SOLVED explorer.exe cpu usage spikes

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  1. jude

    jude New Member

    Dec 16, 2014
    i have an explorer.exe that is causing high spikes in cpu usage. using process explorer, it appears that my laptop is spinning up many connections to remote ip addresses and is causing laptop slowdown. i can suspend or kill the process only to have it return and spike the cpu again. at the same time, i also see panda (psanhost.exe) using lots of cpu. but i can't kill that process, only suspend it.

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  2. TwinHeadedEagle

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    Mar 8, 2013
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  3. jude

    jude New Member

    Dec 16, 2014
    Thanks, TwinHeadedEagle. i noticed in your instructions not to ask for help on a business PC. Since that is my situation, i'll go ahead and ask you to close this thread. My HelpDesk has not been able to rectify my situation and I was just looking for alternative methods to solve it on my own. But i understand the rule, so i'll sign off and let you get to work on other issues. Jude
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