Re: SMSS.exe -> High CPU usage
Oh oh :-(
Installed the nCleaner and checked the Tweak settings and saw that the
"Delete pagefile at shutdown" was activated :-((((
Also the disk optimizer at boot was activated. Could not remember that I had
activated such settings.
After deactivating these two settings the shutdown is in seconds... what else?
MCSE / CCA
> I've deinstalled all software I don't need any longer.
> Taking time for shutdown is the matter for days/weeks, so I don't really
> know the time to go back :-(
> I've made a chkdsk/f at reboot and after that for the moment the system is
> working fine (but the shutdown). The shutdown is taking time when "shutting
> down" is appearing on the screen.
> I know the new RAM-behaviour in Vista, but normally in a sidebar gadget I
> have 50% off and this morning only 0-10% were left :-( So there was something
> Profiles: Ups, oh oh... ggrrrr...
> I looked at it and saw that... my two VMs of VirtualPC were in the standard
> folder :-( ca. 13 GB of files :-(( So I moved this to another folder on the
> disk. I took a look at the other folders, too, and found another folder
> (Audible) were the audiobooks were saved.. and moved it, too. Now my user
> profile got 4,6 GB size. The first and second reboot took long time, though.
> At shutting down the disk-LED lit all the time. What the hell does Vista make
> on the disk so long while shutting down? Could I tweak something to speed
> this proccess up?
> MCSA / CCA
> "Neil Harley" wrote:
> > jeutix wrote:
> > > I've started Vista in Safe mode. After login I wanted to start a cmd but the
> > > machine freezes and I only can move my mouse but clicks don't do anything.
> > >
> > > Very strange behaviour, isn't it?
> > can you perform a restore to a time when you know the OS was good? Is
> > there anything in the Event Viewer to show what is going on?
> > Howabout deleting all user profiles or any software you've recently
> > installed to see if that helps? Did you make any changes to the system
> > at around the time SMSS.exe started hogging the CPU?
> > Google shows that trojans use a file called SMSS.exe so check that the
> > one running at 50% is located in \Windows\System32. If not you need to
> > clean your machine.
> > Don't worry about your RAM being used. Vista caches into RAM and is
> > better for the system like that. I have 2GB and regularly see less than
> > 10MB free with not much open.