15 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2017 5:13 AM by David Barlow Smith

    Creative Cloud CCXProcess creates hundreds of cscript.exe instances on Windows

    petshort Level 1

      So I just installed Adobe Creative Cloud today to start working in Premiere Pro. After getting some work done, I restarted my PC to trigger a system update. When I logged back in, my task manager showed that there were literally hundreds of cscript.exe instances running (I counted, at least 200), most using zero CPU, but each using about 30MB memory. After restarting the machine a couple of times, I tracked these processes down to Creative Cloud's CCXProcess - killing it eliminated all of the cscript instances.

       

      So I suppose my question is, are all these cscript processes really necessary when they're clearly not doing anything? Is the CCXProcess important or can it be killed without breaking Creative Cloud?