I just noticed something weird with my computer when it just flat out crashed/overloaded as I clicked on a web link. My pf usage has gone from 2-300mb to high 800 to 900mbs even upon rebooting. My processes are the same as before (nothing new or missing), but now windows open slow and everything is running slow as hell.
CPU usage in task manager is also nearly always above 45% as long as my mouse is moving…
As far as I can tell, there’s really nothing new or different with my computer. The only thing that I specifically recall doing differently is turning back on Windows Automatic Updates like 2 days ago and installing its updates. I’ve turned it off again, but it doesn’t seem to have any effect.
pf usage: 867MB and still increasing
cpu: 54% +/- a bit
What could it be? Please help me fix this problem (and get my computer back to running fast like usual!).