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    McSvHost high CPU usage

      i've Formatted last sunday my brand new dell xps 15 with intel i7-2720qm with a fresh install of win 7 and last mcafee security center. McSvHost.exe cripple my cpu too, strikes every kind of stream music and video...

      questa cosa mi fa impazzire

      the only solution i've found for now is to exclude te process from the use of all processor and give him only access to 1 core.

      but this is incredible.

        • 1. Re: McSvHost.exe cripples my PC

          Viditu: Have you tried disabling the wifi drivers for your HP Printer?

          • 2. Re: McSvHost.exe cripples my PC

            i don't have any wifi printer or any printer hp

            • 3. Re: McSvHost.exe cripples my PC

              Viditu: You should post to a new thread so you can get a mod to help you out. This thread regards a very specific issue with HP Printer drivers causing a spike in Mcsvhost.exe. I'm afraid if you only post here, it will be assumed you don't need assistance beyond this, which is already in progress.

              • 4. Re: McSvHost.exe cripples my PC

                uhmmm ok, thanks!

                • 5. Re: McSvHost high CPU usage

                  I noticed Somer's request and so I've branched off your original post and the subsequent replies. you now have your own thread, unrelated to the HP issues which were being discussed in the thread you posted to.

                  • 6. Re: McSvHost high CPU usage

                    Ah basically I have the same problem as you; I'm gonna start tracking this post too in case a solution is found here .


                    I noticed that we are both running dell xps laptops, and i'm assuming you didn't have any problems before formatting the computer (I didn't have any until i replaced my dying hard drives which led to a fresh win 7 install).


                    I wonder if dell does something before that somehow circumvents or disables McSvHost.exe from using so much of the CPU.

                    • 7. Re: McSvHost.exe cripples my PC

                      Bringing up yours and recently's issue in mondays call. To confirm you have no HP printer do you have any printer installed? Also PC  specs please. I see make details above I assume adequate ram as this is new.


                      Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 26/06/11 12:57:18 PM
                      • 8. Re: McSvHost.exe cripples my PC

                        Here's my PC specs (strait copy and paste from my Dell invoice with prices removed)

                        1224-9959XPS 17
                        1317-5613Intel Core i7-740QM 1.73GHz / up to SC 2.93GHz / 6M
                        1317-56108GB,DDR3,2 DIMM
                        1331-0645Standard Keyboard - English (Internal)
                        1318-0186NVIDIA GeForce  GT 445M 3GB graphics with Optimus
                        1342-18571.0TB 500GB 7.2k HDD x 2
                        1420-9100Dell Dock Consumer
                        1421-3932Dell Webcam Software 2.0 with Kit
                        1318-0184Anodized Aluminum WLAN L701X
                        1318-018917.3 in HD+ WLED TL (1600x900)
                        1421-1737Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
                        1331-0646Resource DVD L701X
                        1421-0757Skype VOIP Application
                        1420-9691DataSafe Local BackUp
                        1330-6222Windows 7 Label
                        1420-6436PC-Restore, Dim/Insp
                        1420-7938Dell Connect 2.1
                        1420-6576DELL WELCOME,Software         Dimension/Inspiron
                        1421-2086eBay Webslice
                        1421-0187Dell Support Center Software  64 Bit 2.0
                        1421-0356Windows Live Search,Consumer Notebooks
                        1430-4038Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card
                        1410-1883Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 Multi-Language
                        1318-0151Tray Load Blu-ray Disc BD-Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)
                        1421-1362Dell Software,Roxio 1.0
                        1318-0237Power DVD 9.6 with 3D, Factory Install
                        1318-0138JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3
                        1430-0782Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250, 802.11 a/g/n
                        1410-2462MCAFEE PEARL MUI,15MTH,Without Media
                        1312-111692 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
                        1410-0487Microsoft Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel with ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
                        1926-9257Dell Hardware Limited Warranty, Initial Year
                        1937-8400Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Plus In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis, Initial Year
                        1950-33371 Year Limited Warranty
                        1950-9797No Warranty, Year 2 and 3
                        1933-0410Warranty Support, Initial Year
                        1988-77072GB DATASAFE ONLINE 1.1 FOR SDO/DIM/INS/XPS
                        1420-9518DATASAFE ONLINE 1.1 2GB
                        1988-0099To activate your online backupaccount, go to Start, Programs, DataSafe Online
                        1330-0171S and P Drop-in-Box Marcom forDHS Notebooks
                        1430-3893No Mobile Broadband L501X


                        No HP printer or printer software installed (never attempted to print from this computer yet)

                        List of programs I have installed and the approximate order I installed them after installing win 7 + driver software from dell:



                        Adobe Flash player

                        adblock (firefox plugin)

                        McAfee security center


                        Aol instant messenger

                        combined comunity codec pack


                        league of legends

                        dragon age: origins


                        Thats about it. I had all of these programs installed before my old HD's died and never experienced any problems. When dell replaced my HD's though they didn't send the HD's with win 7 and all their drivers etc installed already so I did it myself from the resources cds they sent along. Huge CPU spikage from McSvHost.exe tends to occur whenever I either 1.) stream videos online (ie youtube, or gomtv), 2.) playing a game 3.) run uTorrent 4.) sometimes when i'm watching movies using WMP or listening to music on winamp. Any combination of the above makes it start to go crazy and spike even more (ie if i play a game and run utorrent, cpu spikage from McSvhost.exe occurs more frequent intervals.)

                        • 9. Re: McSvHost.exe cripples my PC

                          The online backup \dell offers is the software installed?


                          Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 26/06/11 1:01:19 PM
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