High CPU Usage

Don’t you hate it when your PC starts slowing down out of nowhere and day-to-day tasks become a chore? Well, turns out, it happens to the best of us and can be fixed only with a little bit of effort. Random slowdowns can most often be traced back to high CPU usage, which is something that is detrimental to both your experience and the health of the CPU itself. At Appuals.com, our team of tech enthusiasts and hardware geeks have devised multiple guides and diagnostic practices to get to the root cause of random high CPU usage situations, and to eliminate the processes and other factors that are the root cause of such situations.

  • How to Fix ‘CPU and Disk 100% Usage’ on Windows 11

    So far, Windows 11 takes the crown as the fastest OS released by Microsoft to date. However, this is only true for mid to high-end PCs. On low-end PCs, early adopters are still reporting that they constantly see their CPU & Disk usage staying at 100% and slowing down their…

  • Resolve High CPU Usage caused by Windows PowerShell on Windows 10

    Windows PowerShell process may cause high CPU usage in Windows 10 if the Windows of your system is outdated. Moreover, different conflicting applications (like NativeDesktopMediaService) may also cause the issue at hand. The user notices the issue when his PC starts behaving sluggish and upon opening the Task Manager, he…

  • How to Fix Software Reporter Tool High CPU usage

    Software Reporter Tool is a legitimate Google Chrome process (it is not a virus) used by the browser to find out the conflicting applications/ processes. But in some cases, the Chrome Software Reporter tool starts to use excessive system resources (causing high CPU usage) and bogs down the PC instead.…

  • Fix: Agent Activation Runtime_15831 High CPU & Memory Consumption

    Service Host: Agent Activation Runtime may show high CPU usage if the sound driver of your system is corrupt or the audio service is in the error state. Moreover, the wrong configuration of the Cortana may also cause the error under discussion. The issue arises when the user’s system becomes…

  • Fix: Services and Controller App Random High CPU Usage

    The Services and Controller app may show High CPU usage due to conflicting applications (like Sequrazo or SAntivirus). Moreover, the wrong configuration of Indexing Options or Display Settings of your system may also cause the error at hand. The user encounters the issue when he notices (due to random sluggishness…

  • Fix: Microsoft Office SDX Helper- High CPU in Background

    Microsoft Office SDX Helper may show high CPU usage if your Office installation is outdated or corrupt. Sdxhelper.exe is used to securely download and update Office. Moreover, hindrance from antivirus application or corrupt Office Document Cache may also result in the issue at hand. The user sees the continuous high…

  • Yourphone.exe High CPU Usage? Here’s How to Fix

    Microsoft Windows comes with a preinstalled application called Your Phone which can be used to connect your cell phone device to the PC. Contrary to what users might think, YourPhone.exe is not a Virus or Malware, it is a Microsoft process that allows the users to link their cell phones…

  • [FIX] Service Host: Diagnostic Policy Service High CPU & Memory Usage

    Diagnostic service runs in the Windows OS to detect and troubleshoot problems with the Windows components. This service is required to run the Diagnostics utility in Windows and it is a background service which means it is automatically started when you boot your system and keep running as long as…

  • Fix: High CPU and Battery usage by Microsoft Teams

    Recently, there have been several reports by users where Microsoft Team Desktop application was consuming a lot of battery and CPU resources. This issue was reported in both, Windows and macOS. These issues are mostly related to high CPU load which automatically reflects on noisy fans and high temperatures and the…

  • High CPU Usage by State Repository Service on Windows 10

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting CPU usage spikes (to almost 100%) usage caused by the State Repository service. This issue seems to affect every CPU threat and makes, games applications and media to stutter. Upon investigating the Event Viewer, some affected users have discovered a lot of consecutive errors…

  • How to Fix the Firefox High CPU Usage on Windows?

    Using a browser that consumes a lot of CPU resources is never good, especially when you work with many different tabs open at the same time. However, some users have even reported that the Mozilla Firefox browser uses too much CPU even when idle or when there are only a…

  • How to Fix the Malwarebytes Service High CPU Problem on Windows?

    Malwarebytes is a popular antivirus tool for Windows and it provides one of the best anti-malware scanners currently on the market. However, using the full suite can sometimes be difficult considering the fact that users have reported that its service sometimes demonstrates abnormally high CPU usage. The problem persists for…

  • How to Fix Google Chrome High CPU Usage on Windows?

    If you noticed any PC freezes while browsing the Internet using Google Chrome on your Windows, you should open Task Manager and check to see if there is abnormally high CPU usage by Google Chrome. Many users reported seeing this while using Google Chrome for normal functions. This prevents them…

  • Fix: High CPU Usage by .NET Runtime Optimization Service

    This problem usually appears randomly but it can also occur after an update is installed to .NET Framework. The process’s executable is mscorsvw.exe and it will be displayed in Task Manager under that name or as .NET Runtime Optimization Service. It doesn’t run so often and it’s a service that…

  • Fix: NVIDIA Container High CPU Usage

    NVIDIA comes with plenty of background processes and sometimes some of them decide to misbehave and cause all sorts of problems to the users. One of such problem is the fact that the NVIDIA Container process uses way too much CPU power which slows down your computer and disrupts other…

  • Fix: Windows Image Acquisition High CPU

    Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) is a Microsoft driver model which enables the graphics software to communicate with hardware such as printers, scanners, digital cameras, and other video equipment. It is the standard and main imaging API for all versions of Windows starting from Windows NT. If you are experiencing high…

  • How to Fix Unistack Service Group (unistacksvcgroup) High CPU or Memory Usage

    There is a tool named Task Manager that comes pre-installed in all versions of Windows. You can think of Task Manager as a tool that can help you manage the tasks running in the background of your system. As soon as you’ll open the Task Manager, you’ll notice a list…

  • Fix: Deferred Procedure Calls and Interrupts Service Routines High CPU and Disk Usage on Windows 10

    This is a process which will appear in the Processes tab of the Task Manager and the problem occurs when this entry (or entries as users have reported seeing plenty of them) takes up a large portion of your CPU power. A Deferred Procedure Call (DPC) is a Microsoft Windows…

  • Fix: msseces.exe High CPU Usage

    Microsoft Security Essentials is an antivirus software program which aims to provide protection to Windows 7 and further builds. It is updated and maintained by Microsoft itself and is a good alternative to other third-party antivirus programs out there. Despite Windows and Microsoft Security Essentials, both being developed and maintained…

  • Fix: High CPU and RAM usage caused by dllhost.exe

    A lot of users are reporting high-usage problems associated with the dllhost.exe process. While most high-usage problems caused by dllhost.exe are linked with a corrupted Windows user profile, the issue might also be a symptom of a system infection. What is dllhost.exe? Dllhost.exe (DCOM DLL host process) is a legitimate Windows process created…

  • Fix: Avast Service High CPU Usage

    Antivirus tools are usually resource-demanding because they perform plenty of real-time operations such as background scanning, virus removals, and computer cleanup. These processes are quite useful but they may become annoying after you discover that your antivirus tool is consuming almost all of your CPU power. Avast was experiencing this…

  • Fix: msrtn32.exe High CPU, Disk or Memory Usage

    After the rise of Bitcoin, numerous digital currencies have started flourishing. More and more people invest in the system each day and the number of computers carrying out the activities also increase proportionally. With the rising increasing in this category, it isn’t surprising to see Trojans and malware targeting this…

  • Fix: Host Process for Setting Synchronization (SettingSyncHost.exe) High CPU Usage

    Host Process for Setting Synchronization (SettingSynchHost.exe) is a process which synchronizes all your system settings with your other devices. It syncs all sorts of stuff such as if you change your wallpaper on one computer, it will be changed on all other computers as well. Similarly, it also synchronizes your…

  • Fix: WWAHost.exe High Disk, CPU or Memory Usage

    If your PC is getting really slow then you might have discovered that there is a WWAHost.exe process running in Task Manager that is gobbling up a lot of resources. Even if you haven’t checked the Task Manager and you feel like your computer is a bit slow, open up…

  • Fix: SearchProtocolHost.exe High CPU Usage

    If you are reading this article, you may have come across the problem where you noticed the process “SearchProtocolHost.exe” consuming huge amounts of CPU on your computer. So what is this process? SearchProtocolHost is part of the Windows search mechanism and is related to Indexing on your computer. Windows Search…