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MB 3.5.1 Self Protection- 8GadgetPack Sidebar.exe %CPU usage Increases

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This applies to Windows 10x64 Pro Build 17134.48 V1803 and 8GadgetPack V26.0 of which I use Top Process Monitor, System Monitor II, Network Monitor II, GPU Monitor, Outlook Info, KRIS Media Player PRO, and Crystal DiskInfo gadgets.  The update frequency is typical 2 seconds.

The CPU usage of Sidebar.exe typically runs at 0.6% to 1.8% without MB3 running.  When MB3 is active with it's "Self Protection" on, the Sidebar.exe CPU usage jumps to 3% to 5%.  This increase occurs with all protection modules on or off....it makes no difference.  If I disable MB3 "Self Protection", the Sidebar.exe %CPU usage drops back to 0.6% to 1.8%.

Anyone else who runs 8GadgetPack and MB3 experiencing this ?

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Yes. I am seeing the exact same thing. Running Win 10 64bit with MB Premium and 8GadgetPack Sidebar. I have the weather and CPU usage on mine.

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This issue has been submitted and is support ticket 2308811.  This support ticket also includes the issue that MB3 3.5.1 causes UserBenchMark.exe and Realbench.exe to fail their testing.  

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Thanks. Since you're already working with the help desk, I'm going to close this topic to reduce confusion

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