My CPU remains from 30-40 percent even when everything is closed. Is there a way to scan unknown/bad Windows 7 processes and apply a fix?

Norton 360 is already installed. I just installed Malwarebytes free version to scan.

  • Download and run Process Explorer to see which process is eating up the CPU
    – Ganesh R.
    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:40
  • 30-40% is pretty normal. I have a brand new blazing fast gaming laptop, and it's usually at 26%. It should just be the necessary system files consuming that.
    – z7r1k3
    Feb 2, 2016 at 3:02

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Use the "Performance Monitor" from Windows 7.

Open your Startmenu and search for it.

Once started, use the green + and choose what you want to monitor.

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