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Google ChromeOS: New updates result in 100% CPU usage

Recent ChromeOS updates force Google Play Store to use 100% of the CPU, causing problems efficiency.

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Google ChromeOS: New updates result in 100% CPU usage

Ever since users updated ChromeOS to version 85.0.4183.108 and later, applications have been running erratically, devices are heating up, fans are running at high speeds, and battery to be depleted very quickly.

After users investigated the issue, it was found that it was caused by Google Play "com.android.vending: download_service»Who suddenly used 95-100% of it CPU for a long period of time. The service com.android.vending: download_service is used to download new updates from the Google Play Store when available.

This ChromeOS error, however, forces the CPU to use 100% of it all the time, even when there is no new update.

This issue does not affect all Chromebook, but users of Acer Chromebook, ASUS Chromebook Flip and Galaxy Chromebooks have reported that they are experiencing the problem.

To resolve this ChromeOS issue, some users have been able to terminate the process com.android.vending: download_service, through the Task management Chrome, while others say it did not help. A user stated that he resolved this issue by returning to an earlier version of the Google Play Store, according to information from Bleeping Computer.

«As a temporary solution, I went back to the older version of the Play Store before it started to get confused, I also turned off WiFi and background data to prevent it from automatically updating. Hopefully this will be fixed in the upcoming release, »Posted a user on Reddit.

According to a Google engineer, this issue is caused by a lack of files in ChromeOS.

Google ChromeOS: New updates result in 100% CPU usage

«After checking, users experience this behavior because CrOS is unable to detect delta changes in UID processing times due to lost files,Said a Google engineer in an error report.

The bug report has not been assigned to a Google engineer at this time, but developers are aware of this and will likely resolve it in an upcoming information of ChromeOS.

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