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.

  • 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…

  • Fix: System Interrupts High CPU Usage

    System Interrupts is an official part of Windows and, while it does appear as a process in Task Manager, it’s not really a process in the traditional sense. Rather, it’s an aggregate placeholder used to display the system resources used by all the hardware interrupts happening on your PC. Hardware…

  • Fix: Desktop Window Manager High CPU Usage ‘dwm.exe’

    Desktop Windows Manager is a manager which is responsible for enabling visual effects on your desktop. In the latest version of Windows (Windows 10), it is responsible for managing glass window frames, high-resolution support, 3D window transitions animations etc. According to Microsoft officials, this process is always running in the…

  • Fix: High Disk or CPU Usage “Service Host Delivery Optimization”

    Delivery Optimization is a peer-to-peer client update service that uses PC’s, both local and non-local devices via the Internet. The purpose is to deliver updated Windows 10 bits to an organization’s networked PCs. It will combine some data from the local PC’s and some from Microsoft’s data centers to deliver…

  • Fix: High CPU & Memory Usage by ‘Inputpersonalization.exe’

    As a Windows user, you might see inputpersonalization.exe or Input Personalization Server running in your Task Manager. This process will most probably take a lot of resources of your system hence slowing down your system’s performance. For some, it might appear in the task manager for a while and then…

  • Fix: System Idle Process High CPU Usage

    In Windows, the System Idle Process task contains one or more kernel threads which execute when there are no runnable tasks in the system. When you see the idle process running, it means that there were no other tasks available for the computer to schedule; hence it calls and executes…

  • Fix: dasHost.exe High CPU and Memory Usage

    Device Association Framework Provide Host (dashHost.exe) is a Microsoft core process that is responsible for pairing both wired and wireless devices in Windows. The process is part of the official suite of Windows components that run under the Local Service account. It’s a relatively new framework that was introduced with Windows 8,…

  • Fix: PresentationFontCache.exe High CPU or MEMORY Usage

    If your pc got really slow and you checked the Task Manager to see the process that might be using a lot of CPU, you might have seen the PresentationFontCache.exe process in that list. This process might be using 50% CPU or even 100% CPU (in some cases). The high…

  • Fix: High CPU and Memory Usage by MRT.exe

    MRT.exe is short for Malicious Removal Tool, which is a legitimate Windows program. When this program runs, it will spike CPU and Memory Usage due to the resources being consumed by it which it needs to perform its functions. There are a couple of things that can cause this high…

  • Fix: High CPU and Memory Usage by wsappx

    Wsappx is a process that you will see running in the Task Manager’s process list. You might be wondering what this process is or you might be wondering why this process is causing a lot of CPU usage. You will notice that wsappx’s CPU usage increases and decreases randomly. Sometimes,…

  • Fix: High CPU Usage by OneDrive ‘OneDrive.exe’

    OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive, and Windows Live Folders) is a file-hosting service operated by Microsoft as part of its suite of online services. It allows users to store files in the cloud. Files can be synced to a PC and accessed from a browser or a…

  • Fix: High CPU Usage by LockAppHost.exe

    Windows 10 is one of the most used operating systems in the world with its cumulative updates rolling out time to time. It offers ease of access and a lot of features as compared to other operating systems. Since each operating system is very complex and involves a lot of…

  • How to Fix High CPU & Disk Usage by Broadcast DVR Server (bcastdvr.exe)

    You might have noticed that Windows 10 has a rather dubious process called Broadcast DVR server (bcastdvr.exe). If you’re worried about it being a malware in disguise, don’t. It’s a legitimate Windows 10 process. Broadcast DVR server is part of a legitimate Windows 10 feature called Game DVR. The purpose of…

  • Fix: High System and CPU Usage by MpCmdRun.exe

    Many Windows 10 users who have upgraded to the Creators Update have been experiencing extremely slow internet because of a process named MpCmdRun.exe hogging their entire internet connection. When users affected by this problem investigate it via Task Manager or by accessing the Network tab of Windows 10’s Resource Monitor,…

  • Fix: WUDFHost.exe High CPU Usage

    Occasionally, certain Windows users have noticed the WUDFHost.exe process consuming high amounts of resources, including both RAM and CPU. The RAM usage has been reported to go as high as 1GB while the CPU usage could hit 30%. The problem persists even after rebooting and clean booting Windows. For some…

  • Fix: High CPU Usage by Razer Synapse

    Razer Synapse is a cloud based driver software that allows you to rebind controls or assign macros to any of your Razer peripherals and saves all your settings to the cloud. Some Windows users who have Synapse installed have noticed really high CPU usage associated with the software. This issue…

  • How to Fix High CPU and Disk Usage by wmpnetwk.exe in Windows 7

    If you’re still on Windows 7, you probably noticed that wmpnetwk.exe is eating more of your system resources than any other service. If you were to believe Microsoft, this is a beta-only bug that was removed from any of the public releases. But as it turns out, users still encounter…

  • Fix: Remote Procedure Call High CPU and Disk Usage

    Remote Procedure Call is a protocol which a program uses to request service from a program located on another computer on a network without indulging into the network details. RPC uses the client-server model. The requesting program is considered a client while the service provider is the server. RPC is…

  • How to Fix High CPU and Disk Usage by utcsvc

    Windows 10 has a lot of different modules to collect information regarding user experience and forward it to Microsoft to help with troubleshooting their operating system and help them make it better. For this purpose, Windows has a piece of software installed known as Universal Telemetry Client (UTC). It runs…

  • Fix: High Disk/CPU Usage by Super Fetch

    SuperFetch is technology by Microsoft integrated into operating systems after Windows Vista. It has two purposes; it decreases the time required to boot and makes sure that the application you open frequently loads more efficiently. It also takes timing into effect and analyzes your usage patterns to adjust itself. SuperFetch…

  • Fix: Windows Host Process Rundll32 High Disk and Cpu Usage

    You are no doubt reading this article because you are facing problems of a high disk and CPU usage by those rundll32.exe processes. If you have been using Windows for a long time, you might have noticed that there are indeed millions of .dll processes. The extension DLL stands for…

  • Fix: High Disk and CPU Usage by Softthinks Agent Service

    Softthinks Agent Service is a backup utility by Dell Inc. It is incorporated in numerous Dell laptops and computers. Its main function is to backup existing files and programs periodically. This utility is often tied with Dell Back and Recovery or Dell DataSafe Local Backup bundle. In many previous versions…

  • Fix: High CPU Usage by RAVBg64.exe

    Certain programs and applications run in the background all the time and you probably won’t even notice them until one of them starts misbehaving and begins to slow down your computer significantly. Background apps usually consume a very small amount of resources and they are not heavy on either the…