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Unnamed process consuming high cpu power

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#1 SrajanSG


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:31 AM

Recently (2days ago) I noticed my laptop slowing down and a lot of heating.

  • In task manager there was an unnamed process which showed itself as svchost in Details tab with PID 5548 consuming a lot of resources (located in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe)
  • I could suspend the process called sppsvc.exe in resource monitor and get a some breathing room for my cpu.
  • I googled the issue and found that windows update might solve the problem.
  • I was on WIN10 pro 1607 anniversary edition---> updated to RS 4 1803 yesterday ( with the setting ' keep all data and apps')
  • all was fine until today afternoon when 2 new unnamed processes started up consuming cpu again
  • I used process explorer to find their details but it said ' access is denied'
  • They don't even have any services of their own. and I'm afraid they may be miners
  • they stop and go idle sometimes for a short period of time.
  • and yes I did install 1-2 software as keygens for reimagerepair tool which DID contain adware...I have uninstalled then within a few mins.
  • I have also done most of the solutions I got by google..none seemed to work
  • now there are four of them....but not using any cpu
  • Only thing saves me is the suspend feature of Resource Monitor

Any help will be appreciated .. Thank you

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