Source of 100% disk usage?

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  1. Posts : 934
    xp
       #11

    Going Only by the pic showing the Ask Toolbar Notifier I think I'd start by running SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes. That should remove the Crapware but if You're still having problems You may need to run rKill and/or one or more of the four other programs at the bottom of this page: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/ Then I'd remove Webroot and go with Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro to keep it from happening again.


    ADDED: https://unchecky.com/ helps but is unfortunately no where near 100% effective. It's up to the User to read and uncheck boxes that add Bloat and other Unwanted or Needed garbage.
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  2. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    It seems to have helped a lot, yes. As with tracit99, disk usage is at 100% for just a few minutes following startup (attachment). One of the processes in this initial "surge" is BTI, so I will also disable that too. I can live with that.

    Levels fall to between 0-20% after that initial period, but do fluctuate as I use the computer. For example, clicking a link while using Firefox bumps me up to the 40%'s (attachment). Should I try and fix this?
    Are fluctuations normal while using programs, and if so, would I experience high usage with a program that runs continually (media streaming/gaming)?

    Once that settles down, usage falls to 0%. However, the CPU seems to lock itself in at 36-37%. This seems odd since all that is running is Firefox and I am using an i7 processor. You can see on the old attachments that before installing this new Windows it never usually went above 10%. Can this be lowered?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Source of 100% disk usage?-capture13.jpg   Source of 100% disk usage?-capture14.jpg   Source of 100% disk usage?-capture15.jpg  
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Bat 1 said:
    Going Only by the pic showing the Ask Toolbar Notifier I think I'd start by running SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes. That should remove the Crapware but if You're still having problems You may need to run rKill and/or one or more of the four other programs at the bottom of this page: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/ Then I'd remove Webroot and go with Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro to keep it from happening again.


    ADDED: https://unchecky.com/ helps but is unfortunately no where near 100% effective. It's up to the User to read and uncheck boxes that add Bloat and other Unwanted or Needed garbage.
    Thanks for the recommendations Bat 1, I will try each. Can you provide a link for Superantispyware that you trust? The ones I am finding look a little sketchy. Thanks!
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  4. Posts : 934
    xp
       #14

    Just goto their Website http://www.superantispyware.com/ and click Free Edition Download
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  5. Posts : 34,980
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #15

    One very basic thing to check is that your disk is actually ok. I've dealt with about 4 cases recently where high disk usage was linked to disk failure. Of course that's only one possibility, but easy to check.

    Download the trial of Hard disk sentinel and run that.
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