A CPU issue has just come to light*** on my Win7 / IE11 Compaq Presario laptop. Up to 60% of CPU is being used by the above although the current CPU use is lower:
32% wscript.exe *32 [137,264K] Microsoft ® Windows Based Script Host
8% SearchFilterHost.exe [5,424K] Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host
4% SearchProtocolHost.exe [3,584K] Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host
3% SearchIndexerHost.exe [35,300K] Microsoft Windows Search Indexer
An initial search of the web is frightening! Some nasties often disguise them selves as some of these but most of the sites that said this gave me a free registry scan with the usual very high number of problems found and "send $$$$ to fix your problem". I run MBAM weekly.
*** I'd gone to OneMoreLevel.com - I'm not what you'd call a 'gamer' but I do occasionally play Lightning Pool and other simple stuff. The screen ran very slowly but as there were adverts for 'Faster Broadband' and 'Speed up your PC' I cynically thought that the slow speed was deliberate.
But just going to my Home page (BBC News) showed the 60% CPU useage. I used the Windows System Maintenance tool but no success. I ran MBAM but that showed no problems.
(1) Has anyone any suggestions for how I can now check if I've a problem, please?
(2) Why (apparently) should a 32 bit program be involved when my PC is 64 bit?
(3) Am I right not to use stand-alone Registry Cleaners?
Edited by hamluis, 25 April 2014 - 09:31 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.