ccsvchst.exe cpu usage Issue
Yes the infamous ccsvchst.exe cpu usage issue. I am running into a situation where on my Windows XP Pro laptop it will occasionally run at about 50% cpu until I 1. leave system on for days or 2. run a full system scan.
I believe the issue stems from removable drives both real and ghost. I have tried unchecking the scan removable setting but that setting always comes back checked when I reboot. This is a clean install of Win XP Pro on a system that had a previous install.
At first thought issue was because some files had unknown SIDs, I fixed all of that and even when it was not fixed the cpu issue would go away and come back. I also notice that on occasion it will happen coming out of Hibernate.
Since this is a laptop this is a serious issue as it causes my system to run slow, hot and kills the battery. I am getting pretty frustrated and firmly believe there is a flaw with ccsvchst as this type of problem does not occur with AVG or Zone Alarm. Oh I am running NIS 2008. Also I have uninstalled and used the Norton Removal Tool both twice and still get the same thing.
Lastly the service that has issues is the version of ccsvshst.exe running under SYSTEM user. Logs do not show anything unusual.