Normally when at idle my cpu runs at 0% to 3%. I've run all kinds of scans with my AVG and anti malware bytes but nothing ever shows up. I also run ccleaner (fully updated) and it never finds any problems except for the normal registry errors. Here are things that I think may be an issue: svchost is running a little high at around 19% average. I read somewhere about a virus that disguises itself or attaches itself to the svchost files. I ran through all the steps to check for and remove this possible virus but nothing was found or seems out of place except for the high cpu usage and the svchost cpu usage. My system: core 2 quad q6700 overclocked to 3.4 ghz, temps stay at between 45 deg to about 54 deg max. Asus P5n-D MB Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit 8gb 800mhz RAM evga GTX 750Ti 2gb graphics card Sound blaster Zx sound card OS and some programs running off a 120 gb ssd. All games and programs on a 2 tb WD black HDD. All my drives are connected via PCI-e 2.0 port using a SATA 3 card. I am not sure if this is important or not but my windows gaming index score is a 7.4. Please note my set up has been like this for about 7 months and the high cpu usage started about a month ago. Can someone please help?