this weird process called "svchost.exe (netsvcs)" began to load-up on my
laptop. I am unsure what it is, what it does or what causes it to
run. However, it takes up like 20% of my CPU, causes my laptop to heat
up and its fans run fast and drains a full battery in about 1.5 hours.
Usually, a full battery lasts about six hours. So, I wonder if this may
be the culprit?
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in
probably should have given a bit more info.
running Windows 7 64-bit Pro on a SSD with a second, small SSd paging drive, 3
2tb spinning drive and 8gb ram which is the max on my Dell desktop with an I3
runtime I start Jaws 16 and MS Security Essentials. Others, like Adobe,
Itunes, printer and scanner management I have set to load only when needed,
which is rairly.
usage is less than 2% at this point.
usually load uTorrent which brings the usage up to 10-15
system may idle at this level for days, approaching 100% when running 7-zip or
audio processing programs. It returns to the 10-15% level when those
the idle usage goes to 50-60% with uTorrent running and to 30-40% after
uTorrent is terminated and with only a browser or two
all applications in the Task Manager list and the uTorrent process drops the
usage to either near zero or to 30-40%. I have not been able to
determine any reason for the difference or a way to predict when the higher
level will occur.
the Task Manager Process list shows many of the previously running processes
still loaded but at most 1 or 2 processes at 1% usage and a status line entry
of 30-40% total usage.
have run MS Security Essentials, which has protected me for years and nothing
shows. I haven’t been able to find a version of MalWare Bytes that I can
delay is barely noticeable at 30-40% usage, noticeable at 60% and terrible at
70+%. Probably a good pard of that is Jaws related, especially when
memory load is high and paging is likely to be
tend to keep multiple projects running. I have seen 90+ entries in the
process list and 25+ in the applications list. Most are static displays
but many are active with high cpu and i/o demands. Terminating all of
these programs sometimes results in essentially no cpu usage while at other
times it still shows 30-40% usage.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:18
How to see what I have running in background?
A bunch of general notes:
40% CPU usage is nowhere near to "high."
If you're experiencing bad lagging at 40% CPU usage you need to see if
something is thrashing your hard disc. A machine should be flying along
at 40% CPU usage if nothing else is preventing it from doing
The 64-bit Windows environment still uses lots
of 32-bit processes. Many programs that come in 32 and 64 bit will even
install 32-bit by default unless instructed otherwise on a 64-bit
Many programs, whether part of the Windows OS
or not (Chrome being one example) run many simultaneous processes. In
the case of Chrome it's one per tab plus a couple more (I can't remember the
If you are having horrible lag at system start
this can very often be the result of an orphan entry in the registry or
startup folder that's trying to start something that's no longer on your
system. Some programs are notorious for not cleaning up after themselves
well when they are uninstalled while others can end up this way if uninstalled
incorrectly. Windows will keep trying and trying and trying to start up
processes/programs that are specified as part of boot up even when they are no
longer present, and it hangs waiting for a response and, after some ungodly
long period of time without response, will try again to start whatever it
happens to be. (At least this has been the case for as long as I've been
working with Windows. This might have changed with Windows 10, but I
A great many
people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their