"System Idle Process" on Windows 8

Q

What is the "System Idle Process" on Windows 8? Is the "System Idle Process" a virus? Can I terminate the "System Idle Process"?

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A

"System Idle Process" process is a dummy process of Windows 8 operating system. It represents idle time of CPU resources.

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "System Idle Process" may be listed as:

Image Name           PID  User Name  CPU  Memory  Description

System Idle Process  0    SYSTEM     97%  24 K    Percentage of time 
                                                  the processor is idle

"System Idle Process" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "System Idle Process" process.

 

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