This discussion was created from comments split from: Plex Script Host is hogging my CPU which makes transcoding lag and buffer.
I have this same issue but on windows. plexscripthost is using 25% cpu constantly. I am running and I5 6500 with the latest version of windows 10. I can stop the process with task manager, but it comes back after restart. I tried uninstalling and I deleted the metadata folder as well and the process persists.
Gonna chime in and add that this is occurring to me as well. Windows 8.1, 15-20% cpu usage at all times. If I restart the server, there is no cpu usage for awhile (indeterminate, possibly 1-3 hours) until it eventually comes back again.
At this point I’m almost convinced plex is using my cpu to fold proteins or mine crypto or something. This is ridiculous.