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As title suggests, running Freetube              an open source Youtube client, Malwarebytes suddenly beings to fluctuate in CPU, but usually stays around 3-6% CPU, which remains the same even after terminating Freetube, this behavior remains until I restart/shut down my computer, which then returns when launching Freetube, which made me have the suspicion that theres some kind of conflict going on.

https://freetubeapp.io/

Attached a couple MP4 files showcasing the behavior. 

 

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I am indeed running the latest version of both Freetube and Malwarebytes, I dont even have to have any videos running, as soon as I launch the applications it goes back to the same 3-6% CPU fluctuation and remains that way until I have restarted my system, again closing Freetube does make it return to normal, I have also tried doing many full and quick scans aswell as adding both the folder and the executable to the Allow List, and it didnt work, I have also thought that because im running various other security tools, like Hard_Configurator, NextDNS and Binisoft/Malwarebytes Firewall Control, so it may not be Freetube or malwarebytes itself thats making it act this way, It CPU usage is quite small compared to something like running a scan, which takes up like 5 times the CPU than the amount it does now, so im not too bothered with it.

I attached another video, many hours later and a couple reboots, showing the same issue.

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8 minutes ago, David H. Lipman said:

The inline posted MP4 videos don't play for me either in Firefox (default Browser) but they do play in Chrome.

Thanks David. Another reason not to use Chrome. If the file formats are not compatible with all browsers I'm not going to install a browser to watch a video.

Cannot recall the last time a video hasn't work in Firefox for me and I've visited hundreds of media sites.

 

 

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Looking at it again, I still don't see an issue in Process Monitor on my system.

 

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Playing multiple videos, decoding on the 4K video is taking about 6% of my GPU but that's to be expected as well.

Sorry but I see no issue with Malwarebytes even if it were to be consuming a few percentage points of CPU as shown in your videos. If you're able to run multiple applications and still keep the CPU load low you have a great CPU and there is nothing wrong with it being used.

 

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