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Windows 7: explorer.exe eating up resources

15 Apr 2011   #11
kwhunter

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
Launch msconfig, and on the startup tab, disable all, tehn apply, and reboot. See if it is any better. If it is you can one by one re-enable startup items. If not, then on the Services tab, check the "Hide all Microsoft Services" box, then select Disable all, then reboot. If still nothing, try downloading a trial version of System Mechanic and run a full scan. That is a great utility for finding hard to trace "weirdness" and slowness.
Thanks Desslok
I've done everything you suggested above, ran SM and fixed all issues and I still have the processor running 70% at all time.
The only way to stop it is to disable explorer.exe but then I cannot use the computer.
Maybe I should downgrade to XP?
What a @^%4<+- mess.


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15 Apr 2011   #12
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwhunter View Post
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Thanks Desslok
I've done everything you suggested above, ran SM and fixed all issues and I still have the processor running 70% at all time.
The only way to stop it is to disable explorer.exe but then I cannot use the computer.
Maybe I should downgrade to XP?
What a @^%4<+- mess.
Other things I have seen causing that same issue is the newer versions of Adaware, and also have seen it from having real time ad software running at the same time as antivirus, especially with newer versions of AVG. What AV and adblockers do you have installed?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2011   #13
kwhunter

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwhunter View Post
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Thanks Desslok
I've done everything you suggested above, ran SM and fixed all issues and I still have the processor running 70% at all time.
The only way to stop it is to disable explorer.exe but then I cannot use the computer.
Maybe I should downgrade to XP?
What a @^%4<+- mess.
Other things I have seen causing that same issue is the newer versions of Adaware, and also have seen it from having real time ad software running at the same time as antivirus, especially with newer versions of AVG. What AV and adblockers do you have installed?
I only have Symantec Endpoint protection, but the resources eater is explorer.exe, verified.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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15 Apr 2011   #14
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwhunter View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwhunter View Post
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Thanks Desslok
I've done everything you suggested above, ran SM and fixed all issues and I still have the processor running 70% at all time.
The only way to stop it is to disable explorer.exe but then I cannot use the computer.
Maybe I should downgrade to XP?
What a @^%4<+- mess.
Other things I have seen causing that same issue is the newer versions of Adaware, and also have seen it from having real time ad software running at the same time as antivirus, especially with newer versions of AVG. What AV and adblockers do you have installed?
I only have Symantec Endpoint protection, but the resources eater is explorer.exe, verified.
Do you have any codec packs installed? remove any if they are installed
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2011   #15
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yes but explorer is the shell and anything integrated into it runs under it. Look at all the DLLs loaded under "Explrer.exe" in the resource monitor. "Task Manager"->"Performance Tab"->"Resource Monitor"->"CPU tab", then fins and check the check box for "Exporer.exe".

If you want to see the list of things NOT installed by default Windows 7. Click on the "Version" column. Everything that does NOT say "6/1/7600.XXXX" is something that you (or someone) has installed on that machine. [edit] This would include installing other MS software such as DX9 etc) [/edit]

Tons of programs integrate themselves into the windows shell. It's very likely not any shipping part of Explorer that's doing this, it would be doing it for everyone. It's more likely something that you have installed that's not behaving well.
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