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Message 106415 - Posted: 14 Dec 2021, 9:29:48 UTC

Been using Boinc for a few years (!).
I migrated to Win 11 and dedicated all my cores to the African Rainfall Project which I know is pretty heavy but all was working fine and has been for several weeks.
Suddenly maybe a week ago (not sure on the precise timing) things ground to a halt. And I mean a minute to change from one app to another. I didn't even normally have it on "Suspend when Computer is in use"
I just let it do it's thing.
Any thoughts? I'm quite happy to throttle back ARP and mix with other projects from WCG, but something has changed recently for me and I'm wondering what.

My laptop is fully updated in terms of windows...
Obviously it has been hogging 6GB of my 8GB of memory, but everything was working okay, I don't do anything heavy on my laptop, a bit of word, excel, Facebook, that sort of thing. So if feels as though something has changed.
As an afterthought - I have downloaded Malawarebytes (as I did a clean install of Win 11) and it has found some Potentially Unwanted Programs...



Malwarebytes
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 14/12/2021
Scan Time: 10:00
Log File: 57103a84-5cbc-11ec-820e-54ee75eb7682.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.5.0.152
Components Version: 1.0.1538
Update Package Version: 1.0.48584
Licence: Trial

-System Information-
OS: Windows 11 (Build 22000.348)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: LapTop-ApK\apkot

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 282383
Threats Detected: 12
Threats Quarantined: 0
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 15 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, HKU\S-1-5-21-2740055611-1283642867-2574589055-1001\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|eedlgdlajadkbbjoobobefphmfkcchfk, No Action By User, 289, 980953, , , , , ,

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\APKOT\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Sync Extension Settings\eedlgdlajadkbbjoobobefphmfkcchfk, No Action By User, 289, 980953, , , , , ,
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\APKOT\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\EEDLGDLAJADKBBJOOBOBEFPHMFKCCHFK, No Action By User, 289, 980953, 1.0.48584, , ame, , ,

File: 9
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\APKOT\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, No Action By User, 289, 980953, , , , , F95EDE33E451AD421E8C2ACF65113DB9, 02ED9DF6167B357C571303DF4BE772D29263379717920B6FFF5C61683236E02E
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\APKOT\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, No Action By User, 289, 980953, , , , , 78F7F43470B712A004FC93DF978A2430, E1FF0B41ACD72FE3C23502D0B8636F085FE4D7D43FD8D22AA14925E83829DC07
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\apkot\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\eedlgdlajadkbbjoobobefphmfkcchfk\000003.log, No Action By User, 289, 980953, , , , , 3CC487831BDB0EF2BE0DBC4C7FBFE7B3, 7EBDA2CBD4F5422C43083E5AAC052A376086366C4A91AFB7FD10CBA3B63B8CE7
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\apkot\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\eedlgdlajadkbbjoobobefphmfkcchfk\CURRENT, No Action By User, 289, 980953, , , , , 46295CAC801E5D4857D09837238A6394, 0F1BAD70C7BD1E0A69562853EC529355462FCD0423263A3D39D6D0D70B780443
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\apkot\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\eedlgdlajadkbbjoobobefphmfkcchfk\LOCK, No Action By User, 289, 980953, , , , , ,
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\apkot\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\eedlgdlajadkbbjoobobefphmfkcchfk\LOG, No Action By User, 289, 980953, , , , , 4125F5515CC6E935186473363D3B7F8E, 155AC726F002946562262693FDFC09F49FA4640346FD15E792F4901DCF0CEED5
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\apkot\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\eedlgdlajadkbbjoobobefphmfkcchfk\LOG.old, No Action By User, 289, 980953, , , , , E04080F1DE3C0BBE43B0525573E90EC3, B048DF8DD987DA8503C4499BE6480CD0D670CE23461A2F270482A4573D400926
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\apkot\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\eedlgdlajadkbbjoobobefphmfkcchfk\MANIFEST-000001, No Action By User, 289, 980953, , , , , 5AF87DFD673BA2115E2FCF5CFDB727AB, F9D31B278E215EB0D0E9CD709EDFA037E828F36214AB7906F612160FEAD4B2B4
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\APKOT\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\EEDLGDLAJADKBBJOOBOBEFPHMFKCCHFK\4.0.4_0\MANIFEST.JSON, No Action By User, 289, 980953, 1.0.48584, , ame, , 472104CAD1938EC20DF75EFFF9C81FCB, 2358F545513200B44E75EE94DED779520A44F33A3480C6E7C66F7C9248F3CDE4

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)


Here is the log:
11/12/2021 23:51:22 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.16.20 for windows_x86_64
11/12/2021 23:51:22 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, file_xfer_debug
11/12/2021 23:51:22 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2s zlib/1.2.8
11/12/2021 23:51:22 | | Data directory: D:\BOINC
11/12/2021 23:51:22 | | Running under account apkot
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | OpenCL: Intel GPU 0: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 (driver version 27.20.100.8681, device version OpenCL 2.1 NEO, 3045MB, 3045MB available, 211 GFLOPS peak)
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | Windows processor group 0: 8 processors
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | Host name: LapTop-ApK
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz [Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 10]
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 smep bmi2
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | OS: Microsoft Windows 11: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.22000.00)
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | Memory: 7.43 GB physical, 21.93 GB virtual
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | Disk: 931.39 GB total, 666.71 GB free
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | Local time is UTC +1 hours
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | No WSL found.
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | World Community Grid | General prefs: from World Community Grid (last modified 06-Dec-2021 13:14:48)
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | World Community Grid | Computer location: work
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | General prefs: using separate prefs for work
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | Reading preferences override file
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | Preferences:
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | max memory usage when active: 3806.72 MB
11/12/2021 23:51:23 | | max memory usage when idle: 6852.09 MB
11/12/2021 23:51:24 | | max disk usage: 100.00 GB
11/12/2021 23:51:24 | | don't compute while active
11/12/2021 23:51:24 | | don't use GPU while active
11/12/2021 23:51:24 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 80%
11/12/2021 23:51:24 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
11/12/2021 23:51:24 | | Setting up project and slot directories
11/12/2021 23:51:24 | | Checking active tasks
11/12/2021 23:51:25 | | Using account manager BOINCstatsBAM!
11/12/2021 23:51:25 | climateprediction.net | URL https://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID 1484622; resource share 100
11/12/2021 23:51:25 | World Community Grid | URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 5446526; resource share 100
11/12/2021 23:51:25 | World Community Grid | Not using Intel GPU: project preferences
11/12/2021 23:51:25 | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
11/12/2021 23:51:25 | | Checking presence of 322 project files
11/12/2021 23:51:25 | | Suspending computation - computer is in use
11/12/2021 23:51:25 | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | World Community Grid | General prefs: from World Community Grid (last modified 06-Dec-2021 13:14:48)
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | World Community Grid | Computer location: work
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | General prefs: using separate prefs for work
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | Reading preferences override file
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | Preferences:
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | max memory usage when active: 3806.72 MB
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | max memory usage when idle: 6852.09 MB
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | max disk usage: 100.00 GB
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | don't use GPU while active
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 80%
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | Resuming network activity
11/12/2021 23:51:34 | | Contacting account manager at https://bam.boincstats.com/
11/12/2021 23:51:39 | | Account manager: BAM! User: 18227, The Real Weasle
11/12/2021 23:51:39 | | Account manager: BAM! Host: 873224
11/12/2021 23:51:39 | | Account manager: Number of BAM! connections for this host: 955
11/12/2021 23:51:39 | | Account manager: Dear founder of team Centro Meteorologico Lombardo - Italy, your team is invited to participate in the team challenges (http://boincstats.com/en/bam/teamChallenge/)
11/12/2021 23:51:39 | | Account manager contact succeeded
11/12/2021 23:59:56 | | Resuming GPU computation
12/12/2021 02:19:58 | climateprediction.net | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
12/12/2021 02:19:58 | climateprediction.net | Requesting new tasks for CPU
12/12/2021 02:19:59 | climateprediction.net | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
12/12/2021 02:19:59 | climateprediction.net | No tasks sent
12/12/2021 02:19:59 | climateprediction.net | Project requested delay of 3636 seconds
12/12/2021 02:20:04 | World Community Grid | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
12/12/2021 02:20:04 | World Community Grid | Requesting new tasks for CPU
12/12/2021 02:20:06 | World Community Grid | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
12/12/2021 02:20:06 | World Community Grid | Project requested delay of 121 seconds
12/12/2021 02:20:09 | World Community Grid | Started download of ARP1_0007731_113_ARP1_0007731_113.input
12/12/2021 02:20:09 | World Community Grid | [file_xfer] URL: https://download.worldcommunitygrid.org/boinc/download/24c/ARP1_0007731_113_ARP1_0007731_113.input
12/12/2021 02:20:09 | World Community Grid | Started download of 61471ddb548e9263c0ffae50feda7713.
12/12/2021 02:20:09 | World Community Grid | [file_xfer] URL: https://download.worldcommunitygrid.org/boinc/download/319/61471ddb548e9263c0ffae50feda7713.
12/12/2021 02:20:10 | World Community Grid | [file_xfer] http op done; retval 0 (Success)
12/12/2021 02:20:10 | World Community Grid | [file_xfer] file transfer status 0 (Success)
12/12/2021 02:20:10 | World Community Grid | Finished download of ARP1_0007731_113_ARP1_0007731_113.input
12/12/2021 02:20:10 | World Community Grid | [file_xfer] Throughput 1931 bytes/sec
12/12/2021 02:20:10 | World Community Grid | Started download of 5add8094fa6e1267d4a36eaf10534ddd.
12/12/2021 02:20:10 | World Community Grid | [file_xfer] URL: https://download.worldcommunitygrid.org/boinc/download/217/5add8094fa6e1267d4a36eaf10534ddd.
12/12/2021 02:20:12 | World Community Grid | [file_xfer] http op done; retval 0 (Success)
12/12/2021 02:20:12 | World Community Grid | [file_xfer] file transfer status 0 (Success)
12/12/2021 02:20:12 | World Community Grid | Finished download of 5add8094fa6e1267d4a36eaf10534ddd.
12/12/2021 02:20:12 | World Community Grid | [file_xfer] Throughput 444168 bytes/sec
12/12/2021 02:20:12 | World Community Grid | Started download of dc4785df391fcb6f07ded099802bd352.
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Message 106420 - Posted: 15 Dec 2021, 0:28:51 UTC - in response to Message 106415.  

I don't have an answer, but it may be something you need to take up with the project.

As for cpdn, there's been no new Windows work for months, just an occasional re-send.
And for the Linux work, the models require at least 2 gigs each, so that computer is very under resourced.
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