I can’t tell how long i have been experiencing this issue already, but must somewhere around a week or two.
I have Windows 7 running on my machine and EVE Client installed via Steam app. When doubleclicking the EVE Online desktop icon (or launching it through explorer, or via Steam UI), the launcher doesn’t open, but CPU consumption suddenly increases up to 100% for all 4 cores. It continues endlessly and i cannot launch EVE, as steam thinks that it’s already running. In task manager window i can see process called “rundll32.exe” at the top of CPU load. When looking at the command line column, it gets clear that process originates from EVE client:
I still can run EVE Launcher if kill process called “eve.exe” and run it again, but “rundll32.exe” keeps running and consuming whole laptop processor.
I looked for relevant info in old threads, and here a couple i’ve managed to find:
However steps suggested under those topics didn’t help me - i cleared out the cache, completely reinstalled the game, the issue persists. I’m not sure about Firewall, as i don’t use anything specific but Windows Firewall, and EVE Online is marked “allowed” for both public and home networks.