Malwarebytes not updating
I then used Process Explorer to double check things [screenshot attached], and it also showed nothing was running under it. In fact, this is what it said verbatim: No Service(s) Where [sic] found for "svchost" with PID :2824 This is not normal, it is strongly recommended you check if this is a program you want to have running.
Command line used to start the process: C:\Windows\system32\-k netsvcs Path to the executable file: C:\Windows\system32\Description: On a lark, I decided to "end process" the errant svchost.exe, and that seems to have freed up my CPU and stopped my fan.
Right click Procexp and choose run as admin, ..click "yes" for the uac pop-up.
It does make a difference in the amount of info shown.
Also, out of curiosity, since I use it so infrequently, is System Restore the same as "Backup and Restore? Glad to hear it sounds like you've found the culprit and abolished it from your PC.
I just wanted to add and ask, when running Process Explorer, did you run it as an administrator?
According to an update added this week, Microsoft says that Windows users will not receive the January 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, or any subsequent Patch Tuesday security updates, unless the antivirus program they are using becomes compatible with the Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches.
The way antivirus programs become compatible is by updating their product and then adding a special registry key to the Windows Registry.
What's even stranger is, under the "User Name" heading, instead of System, Local Service, or Network Service [like the other instances of svchost running], it just says my computer's name [for the purpose of privacy, we'll say my computer's name is goluxor].
However, upon restart, the same problems comes back.
I've ran anti-viruses (Avast and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware), but they haven't picked anything up. Now, I'm all out of ideas on what to do, and I hope y'all can help. Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell XPS 420 OS Windows 10, Home Clean Install CPU Intel Core2 processsor Q8200(2.33Ghz 1333FSB) Quad Core Tech Motherboard Dell Memory 6 gb Graphics Card ATI Radeon 256MB HD3650 Sound Card Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio Monitor(s) Displays Dell SP2009W 20" Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Bruce ...
I actually considered doing that, but I found out my last system restore point was from last year (much too old for the programs I need to use).
I'm not sure if I turned it off or something, but is it supposed to automatically come up with restore points or do I have to do it manually?