Since the advent of bitcoin, many digital currencies have been gaining momentum. More and more people are investing in them on a daily basis, and the number of computers performing these activities is growing proportionately.

With the growth of this category, it is not surprising that Trojans and malware targeting this sector are also growing every day. One such Trojan is “msrtn32.exe”.

What causes msrtn32.exe high CPU and hard disk or memory usage?

MSRTN32.EXE is a malicious file that can try to steal your digital currency. It can be installed if you install a browser plugin and can modify the content of web pages and search results, as well as show invasive ads.

If you see this error message, it is possible that the cleanup process is not complete and there is a registry key associated with msrtn32.exe that is causing this error.

How to solve the Msrtn32.exe problem of high CPU and hard disk or memory usage?


Remove the infected or malicious program

  1. Perform a full system scan for antivirus and malware.
  2. Remove any recently downloaded suspicious programs, usually free ones.
  3. Download Windows Defender and run it on your system.
  4. Download and run Microsoft Security Scanner from the Microsoft website.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. Power options.
  3. Update drivers.
  4. Check for malware.
  5. Reinstall Windows.
  6. Stop or restart processes.

  1. Click Start , type msconfig in the Search programs and files field, then click MSConfig in the Programs list.
  2. In the System Configuration window, on the Boot tab, click Advanced Options.
  3. Uncheck Maximum memory, then click OK.
  4. Reboot your computer.

There are many reasons for high CPU usage - some of them surprising. The slow processing speed may be caused by an anti-virus program you're using, or by a virus that that program needs to stop. Try running a scan with multiple anti-virus programs or manually removing the virus.