1.    08 Feb 2017 #1
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    [backgroundTaskHost.exe] what does it? do i need it?

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  2.    08 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Believe it has to do with Windows update. It is a operating system executable file i would not worry about it unless it causes you issues( like high CPU usage) .
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  3.    08 Feb 2017 #3
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    how can i disable it form auto starting?
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  4.    08 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Go to Settings, Update & security, Windows Update, Advanced options,
    Choose how updates are delivered, Updates from more than one place.

    Turn the switch OFF.
    Processes causing high CPU use in Windows 10
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  5.    08 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Mac OS Sierra

    That process has been known to be a mask for a Trojan. I would do a full scan with MBAM and make sure that it is not a Trojan in disguise. Also you can use Process Explorer by SysInternals that you can download from microsoft.com to check sub-processes. If you right click on that process after sorting by name, you can find out what directory it is in.
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  6.    08 Feb 2017 #6
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    @Bree that setting was already off
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