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High CPU useage by Microsoft Windows Based Script Host


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#1 Taffy_078

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:37 AM

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?

 

Thank you


Edited by hamluis, 25 April 2014 - 09:31 AM.
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#2 Taffy_078

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:43 AM

PS (Couldn't find an 'edit' function) Some nasties often disguise themselves as some of these should have had quote marks and read

 

"Some nasties often disguise themselves as some of these" was one of the comments that was frightening. Hope that makes sense!



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 05:48 AM

Hello,

 

Just kill the process  :devil:

run the following in cmd:

taskkill /f /im wscript.exe

This would kill the program, thus dropping CPU usage.

 

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Edited by DarkSinisterKid, 25 April 2014 - 05:50 AM.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:05 AM

Thanks for that DarkSinisterKid.

 

Did that - got this:

 

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601'] © 2009
C:\Users\Dad>taskkill /f  /im wscript.exe
'taskkill' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

 

Yet 'taskkill' is on the list of the commands available per MS Help via the Help button. I also tried 'tkill' but got the same result. Any more thoughts please



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:15 AM

Just discovered after CMD appears in the Search, I should have right-clicked it and hit Run as Administrator. Did it - your command worked, Thanks ever so much.



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 05:31 PM

Hey Taffy,

 

You're welcome! I'm glad I helped.

 

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