BSOD :: High CPU Usage Microsoft Search Filter Host
Jan 23, 2016
I am surprised that this is not a topic of discussion. On my laptop which I migrated from windows 7 to 10, I always have a high CPU usage for Microsoft Search filter host. A search of the internet shows that this is an issue.
I have tried to disable with no luck. My next attempt will be a change in registry.
I installed Windows 10 (10130 build) and I love it. The only problem that I'm having with it is this Photo Background app that eats my cpu(30-40%)! When I start up windows I need to kill it in task manager everytime. But even after I kill it if I leave my laptop in idle it still comes back. I want to understand what this Photos Background Task Host is doing, his functionality...
Recently I am getting notification that my memory is low, close some application to free the memory. But I wasn't running any high memory consuming programs. Then I looked into my Task manager and got this :
I am really not sure why this is taking so much memory. This Service Host: Local System continuously taking more and more memory and it moves total memory upto 80% ....
This didn't happen before I am recently facing this problem. How I can stop this so that it doesn't take this unusual memory. I checked windows update but no update is pending.
I've calculated that my apps use arround 538MB(1%) ram i have 6GB ram and the task manager is showing almost constantly that around 35% is used. What windows processes can i stop to reduce the ram usage - these are pics from the task manager. URL...
For some reason iexplore.exe consumes extremely high cpu resources. Only IE and only cpu. I have done a myriad of scans:
Roguekiller TDSSKiller ESET Malwarebytes Bitdefender
and none indicate a Trojan or rootkit. I have also deactivated most extensions and followed dozens of articles on the net. I know I am supposed to use Edge, but it lacks features that I want and has other limitations that make it cumbersome. Likewise Chrome and other browsers react differently for many of the sites I use.
I just recently installed Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron Laptop and so far I am not impressed at all - in fact, I am very seriously debating one of two actions - re-install Windows 7 or switching to an entirely different OS.
The reason for reverting to Windows 7/switching OS are as follows:
1) Currently with an idle system (i.e. no applications running at all), an svchost process is using anywhere from 40 to 60% of my cpu. When I did a tasklist on this process the following processes are attached to this one pid: Appinfo, BITS, Browser, DsmSVC, IKEEXT, iphlpsvc, LanmanServer, lfsvc, ProfSvc, Schedule, SENS, ShellHWDetction, Themes, UserMananger, Winmgmt, wuauserv. My question is this - is it necessary for these processes to be run. If they are, then am I looking at only being able to use 50% of my processor (since this one pid is using the rest of it)?
2) For a virus scanner - I am using McAffee and under Windows 7, it took my laptop 24 hours to scan 231 GB of data. Since I switched to Windows 10 (Same hardware, same memory, etc) it now takes my virus scanner over 48 hours to scan 231 GB of data.
3) If I had not been poking around and trying to change my update settings, I would never have found out that Microsoft expects their users to update the windows of the other users (Microsoft calls it Dynamic Updates). Now this is all well and good if some one had said something since I would have loved to know about it sooner since I am on a metered service.
4) Some of the programs that comes with Windows 10, I have no use for but yet I can not un-install them (Cortana come to mind).
5) It appears that even though I have turned off "Live tiles" the tile continue to update from the net (again - it would have been nice to know since I am on a metered service).
The only option that I know of is to revert back to Windows 7 or switch to a new OS.
Basically I noticed that my PC has a lot of RAM used but no program is using the RAM - see attached screenshots. Obviously it doesnt really affect me until I launch a game: eg GTA 5 which before ran happily at 60 and is now stuck on less than 1 FPS when I get into the game (even after spending like 20 minutes in lag hell to try to reduce all the settings to the lowest).
However Rainbow Six Siege runs at 120 FPS with no issues, so GTA may be an isolated incident.
(Also important to note I only have 8Gb of RAM, even though it says */16.0GB for the committed memory)
I have recently noticed a bit of a performance issue on my HP laptop running Windows 10 Home.
What happens is, if I am not doing anything on the laptop, but am not putting it to sleep (i.e. idling), it stays at a low CPU usage. However, after a while (usually about a minute?), the CPU usage rockets up, and also affects my CPU temperatures (goes up from ~35'C to ~50'C).
The processes that are the culprit, as defined by the detailed tab of Task manager, are either "svchost.exe" or "System" - the latter is described as "NT Kernel and System" and is linked to ntoskrnl.exe.
The laptop came preinstalled with Windows 10 and doesn't have many programs installed.
after upgrading to windows 10 my laptop fan always working fast when i checked this issue, i see runtime broker in task manager with high resourse usage when i click on end task, everything be normal... but runtime broker run itselft immediately ...i googled this issue but i couldn't find a useful solution.
After installing Windows 10, I have consistently been getting high memory and cpu usage by both the System and Service Host: Local System processes. Usually the usage keeps rising from 1GB to sometimes 8GB. I left my comp on while I was at the gym today and came home to it prompting me with a low memory available message. This must have shut down some processes because now my pc is running at 13% memory and 2% cpu. I have searched for this issue and found similar threads, but none of the solution work for me.
- HP Pavilion g4 - Intel Core i3 2.2 GHz - Radeon 6470m (but somehow got 7400 driver and worked) plus Intel HD 3000 - Windows 10 of course - 2 gigs ram - And latest drivers, checked with Uniblue's driverscanner and link on other subforum stickies.
It's high memory usage of this process, it starts with ~7mb then grows up to ~200mb on heavy use. This happen with recently windows 10 update.
What I have done is, I do a restart every time I made these changes:
- SFC /scannow - Update driver (again) - Turn windows 10 tips off - Try disable Superfetch - Malwarebytes scan - Disabling High Definition Audio driver drops the process usage to normal 28kb, but this somehow rise again to ~100mb.
I just upgraded to TH2 from Win 10 Pro. I noticed that my disk usage is near 99% for the past 20 mins. It keeps fluctuatiing between 10 to 99. Normally my disk usage stays at 0. May be this might be Windows settling in after the upgrade? There was high disk usage the first time around when i upgraded from Win7.
using a hp envy m6 1103tx laptop suddenly two days after installing windows 10 as in the photo th blue circle keeps blinking and i am unable to use right click except on desktop for the refresh also the cpu usage has increased now its always above 30% the problem started when my finger print sensor started working after not working for a short period of time as thefingerprint startde working this probllem popped up
I recently bought a new laptop which had Windows 8.1. After a week of having it I noticed my Disk Space near 100%. I heard this was a common problem so installed CCleaner and did disk space cleaner however none of it worked.
I then upgraded to Windows 10 as a friend said this solved the problem for him, however, since doing so either the disk space, Memory or CPU are high either one at a time or all together, regardless of what I am doing on the laptop.
The first week of having the laptop I don't believe this was a problem so I think it's something to do with an update as all games ran smoothly.
When I run a game or bring up firefox near the top is always 'system (ntoskrnl)' or a few 'service host (svchost)'. I dont believe its the games I play or firefox as like I said it was fine for the first week. It seems windows are running stuff behind the scenes.
I have done a few things that I have found on the internet but none have worked like; disable prefact and superfetch or whatever they are called. Still seeing increase in memory or disk usage whenever i load something and system or serice host are there at the top of performance or the game seems to use alot - however again the game never did this in the first week.
I just installed win 10 last day, and it was going fine, no conflicts on the drivers whatsoever. But after a day, when I booted up, it seems to have slowed down to a point that everything does not respond to my inputs, though it does after a couple of minutes, i check the task manager and it shows that the disk usage is high, the r/w speed show high utilization about 10-40mbps and the active time is 100%? I have read some thread and suggested to turn off superfetch and prefetch but that didn't do a thing to me. Btw, I installed it over win 8.1 using a bootable usb.
For a while I 'm having problems with locking while I surf the internet after five minutes browsing the facebook the browser begins to catch and is impossible to do anything , I noticed that this occurs when the system and compressed memory reaches 15% use the CPU when closing facebook use immediately falls to less than 1 % and the browser back to normal. I never had it before and started to happen with these recent updates.
From sometime in October, after an update, there have been periods, sometimes intermittent, sometime persisting for a long time, when Disk usage spikes up to 100%, and makes a lot of things unusable.
I did some researching, and disabled a bunch of stuff, like Windows notifications, Windows search, background intelligent transfer and superfetch, even OneDrive, but even on Windows 10 version 1511, Disk usage spikes to 100%, the offending application / service being anything from System to memory compression to 3rd party applications...
This is becoming extremely irritating, and my video playback or something else stutters a lot when disk usage jumps up, often at chronic levels, then backs down, or stays at that usage for some time.