"host process for windows" what is it?

  KorgY 22:03 06 Sep 2010


I have a new PC, with Windows 7, and a 980X cpu. What i'm wondering though, is why i keep getting CPU Usage of 8% even in idle mode?, well i looked at the task manager>processors, and it comes under the name of "host process for windows" or taskhost.exe LOCAL SERVICE.

I can close this and my CPU goes back to 0%, but do i have to keep doing this? - its a powerfull CPU (overclcoked to 4.2), but not sure this is needed.



  northumbria61 22:14 06 Sep 2010

This explains your query - click here

  birdface 22:19 06 Sep 2010

Had to look to make sure it was on my computer running W/7 and yes it was in there.never noticed it before as I have never seen it using up any of the CPU.
maybe give your security programs a run just in case.

  KorgY 22:35 06 Sep 2010

Ok, thanks northumbria

It is on idle now straight after a reboot though, so something must "make it" use 8% as its 0% ATM


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