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Windows 7: explorer.exe consuming 50% CPU Usage Constantly

17 Feb 2015   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
explorer.exe consuming 50% CPU Usage Constantly

Hello there,

I have been facing issues with explorer.exe. It is consuming 50% of cpu usage according the windows task manager. I restarted my PC several times, but no luck.

I used Process Explorer to explore the process explorer.exe and see what is taking high load but there isn't any process which is. Only explorer.exe is consuming CPU by itself.

I have also deleted everything inside 'Temp' folder.

What should I do now? How would I solve it?

Advance Thanks.

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19 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

did you check for any spyware or any running back round processes
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19 Feb 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I suggest to disable the add-ons or try the IE without add-ons that is in All Programs > Accessories > System Tools
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