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#1 timestar

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:16 AM

Once or twice a day my CPU usage leaps up to 90% or higher - when I look this is being caused by svchost.exe. When this happens, the Toolbar at the bottom of screen changes colour from blue to grey, and a solid black line appears at the top of Internet Explorer. If I change the colour scheme in Control Panel it goes back to blue, and if I re-start Explorer the solid black line disappears. I have done a full AV scan (Eset Smart Security) and a malware scan (malware bytes) - both of which came up okay.

I am running Win XP SP3.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:42 AM

Take a look here: How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process

This will help you identify exactly what specific process is causing your issue.

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