01-24-2011 09:11 AM
I get a file insight from Norton Internet Security that I have spike in my usage from svchost.exe and chrome.exe (Google). These are both needed apps so it could be malware/virus masking itself as these apps. Norton Internet Security complete sytem scan did not recognize. How do I fix? THANkS
02-03-2011 07:41 AM
The "problem" isn't with Chrome, but with Norton. It thinks the usage is "high", but is that detrimental? In many cases, a high CPU or memory usage is a good thing, not a bad thing. If I play Crysis, I sure want it to use all the CPU power it can, or it will not be performing as it should. Or if a program is doing some heavy and boring calculations, I'd rather it use 100% cpu for 15 minutes and then be done with it rather than use 25% cpu and go on for an hour. In both cases, I would not want Norton to warn me about something that is actually beneficial. Same with a browser. I often got warnings about high memory usage for Firefox. Well, I bought my RAM to use it... I disable the performance monitor.
02-03-2011 09:13 AM
Basically, Norton is performing as it should in telling you that some app is using more than usual system resources. It does not mean there is a problem. If something unusual is using system resources, then you have a chance to take a look and see what is going on.
As Bombastus advises, if you don't require it or feel that it is useful or necessary, you can turn it off.
03-17-2011 05:18 PM
I see what you are saying but how do I know that the crome.exe is not a fake? It comes up when I only have one page open and doing nothing but reading my facebook page or other simple tasks! I googled crome.exe using safe search and a result came up about the crome.exe virus! What do u think of this and is there a crome.exe virus? here is a link to the page about the crome.exe virus! I read the ehow site! http://www.ask.com/web?q=crome.exe&o=15527&l=dis&p
03-17-2011 05:22 PM
could you please check this search result and tell me what you think about the crome.exe virus! I get high cpu usage even when doing simple tasks! http://www.ask.com/web?q=crome.exe&o=15527&l=dis&p
I don't know what to think! thank you and sorry for the long wait on the response! I thought i would get an email on this when i got a reply from someone!