How To Fix The WaasMedic.exe High CPU Issues On Windows 10

In our devices we have limited space and we need to be careful about the kind of stuff that we have on our system. We are really in an age where the devices are our bread and butter of everyday life.

We can not just go around our life with no space left in our devices. If you open the Windows Task Manager then you will find that the space occupied is 100 % and the place is occupied the most by the WaasMedic Agent Exe.


What Is WaasMedic Agent Exe.?

The WaasMedic Agent Exe is a feature that represents the Windows Update Medic Service. It is not any foreign substance, it is in the system from the very start and it is a part of the Windows 10.

Well, so what is the function of this you might be thinking? Well, the sole purpose of the system is to make sure that you are getting those timely updates on your system and that the smooth functioning of your device is going on well and without any hindrance.

We know what you are thinking, you do not have to remind us about it. The Windows 10 is very infamous for its high rate of updates that happen very frequently and they are very irritating to be honest as they hinder the work of the users and take a lot of time to get updates.

It is okay that the updates are happening because they are important to the device too but when they are happening like in every few days then it does become a problem and from then it has become a standard practice for the users to pause their updates.

However, all that aside we will also face the problem of a high disk issue when we are working with the Windows 10. This means that you will have no space left on your device which is once again highly problematic. So how does one fix the issue that you are facing, not only you though because there are so many people who face the same issue.

Do not worry because we are here to help you guys. We will surely tell you all about the different ways in which we can fix the issue. So there are quite a few solutions and you might need to try a few of them to hit the mark. So without any further ado let us get started on the first solution that we have.

Solution 1: Temporarily Disable The Antivirus

We all have some kind of antivirus system installed on our devices, it is really a crucial application that we need to have to protect our identity and personal info from the bunch of hackers that are going on around the web. This can be causing the issue that you are facing though. We are not saying that you have to uninstall the application but just temporarily disable it.

Conflict with the antivirus software is causing the problem in a number of people and you might be one of them. What actually happens is that the PC is constantly checking on all the activities of your antivirus and the antivirus kind of thinks that it is suspicious activity and blocks it. Avast among all the antiviruses have been said to cause this problem a lot.

They tend to have a false positive and that causes some problem among the users. So if you have the Avast antivirus running on your system then your problem has a high chance of coming from the antivirus. Please disable it temporarily. Restart your computer after that and check if the problem is still there or not.

If it is solved then that’s great and you know what was causing the issue and if it is not solved then go on ahead to the next step. W          e are sure that you are going to find it useful. Also, restart your antivirus because you should never leave your system and device unprotected.

Solution 2: Perform A Disk Cleanup

The disk clean up is present in almost all version of the Windows operating system and this one is also having the feature, the disk clean up is going to clean all the unnecessary files from your device and it is going to save you a lot of space.

Here are the steps that you need to follow in order to complete the disk clean up function. The steps are pretty easy to follow and you can do it very well once you know what to do –

Step 1: Open the search box by pressing the Windows + S key. Search for the Disk Cleanup and then select the first option that appears on the screen.

Step 2: Go to the drive where the Windows operating system had been installed. Click on the clean up system files option and you just might start the cleaning process.

Step 3: This will take some time and after that you need to check if the problem is still there or not. If not, then great but otherwise you need to move on to the next step.

Solution 3: Pause Updates For 35 Days

You know how to do this already because you have been doing it for quite some amount of time. What you might not know is that this is a possible solution to this problem and not just a way of getting rid of all the unnecessary updates. For those who do not know how to pause the updates for 35 days, we have listed a step guide below –

Step 1: Open the Start Menu and go to Settings. Then head over to the Update and Security option.

Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the box and then click on the Advanced options below.

Step 3: Here you will see the option to stop the windows update for 35 days at the most.

Note – Remember that the option is useful but when they are reaching the expiry date then you have to update your device to the latest version before you can use this feature again. So its like a double edged sword. But it should be able to fic=x the problem that you are currently dealing with.

Solution 4: Disconnect Removable Devices

This is not a very good solution. It does work for some people though so why not give it a try. You will understand that this is not particularly a fix but it is actually a round about way and a rather unconventional way of solving a problem. In technical terms we are going to call this a workaround rather than a fix or a solution.

You should take out all the removable devices like any pen drive or flash drives from the device if you have one. This is said to solve the problem for a few users and you might just be one of them so give it a try guys !

Solution 5: Disable WaasMedia

This is the last method that you can go for. Disabling the source of the problem is going to make the problem go away too. That is common logic. You must be wondering then why did we not let you carry on this method at the very beginning, because the WaasMedia is an important portion of the system and we prefer to avoid the disabling of it. Here are the steps that you need to follow –

Step 1: Download Windows Update Blocker, then launch this app and head over to the Menu.

Step 2: Click on Windows Service. Copy the service name.

Step 3: Go back to the extracted folder of the Windows Update Blocker.

Step 4: Open the ini file on Notepad. Search for ‘’dosvc=2,4’’ and under that you need to paste the service name here. Add “=3,4” at the end.

Step 5: Go to the Windows Update Blocker again and then click on Apply Now.

That’s it. That is how you disable it. Now go on and check if the problem is solved or not. This is a sure fire way of solving the problem so the issue should be gone.


Thank you so much for giving this article here a read. We hope that you have been able to solve the problem that you have been facing. We have told you everything that you could possibly do in the matter and the solving of the situation. If you are still facing an issue then you might just need to contact a professional.

That is all that we have for now. Make sure that you go ahead and leave a comment in the comment section below. Tell us all about how you faced the problem and then successfully over came it. We love to hear good stories from our readers too. Thank you so much once again guys. Have a nice day and take care of yourself along with your device.