What is shdserv.exe *32 (Shield COM Server Module) abd why is is hogging the CPU?

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  1. BaronTayler

    BaronTayler New Member

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    When checking in Task Manager to see what's using the system resources, I keep seeing that the shdserv.exe is using between 45 and 50 percent of the CPU at all times. What the heck is this module, and is there any way to trim back it's use of the CPU?

    Thanks.

    FYI - Windows 7 Home Premium
    Processor Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, 2603 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
     
  2. Elmer

    Elmer Extraordinary Member

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    Hi BaronTaylor and Welcome to The Forum.

    Have you a program called "Rollback" installed? If so, this might help.
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Already covered.
     
  4. BaronTayler

    BaronTayler New Member

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    WOW!!! Unbelievable. I just got 50% of my CPU capability back. Awesome!!!

    Quick follow-up: Was this defragging/optimization function that I just turned off really necessary for anything? Is there any "down side" to turning it off? I'm sure it was put there for some reason....

    Thanks for your help!
     
  5. Elmer

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    I'm sure it's in there for a reason! Whether it's a good or a bad reason......... :)
     

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