[dba-Tech] Shell Infrastructure Host

Stuart McLachlan stuart at lexacorp.com.pg
Tue Nov 15 15:19:33 CST 2022

Does it also happen if you use Irfanview instead of MS Photo?

<quote>One of the major causes of the Shell Infrastructure Host high CPU problem 
is the memory leak issue with the default photo viewer app in Windows. This bug 
makes sihost.exe query the registry all the time, which leads to the high CPU 

On 15 Nov 2022 at 8:56, Rocky Smolin wrote:

> Dear List(s):
> I am editing photos from our recent month long trip in Spain. I'm
> using MS Photo for light editing - it does most of what I need - crop,
> straighten, brightness, contrast, color saturation - even has a spot
> fix function. Very nice program - fast, easy to use.  For heavier work
> I go to Photoshop - like correcting keystoning.
> Since I started in on this job I noticed a lot of latency in response
> time when moving from one pic to another, opening the editor, etc.
> Checking the Task Manager I found that a program called Shell
> Infrastructure Host was causing a lot of this slowdown.  So I did a
> little research on it and it appears to be a problem without a current
> solution. But my search of the internets for Shell Infrastructure Host
> problem may not have uncovered the solution.
> Does anyone have this problem and if so is there anything to be done
> about it?
> Rocky
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