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December 18, 2013 7:02:05 AM

when I turn on pc I try to open anything it is very laggy. I goto my task master and check running processes and it says svchost is using 99% of cpu resources? I end the process and everything runs better. the question i'm asking I guess is why is this doing this, and what can I do to prevent it, other than what steps im doing already?

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December 18, 2013 7:05:08 AM

Virus/malware. There is most like two svchosts running?

Update your antivirus and download malware bytes and update. Start in safe mode(f8 when booting) and run your scans.
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December 18, 2013 7:08:07 AM

Any chance it's Windows XP? If so, just disable auto updates for now. Otherwise I would also start where 06yfz450ridr advice started.
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December 18, 2013 7:09:19 AM

There is actually a recent article about this bug in XP. Try turning off Windows Update.

" Windows Update redlines (more accurately, the XP Windows Update agent WUAUCLT.EXE running in a SVCHOST wrapper redlines), taking 100 percent of the CPU for five, 10, 15 minutes -- up to an hour or two."

http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-...
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December 18, 2013 7:14:13 AM

hang-the-9 said:
There is actually a recent article about this bug in XP. Try turning off Windows Update.

" Windows Update redlines (more accurately, the XP Windows Update agent WUAUCLT.EXE running in a SVCHOST wrapper redlines), taking 100 percent of the CPU for five, 10, 15 minutes -- up to an hour or two."

http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-...



This is just microsofts way of trying to punish users for not updating their software to a newer version, figure they'll ruin XP and walk away in a couple of months and hope everyone jumps on the Win 8 bandwagon.
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December 18, 2013 7:38:10 AM

Supahos said:
hang-the-9 said:
There is actually a recent article about this bug in XP. Try turning off Windows Update.

" Windows Update redlines (more accurately, the XP Windows Update agent WUAUCLT.EXE running in a SVCHOST wrapper redlines), taking 100 percent of the CPU for five, 10, 15 minutes -- up to an hour or two."

http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-...



This is just microsofts way of trying to punish users for not updating their software to a newer version, figure they'll ruin XP and walk away in a couple of months and hope everyone jumps on the Win 8 bandwagon.


I'm actually surprised they are working on finding a fix for this now for an OS from 2001 that's 3 versions behind their current one. It's nice to have all those XP machines working as they were when new, but you just can't keep developing for an OS that a company no longer sells and has already been supported for over a decade. It's like complaining that Ford no longer makes new engines for the 2001 Taurus.

If I had any computers on XP running (and all my systems were XP up to about 2 years ago), I'd just turn of Windows Update and run it manually every week.
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December 18, 2013 7:40:50 AM

I don't care if they still support it but the issue is they broke this themselves. I think it may well have been intentional to try to get as many to switch as possible before they go dark on XP. I'm not complaining they are about to stop the support. But they actually broke this there is a difference. Ford wouldn't put out a service bulletin for 2001 Tauruses (what is the plural version?) to put saw dust in the oil in hopes of selling more new fords.
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December 18, 2013 7:59:20 AM

I believe the plural is "Tauri" :p  but ive turned off Auto-update and am in process of DL Malware-bytes. *crosses fingers* I just use this old rig to play games on anymore, but its hard to let go of ur first love.
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December 18, 2013 8:02:58 AM

MaestroGT said:
I believe the plural is "Tauri" :p  but ive turned off Auto-update and am in process of DL Malware-bytes. *crosses fingers* I just use this old rig to play games on anymore, but its hard to let go of ur first love.


Yep my first full out gaming rig I build 8 years ago died a peaceful death in its sleep (I shut it down, came back a week later and it wouldn't power on) Almost shed a tear for that thing as I've spent more time on it over the last 8 years than I have with any woman including my wife, whom I met 4 years after the computer was in my life lol (granted she gets much more attention than it does now)
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December 18, 2013 8:03:38 AM

hang-the-9 said:
It's like complaining that Ford no longer makes new engines for the 2001 Taurus.


Doesn't Ford still make the Duratec 30? That's the only engine worth bothering buying a Taurus with anyway . . . If so, then car analogy fail.

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December 18, 2013 8:07:43 AM

Wait they make something they havn't stuck the tag eco on still? I dont' believe it all fords have the word eco in all parts at least twice :)  lol


surely its now the ecotec 30, or the duratec 30 eco, or the duratec saved 30 trees?
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December 18, 2013 8:16:23 AM

Duratec 30 Mondeo 3.0 L (181 CID; 2967 cc) 1996–present DOHC V6


Still in use in the mondeo
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December 18, 2013 8:25:12 AM

Mondeo ? isn't that the euro version of ford Taurus? and imo Taurus SHO was the only Taurus worth driving, unless u happened upon one from the original 'Robocop', which if not mistaken was also an SHO, but I believe modified for the movie.
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December 18, 2013 8:29:26 AM

MaestroGT said:
Mondeo ? isn't that the euro version of ford Taurus? and imo Taurus SHO was the only Taurus worth driving, unless u happened upon one from the original 'Robocop', which if not mistaken was also an SHO, but I believe modified for the movie.


Yes pretty much. Body is a bit different as you can imagine since the Taurus died a while back. Wow this has gotten way off topic... though I do think the OP got help so I don't feel too bad.
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December 18, 2013 9:13:50 AM

Supahos said:
Wait they make something they havn't stuck the tag eco on still? I dont' believe it all fords have the word eco in all parts at least twice :)  lol


surely its now the ecotec 30, or the duratec 30 eco, or the duratec saved 30 trees?


Yeah, it's mostly been replaced by the Duratec 35 (sometimes ecoboosted), or the little turbo i4 (ecoboosted). On another note, I'm pretty sure they didn't make a SHO version of the Taurus in the early 2000's, just the weak ass vulcan and the more appropriately powered duratec options. I miss my '02 taurus . . . I've been forcibly changed to a minivan by forces beyond my control. I really want to drive a comfy old guy sedan again.
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December 18, 2013 9:16:39 AM

I assume those forces are medical and not "opps I had too many kids" lol. I mostly drive pickups but I don't mind me a big ole sedan either, never drove a Taurus to my knowledge however.
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December 18, 2013 9:21:51 AM

Supahos said:
I assume those forces are medical and not "opps I had too many kids" lol. I mostly drive pickups but I don't mind me a big ole sedan either, never drove a Taurus to my knowledge however.


Nah, just the significant other wanted an SUV or other huge lumbering thing and I want a sedan, so we started looking for a kind of smallish SUV/Crossover/hatchbacky/wagon/something practical and it just happened that there was a really great deal on a used van so we grabbed that instead. Now, the SO doesn't want to switch from a van anymore since it's so useful so we recently moved on to our second one. It's comfy and useful, but so boring to drive. I think I'm stuck for good now unless we start running 2 vehicles.
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December 18, 2013 9:32:56 AM

Lol that stinks... maybe you can convince her into a smaller SUV that would be more interesting to drive, I had to talk my wife out of a Tahoe into a 4runner and that wasn't easy... then the new ones came out and hell they are just as big as a dang Tahoe.
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