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  1. Hello nasdaq, I have done an FRST scan. Here are my logs. Some personal information in the logs has been redacted. FRST.txtAddition.txt
  2. Update: SearchApp seems to reproduce itself once I stop it. It has gotten to the point where there are 7 different SearchApp.exes in Performance Monitor. Whenever I stop it once, another one comes up.
  3. I have been told that the high use may be from a Trojan miner of some sorts.
  4. Hello, Over the past few days, I have been noticing that my CPU use has been excessively high. I have a laptop with a 7th gen i7-7700HQ CPU, but on idle, my computer sits at a 60% CPU usage. This gets even worse when I want to do something, often with 100% usage when using any browser. I tried doing a full, 2-hour scan of my computer through both Malwarebytes and Windows Defender, but they picked up nothing. I decided to look into anything that may cause this - i tried things such as debloating windows and removing excessive tabs. However, these did not seem to work. Yesterday, I decided to go on Performance Monitor through Task Manager in order to check my CPU usage. At the top, in blue letters (Idle) were SearchApp.exe, YourPhone.exe, LockApp.exe, and ShellExperienceHost.exe. I disabled LockApp and ShellExperience Host's trees through Performance Monitor, as they had PIDs of around 15000 - 20000, and my CPU usage immediately dropped to an average of 25%, with 2 browsers and around 50 tabs open. I performed a search for LockApp and located it inside the system32 folder, where I have been told it should not be. I gave Administrators (myself) access to delete and change files in system32 and deleted LockApp.exe. It did still prove a problem, as I apparently did not delete the right one. However, i have found that, even without LockApp and ShellExperienceHost, other .exes have been using my CPU. Among these are BackgroundTaskHost.exe, SearchApp.exe, and YourPhone.exe. While conducting searches for all of these, I have found them in C:\Windows\WinSxS, with folders that had names like amd64_microsoft-windowss..sktop.appxmain.root_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.19541.1000_none_47914ef124dcad03. I have also found them in various other folders, such as in C:\Windows\SysWOW64. As I do not know how to view file locations through Performance Monitor, I cannot pinpoint which ones of these .exe files are causing problems. Any help would be appreciated - Thank you!
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