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Something Seems TB Eating CPU, But What?



 
 
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Old May 13th 16, 08:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
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Default Something Seems TB Eating CPU, But What?

PC is spending most of it's time at 100% CPU, but the heavy hitter seems
to be hiding in SVCHOST.

viz: http://tinyurl.com/jyr7l3l

Response time was (and still is) at a crawl.

Ran MalwareBytes and removed a couple of bad actors, ran the Norton
uninstall for Comcast's competing anti-virus (Avast already installed).

Rebooted, at first it seemed to be better - but then back to 100% except
that something called "TrustedInstaller" was the heavy hitter for a few
minutes... and then it was back to SVCHOST.

Looks like TrustedInstaller is a legitimate Windows system app that,
among other things, is a player in WindowsUpdate.

Unencumbered by any knowledge or much grey matter, I would theorize that
somebody has managed to inadvertently install something that doesn't
want to die or be killed off.

But what?

Anybody else been here ?

Windows Vista Home Premium, SP2, 32-bit
AMD Athlon LE-11620 @2.4 GHz w/2GB of RAM

Might it be time to cave in and "Upgrade" to Windows 10?
Or would that be jumping from the frying pan into the fire
w/only 2 gigs of RAM and that rather old CPU?
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Pete Cresswell
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Old May 13th 16, 11:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Default Something Seems TB Eating CPU, But What?

PeteCresswell wrote:

PC is spending most of it's time at 100% CPU, but the heavy hitter seems
to be hiding in SVCHOST.

viz: http://tinyurl.com/jyr7l3l

Response time was (and still is) at a crawl.

Ran MalwareBytes and removed a couple of bad actors, ran the Norton
uninstall for Comcast's competing anti-virus (Avast already installed).

Rebooted, at first it seemed to be better - but then back to 100% except
that something called "TrustedInstaller" was the heavy hitter for a few
minutes... and then it was back to SVCHOST.

Looks like TrustedInstaller is a legitimate Windows system app that,
among other things, is a player in WindowsUpdate.

Unencumbered by any knowledge or much grey matter, I would theorize that
somebody has managed to inadvertently install something that doesn't
want to die or be killed off.

But what?

Anybody else been here ?

Windows Vista Home Premium, SP2, 32-bit
AMD Athlon LE-11620 @2.4 GHz w/2GB of RAM

Might it be time to cave in and "Upgrade" to Windows 10?
Or would that be jumping from the frying pan into the fire
w/only 2 gigs of RAM and that rather old CPU?


If you don't need them anymore or right now, does disabling System
Restore help? You did not say what type of disk you have: HDD or SSD.
System Restore can cause heavy slowdown on SSDs.
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Old May 14th 16, 12:45 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
(PeteCresswell)
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Default Something Seems TB Eating CPU, But What?

Per VanguardLH:
If you don't need them anymore or right now, does disabling System
Restore help? You did not say what type of disk you have: HDD or SSD.
System Restore can cause heavy slowdown on SSDs.


HDD, but I will try disabling System Restore anyhow.

But that would still beg the question of "Why now and not
before?"....i.e. it would seem that something had to change to create
this situation between now and, say, four months ago when it did not
exist.

Not my PC, of course.... And the owner's husband is one of these users
that will say "Yes" or "OK" to anything that pops up.... which is what
got me thinking about the possible malware aspect.
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Pete Cresswell
 




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