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I see that cisvc.exe is taking up about 50% of my CPU time. It has consumed 14 hours of CPU time out of 30 since the last restart.

  • What is this process?
  • How can I see why it is consuming so much CPU time?
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The problem is fully explained in this article :

What is Cisvc.exe and why does it slow down my computer

The comments for this article are also quite useful.

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considering links go stale, could you consider expanding this into a standalone answer? – Journeyman Geek May 17 '11 at 6:32
@Journeyman Geek: The article is much too long for that. Remark that links never go stale because the Wayback Machine is there, and it's not the only one. – harrymc May 17 '11 at 7:03
@harrymc Wayback Machine does not archive everything. Some sites forbid robots and WM considers itself a robot. What are the others if WM is not the only one? – Roland Pihlakas May 24 at 23:02

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