Trying to see what's wrong with my slow home computer. My computer slows to a crawl after about an hour. I have to restart it and the same pattern ensues.
This could just be a red herring and I'm obviously clueless and just flailing here.
But what I notice is that in my Task Manager, "Host Process for Setting Synchronization" is always hogging CPU and memory. It's the top hogger of CPU and after Internet Explorer, the 2nd hogger of Memory. After a while, the same process also takes over Disk and often crescendo to 99% Disk utilization. Then it backs off.
Another process, "Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted)" also seems to be overutilizing Memory but not to the extent as "Host Process for Setting Synchronization."
I just mention this because I've been observing my home and work computers and my work computer doesn't have the same problem; it shows a different pattern when I have the Explorer open and I try to do the same thing -- i.e., "Host Process for Setting Synchronization" and "Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted)" are not hoggers at all at work.
(1) Dell XPS 8500 (2015); 3.4 GHz; 12 Gb RAM; 64-bit OS; 2 Tb HD
(2) Windows 8.1 2013; Kaspersky 2014 126.96.36.1995©; Comodo Firewall 188.8.131.5226.
(3) Have run free versions of: MalwayreBytes; Super AntiSpyware; HitmanPro; JRT; FRST64; FSS; MiniToolBox; rkill; tdsskiller