CPU usage unexplained high


  1. Posts : 38
    win 10 pro 64bit 21H2 19044.1466
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    CPU usage unexplained high


    Yesterday updated system via Windows update , just normal security monthly , and cumulative updates , and today turned system on . Task manager has unexpectedly showing cpu useage at very high levels 100%. Normally CPU usage at 5% with
    No more than normal programs opened .

    Ran full scan with Defender and full Scan with Malwarebytes Pro . Neither showed positive.
    Noted as per attatched snip , 6 unicode exe running , ended 5 of these running which dropped cpu useage down to 15%.
    What is updater exe unicode. and have i created issue by ending 5 of these running simaltaneously .
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @Oldhead,

    Oldhead said:
    Yesterday updated system via Windows update , just normal security monthly , and cumulative updates , and today turned system on . Task manager has unexpectedly showing cpu useage at very high levels 100%. Normally CPU usage at 5% with No more than normal programs opened .

    Ran full scan with Defender and full Scan with Malwarebytes Pro . Neither showed positive.
    Noted as per attatched snip , 6 unicode exe running , ended 5 of these running which dropped cpu useage down to 15%.
    What is updater exe unicode. and have i created issue by ending 5 of these running simaltaneously.
    [1] Have you got any external HDD's, USB's, mobile phone etc attached?

    [2] Updater.exe could belong to any installed program. Click the Details tab, right-click on the program in Task Manager, click Properties. Click the Details tab, there might be some text describing which software package it belongs to!

    I hope this helps!
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  3. Posts : 38
    win 10 pro 64bit 21H2 19044.1466
    Thread Starter
       #3

    No peripherals connected or attached .
    Did a Google search , re "updater .exe Unicode" = results where possible Logitech Mouse /keyboard updater .
    I have logitech mouse /keyboard devices and immediately uninstalled programs.
    Restarted, and CPU useage has returned to lower levels.
    Cheers Paul Black

    "updater .exe Unicode has now removed itself from Task manager
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  4. Posts : 16,162
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #4

    Hello @Oldhead,

    Oldhead said:
    Did a Google search , re "updater .exe Unicode" = results where possible Logitech Mouse /keyboard updater .
    I have logitech mouse /keyboard devices and immediately uninstalled programs.
    Restarted, and CPU useage has returned to lower levels.
    Cheers Paul Black

    "updater .exe Unicode has now removed itself from Task manager
    You are very welcome and I am glad that your issue is resolved.
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