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reply to post by BrianFlanders
The browswer you are using is probably the culprit. Too many adons or extensions causing it to suck up system resources.
Or you have a bit coin miner cleverly hidden away .
Steps the resolve:
Go to www.ninite.com
Install the program listed under SUPER ( this is anti malware/spyware)
Boot your system in safe mode.
Run a full scan.
Rinse, repeat as necessary.
Google Chrome is NOTORIOUS for running system resources into the ground for a variety of reasons as well.
It is not just you. I have noticed the same thing. There has always been something 'odd' about ATS. When on ATS my CPU speeds up as well. It did it when I used IE and it does it now with Firefox as well.
These issues, are more than likely related to having a rogue bit coin miner malware embedded in your OS somewhere.
They are quite prevalent these days and can be hard to find/remove if you don't know what you're looking for.
I refer you to the steps from my first post to resolve the problem.
Which is why I don't bother with them much anymore. If something gets really screwy, I usually just do a reinstall
My CPU temp has gone from 35C to 49C just since I've been typing this. That's higher than it went with a 6 hour Handbrake encode.
As a side note guys:
If you think there's a rogue process in your system it's very easy to confirm.
Bring up your Task Manager, making sure you select " show processes from all users".
Sort them by Mem Usage. GO down the list, anything you don't recognize, simply google the name of the service running as is.
Google will tell you almost immediately if it's a system service or something you should be looking into removing.
Well, if you run any of your scans in regular mode, as opposed to safe mode, that's why it's not finding anything. All Malware and spyware is built to hide itself from those scans, unless safe mode keeps the .exe or .dll from running when you boot the machine.