system idle process...

By xjoesullix
Jul 1, 2007
  1. since about 2 weeks ago i noticed this pc slowing down at just about everything it did and i went onto task manager and it said that the system idle process was taking up around 72% of the processor usage.

    why has it suddenly shot up?
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    The system idle process is just the amount of "nothing" your computer is doing.
    Mine is currently at 85% for instance.

    That doesn`t mean to say there isn`t something slowing your PC.

    Could be spyware or anti spyware or anti virus.
    Get rid of Norton/Mcafee/ if you have them.
    Uncheck everything in msconfig startup folder except firewall/av.

    The spyware thread is here
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