High CPU Load
Like some earlier posts I am finding high loading from "F-Secure plugin hosting services" FPHS
When it occurs, restarting can clear this but only if I unplug the PC and clear the static [pressing the standby switch button] then reconnecting the power cable. I say this clears it say 90% of the time. So a pain but sortable.
The question is what causes this?
Let me give some info on system and observations:
WIN 10 (64) 20H2 - 32GB OS on M2 disk F-Secure TOTAL
Task Manager reports when the CPU starts and sticks on 100%
Multiple threads for FPHS 30-40% CPU Load (normally just one and zero load very quickly)
PLUS I Observe
Multiple thread for "WMI provider Host" 20-30% load (normally just two on my system 2-3% load)
Other loads are the temporary ones like Adobe/Dropbox etc that trigger on synching and they clear as they normally do if slightly slower
I would like to remove the conflicting issue causing this abnormal loading but not sure where to start.
As I say it is sporadic but it occurs say 60-70% of the time when starting up especially first thing in the morning.
It appears my problem was caused by a failing secondary HDD.
This was removed but the problem persisted. Apparently the fault had corrupted some registry/dll feature in Win 10.
To fully clear it I had to use sfc /scannow in command admin mode. It has been over a week now and the PC boots quickly with no problems. 🙂3 3Like
Sethu Posts: 724 Moderator
If F-Secure plugin hosting service process is shown to be using a lot of CPU and disk, it is an indication that the product is currently scanning files. Either a scheduled scan is ongoing or files are currently being scanned by real-time scanning.
To make sure that a scheduled scan is not ongoing, follow these steps:
- Open the Windows Task Manager by right-clicking the taskbar and selecting Task Manager
- Go to the Details tab
- Sort by name and check if fsscan.exe is running
If fsscan.exe is running, a scheduled scan is ongoing. The CPU and disk usage will be shown in the Processes tab to be used by F-Secure plugin hosting service.
You can change the scheduled scanning settings to minimize CPU / Disk usage and also decrease the scanning time:
- Open F-Secure SAFE / Internet Security on your computer
- Go to Settings
- Go to the Scanning settings tab
- Change the following settings:
- Enable Run scanning with low priority
- Enable Scan only file types that commonly contain harmful code
- Disable Scan inside compressed files
- Close the settings window to take the settings into effect
When the next scan is run, it will use those settings.
checked today same problem. 100% CPU
High processing for both “f-secure plugin hosting service” (f-secure ultralight hosted) and multiple “WMI host process (Rundll32)”
fsscan not showing as running in the detail menu.
i did fsdiag yesterday
does the info above provide any clues?