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: WMI Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe) High CPU Usage On Windows 10

    WMI Provider Host WmiPrvSE is a Windows Host Management Process that is used by the Developers for Monitoring Purposes. This behavior is usually seen on Production Environment After upgrading Windows 7 to 10 many of the users have noticed spike in CPU usage which makes the system lag, hot and…

  • Fix: High CPU or Disk Usage by Ntoskrnl.exe on Windows 10

    Several users have complained on Reddit and other windows forums about memory leaks related to ntoskrnl.exe. These users have reported extensive RAM and CPU usage brought by this system file or related to it. Those with extreme cases have said that they have experienced BSODs (Blue Screen of Death) brought…

  • How to Fix High CPU Usage by CSISYNCCLIENT.EXE

    If, after running for a considerable amount of time, your Windows computer starts becoming sluggish, often to the point where it becomes downright unusable, there is a good chance that a process running on your computer has gone astray and started using insane amounts of the computer’s resources – resources…

  • How to Fix High CPU Usage by GfxUI.exe on Windows 10

    Countless Windows 10 users have been and continue to be affected by an issue where their CPU usage quickly soars really high (sometimes up to 100%) because of extremely high hard disk bandwidth usage by a process named gfxui.exe, ultimately making their computer unbearably sluggish. The gfxui.exe process is a…

  • How to Fix High CPU & Disk Usage by CompatTelRunner.exe

    CompatTelRunner.exe is a process that is used to upgrade your system to the latest OS version or other Service Pack upgrades. It is also used to perform diagnostics on your computer to determine if there is the possibility of compatibility issues and collects program telemetry information if opted-in to the Microsoft…

  • Fix: wifitask.exe is causing High CPU Usage

    Windows 10 is a great addition to the line of Microsoft’s Operating Systems. It has been well received in the majority. Where home users are migrating towards Windows 10 in bulks, corporations have also started deploying it in workplaces too. As its number of users increase, bugs and glitches are…

  • Fix: High CPU Usage by Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted)

    Many Windows users have suffered from a problem where up to 95% of their CPU or/and Disk have been used by a process known as System Host: Local System (Network Restricted). This problem first surfaced back in the days of Windows 8 and has stuck around to haunt the brave…

  • Fix: High CPU Usage By searchindexer.exe

    A lot of Windows users are vexing out over slow speed of their machine, this usually happens due to CPU consuming too much of computer’s memory in order to run all the Applications installed on your computer. One particular program has been witnessed chewing up the massive amount of RAM…

  • How to Fix High CPU and RAM Usage by svchost.exe (netsvcs)

    Many Windows users experience a bizarre and highly menacing problem where a specific process named svchost.exe (netsvcs) starts requisitioning and using more and more RAM after the affected computer boots and fails to let go of the RAM regardless of how much it accumulates. What is svchost.exe? Service Host or…

  • How to Fix High CPU and Memory Usage By csrss.exe

    The Client/Server Runtime Subsystem process (csrss.exe) is a Windows process that is absolutely essential for system operation. The csrss.exe process is, in the most recent versions of the Windows Operating System, responsible for the handling of the Win32 console and GUI shutdown. In the case of some Windows users, the…

  • How to Fix High CPU Usage By Antimalware Service Executable (MsMpEng)

    Antimalware Service Executable is the name of the process MsMpEng (MsMpEng.exe) used by the Windows Defender program. The service associated with this program is the Windows Defender Service. The two most common reason for it to be consuming high CPU usage is the real-time feature which is constantly scanning files,…

  • Fix: High CPU Usage By IAStorDataSvc

    IAStorDataSvc is the name of the service translated as Intel Storage Data Service used by the Intel Rapid Storage Technology, which comes installed by default on most of the newer operating systems. This process is not harmful and it is meant to provide you faster access to your frequently used…

  • How to Fix High CPU Usage by RuntimeBroker.exe on Windows 10

    RuntimeBroker.exe is the medium process through which access to (Universal) / (Metro Apps) is granted. This means, that the process RuntimeBroker.exe runs the apps as the name suggests, on behalf of other apps. Some users have experienced issues with it where the process is consuming almost all or too much…

  • BEST FIX: High CPU Usage By TiWorker.exe

    TiWorker is a WMI (Windows Modules Installer) Worker Process that is related to Windows Update. Usually, the error occurs after an update has run. In this fix, I will list 5 methods that you can use to attempt and stop tiworker from consuming your CPU. If a process, is utilizing…