I’ve installed GlassWire fairly recently, I’d say last week and at first everything was fine but today I noticed my laptop was unbearably slow and heating up a lot even though I had nothing open other than a web browser. After opening Task Manager about half a dozen “GlassWire Computer Idle Monitor (32 bit)” background processes each consuming about 15% CPU with 100% CPU usage in total.
Weird thing was GlassWire wasn’t even running as I had closed it completely by clicking “Exit” on the context menu that shows up when you right-click the GlassWire notification tray icon on the taskbar.
Even restarting the computer wouldn’t do anything as the processes kept popping back up and using up all CPU. Finally after individually terminating all of those background processes in Task Manager my computer was able to regain functionality.
I have attached a screenshots from the Task Manager. I’m running GlassWire 2.2.210 in Trial, mainly use Google Chrome as my web browser and NO I AM NOT using BitTorrent, VPNs, or any other such software that could cause this. Its running fine for now but if this doesn’t get fixed I will be forced to uninstall GlassWire which I really don’t want to because other than this issue I love this software, its really great.
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 2004
System Manufacturer: Lenovo
System Model: Thinkpad T430s
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor: Intel Core i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz, 2 Core(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 10.0 GB