05-01-2015 06:10 AM
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  1. pankaj981's Avatar
    Okay, here is something you should really do.

    1) Go to add/remove programs and start whacking off software that you find fishy (adware, freeware, etc.)
    2) I am not sure if you have any server products installed on your machine, this type of usage is usually associated with either a service continuously running or when a service is being unintentionally started (virus)
    3) You did mention Avast was able to detect something. I haven't had issues with Avast from the past 4 years I have been using it but if you are having your doubts, instead of messing up with the cleaning I would rather prefer a backup and complete re-install. If you decide to do that make sure you backup your files onto a drive which can be completely scanned during the restore
    4) One last thing you can (or should) try is to login in Safe Mode and see if you are seeing the heavy usage in that scenario too. If yes then I would definitely suggest 3)
    DennisvdG likes this.
    04-21-2015 05:25 PM
  2. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Thanks guys for all the responses, I'll report back later
    gpobernardo likes this.
    04-27-2015 06:35 AM
  3. ankitj4060's Avatar
    use process explorer to see the details of high usage process
    05-01-2015 06:10 AM
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