I've got a fairly fresh and verymuch up-to-date Windows 10 64-bit installation. When I go into certain apps (Kodi for one, and until I deleted the config files for a refresh, the parental control facility), my fans go mad and on checking the Task Manager I find CPU usage extremely high.
The guilty process is "Microsoft Skype (32 bit)" which is strange as I don't have Skype set to start when the PC boots. Just to be sure, I've just uninstalled Skype... and the process is *still* in Task Manager! It is currently sat at zero CPU usage, though I notice that the associated "Skypehost" service has disappeared since I uninstalled (it was "suspended" when it was there).
So - why do I have Skype on my system when I've uninstalled it? And why does it periodically go CPU mad when it's not even being used (by me, at least)?
I have read somewhere that Skype is now a part of Windows since the last big update. Would this have something to do with it?