System CPU Spikes!

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  1. reymarbc

    reymarbc MDL Novice

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    Please Help!
    ProcessHacker snip:
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    Thank you!
     
  2. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    identify the location of the process that's using all the cpu, and it's services
    Kill the process.
    run malwarebytes to identify any other suspicious things
    then go to the location and delete it.


    ...T
     
  3. reymarbc

    reymarbc MDL Novice

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    But The process that is having high cpu usage the "System" process,
     
  4. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    "Spikes" generally means it goes up for a very short period of time. How long is your spike duration? If it's very short and random it just may be Windows being Windows. Are these spikes affecting performance?

    What do you have running in background? Try elimination what you don't need. We all have our favorites, but I have a firewall and AV set to run at startup. Everything else is on demand.

    Are you by chance looking at the System Idle process?
     
  5. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    I've noticed that svchosts.exe will spike your cpu when windows is attempting to update your pc, Check windows update first and then update to see if that helps
     
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  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    net stop wuauserv and recheck.
    likely you need the monthly rollup and security.