Excessive CPU use

Hopefully this is the right forum - I wasn’t sure.

Until 2 days ago CIS 7.0.317799.4142 running on Windows7 was running just fine.

I have not made any major changes to the system, or installed any new applications (that I know of), but now cmdagent.exe is utilizing around 10% of my CPU consistently (based on elapsed time as well as a lot of watching the CPU monitor). This is obviously annoying especially as it is triggering the fan full time.

I checked for updates thinking maybe updating would help, but I am all updated. In other posts users recommended disabling HIPS which I did as well, to no avail.

I tried to create full and mini dumps using Process Explorer (Sysinternals) but access is denied. I am no expert in uber-technical things though…

Please help!

Can you cross reference with Resource Monitor the CPU usage of cmdagent.exe with disk or CPU activity from other applications? May be cmdagent.exe is responding to a process in the background.