My wife's Windows 7 laptop is very slow. Task Manager shows CPU at 100%. There is very little software installed and some Toshiba bloatware has been removed. I have scanned for virus and malware using Malwarebytes and Superantispyware. I have checked the services and svhost is 98%on the CPU column. Attached is a screen print of what is highlighted in Services. Any ideas how to get it back to normal?
Before you can think about how to fix the problem you'll need to identify the specific service that's causing your CPU all that bother. Here's how:
In Task Manager's "Performance" section, click on the button to launch the Resource Monitor. When that opens, click the CPU tab, identify the culprit that's using all the CPU cycles (svchost) then tick it. Look in the lower panes of that window for the name of the sub-process that's over-active. You'll probably find what you're looking for in the "Services" pane.