago, and since then it has risen to 100%. I shutdown my firewall and anti-virus (I use Comodo Firewall and NOD32 AV which have been working great until now) to get it back down to normal (around 10%), but this leaves my computer unprotected. I recently got infected with some adware (which I should be able to get rid of with my virus scan), but the BSOD interupts my attempts to remove. I am thankful for any help I get.

- Aeovon

(P.S. I hope I have all the info needed.)

A:Solved: BSOD, High CPU usage.

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my cpu usage went from 0%-2% when idle to 23%-32% when idle...the task manager system idle process shows 88%-98%...physical memory shows 34%, not sure what is going on here...i ran malwarebytes and an eset (my anti-virus) scan, nothing detected...this is radically slowing some of the things i do, will appreciate any and all help

A:[SOLVED] cpu usage high, cause not visible

i downloaded process explorer, and it looks like interrupts (though they don't show in blue) are taking up a large percentage, any idea why?

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I have a new Sony Vaio that is less than two months old. After this very short period my C drive is showing "132GB free of 665GB". This is just insane, I have no idea what is using up all of this disk space.

Any pointers on tracking down the culprit?

A:Solved: High Disk Usage

TreeSize should help.

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I am new to this forum. I hope i posted this in the correct section, if no i appologise.
Im in abit of a pickle that i cannot seem to figure out.
Long story short. My CPU when idle is normally around 5-10%. But lately Ive noticed it has been idling around 25-30%. Now i thought maybe its a Virus/Malware. So i updated Norton Anti-Virus, and Spybot Search and Destroy. And booted up in safe Mode, and ran both of them one after another with a system restart in between. They came up empty.

So i then figured that maybe there is a process running that is taking up space, and i dont have much running. I have included a Link for the Picture of my Processes below. I defraged my HDD, ran a registry cleaner, and still nothing. I even went so far as to reflash the BIOS for My MoBo.

Now i play alot of Games on this system, and ive noticed since i saw the High CPU, that ive been getting High CPU usage warnings from Norton more, and more.

So, now im not sure how to proceed from here. Thank you very much in advance for your help.


Here is my Configuration:

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
3.20 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X4 840 Processor
16Gig of RAM
500Gig HDD
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Card
Acer V223W [Monitor]
DVD RW Drive
Blu-Ray Drive
Internal Multi-Card Reader
730 Watt Raid Max PSU
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-880GMA-UD2H
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F... Read more

A:Solved: High CPU usage when idleing.

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I am trying to solve an issue that has recently been occurring on my personal PC. On my PC I have been having issues with high memory usage by several programs that I can not seem to resolve. Usually the programs start small and get bigger, sometimes quickly such as the case with outlook and firefox often jumping from 10k to 60k in a matter of minutes and others slowly of the course of a few hours. I am a computer tech myself and the fact that i cant seem to fix my own computer has been driving me insane. Also any help with the trimming down of running process would be greatly appreciated.

The programs with the highest memory usage typically are: Outlook, Word, firefox, rtvscan, vzfw.exe, svchost.exe, yahoo widget engine (konfabulator.exe), ehrecsvr.exe, ehshell. exe.

These processes typically run over 20 mb and under 80 however as you will see in my taskmanager this seems to be a much farther reaching issue that does not always follow what is typical

I have run several antivirus and antispyware checks and have found only one thing. I found 180searchassistant/zango with webroot spysweeper. I am lead to believe this is a false positive however because it fails to clean it, the 180searchassistant removal tool fails to find it, ewido, spybot and windows defender fails to find it. My antivirus Symantec Coporate finds no viruses.

The high memory usage by the eh* programs may be explained by the fact that i recently hacked apart my MCE 2002 build an... Read more

A:Solved: High Memory Usage

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I'm running a fully updated copy of Windows XP, and I've been having a problem playing HD on BBC iPlayer, which caused me to open up Task Manager to see what was going on with resources.

I found that resources were maxing out when playing HD movies, however, when I close everything down, other than Task Manager, I find that my CPU usage is showing as between 70 to 80% all of the time. Which I believe is the cause of my problems when running HD. I have replaced the video card with a 1 GB Sapphire HD5450, and as the CPU is a AMD Athlon 3200, I think the system should be able to cope with HD movies.

The same high CPU reading at rest shows in TM with Systems Tray in diagnostic mode.

I have run Trend Micro Housecall, etc, but no threats have been shown.

I've cleaned out the registry with Regseeker, but that hasn't made any difference either.

I've switched off AVG, Windows Firewall, and Windows auto update, none of which makes any difference to the high CPU reading at rest.

Although the CPU is an old model, it's not had that many hours of usage, and in every other way the system is running OK: no overheating, no closures or lock-ups.

The only other symptom is a very slight lag when opening up browsers, etc, but not to the extent that if affects using the computer; and the occasional sound of disk activity.

The most likely answer seems to be that there is something running on this computer that I don't know about, but if it's not malware, or a background appl... Read more

A:[SOLVED] High CPU usage at rest

HiJackThis does an in-depth scan of everything that's running on your system, including rootkits. Give it a try and post the log file it generates.

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

A:[SOLVED] High RAM Usage while Idle


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


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Hello, I installed 2GB of memory today and Vista is using 485Mb of that while I'm idle. I thought maybe this was superfetch so I disabled it and rebooted, but system is still using 485mb at idle. What could be using all that ram?

A:[SOLVED] High memory usage


Originally Posted by chin

Hello, I installed 2GB of memory today and Vista is using 485Mb of that while I'm idle. I thought maybe this was superfetch so I disabled it and rebooted, but system is still using 485mb at idle. What could be using all that ram?

I was gonna ask the same thing.. I have Home Premium with 2GB and when I checked memory usage it was at 698MB

Dell Inspirion Laptop (Athlon 64 X2)

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ok im runing the w7 home premium last version updated and recently the svchost.exe and ekrn.exe had been using lot's of cpu. On a closer look with proces explorer program i noticed that sysmain.dll and ntdll.dll are the ones with the high cpu usage and high cicle like over 1 millon and over 2 million sometimes. This happens mostly while im seeing many youtube videos (not in hd and not all at once playing but many videos buffered in diferent firefox tabs) or playing videogames (any kind not heavy graphical) and when the computer starts.

I've algo noticed that before svchsot starts consuming lot of resources some random proceses star to consume random small amount os cpu generally 1 o 2% like this


I have a

CPU Amd atlhon 64 x2 5200+
GPU nvidia geforce 8800gs
RAM Kingstone DDR2 2ghz 400hz FSB



I cannot use and if i would i wouldnt use the system restore

A:Solved: svchost and ekrn high cpu usage

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Hello again, the computer drama has finished, but now another one has become present.

When i am playing the game which i have talked about, which was online multiplayer based the CPU usage jumps up to around 100% whenever i am playing more then 1 hour or 2 hours.

This causes the computer to run very slow, the temporary solution so far is to exit and go back into the game and then the usage jumps back down, is there one way that can make this effect permanent?

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Acer Aspire AX3300
AMD Phenom II X3 710 Processer 2.6GHz
Geforce 9200 + G210 Hybrid SLI
4GB DDR3 (3.75GB Usable)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Prolite E2208HDSV Monitor

I'm having a few problems which have come up in the last few days, I have made no software changes apart from adding a bluetooth adaptor and would be grateful for any assistance with these problems.

A few days ago I noticed on the screen some strange lines within the screen, I can only describe these as watery, rain like lines which flow diagonally across the whole of the screen. They all "flow" in the same direction at once but the angle at which they flow across the screen does change. The monitor is a Prolite E2208HDSV and is only 3 months old. I have checked the connections, run windows update and also checked for any driver updates for my graphics card and monitor but these all come back clear saying everything is updated and I have the latest versions. I tried to take a screenshot but as the lines have no solidity I can't capture it on image. The lines are not there constantly, they seem to come and go and change direction at will. Confused I is!

My second problem is the speed at which my system boots, this has increased dramatically from about 30 seconds to 2-3 minutes, it seems to hang at connecting to the internet which is a LAN connection. I have only 3 programs set to run at startup and these are:


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A:Solved: Slow boot and high RAM usage?

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(XP Home Ed./SP3)

I've been experiencing some insane freezes lately. This is especially common when I try to run an application close to start-up, but it also happens a few hours after that. I honestly have no idea what is going on, I've already tried disk cleanup, scanning for viruses and what-not, and so on. However, I find that there are some specific moments where this happens as well:

a. During Firefox, especially when I am prompted about an unresponsive script.
b. During a MMORPG I play, whenever I go up/down a floor.

As well, I've found that a lot of the processes are eating up way too much memory. Here's a snapshot:
I can understand Firefox and what-not eating up high memory, but the rest of those are way too high and it's affecting the way I can use some of my programs. I'm hoping it's a simple solution, because it's driving me nuts.

No idea where my specs are found on this site, but here they are:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: H: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 911071 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., EMERY, 1.05, MB-1234567890
Antivirus: None

And a last question... I have Windows Security Essentials installed but Windows can never pick it up, how do I fix this problem?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Freezes, processes/high mem usage, etc.

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I have a problem with my audio.

Since a few days my audio is very choppy. It's like an old LP record skipping and repeating short times. This always happens when the CPU usage is near 100%. I have updated all my drivers (rollback of audio driver not possible, grayed out).

Type: Notebook
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits
CPU: Pentium Dual-Core T4200 @ 2.00GHz

I first though I only had it in Left 4 Dead 2, but I got it when viewing a YouTube video also.
I searched on Google but can't seem to find a sollution.

EDIT: Just realized this thread is in the wrong place. It should be in Windows 7 instead of Windows XP

A:Solved: Choppy audio and high CPU Usage

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I have an IBM Thinkpad - R52 running XP Professional.

I was reading through a couple of threads before I signed up. I read about running hijackthis, I've included the logfile. Could someone take a look at this and reccommend next steps.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:55:32 AM, on 10/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
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A:Solved: RTVSCAN High memory and cpu usage

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Hello all.

Recently I have a problem with Windows XP, the problem seems to be with svchost.exe which uses high PF and CPU usage almost real time. (100% CPU, 1000 PF and sometimes goes at 4000).

However if I end this process, the "Windows Audio" service will stop, the theme will become Windows XP Classic and I must use net start command or go to services.msc to re-start windows audio.
(This process uses a lot of services, but currently I didn't check that it will stop them too or not.)

Any solution?
OS: Windows XP® Professional Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Pentium IV ~2.4GHz
The VaLo.

A:Solved: svchost.exe (netsvcs) High PF & CPU usage

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I have recently become annoyed at the high memory usage of the svchost.exe process. I have 8 of these services running at the moment. I havent had reason to complain until recently when they seem to be using more memory than necessary. I might just be over reacting here but perhaps someone can verify it for me. I have included a hijackthis log at the bottom.
my system is running WindowsXP SP2, Asus K8VSE deluxe, Athlon 64 3200, 1.75 GB RAM, updated via drivers and windows updates (except one that just came in and I havent done yet).
These just seem like too much memory for these. I have check at blackviper and didnt really see a lot of things I could turn off. I could be wrong though.
svchost.exe Username: system mem usage: 33, 240 k
- DCOM server process launcher
- terminal services

svchost.exe Username: network service mem usage: 28,828 k
- remote procedure call

svchost.exe Username: system mem usage: 74,020 k
- 18 services registered to this process.

svchost.exe Username: network service mem usage: 25,776 k
- dns client

svchost.exe Username: local service mem usage: 36,832 k
- alerter
- tcp/ip netbios helper
- ssdp discovery service
- universal plug and play device host
- webclient

svchost.exe Username: system mem usage: 30,988 k
- windows image acquisition

svchost.exe Username: system mem usage: 50,436 k
-automatic updates

svchost.exe Username: system mem usage: 27,060 k
- http ssl
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:20:57 AM, on 4/16/2008... Read more

A:Solved: Svchost.exe high memory usage

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computer has been running off for a little while now. fan is running most of the time, cpu is at 100% most of the time and computer runs slow. i was in the virus section of the forum a few weeks ago and got a lot of stuff taken care and seemed like it fixed the problem, but now it seems i'm back to square one.

compaq presaria SR5302FH
intel celeron processor 430
2 gb of ram - just upgraded

i'm only running one av program, microsoft security essentials, and use a couple other antispyware/malware programs weekly. my startup programs are only limited just a handful, none of which i think is causing the problem. sometimes while monitoring the processes when this happens is the the svchost is running fairly high and there are many svchost programs running at once.

any help will be appreciated.

A:Solved: slow computer with high cpu usage

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When turning on my laptop with Windows 7 (x64), the process explorer.exe memory usage increases significantly to reach 2GB.
Using Process Explorer, I identified the thread msvcrt.ddl which may cause the problem, see below the print screen.
I did a safe mode reboot, it works fine. I did a clean boot by disabling all the processes, the problem is there.

Do you have any ideas?
Thanks a lot,

A:Solved: explorer.exe high memory usage

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71186 MB, Free - 52165 MB;
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Sometimes my computer runs great, sometimes it runs very slow, and I get "unresponsive program" messages often. The screenshot shows what happened after I turned on the computer and opened my homepage/browser, nothing else. It took me about fifteen minutes to get to the point of being able to write this.
The internet service is AT&T Elite Speed DSL, up to 6.0 MBS download speed.

This computer is getting an internet signal through the following hardware:
Motorola - style MSTATEA modum, ser. #16430842672
Airport Extreme Base Station, ser. #C86H425A1DM72
Airport Express(5th generation)
This location is in an isolated area where there is no interference from other signals. On this network there at most two other computers running: one Apple and one pc. Neither use high volume programs.
The signal strength usually varies from good to low to very low. When I take the computer into the same room as the Airport Express the strength improves to exellent, but that doesn't necessarily mean the performance im... Read more

A:Solved: High CPU usage under low aparent load?

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Recently got a mobile broadband dongle for my laptop, shows 7.2 Mbps speed in the status window and under activity the received bytes is shooting up, as I write this is has went from 25,000,000 to 35,000,000, that's about 10 mg for a few seconds, it does this even when I have no page open, I can't see anything in task manager, I don't know why it's downloading so fast when there's nothing there, also because of this it is slowing my browsing down, any ideas why it's doing this?

A:Solved: Mobile Broadband High Usage

Some app on your PC might be accessing the internet without your knowledge. I've never used Win XP Home, but try pressing Win+R to open the "Run" diaog, then type "cmd" and press Enter. Type "netstat -b" but DON'T press Enter until you notice the received bytes shooting up. When that happens, press Enter to see which executables are accessing the internet at that moment. It should provide a clue. Look for any exe names that you didn't install or start yourself.

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Win XP Home-IE8-AVG 2012

I recently downloaded AVG 2012 (upgrading from 2011). My Dell Dimension 5150 system has 2 GB of RAM (increased from 1/2 GB to the max 2GB a year ago).

In the last week, I have been receiving a notification window from AVG, indicating High Memory Usage of around 245 MB.
My system is not exhibiting any slow down problem or other negatives except for an occasional screen freeze.

Is there a way to address this problem other than unchecking the notification screen in AVG 2012 which I have done?
What is normal memory usage range for my computer?

Thanks in advance for any solutions!


A:Solved: High memory usage notification from AVG

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OK, heres the deal....
Lately, I've been experiencing severe slowdowns on my PC. Yeah I know my pc is an old timer,but it has served me quite well.
The problem started after I uninstalled my HP printer(Real headache that was).... But that I could still live with. The real issue started after I installed my webcam... First of all, the webcam has never once functioned well... After running for a few minutes, it gets stuck.. Even Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't seem to work (It brings up an error message that I cant remember). The only solution is to restart the PC(which seems to take forever).
Well, leaving that aside, even the boot time has drastically increased. I use Eset Smart Security, and it's startup scan takes about 2 minutes to start, and then another 2 minutes to complete. After the startup, if I right click to refresh, that takes another 2 minutes. I try to open my browser, that takes another 2 minutes. Today, after the startup I opened the task manager and found Services.exe rnning at about 130000 K. This has really become a serious issue for me......

I am not really sure if these are all due to the same reason, just thought it would be appropriate to give the whole background.

I have posted my HijackThis Log, just in case....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
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A:Solved: Services.exe High Memory and CPU usage

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I am using a P4 2.8ghz system with 512 RAM and Windows XP SP2. I do run a secure computer (AVG on and updated, Zone Alarm, Spybot's Tea Timer, Win Patrol, AdAware & Spybot run regularly, occasionally I double check things at PandaScan online). I am on a DSL connection behind a router. Never had any revealed spyware or virus problems (other than tracking cookies).

At times my CPU usage shoots up to a high percentage (90 - 100%, occasionally dropping slightly) and remains there indefinitely. Here is the puzzling part - when I check the list of processes (sorted by CPU) the only number over 5% is System Idle Process. In other words the sorted list will have System Idle Process using 90% or more (which should be "unused") but at the same time the CPU Usage at the bottom is at or near 100%. How can this happen? Can there be a hidden program using CPU time? Could it be a rootkit? Hardware problem?

This has been very hard to diagnose because while it shows up regularly, it does not show up all the time. I have thought it solved several times only to have it show up again. Here are what might be related factors ...

It most often happens shortly after booting up. Within a minute or less of the last programs loading CPU spikes and remains high.

If I quickly "Engage Internet lock" (in Zone Alarm) just after booting it does NOT occur. Even if I un-engage the internet lock just a minute later.

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A:Solved: CPU Usage high - unlisted program?

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My computer has consistently high CPU usage often at 100%. I am running Mcafee Security Center on my computer (rest of the specs about my computer are below). When Mcafee begins looking for updates and installing them (automatically around start up) that is when anything I'm doing on the computer either slows down to a crawl and can become unresponsive.

The processes that seem to be taking over my CPU are:

mcshield.exe (up to 99% CPU and 130,000 K memory usage. prevents my other programs from running smoothly)

Even at startup the Mcafee icons take a long time (atleast a couple of minutes) to load in the bottom right corner of my screen by the time. And then the update process seems takes long as well (sometimes as long as 30 minutes). Its always taken this long, but recently I lost some valuable information due to my computer becoming unresponsive so that's when this became personal.

Is it possible to limit the CPU usage by Mcafee so that my other programs aren't affected noticeably?

Thanks in advance. I really appreciate the time and efforts of all of you here.
OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
System Manufacturer: 75V80
System Model: 775VM800
Processor:x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~2666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date: American Megatrends Inc. P1.00, 6/3/2005
Total Physical Memory: 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory: 55.76 MB
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A:Solved: constant high CPU usage by mcafee

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Im posting this under Windows 8 thread, because I couldnt find more appriopriate place. Especially that I dont know what is causing my problem.

In general - performance of my PC has decreased sginificantly recently, and I suspect one of the recent Flash updates (however, on Win 7 - I do not experience this problem).

- CPU Core 2 Duo 2.5
- GPU Nvida GeForce 9600
- Enermax 425
- 4 GB Corsair

I have good cooling system, so the temperatures are not the problem (less then 50 under stress)

The biggest problem I noticed is when I play flash games. I've been playing them forever, but the problems started ~2 weeks ago. CPU usage jumps to 50-75% when the Chrome tab is active. The same happens in Firefox and IE. However, when I play in laptop (much weaker specs, but Win 7) - the CPU usage stays normal ~5%.

But I also noticed weaker performance in games. Leage of Legends for example. The strange thing is that FPS only drops in certain circumstances. I think that when lot of bright colours appear on screen. But it's only a wild guess. In ~75% of the time, FPS is high (60).

But sometimes PC solws down greatly for a moment when switching between windows. Especially with those little preview windows:

System is pretty fresh, I had to reinstall Win 8 ~4 weeks ago due to (I think) Hdd failure. PC froze and it wouldnt start. All recovery options failed. Only reinstal from CD helped.

I would appreciate support.

A:[SOLVED] High CPU usage (Flash, Games)

Looking at your startbar it looks like you have installed some customizations, have you disabled them and tried

Which 9600 GPU do you have
Desktop GPUs | GeForce

Have you downloaded the latest drivers.

the symptoms makes me think either the driver is out of date or the card may be going bad.

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I think it's only a recent issue... Look at the "Physical Memory" at the bottom.

As you can see the only program running is NOD32 and Chrome.
Any ideas?

A:Solved: Abnormally high RAM usage (2GB with nothing running)

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Hi, I am a newbie and I am having High Cpu usage troubles when I use Windows media player 11 or Internet Explorer 7.
I tried resetting IE7 to manufacturer's setting and removing library from WMP11 but still no help. For the time being I have stopped using these two programs.

My system config is:
Intel Core2 duo p8400 (2.26ghz)
Memory 3gb

The copy my system's Hijack This log is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:28:23, on 23-11-2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
G:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkUI.exe
H:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Network Utility\LANUtil.exe
C:\Users\sony\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\SonicStage Mastering Studio\Audio Filter\SSMSFilter.exe
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A:[SOLVED] High CPU Usage for wmplayer.exe iexplore.exe

You can close this thread. I came up to solve this about month old prob. The problem was a 36gb videos folder properties.
I back then set properties>customize to pictures and videos (enable for sub folders and all).
It just occurred to me to remove that customization. Probably such big size indexing etc. was taking away cpu!.

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I run Win7 Ultimate on a new (1 month old) 3GB laptop. It has a good wireless connection to my router. Everything works just fine, until I put the laptop into sleep mode.

When I wake it up it takes around 3 - 4 minutes before I can use the internet. I ran Process explorer and found that svchost (network services) was taking 100% of the CPU during this time. On my machine this svchost is running CryptSvc, Dnscache, LanmanWorkstation & NlaSvc.

Any idea what is happening, and what I can do about it?

A:[SOLVED] High CPU usage after resuming from SLEEP

Do you have an Internet Security product installed, e.g., NIS, N360, KIS, MIS, etc...?

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The process named System (no .exe) in my task manager is at a constant 100,088K. I dont remember it being this high. Is this normal?
The CPU is at 00.
I've attached a pic


A:Solved: System(no .exe) in tsk mnger High mem usage?

Well following the advice from another thread I found that AVG might be the culprit I disabled AVG and restarted but there was no change, so I ran spybot and anti-malware & they both found nothing. So I thought I will just uninstall AVG alltogether and see what happen. And instantly mem usage went from 100,088K to 240K.

WOW. No wonder my pc has been really sluggish the last couple weeks. The problems must've started when I last updated AVG.

Now I just have to find another good, small, simple, free, stand alone virus program. That isn't a memory hogg.

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DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by alex at 8:48:04.53 on Mon 03/30/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.476 [GMT -5:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090330-0] *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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A:[SOLVED] CPU Usage high, Internet slow, pop-ups everywhere (even when offline), HELP

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Your hard drive is almost full. Having too little free space on your hard drive can compromise system performance.


C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 74 GiB total, 3.939 GiB free.

I suggest you move pictures, music, etc. to an external drive or USB stick if you have one and uninstall any programs that are never or hardly ever used.


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix:


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well where do i start...

problems first started when i was doing some word documents wilst listening to winamp and upon inserting my usb stick, the computer froze looping the music playing. I restarted the computer to find that winamp no longer worked.

winamp told me there was a problem with one of my directsound configurations, i tried media player and it told me there was an unspecified error.

i went into dxdiag and tried the music section and it told me i had issues with direct sound. by this time i had checked my speakers out and they were working but the noise coming out of them suggested that the cones had blown.

next boot up, the computer took an enormous time to load, approx 10 mins. from here the mouse lags for the majority of the time and cpu processes suggest a constant 30% going all the way to 100% for small tasks.

looking in processes, the peak memory usage for system is 800,992k and various others are higher than normal.

i've run norton, spy-bot, ad-aware, ewido, zone-alarm suite, spy doctor, avg, spy hunter, bazooka...

i have started in safe mode but it still takes 10 mins to boot up to the log on screen, system restore doesn't work and i'm clueless!!!

will be reformatting once i have ascertained i have the required drivers; tried adding sp1 to the comp and it tells me that atapi.sys is running and i should quit; even in safe mode.

i need this comp for CAD work so its kinda urgent, any ideas please!!!

cheers, hrtbob

A:Solved: mouse lag, slow boot, cpu usage high...

looks like it is a motherboard failure, which will take 4-5 weeks to replace under warranty- thats nearly the same time as it takes to get a reply from anyone here...

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Hey guys, so I realize that this is a quite common problem people seem to be having, but I tried following a few threads and still gotten nowhere - the issue seems to be specific to my machine..
I'm having issues with my work-issued laptop (HP 8460p), it kinda freezes up at times and after a while I found out that the culprit seems to be svchost.dll which seems to awaken at times and swells up to 800-900 mb.

As I'm using a 32bit Win7 enterprise, with 4gb of ram (only 3 usable in 32 bit) + around 2 gb of virtual memory - the memory hog that is chrome which is turned on mostly all of the time = my computer starts REALLY lagging around 4-5 times a day, and I cant use it until I log in as admin and kill the rogue process.

Here's a screenshot of the dll in question (this one was taken a few moments after the swell so it's at 200 mb at the moment, but you can see the processes it's running.
Is there a way to see how much resources EACH of them is gobbling? I can't seem to find that.

Also, I have attached a svchost minidump which was taken at the peak of the memory swell, and also a list of processes on my machine (export from services.msc).

How do I fix this, and CAN I do it at all?

Please help meeeee

A:Solved: Svchost high memory usage at times

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. I have analysed the dump file
I am of the opinion, that you MAY have either hard drive problems or possibly corruption of the file system - the registry appears to have problems
3. In view of this
I'm having issues with my work-issued laptop (HP 8460pClick to expand...

If it is a computer belonging to your employer - is it not better to report the problem to them, especially if the organisation has an IT dept.

I am willing to help but I am unsure of how correct it is to start running tests on a computer that if I have read it correctly does not belong to you

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Have a user that has engine.exe showing in Task Man with high cpu usage which slows PC down. Possibly made worse when using viavoice? any ideas anybody? (XP Pro)

A:Solved: Engine.exe showing in task man with high cpu usage

here is a link to tell you what engine.exe is do you need this and if you do you might uninstall and reinstall it

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Hey guys,
After logging onto my pc this yesterday afternoon, I noticed that it was running unbelievably slowly. I checked task manager, which told me that explorer.exe was about 148,060K of memory and about 50% CPU. Whilst there, I also noticed that iexplore.exe was running, even though I had no internet explorer windows, and I usually use firefox. I ended the process of iexplore.exe, only to see that it had reappeared. Looking at it now, it is using about 20,000k of memory.

About the popups mentioned in the title: A few days ago, I found a virus on my pc, which was creating popups, and kept downloading or creating new threats (avg found a new one every few minutes in local settings.) I found 6 viruses doing a full AVG scan, followed by a search and destroy spyware scan, which found 19 objects. I then used uniblue spyeraser which found a keylogger which it rated 'severe', amongst other things, all of which I deleted. One of the things which was fixed was awvvt.dll in system32, which seems to be a common trouble maker for other people.

So, I thought that I had fixed the problem, and it seemed that way until yesterday, when I noticed how slow my pc was running, and that iexplore.exe was running by itself in the background (is that natural?). Also my pc has taken ages to startup (maybe that is because explorer.exe is taking up lots of system resources?)

I would greatly appreciate any help you guys can give .

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A:Solved: Explorer.exe high memory usage, and popups

fixed it myself.

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