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Windows 7: Cpu is running 100 cannot get it down.

28 Jun 2016   #1
steadyone

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Cpu is running 100 cannot get it down.

Hi I am helping my friend wit her windows 7 Home Premium service pack 1 64 bit with 8 gigs memory.

Her computer is running slow and it runs hot. The cpu jumps all over the place put pretty much runs 100%. I have tried getting it down by lowering power percentage and running virus scans such as malwarebytes and adwcleaner and Ccleaner.

I would appreciate help in this matter. I am doing updates right now.

Thanks


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28 Jun 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
It's been pretty popular topic forever it seems,
Most common cause is svchost.exe churning away at resources

Switch windows update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine
Cpu is running 100 cannot get it down.-change-update-settings-2-never.jpg

Then go here and download and manually install this update which is kb3161608
Win-7 32bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=52976
Win-7 64bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=52974

Restart when prompted too
Once you do switch the update settings to Check for updates but let me choose.....
Then manually check for updates.


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28 Jun 2016   #3
steadyone

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I did what you said but the cpu is still running hot of 100.
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29 Jun 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Did the cpu drop once you switched to never check for updates and restarted ?

Which security do you have installed ?
Uncheck the box to Active Free trial from the final install options,
Go to Scan/ Custom scan/ Configure scan and on the left column check the box to scan for Rootkits

Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
Cpu is running 100 cannot get it down.-mbam-scan-rootkits.jpg
Click Start and type in the search box
resource monitor
Click on the suggestion on the top.
Go to the Overview section on the top left
Post a screen shot like the image here,
Cpu is running 100 cannot get it down.-resource-monitor-overview.jpg


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29 Jun 2016   #5
steadyone

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I do not have a snipit tool on 7 how do I take the snap shot? Also Google updater was on auto in services and I set it to mauel that helped but still cpu is still high or jumps.
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29 Jun 2016   #6
steadyone

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ok figured it out here you go.


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29 Jun 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea Firefox sure looks hungry using i guess 530mb of ram how many tabs are open ?

These shots are with Never check for updates selected and after restarting the machine ?
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29 Jun 2016   #8
steadyone

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Okay I am sorry let me clear this up for you. It did not have firefox until last night I downloaded it. It was doing the same with google which was very slow and took up allot of memory as well. When I first turn on the computer the cpu goes up and down with nothing running. so it is a bit of a bug a boo. Firefox only had one tab open. And yes that is correct Never check for updates selected and after restarting the machine ?
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29 Jun 2016   #9
steadyone

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Let me give you a shot with nothing running. Whops I hit the solved button. Then I hit unsloved. Yikes. lol
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29 Jun 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Ouch one tab open
Chrome is expected to use a lot of resources
Firefox and Palemoon which I use the later I had 3 tabs open with 357mb used a lot less than Firefox and 1 tab you show :/
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