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  1. rf-chrome-nm-host.exe is used for all processes and not specific to Chrome - confirmed via Roboform. If you want to see what this process (and others are up to), download and run procmon from MS. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/procmon Add a filter to monitor processes that start with rf, capture for a few seconds, and you'll see the RF process constantly hitting MS Accessibility components.
  2. I don't know your situation directly, but with Roboform and Chrome there's an issue not related to MB. I tracked this down and worked with Roboform via tickets, but they have no fix - it's due to Windows Accessibility components. Roboform uses Microsoft Accessibility components to track various items and you can't disable the accessibility in Windows. I had to disable Roboform in Chrome and use LastPass in Chrome - no choice.
  3. Sorry for the complete waste of time - I was positive that I had disabled MB and ESET, but I must not have at one point. It's definitely the RF extension. If I find anything to contradict this, I'll post it.
  4. RF support said it was MB injection and everything seemed to point that way. My first reaction was them pointing fingers, but the CPU usage went to 0% when I disabled MB. I've been using the same major version of RF for a long time, but this all seemed to converge when I upgraded MB. I was running v1,x (was never prompted to upgrade) and I found v3.x when on the MB site. Let me spin up my fresh test machine and give you detailed reports with specific apps enabled and not enabled (alone & in combination). I'll limit the procmon logs to just the RF process to help minimize them.
  5. The rf-chrome-nm-host.exe process that is spawned when Roboform is enabled in Chrome instantly spikes the CPU. I've seen it hit up to 5% and I can notice it during normal use. The rf-chrome-nm-host.exe that runs for Firefox has no CPU impact (other than when first run or synching). If you run both browsers simultaneously with RF enabled, it's only the Chrome instance that has the issue. It's only the rf-chrome-nm-host.exe process that continually scans the registry and hits files. You have the procmon file, so you can see everything that it's hitting. I forgot to mention that I also tried disabling ESET and that makes no difference, which is why I was able to identify MB as the (most likely) cause. I'm happy to test most anything, so just ask, but I'll keep digging around in my test install.
  6. Thanks for testing. I already had the rf process excluded, but tested excluding the entire Siber\AI folder. It doesn't do anything for me - the registry and file hits are non-stop. The rf process for Firefox doesn't have the constant activity, so this is Chrome specific. This is definitely something MB needs to look at.
  7. I wanted to test this on a clean install (same software as above) and the issue still exists. Addition.txt FRST.txt mb-check-results.zip
  8. Software (all current as of Jan 13, 2018) OS: Win 7 x64 SP1 MB: Premium 3.3.1 AV: eSet v11 Roboform: 8.4.6.6 Chrome x64 When I'd run Chrome with Roboform enabled, I'd notice lag and high CPU use (2-5% constant) for the Roboform process (rf-chrome-nm-host.exe) attached to Chrome. This does not occur when I use Firefox x64 with Roboform enabled - the same executable is used for Firefox and the filename is not specific for Chrome (weird huh?). I used Procmon (from Sysinternals) to see what the Roboform process was doing only when Chrome was in use. There's a constant registry lookup cycle along with file lookup. I had been trying to figure out what the issue was, but finally involved the Roboform support team. They looked at my Procmon log and ran some internal tests - they said that eSet and/or MB were injecting into those processes. I tested many scenarios and in the end they were correct - MB was the culprit. With MB disabled I can run Chrome with Roboform and no spikes in CPU occur. I then went further to test a brand new Chrome profile with nothing enabled other than Roboform - same issue. I then added the Roboform executable in question to the MB exclusions list, but the CPU issue still exists only in Chrome. The CPU issue with this process only happens with MB enabled, so I now have to choose between either MB or using Roboform in Chrome. Ideas?
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