System Idle Process Listed in Windows Task Manager

Q

What is System Idle Process listed in Windows Task Manager?

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A

In Windows Task Manager, you will see a special process name called "System Idel Process", which is not an running instance of any real programs. It is a place holder representing the free portion of the CPU resource. On a normal Windows system, it is listed in Task Manager with majority of CPU resource and little memory usage.

System Idle Process program file info:

CPU usage: 99%
Memory usage: 16K
Launching method: N/A
Directory: N/A
File name: N/A
Description: Place holder
Size: N/A
Date: N/A
Version: N/A
Company name: Microsoft
System essential: Yes
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

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