CPU usage swings between 50% to 2% [RESOLVED]

With CFP on, my CPU usage swings between 50 and 2% every 3 seconds.
I’m using Window XP with ASUS P5GZ-MX with Intel Dual-Core processors.
The process that swing is “System” (goes from 0 to 50) and “System Idle Process” (goes from 50 to 99).

Whereas, my laptop (Celeron) which has an equal amount of softwares installed has no problem at all.

Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks.

This may be due to the logging carried out by the firewall. You could try disabling logging to see if there is any improvement.

In network monitor right click any block and log rules and select edit. Uncheck the box ‘create an alert if this rule is fired’.

You can always turn this back on later if you wish.

Another option which can help and will still allow you to view some log events is to make the log file itself read only:

Log Files usually at: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\Comodo\Personal Firewall\Logs

Right click the file and make it read only. This drastically reduces the drain on your system in most cases. Worked for me and many others.


It totally works, both options!

You Rock sir!

You can thank Soya for the latter option. ;D

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