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NIS using excessive resources, cpu, hdd
Norton causing high disk, cpu usage and handle count keeps going up.
Handle count hit 28,000+ after 24 hours uptime before I rebooted.
I'm working with a new HDD with Win 10 Pro installed on 12/4/2018. I used Windows Defender for maybe a day before I installed NIS.
Early morning hours of 12/9/18 I noticed some issues.
Norton Security.exe was using exccesive disk & cpu resources. Bouncing between 4-10% cpu and dsik stays above 90%. The longer I allow the pc to run I notice the Handles continue to grow up to 28,000+ befoe I rebooted.
After the reboot the handles for Norton started at about 2,000 but after 55 minutes they were over 5,000. They just continue to add up. 1:15 minutes in and the handles had reached 5,865. 2:58 in handles are 10,669
Norton Live Update ran and completed. Rebooting once again.
I can't let this go on until the hdd burns up.
Incidently I was running AVG-free on the failed hdd. Run Spinrite V6 on that drive. Went 48hrs until it hit 74%. Next 3% percent took 2 more days. Was time to dump the drive.
NPE.exe run 3 times so for to no avail. Keeps finding the following but fix failed all 3 times.
Registry Key: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3797528239-1821154963-866179194-1001\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\"HideIcons"
File Thumbprint - SHA:
Installed Norton Internet Security 12/5/18
Current SKU: 21351089
Media SKU: 21376863
All updates are current for Norton and Windows.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MyHomePc-#########
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7721
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU To be filled by O.E.M.
Processor AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 3800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V25.6, 12/15/2014
SMBIOS Version 2.8
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer MSI
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.17134.471"
User Name MyHomePc-#########\henry
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 15.2 GB
Available Physical Memory 11.2 GB
Total Virtual Memory 17.4 GB
Available Virtual Memory 13.4 GB
Page File Space 2.25 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
If any additional info needed let me know
Thanks for any help