My PC has been a bit sluggish at times and up to this point I've been blaming BitDefender. I decided to check out the Task Manager and I've noticed on that wuauclt.exe is running more often than I've seen it run in the past. Doesn't it always start after the PC turns on or has been restarted? Should it be running throughout the day? It also has been routinely running around 215,000 mem usage. Is that normal or absurdly high? I've also noticed svchost.exe with some high mem usage.
When I logged into this site, wuauclt.exe was running. As I typed this message, it disappeared. It has now resurfaced before I've even finished this post. It really feels like when Firefox hangs, it is because wuauclt.exe is eating up resources.
EDIT: I also have Automatic Update set to check every day at 3:00 AM.
Edited by johntesh, 04 August 2010 - 11:30 AM.