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Windows 7: "System" file hogging CPU.

16 Apr 2011   #1
Brady A

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
 
 
"System" file hogging CPU.

My "System" file is hogging CPU, it's not system.exe, it's just labeled as "System" when I click go to file directory, it takes me to my desktop with the computer shortcut highlighted.

This just recently started happening. Also when I search things it just comes up as blank fileicons and says #1 result "Programs" # result "Documents" it's a weird error, it started occurring about the same time my system file started acting up.


Thanks,
Brady.


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16 Apr 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

System is not a file or anything of that nature. IT IS THE SYSTEM, you know Windows? The Kernel?
You probably should scan for malware.
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16 Apr 2011   #3
Brady A

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
System is not a file or anything of that nature. IT IS THE SYSTEM, you know Windows? The Kernel?
You probably should scan for malware.
I did, I also had some popular whitehats check my computer, there is no malware.


:edit: Here's a screen shot of the process it's usually around 30CPU +
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16 Apr 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Check recently installed software and drivers.
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16 Apr 2011   #5
Brady A

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Check recently installed software and drivers.

My most recent installations are Hot spot shield (VPN), and FileZilla (FTP program).

I'm not sure how to check drivers though.
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16 Apr 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Well seeing as Hot Spot Shield installs a kernel driver....I might be inclined to remove it for the time being.
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16 Apr 2011   #7
Brady A

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Well seeing as Hot Spot Shield installs a kernel driver....I might be inclined to remove it for the time being.
I tried, I get a error that it did not uninstall correctly.

Let me look into that with AnchorFree.
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16 Apr 2011   #8
Brady A

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
 
 

Edit: I uninstalled the software, it seems to have drastically reduced it, but it is still rather high.
I also still have the windows 7 search problem.
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16 Apr 2011   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

IMHO 31 cpu and 60k memory for systems is not high.
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17 Apr 2011   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

31% CPU at idle is unusually high. Should be 0 most of the time.

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Suggest you d/l Process Explorer to see what exactly is using the CPU.

Process Explorer

Read the post here:

Windows 7 25-75% CPU load while doing nothing - Microsoft Answers

The tutorial on installing and running xperf is here:

How to get the cause of high CPU usage caused by apps? - MSFN Forum

It's somewhat advanced, but should track down what exactly is using the CPU.

A Guy


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