Windows taking 10-15 ses to start apps and EPNetUpdater instances

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  1. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 + VM-WXP / VM-W7
       #1

    Windows taking 10-15 ses to start apps and EPNetUpdater instances


    Since a few days ago my Windows started behaving weirdly.

    The first thing is that it now takes like 10-15 seconds to start any application (even task manager). The weirdest part is that monitoring the resources I can ensure that the CPU is like 15%, memory like 45% and disk like 1% of use and there is no peak when I try to start the apps. It just keep seated for a while. Also Chrome started to crash tabs.

    The only thing different that I noticed is the appearance of several instances of a so-called EPNetUpdater that I never had noticed before. I restored an one year old copy of my install using Macrium and initially it seemed to have been healed. Also no EPNetUpdater instances. But then my Windows performed some updates and turned to be laggy and the damn EPNetUpdater is there again.

    Can it be a sign that my SSD is worn? Or this EPNetUpdater is a nasty thing? Any ideas?

    Thanks! It's driving me crazy!
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  2. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2
       #2

    Olá,Yan,lhe recomendo a verificar o estado do seu ssd e para isso baixe este aplicativo https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/ outros procedimentos que podem ajudar a resolver o seu problema: Abra o cmd como admin e digite ou cole este comando: sfc /scannow depois que a verificação terminar,execute este outro comando: dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth boa sorte!
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  3. Posts : 43,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    @WALDIR CC JR - please note that whilst you may have replied in the native language of the OP (Portuguese), the working language of this forum is English. Please use that first, and then - should you wish- provide a translation. Thanks.

    Since a few days ago
    Hi, the forum clearly prompted you to post your full build number (so we don't have to keep asking).

    Please post a screenshot of your Update History with the date at which the last Windows update was received.
    Does this, or any, correspond with when this started?

    One recent update was widely reported as causing some users various problems.

    You can try using a System Restore point created before this started - if available, noting what change is being made.

    EPNetupdater - appears to be part of Zonealarm.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...8-1a7cd83fabfd
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  4. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2
       #4

    dalchina said:
    @WALDIR CC JR - please note that whilst you may have replied in the native language of the OP (Portuguese), the working language of this forum is English. Please use that first, and then - should you wish- provide a translation. Thanks.


    Hi, the forum clearly prompted you to post your full build number (so we don't have to keep asking).

    Please post a screenshot of your Update History with the date at which the last Windows update was received.
    Does this, or any, correspond with when this started?

    One recent update was widely reported as causing some users various problems.

    You can try using a System Restore point created before this started - if available, noting what change is being made.

    EPNetupdater - appears to be part of Zonealarm.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...8-1a7cd83fabfd
    Hello, I understand what I should do and thanks for the alerts. I replied in Portuguese only to the topic of a Brazilian, but now I realized that even though I am Brazilian..., I must use the English language.

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    YanKleber said:
    Since a few days ago my Windows started behaving weirdly.

    The first thing is that it now takes like 10-15 seconds to start any application (even task manager). The weirdest part is that monitoring the resources I can ensure that the CPU is like 15%, memory like 45% and disk like 1% of use and there is no peak when I try to start the apps. It just keep seated for a while. Also Chrome started to crash tabs.

    The only thing different that I noticed is the appearance of several instances of a so-called EPNetUpdater that I never had noticed before. I restored an one year old copy of my install using Macrium and initially it seemed to have been healed. Also no EPNetUpdater instances. But then my Windows performed some updates and turned to be laggy and the damn EPNetUpdater is there again.

    Can it be a sign that my SSD is worn? Or this EPNetUpdater is a nasty thing? Any ideas?

    Thanks! It's driving me crazy!
    sfc /scannow and dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    must be run one at a time, from a command prompt opened as admin. These commands can solve many problems on windows and about epnetupdater, check details about it here: epnetupdater.exe windows proc rating and description
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  5. Posts : 43,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #5

    Your last posted link appears to be one of those nonsense 'articles'.

    I pointed out that appears to be part of Zonealarm.. the article I cited shows a way to check that (the path is given).
    Nothing to do with Windows 10 - a 3rd party program.
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  6. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 + VM-WXP / VM-W7
    Thread Starter
       #6

    My Windows still keeps funny. The build is 19042.1466.

    I re-restored the C: partition once more and this time I disabled Windows updates. Also I quite Zone Alarm and as it seems that Chrome was running badly I installed Firefox and stopped using Chrome for a while. Finally I realized that there was an Acrobat service sucking a lot of CPU resources (like 15%) so I killed it.

    Now I am watching the behavior of the system.
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  7. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2
       #7

    dalchina said:
    Your last posted link appears to be one of those nonsense 'articles'.

    I pointed out that appears to be part of Zonealarm.. the article I cited shows a way to check that (the path is given).
    Nothing to do with Windows 10 - a 3rd party program.
    Yes, a third-party program, but which one? We don't have the answers. "only speculation" I only indicated the site so he could have more or less an idea of ​​the situation, because we have little information about this problem on the net, and the commands that I indicated to him were just for him to use to correct several problems in windows independently from EPNetupdater and I didn't claim it was a windows problem, but I appreciate your suggestions. Here's another link teaching how to remove epnetupdater, I just don't know if it will work for him. link: Remove epnetupdater.exe - how to permanently delete the file from your computer
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  8. Posts : 43,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #8

    I have stated and identified that for you as best I can. Please look.

    Check the path as I have indicated.

    And you can rt click, properties, details of the exe file- as I hope you know.
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  9. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 + VM-WXP / VM-W7
    Thread Starter
       #9

    dalchina said:
    I have stated and identified that for you as best I can. Please look.

    Check the path as I have indicated.

    And you can rt click, properties, details of the exe file- as I hope you know.
    I will check this out! I am a bit stressed with this situation because this is my work PC. Although today is a Holiday for me but this morning I had to print a couple PDF documents to bring to my accountant office and a simple task like this that would take me normally only 5 minutes became a nightmare of almost 40 minutes. I don't know why but I recalled when I started using PageMaker with Windows 286 in the early 1980s (I worked with Desktop Publishing at the time) and whenever I stroke F6 to turn a word into bold or F7 do turn it into italic my PC-XT took 30 seconds to perform the action. LoL. Nothing related with my current issue, it's just that it reminded me the old times of SLOW computers! Never mind, guys, I may be getting nuts. LoL.

    Anyway!

    I didn't read thoroughly the link but I realized that it is from 8-9 months ago and people say that ZA didn't give a solution till then. Some one advice "wait" but I think this is not an option when something possibly turn your computer into sh*t. Well, I am currently running my Windows for the last 2 hours after the latest restore and it seems to be fine (I put ZA down). I am seriously considering quit ZA and try a different firewall. Any suggestion for a decent free one?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Well, anyway, as I am in a bit rush (tomorrow I am back to work and I cannot spend the whole day today evaluating every available option) I decided to install Comodo firewall and Avast AV. Let's see what happens then. I will keep the Windows update disabled as longer as I can as I suspect that there was something on it screwing things too. Not sure.
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  10. Posts : 43,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #10

    Thanks- please note I've seen some threads about Comodo where some strange interactions with Win 10 were identified.

    The update I mentioned was
    KB5027215 Windows 10 Cumulative Update 19044.3086 and 19045.3086
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