The taskhost.exe process intermittently consumes high CPU on Windows 8.1 computers when a user account in the local accounts database contains the word "user
This is a problem in the component DFPCommon.dll in Windows 8.1.
To resolve the issue, do not create a user account containing the string "user" on the computer.
Article ID: 3053711 - Last Review: May 1, 2015 - Revision: 1
Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 with Bing