My pc has been a teeny bit slow lately. I have Microsoft Security Essentials. I try checking the windows task manager to see what was using up memory or CPU.
I'm concerned with one of the processes I found on Windows Task Manager called "System Idle Process". What is it exactly and what does it do? Why does it use so much CPU? I haven't seen it before. I probably last checked maybe a week or two ago and it was never there until now.
It's image name is "System idle Process". It's User Name is SYSTEM. The CPU has a max of 98 and a minimum of 88 but lingers in the high 90's. The Memory (Private Working Set) is 24K. And the description says "Percentage of time the processor is idle".