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Hi Guys,

I am recentky starting to see my CPU usage spiking to 70 80% for no reasing I have the latest malwarebytes premium 3.8.3 and ran a full system scan and everything seems to be fine however, when I checked in the task manager there is this elevation_service.exe sometimes comes up as chrome elevation service hammering my cpu and slowing it to the point where it takes a good 30 seconds to open a folder only. 

I have googled and found out that it has to do something with Google Chrome update service. But, after following a tutorial I that I will include here for reference it does go away however, after reboot it comes back? ** It does actually drive me crazy But I cannot figure out what it is, I have located the file and it is in my Chrome folder which freaked me out as I have a lot of saved passwords in Chrome and history synced any chance this is a virus or just my Window is going mad? I am running Windows 10 Pro.

I have tried going into safe mode and deleting it from there too, BUT when I boot normally it is there again and it only comes backup as soon as I fire up chrome again, please do excuse my English grammar.

Any help is appreciated, thank you.

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Hello, Welcome to Malwarebytes.
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If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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Download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST).
Choose the 32 or 64 bit version for your system.
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Hi,

You can disable the service as suggested in the article.
https://securedyou.com/what-is-google-chrome-elevation-service-exe/

If after a restart and the problem returns it may because you are Syncing Chrome with other devices.

If this is the case I suggest your disable the service from your computer.
Then reset the Sync on Chrome.

Chrome is Synced with other Devices check this out.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/214325-chrome-secure-preferences-detection-always-comes-back/

Execute the suggested fix.

Restart the computer normally.
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