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Free CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 Practice Question

A security analyst observes that the processor utilization on a server spikes to 95-100% at intermittent periods throughout the workday when typical usage previously averaged around 40%. After ruling out scheduled tasks and legitimate peak usage times, which of the following is the BEST course of action to determine the cause of the anomalous processor consumption?

  • Run a full antivirus scan on the server to search for any infections.

  • Check for pending operating system updates or failed update installations.

  • Verify network throughput to rule out excessive traffic as a cause for high CPU usage.

  • Review the task manager or resource monitor to identify high-CPU-usage processes.

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