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Windows 7: CPU usage at 25-50%.

09 May 2016   #1

Windows 7 64-bit SP1 Ultimate
CPU usage at 25-50%.

All of a sudden, my CPU usage seems to stay at a minimum of 25%. Resource monitor shows svchost.exe (netcvs) taking up 25% of CPU. Might I have a virus. I noticed this problem occur a short while after I gave the admin password for Foxit PDF reader when it asked for changing file permissions. Could Foxit be carrying some virus or am I missing something here?

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09 May 2016   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Not sure about the virus stuff but svchost has been a popular problem for many
Could be a rootkit ?
Have you used Malwarebytes and activated scan for rootkits ?

Mostly svchost has been tied to windows updates system
When was the last updates you've installed ?
View your update history.
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10 May 2016   #3

Windows 7 64-bit SP1 Ultimate

Thnx for the quick reply ThrashZone. The problem seems to have mysteriously vanished. I was probably just getting a little paranoid. My guess is that it was some Windows Update service eating CPU cycles.
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10 May 2016   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

It has been a popular issue with svchost and the update system this year
Thanks for the update
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