Please excuse the typo in the title...It won't allow me to change it! :-(
I'm a novice user here, so please don't take what I say to be correct, but I have been suffering an ongoing issue for the last few days with CPU usage repeatedly hitting about 70% causing my notebook so slow and get a little warm when in use. All my scans came back clean.
I eventually tracked the problem down via task manager to svhost 15/16 and it seems that my pc was constantly trying to update Win10 but failing. The failing was seemingly caused by having my 'metered connection' setting switched to ON which didn't allow the automatic updates to be downloaded. I have a list of 'failed updates' as long as my arm. The solution was to switch off 'metered connection' in order to allow the updates, which took about 1 hour. Problem solved.
The moral of this story is that it's very easy to think that the problem is more complicated than it really is! What I thought was malware was in fact out-of-date software along with some poorly chosen update settings!
Over-analyzing and 'thinking the worst' can be a real issue - especially for novices like myself. It can go on to cause worry, panic and lead the user to thinking up the wrong avenues as to the cause of their issue, as well as causing the user to act wrongly in trying to resolve such issues with the possible outcome of making things worse.
Lesson learned..but having said that, I guess it's always best to err on the side of caution!
Edited by robby501, 28 April 2016 - 07:44 AM.