Very high processor usage

By Ant1508
Jun 11, 2012
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  1. My computer has recently been running at very high processor usage, running around 40% even when idle. Having dug around in task manager, this appears to be due to running a few svchost.exe processes, one of which in particular seems to be very high processor usage. This particular process is associated with the services 'power', 'plug and play' and 'dcom server process launcher'.

    Have run a thread through the malware removal forum and has been certified clean, so wondering if there's likely anything I can do about the problem. Running on a laptop, so changing out hardware is not possible, so hopefully hardware is not the issue. Cheers for any input
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Is this a laptop? What version of Windows is installed?

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