Posts Tagged ‘CPU’

What is wsappx and Why is it Causing High CPU load?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

If you’re running Windows 10 and it seems to be unusually slow, this might explain why …

When I launched the most recent version of Windows 10 today I noticed high cpu load almost immediately. I opened the Windows Task Manager with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Esc, clicked on the more details link and found the Windows process wsappx to be the cause (Note: the process may display as wsappx (2) or wsappx (3) as well).


Masking Agent Blocks OS and CPU Information from being Revealed on the Internet

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Here’s a Firefox add-on that limits the amount of information that your browser gives away when you visit web sites …

Your web browser sends information about your system whenever it connects to web services on the Internet. Just open Ghacks’ quick IP checker and you will notice that the host can identify your IP address, web browser that you are using, and operating system that you have installed. Most of the time, it is not necessary that this information is submitted at all. While there are specialized services out there that parse the user agent to determine if the browser and operating system are supported, most Internet sites do not make use of these techniques nor require them to function.