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PresentationFontCache.exe High CPU Usage

WILLIAM MCENTIRE asked on March 17, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

PresentationFontCache.exe Consues High CPU Usage

» PresentationFontCache.exe uses 50%+ of my CPU and therefore my 64 bit Windows 7 system runs even slower than it did with Vista. Is there a fix other than killing it every time I boot up?


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» The PresentationFontCache.exe file is a malicious file related to spyware. You can read the following information to learn more about the PresentationFontCache.exe file and get detailed approach on how to detect and remove the PresentationFontCache.exe file.

As there may be many files generated when the spyware installed on your system, there is no guarantee that PresentationFontCache.exe can be completely removed. Sometimes, the file extensions come from parasite applications. If you decide to manually remove unknown file extensions, it might be an irreversible risk on your computer. Therefore, you are highly recommended to use a good spyware remover/cleaner to automatically track PresentationFontCache.exe as well as other spyware, adware, Trojans, and virus threats(Worm:Win32/Autorun.AAF) in your computer.

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BAGINA MAHYUDIN replied on March 23, 2013


All Answers:

  1. ANDREW THOMPSON replied on March 17, 2013: » The service PresentationFontCache.exe is only useful if you use WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) applications. If not, start services.msc and disable the service.

  2. TIMOTHY BALES replied on March 18, 2013: » The AppData is a hidden file located in >>> local disk C >> users >>> "admin or your pc log name"

    you may use view hidden files and then you will see it for your prob. I suggest to open your windows task manager and terminate the "presentationfontcache.exe", you will never have this annoying problem any more (CPU usage 100%)

  3. ANN PERKINS replied on March 19, 2013: » I simply used my system restore to go to a time before it showed up in Task Manager- definitely before because it could be waiting until "home" calls it for a few days.

  4. DEH SIGEE replied on March 20, 2013: » It's grabbing large CPU because it is rebuilding the cache. When you first install or upgrade .net no matter which parts. the .net assemblies are rebuilt.

    This process does need to complete and shouldn't be interrupted. you can however negate issues with the cpu by changing the processes cpu affinity. using task manager right click the .net process that is hogging the cpu and change its affinity to below normal or lower. This essentially sets it to a background task and lets the rest of your applications have priority.

  5. M SCHMIDT replied on March 21, 2013: » As you know now that presentationfontcache.exe is a part of .net framework 3 and it is very much required for some applications to work properly. You should not disable it as it is highly recommended to run it. If presentationfontcache.exe is using very high CPU then you can try killing the process temporarily, but please note that it will start automatically after some time.

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