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Excessive CPU Usage When Idle

Question: Excessive CPU Usage When Idle

IN recent weeks I have commenced experiencing what appears to be a "hogging" of my resources. It first manifested itself during typing of simple email messages. One or 2 lines of type on the monitor screen would follow in sync with the keyboard and then, suddenly, the cursor would stop even though I continued to type. Sometimes it would approach as much as a minute before it would catch up to where I was on the keyboard. I also noted these interruptions in scrolling, in backspacing, etc. Today I was in Task Manager and noted that there were 51 processes listed and even though no programs were running the CPU usage indicator for one of the processes, "System Idle Process", was jumping back and forth between 00 and 100% (all the others were holding steady at 00 or thereabouts). I am networked (2 computers) with a router and builtin firewall. I'm also using Norton Anti-Virus and Zone Alarm Pro. Frequent scans for viruses show up nothing. I also frequently run Spybot & Destroy, Spy Sweeper, and Ad-Aware. So I don't believe it's a result of hacking. What else could it be? Can someone tell me what the "System Idle Process" represents and what kind of readings should it be showing when nothing is running? I have a fairly fast processor (1.5 Gb), 256 MB Ram, and am running XP Pro.

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I?m running Windows 7, 64bit, with 6GB RAM. When I boot up, the physical memory usage starts out at 25-40% (which
seems high, but doesn?t affect the speed THAT badly). It tends to remain at about that level as long as I keep working. BUT, if I leave the machine idle for a while,
the RAM usage goes way up. After about three to four hours, the usage ends up going over 90%.

I understand that services and tasks are still running, and that it is expected that Windows will
use available RAM; however, when other programs need it, Windows doesn?t seem to give it up, and my system comes to a screeching halt. Sometimes I?m lucky enough to be able to reboot, but often the system crashes, sometimes requiring me to run a repair before
it will boot.

I?ve tried a clean boot?although it seems to take a little longer for the problem to manifest,
it still occurs.

I?m a busy mom and I don?t have the time to reboot every time I have an interruption and need to
take a few hours away from the computer. BUT, I'm also hoping to squeeze a little more time out of this computer before taking on the expense of buying something
that's a little less obsolete... J

Any ideas?

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My friends computer has excessive hard drive activity while idle.

I'm sure there could be other explanations than malware, but I have not been able to find another explanation as of yet.

OS is Windows XP.

McAffe is the the main virus scanner used; I have never seen it find anything.
I also tried Trend Micro online scan; nothing showed up with this scanner either.

When I look in Task Manager (while the hard drive light is almost steady on) there are no applications open. When I look at the processes I see several instances of SVC Host.
Again, this may be perfectly normal, but I was looking for what uses more memory and this seemed to be where a good portion was going.

So what should I do first?
 

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ever since i have updated to windows 10 i have had nothing but problems with memory usage,
on idle recently i have seen anywhere from 5-10gb of of my memory on standby.
if i try to run a game or memory intensive process it will often crash the whole computer or force the program to close if there isn't anymore free memory to put on standby even if the actual in use ram is less then 30%
i also cant seem to find anyone else with the issue

pic related current usage, memory usage - Imgur

Answer:Excessive amout of standby ram on idle. bluescreens and program crash

Welcome to the forum.

The screenshot shows nothing unusual or abnormal. A high value for standby memory is not a problem but is in fact a good thing. This is a major contributor to good performance and a big reason why having a large amount of memory is beneficial. There is no need or benefit in having free memory. Windows was designed to work this way.

Highly doubtful your problem is related to standby memory.

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This morning when I logged on to my computer I found that Mozilla had downloaded and installed the latest version of Firefox. After a lot of messing about, I got rid of v33 and went back to v28. Please, don't anyone yap at me for using an out of date browser. That is the one I prefer.

My current problem is that since then, CPU usage is running between 85 and 100% and the mouse pointer is permanently showing the hourglass icon which suggests the computer is trying to carry out a task, although I don't know what that could be. This has never happened before. I've been through task manager looking at the running processes but I can't see anything out of the ordinary or anything that shouldn't be there. I've run VIPRE anti-virus and CCCleaner. Nothing in the way of threats is showing up.

Does anyone have ideas as to why this might be happening all of a sudden? I'm sure it's just a coincidence with the install of FF 33.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Question: Excessive PF Usage

Hi everyone!

I recently bought a new Dell XPS M1530 laptop. It's running Windows Vista Home Premium. I uninstalled the programs I didn't need that inevitably come with a new system, but noticed that my PF usage is running at 1.13 GB! I'm running 65 processes (I exited out of everything but Task Manager and Mozilla of course). This seems excessive. My previous computer with Windows XP SP3 ran maybe 28 processes at a total of ~250MBs. Is there a way of decreasing my PF usage? This being my first post here, should I include a Hijackthis logfile? Any tips/ suggestions would be welcome!

Thanks,
Mike

Answer:Excessive PF Usage

Are you referring to CPU usage or amount of memory being used?
If it's memory usage, Vista by design uses as much available memory as it can to improve performance.
That's why you want to max out the amount of installed memory that your system can handle.

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My computer is running very slow for the last few months.  I bought hitman pro on the advice of a friend and I have run free version of malware bytes, all without any change.
 
When I look at my CPU usage it is pegged between 90 and 100 percent most of the time.
 
Can anyone help or steer me to a program that may help?

Answer:Excessive CPU usage

Can you identify which processes are using the most CPU? Just look at Task Manager.

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Roughly 1 hour after rebooting, with nothing running besides MSN, xfire, and mozilla, my CPU utilization goes to 78-90% with no let down. AMD Phenom X4 9550 w/ 6gb ram, nvidia 9500, install is 2 days old. This is very disappointing because it means that even youtube videos hitch, and games get 2fps. Sad to say I had better performance in xp sp2 on a 3.2ghz P4 w/ 2gb ram and an ATI x800xt. Not counting games even. Although sadly SWG get roughly the same or worse performance, which is likely split between equal perf being poor engine on SWG (SOE)'s part, and the 2fps on Win 7 (when I launch after having been up for 1 hour or more). I've shut down obviously non-essential services (anything HP installed, my media sharing services) and used msconfig to take out services that aren't MS provided. Even Vista provided better performance, although I still had hitching on youtube videos (i've got high speed cable 3whatever and get downloads at 500+k/sec). Any ideas? This is very disappointing. I would rather get the benefits of Win 7 but I'm at the point where I'll install XP on this new pc. And I'm leaving out UI problems I have w/ Win7. Any tips are appreciated. I've done malware scans as well and dont have a virus scan running realtime (unless it's built into Win7).
Thank you for reading this, and ty in advance for any suggestions.
rht

Answer:excessive cpu usage

And yet you have not told us what all is running in Task Manager....

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My PC seems to be using quite a bit of RAM it says page file is always about 500-600 mb of RAM. I just built this PC in May and it is pretty stout. E6600 chip and 2 gb of RAM. The RAM usage gets as high as 750-800 mb and it seems like I always have about 50 processes running. This seems high as I dont really do anything more than with my old computer that only had 768 mb of RAM. Sometimes the new PC says I am using 2.7 gb of RAM and then I look in task manager and nothing seems that high in the processes. I do have an excesive amount being used by HPZipm12.exe something like 110 mb. So I know that is an issue in itself. I have updated everything with stupid HP with no luck. I am running AVG anti spyware and anti virus. I also tried running spybot S&D. I also tried CCleaner. I think I tried something else, but I cant remember I will look when I get home from work.

So any ideas? I dont know much about this stuff, but I know that it seems I have to many processes running and I have to much RAM being used. Thanks

Answer:Excessive Ram Usage?

I would certainly try killing any unneeded processes running at startup (you can refer to the tab above the BC pages "StartupList" which will indicate what is needed, optional, or should be killed). Under normal useage, 50 processes seems a bit high unless you never close a window.
Regards,
John

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recently I have come up with system processes draining insane amounts of CPU power such as:

csrss.exe
spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
lsass.exe
rundll32.exe

and some other ones, and other programs that I would usually run with others now just lag so bad to the point that when I drag the windows around, there is a visible train of them, and closing windows are so slow that the taskbar at the bottom lags showing that they are closed.

thats my primary problem, now everytime i reboot my computer i get this installation thing, on something that I orginally had on my computer, but it keeps saying that my computer is trying to install that program, and it takes multiple cancels before it stops asking me to install, any ideas guys, thanks.

Answer:Excessive CPU Usage

Now...I just did a system restore and its fixed, now my fans don't turn on, and my GPU is begginning to overheat.

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I have a serious problem with my computer, in tuesday of this week when i was playing a game my computer froze nothing i did worked, even after 5 minutes without issuing any order, so i decided to press the power button. When i restarted it there was a blue screen and the computer just started looping, safe mode didn't work(because when i pressed f8 a red screen would appear with a GRUB command line and some other option that didn't work) , system restore would just sit in a black screen with the mouse pointer, so i decided to use the cd the pc came with to restore it to the company configurations, but it just it would just sit again in a black screen with the mouse pointer. Then i downloaded Seagate Tools and managed to format the hdd, but after 45% it would just stop the format but it was enough so i could use the company cd to restore the system( I did this 3 times, making windows updates only at the third try). When i finnaly managed to restore it the computer worked perfectly so i decided to reboot it two to three times to see if the problem would happen again, it didn't but it started another problem, when booting the system would just load for 5 to 6 minutes, if not more, and then i was finally able to use it but my hdd ligh was solid so i went to the task manager, resource monitor and saw that svchost.exe was quite heavy on the system.
 
(2nd Install)
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I am trying to speed up my performance, I am sure I have too many programs running, but not sure what processes I need to have and which ones I can kill, I have a pentium 4 2.6ghz and it seems like it runs like a kmd6!! Please help! Here is my hijackthis log!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:07:34 AM, on 6/24/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Photo\appsrv\PhotoAppSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\SV_Httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\UPnPFramework.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
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Answer:CPU Excessive Usage!!

Have you looked in Task Manager to see what is using up the CPU?
First you need to unzip (extract) Hijack This and move it to a permanent folder. It will not function properly when run from the zip folder or the Temp folder.

You need to create a new folder in My Documents and name it Hijack This. Right click on the HijackThis.zip file and choose "Extract all" and extract it to the Hijack This folder you created. That way it can create and restore backups if needed. HJT will store the backups in the same location that it is run from.

Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close ALL windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = about:blank

O16 - DPF: {DDFFA75A-E81D-4454-89FC-B9FD0631E726} - http://www.bundleware.com/activeX/DS3/DS3.cab

Restart.
 

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Answer:excessive CPU usage

Windows XP Pro, 1024 M ram, 80GB hard drive (7200)Recently, my computer has been running very slow, although I cannot recall having made any significant changes. Programmes take a long time to open, and sometimes the mouse feels "sticky" (not dirt).The Task Manager shows constantly high CPU usage 70-100%, most of it under "system" process). What progrmmes hog this "system" process.

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I am using windows 8 on my laptop (samsung np550p5c-s03)
The task manager shows memory usage around 70% (5.6 GB of 7.9 GB) even when I have no apps running, please help

Answer:Excessive RAM usage

How much ram does it show is available?

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All right, up front, I am a newbie. I already screwed up & posted this in the wrong place. Mea Culpa.Recently my computer's fan motor sounds like a jet engine ready to take off. Checking Windows task manager to see what is making my computer run so much, I find msmsgs.exe is running continuously @ 50% of total CPU. It does'nt do this when I first boot up, but usuallly starts sometime later. I ended this process, and thought the problem was over only to come home this evening to find CCAPP.exe now running @ 50% CPU. I have Norton AV running, as well as Windows Defender, and am immunized with Spybot S&D 1.3. Yesterday, following instructions on your forums, I went through my Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs(no suspicious programs), ran Ad-Aware, Counter Spy 2.0 Beta, Crap Cleaner, Norton AV and scanned for root kits, but can't find the problem. No spyware, malware, viruses, or trojans were detected. My knowledge & bag of tricks are exhausted. Can anyone help me before my computer blasts off for parts unknown. Also, when ccapp is running excessively, I can't download my e-mail via Outlook Express, but G-Mail works.I am enclosing 2 separate HJT logs: before & after running all the detection/cleanup programs. Help would be greatly appreciated.ThanksMikeylikesitLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:35:20 PM, on 11/28/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32&#... Read more

Answer:Excessive Cpu Usage

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

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Don't understand since yesterday and now today my cpu mostly running at or around 100%. Yesterday, unit got so hot it crashed and I had to do a restore/fix. Right now I have 95 processes running. I have scanned for any malware/virus but nothing came up. I hear the fan running so I am assuming the cooling is not shut down. Any comments would be appreciated. Could it be my browser? Using Chrome. Yesterday there were about 30 files from MS download/installed. Today around another 15 files. What's going on here?
 

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Not sure how many of you gurus will be around over a weekend, but here goes!
I've done a recent install of XPpro SP3 which went without any difficulty but soon after I got a popup complaining that a USB device was malfunctioning. After a short while the CPU usage rises to 100% making the computer virtually unusable.

Task manager shows explorer.exe to be using 100% CPU resources.

Unplugging the USB keyboard and mouse restores usage to normal levels.

Running in safe mode gives normal CPU usage with mouse & keyboard connected.

Replacing keyboard and mouse does not solve the problem.

I've uninstalled the USB devices in Device Manager and eventually deleted the relevant USB entries from the registry to allow Windows to do a new install, but the problem persists.
It seems to me that this is a software issue and I'm probably facing a new Windows install, unless one of you kind souls can offer some better advice?
Grateful thanks,
Martin

Answer:Excessive cpu usage by usb

If it runs in safe mode, but has problems in normal mode, it's more than likely 3rd party software causing the problem and not XP or a hardware issue.

Launch Task Manager and see if you can see what process/executable is using all the CPU.

Also, Start>Run>(type)"msconfig" and turn off all non-MS Services and all Startups and see if the problem goes away. Then, turn things on selectively until you (maybe) find the one that is the cause of the problem.

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Hi,

I just bought a Samsung NP900x3c and am puzzled why it is using so much ram. A clean windows with nothing open consumes 3GB of the 4 that are in it. Which leaves not much space for software.

This is weird because it is supposed to be more lightweight than 7 and my desktop PC with Win7 and 16GB ram consumes only 2.2GB when almost nothing is open.

Below a shot of my taskmanager. It seems like the ram is consumed by nothing, so it must be windows behind the scenes, or maybe some problem with it (?).

thanks for ideas...

Answer:Excessive RAM usage

What does the Process tab show you?
How many programs are starting when you boot?
I have 51 and use about 1.3GB (out of 4GB) after boot, before starting anything else.

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Thanks to this forum and in particular, HijackThisLog Help, I was able to resolve a sudden excessive CPU usage with my laptop.

I was using I.E. 6.0 on my XP Toshiba Laptop and working on an administrative program with many scripts and printing out pending orders. I rarely use I.E., usually Firefox. When my computer bogged down to a crawl and I saw 100% CPU usage, I immediately thought spyware because I distrust I.E. even though I have anti-virus/spyware programs running.

I followed your directions for HijackThisLog, scanned my computer as a first step--no virus/malware. In the searches I did to learn about the wmpisrve.exe culprit, I found one comment that in a network environment, network cards or even bad chips could cause wmpisrve.exe to malfunction. The last thing I wanted to do was have to take my laptop to a computer store, but the idea of something else causing excessive CPU usage led me thinking since I had recently installed a HP2605dn color laserjet network-capable printer and although I hadn't used that printer for the task, it had been connected. I had used an older HP2100 laserjet that continues to function without problems.

Running msconfig, I changed to selective startup and unchecked all my HP programs. CPU usage was normal! I unistalled the HP2605dn printer and have since found on the HP forum site concerns that the HP Toolbox software that goes with HP printers is causing such problems. I went back to normal startup and CPU usage was back to... Read more

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Hi,

I just bought a Samsung NP900x3c and am puzzled why it is using so much ram. A clean windows with nothing open consumes 3GB of the 4 that are in it. Which leaves not much space for software.

This is weird because it is supposed to be more lightweight than 7 and my desktop PC with Win7 and 16GB ram consumes only 2.2GB when almost nothing is open.

Below a shot of my taskmanager. It seems like the ram is consumed by nothing, so it must be windows behind the scenes, or maybe some problem with it (?).

thanks for ideas...

Answer:Excessive RAM usage

What does the Process tab show you?
How many programs are starting when you boot?
I have 51 and use about 1.3GB (out of 4GB) after boot, before starting anything else.

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So on Saturday of last week my PC started to run slow. I open up task manager to check what was going on and I am greeted with it showing me that I have very high CPU usage, and constant capped-out disk usage.
Over the course of the past few days I have reinstalled Windows 10, updated drivers, completely formatted my previous hard-drive, and just today I received a new SSD. However, my problem STILL persists, and I'm all out of ideas on what I need to in order to solve this.

My Motherboard is an ASUS Z97-P with an Intel i5-4690K processor. If you need more specifications, or a program to be run, then I would be happy to do so.

For further information, the system ran normally when booting from a Windows 8.1 hard-drive, and did have a blip of normal performance on Windows 10, but resumed misbehaving when the computer was re-started.

Answer:Constant 100% Disk Usage, 60-80% CPU usage. Both happen when idle.

in Task Manager sort by CPU usage and see what apps are responsible.

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My windows 7 64bit PC is using 45% of my 12gig of RAM. Any suggestions? I'm sure you'll need me to provide more information, I'll provide any information you need.
 

Answer:Windows 7 excessive RAM usage

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Hi, I think my laptop is using a bit to much of its memory. Using msconfig I would normally have 46 processes running. This would be using up on average320mb of the 512mb. A couple of the svchost.exe files would run very high. One at 50mb the other at 35mb. I would normally only be left with approx. 80-90mb available. This I'm taking from task manager. Is this correct. I asked in the Windows Xp forum and it was suggested I try this one one. I have followed the 5 steps and the Laptop is as clean as a whistle. 1 cookie should up on the scans. I've also ran regcleaner an d that only showed up one fault. Is there any thing you can do for me. Many Thanks. Here's my logfile.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:53:28, on 17/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS... Read more

Answer:Excessive Memory Usage?

Bump.

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I have internet explorer 7 on my windows XP desktop. Lately, I noticed the computer slows down considerably in the middle of surfing when the Task Manager indicates that the iexplore.exe process is running anywhere from 50% to 100% usage. It sounds like a jet plane is about to take off. Everything is at stand still until the usage drops. After a few minutes it starts all over again. I've run windows defender and my malware program and anti virus programs and they all indicate that there are no issues. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Excessive CPU usage - iexplore.exe

Do a reset of IE, read the article carefully.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
 

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Hi, this week I had a message from my ISP saying I was reaching my usage limit.
We normally use about 10Gb a month, some days this week we have used over 10Gb in web downloads.
Wednesday we were out all day, the computer was on and we used 7Gb.
I have isolated it to this laptop and have now disconnected it from the web, usage is normal again.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Robin
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 09:34:17, on 13/12/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16428)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Users\New\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.uk.msn.com/CQNOT/2
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://feed.snapdo.com/?publisher=TightropeYB&dpid=TightropeYB&co=GB&userid=1698ef7f-1724-0a6f-d990-79926a014efd&searchtype=ds&q={searchTerms}&installDate={installDate}
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://feed.snapdo.com/?publisher=TightropeYB&dpid=TightropeYB&co=GB&userid=1698ef7f-1724-0a6f-d990-79926a014efd&searchtype=ds&q={searchTerms}&installDate={installDate}
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - H... Read more

Answer:Excessive Broadband Usage

Just a bump, thanks
 

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Hi everyone, I'm new to this place, so please excuse my noobness
(I hope this is in the right place)


Anyways, my problem is this.
Whenever I open up a folder that has video files in explorer, it ends up that explorer occupies 99 percent of my CPU capacity according to the task manager, and my computer slows to a crawl until I close explorer and start it up again. This happens almost every single time I open a folder with videos.

I'm not sure what specs to give to you on this, but my CPU is an Athlon 64 3000+, i have 1024 mb ram, a 6800 nu AGP, and am running Windows XP Service Pack 2.

If you could help, Thx very much!
If you need any more information about my computer to help me, please tell me what you need to know.

Thanks!

Answer:Explorer excessive CPU usage

This bug was fixed in SP2, so if you havn't got it, I suggest you get it.

If you want to fix it without SP2, try this:

Well windows seem to have a REALLY big problem when it comes to reading AVI files. It seems that when you click on an AVI file in explorer, it'll try to read the entire AVI file to determine the width,height, etc. of the AVI file (this is displayed in the Properties window). Now the problem with Windows is that if you have a broken/not fully downloaded AVI file that doesnt contain this info, Windows will scan the entire AVI file trying to figure out all these properties which in the process will probably cause 100% CPU usage and heavy memory usage.

To solve this problem all you have to do is the following:

1. Open up regedit
2. Goto HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shel lex\PropertyHandler
3. Delete the "Default" value which should be "{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}"

Voila! Please not that this will no longer provide you with the windows properties displaying the AVI file information such as width, height, bitrate etc. But its a small price to pay for saving you resources.

NOTE: Please use caution when using regedit. Improper usage may cause windows to behave imcorrectly. Also, I cannot be held resposible. Backup your registry first.



More info here from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822430

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I know this has been an ongoing issue with BD for along time ,but it surprises me that no official fix has been forthcoming!
There was a user created fix for this that worked well,however now it seems that it has been blacklisted by Bitdefender as a trojan(the file is safe).
Can someone shed any light with regards to this problem as the BD team are not very responsive to questios concerning this very frustrating problem!!

http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=42438
 

Answer:Excessive bandwitdth usage!

If the BitDefender team will not fix this issue then you only have a few options:

1. Deal with the issue until they fix it.
2. Use another Antivirus (if you want BitDefender might give Bullguard, Emsisoft, F-Secure or G Data a try since they all use BitDefender's engine).

As it has been mentioned many times on this forum and many other online forums, blogs and user commits on download sites, etc. BitDefender appears to have many issues that makes it not worth using.

If this is the only problem you are having with BitDefender then you might be able to just deal with it. If not there are many other options to choose from.

Thanks.
 

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Hello all,
I recently purchased new a Lenovo Flex 3 1130 (80LY), 2 in 1 laptop. I'm aware it's a entry level machine and it's purpose is primarily just for school. Definitly not going to run my server.....lol.

Everything is as expected with the machine except the CPU usage peaking at 100% every time a browser or new tab is opened. It freezes up the machine and a major pain in the a** until time is allowed for it to "calm down". Even on Pandora, assigning a thumbs up to a tune makes the audio choppy for a couple seconds.

It does this with Chrome, Firefox and Edge equally, (viewable in Task Manager). I've disabled any extra elements within all browsers and nothing unnecessary is running in the background (I always disable any "junk" from running on any of my machines).

I have another Lenovo with a slightly better processor that doesn't struggle at all. When I mean slightly better, I'm implying the difference vs the CPU usage, compared between the two machines, isn't even remotely close.

If this is the "nature of the beast" then it will get returned. Due to the pain in the a** of re-setup, I'd prefer that this one be adjusted, if able.

Any help/advice would be very welcomed.
Thanks so much!!!!!

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I was running a couple of programs (Chrome, an IP scanner and Putty) when I noticed  the laptop was getting really laggy. It took me an age to figure out what is going on, but the issue apppears to be excessive cpu usage from the intel dynamic platform and thermal framework utility application. Has anyone else seen this and is there a fix for it?

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Hello.  I'm running Windows 7 32-bit with AVG Free and the Windows Firewall.
 
I'm really not having any problems save for my processor constantly running at 40-50%, sometimes up to 80%.  Even when I kill all of the programs that I'm aware of, the CPU continues to "spin up."  It would really be nice to have that processing power available to actually do things.
 
I've scanned my computer with any number of anti-virus, anti-malware and anti root-kits but generally they only return "suspicious" files that I don't know, or files that really, really seem like they should be there (as in, looking at other forums, and they're supposed to be there).
 
Can anyone give me a helping hand on this one?
Many thanks.

Answer:Excessive CPU usage - infection?

Hello, lets look a little farther. Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size. Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed. >>>>>Please Download TDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan results.  Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.•Close all open programs and internet browsers.•Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.•Click on Delete.•Confirm each time with Ok.•You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.•Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.•You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.>>>>Now I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the   button.For alternate... Read more

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My mother's computer is using a heck load of memory for very simple processes. This has even almost halted the computer's internet access.

Here's a screen cap.
The bit beside the Task Manager is the 'weather', 'clock' and the yellow sticker thing I haven't an idea. But these aren't the most complex programs to run.

Does anyone have any ideas about what's going on?

She's running Windows Vista on a HP TouchSmart. Original installation.
 

Answer:Excessive Memory Usage

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I used Dell's Optimize System program on Sunday.  On Monday my computer used 15 gigs of data and I had nothing running other than Firefox.  In one hour this morning it has used almost a gig.  If this is what optimization is I don't want it.  Any suggestions on how to disable it?

Answer:Excessive data usage

Amount of data used on 4g network has nothing to do with Optimization.
If your 4g is full speed you can use up your data limit in as little as 45 minutes of use.
 

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Hello all,
I recently purchased new a Lenovo Flex 3 1130 (80LY), 2 in 1 laptop. I'm aware it's a entry level machine and it's purpose is primarily just for school. Definitly not going to run my server.....lol.

Everything is as expected with the machine except the CPU usage peaking at 100% every time a browser or new tab is opened. It freezes up the machine and a major pain in the a** until time is allowed for it to "calm down". Even on Pandora, assigning a thumbs up to a tune makes the audio choppy for a couple seconds.

It does this with Chrome, Firefox and Edge equally, (viewable in Task Manager). I've disabled any extra elements within all browsers and nothing unnecessary is running in the background (I always disable any "junk" from running on any of my machines).

I have another Lenovo with a slightly better processor that doesn't struggle at all. When I mean slightly better, I'm implying the difference vs the CPU usage, compared between the two machines, isn't even remotely close.

If this is the "nature of the beast" then it will get returned. Due to the pain in the a** of re-setup, I'd prefer that this one be adjusted, if able.

Any help/advice would be very welcomed.
Thanks so much!!!!!

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I have been going through bandwidth like crazy the last two or so months. I really have no idea what's causing it. I have tried a variety of virus/malware scanners as I initially thought it was spyware. Turns out it wasn't. Next I disabled as much as possible via msconfig and turned off automatic updates. Still no change. I even reinstalled my entire OS and installed only the software I need to survive i.e. Alibre Design, MoI, Keyshot, Z88 (these are CAD programs), Firefox, Thunderbird and Mass Effect 2. Still the downloading continues...

Here the problem: if I connect to the internet to, say, send an email in Thunderbird I'll end up using approx 100Mb in 10 minutes without opening any other program, incl the browser. I can see from my network manager that something is being downloaded but it doesn't say what program is causing it. 500Mb cost me ZAR160... adds up when you purchase a new bundle every 3 days

I'm clutching at straws here. I have been to 3 different IT chaps and they are stumped too. I'm thinking (maybe hoping) that it is Alibre Design's update system that has something to do with this. No-one else has this problem though.

For interests sake, my laptop has the exact same problem. It is setup exactly the same as my desktop except it doesn't have Mass Effect installed.

Also, my wife's laptop is set up the same as both my PC but without the CAD stuff and she doesn't have this problem...

Help me please!!

Answer:Excessive bandwidth usage

Use Windows 7's Resource Monitor (type it in at the Start menu) and you should be able to see IP addresses you're communicating with.

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I have noticed one machine in our office has always had excessive fan noise, and when I looked into it further I found that one of the svchost.exe processes listed in Task Manager runs with at least 13% CPU usage at all times, constantly. Sometimes it's much higher. The CPU never gets down to an "idle" state with 98-99% resources available, like my machine and every other one I've seen does.

I checked the processes in use by that particular instance of svchost, and found the ones in the attached screen shot. I also ran a check with an updated Malwarebytes and it found nothing.

Any ideas? Is there anything on that list of services that should be disabled?

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I'm running Windows 7x64 on a Toshiba laptop, third-generation i3 processor, 16 GB. I'm having problems with Internet Explorer 11 not releasing memory and closing tasks. It keeps building up to the point where Internet Explorer freezes and I have to either close it completely or use process Explorer to kill some of the erroneous tasks.
 
I've tried running IE 11 without any add-ons and I have the same problem. I've also completely remove IE 11 all the way back to the base IE 8 that comes with Windows 7 and install everything from their up and still have the same problem.
 
Here's a link to a screenshot of what it looks like in process Explorer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/brhcwsk8v7zlq1l/IE%2011.JPG?dl=0
 
Any other ideas what I can trying to solve this problem?

Answer:Excessive memory usage IE 11

Try clearing the browser cache and history. You may also want to try resetting IE to its defaults, and check your settings. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/reset-ie-settings#ie=ie-11

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Hi there I have a problem which looking at processes seems to be related to the RPS.exe This process seems to take over the cpu continuously going upto 100% particularly when the machine is turned on in the evenings. Virgins PCGuard is installed. I have seen a thread on here in respect of this that appears to have sucessfully have been resolved. I have run anti-malware and run and created a hijackthis log and would appreciate any help in curing this problem.

The log;-

C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 802.11g Wireless PCI Card Configuration Utility\utility.exe
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 2 SE\CalCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\rpsupdaterR.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\Hijackthis\alternativ.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = [url]http://www.techsupportforum.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/... Read more

Answer:RPS.exe excessive cpu usage particularly evenings

Hello, snakewizard
Welcome to TSF

Please ensure in the future the entire log, including the header (Logfile of TrendMicro HijackThis) is posted :)

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .
We need to run a Scan with DDSPlease download DDS, and save it to your desktop, from one of the following mirrors:This is a mirror
This is an... Read more

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When my Laptop is running idle the memory usage seems rather high. I've been through the Hijack Log forum and the Laptop was clean. I can be left with as little as 80mb of my 512mb of ram with nothing running. Is this normal or is there something that can cause this.

I've included a Hijack log so you can see what is running. What can safely be closed down using msconfig?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 09:14:12, on 20/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TCtrlIOHook.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
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Answer:Excessive Memory Usage?

bump .

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When I put my computer together, I decided that an 80 GB drive would suffice for the C: drive as the only stuff to be stored would be the operating system and programs. However, the size of C;\Windows seems to grow without bounds - it is currently consuming 31+GB, which is simply ludicrous.

How can this directory be put on a severe diet?

Answer:Excessive disk usage

Before we go further, could you just tell me how you got that number?

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Hello, I've seen cases where excessive explore.exe CPU usage was linked to malware problems. I've been getting this seriously lately, usually while playing games that posed no problem before. I recently removed the BankPatch trojan as completely as I could manage. Here's my hijackthis...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:46:00 AM, on 7/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
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I have never had any problems with my computer since I got it about 2 years ago, since then I've probably reformatted it three or so times. Recently it will start to 'lag' when I'm in a game or program that it would usually run fine. By lag I mean, when running around in Battlefield 2142, I glitch around sideways - and it's not internet related as it's a fairly decent connection. To top it off, if I leave my computer idle for more than an hour, I come back to it to find many System processes using 10x their normal memory.

Since my last system reformat I kept a close eye on my system processes as I installed new programs and so I know many of the processes by heart now. I also take (what I think as) very good care of my beloved PC, and clean it regularly.

Some specs -
Originally was a Vaio Desktop PC
Upgraded Video card, Heatsink, Powersupply, and RAM.

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
System Model: PCV-RZ40C1B(UC)
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS 256.0 MB
HDD: 160 GB

Here's a screenshot of my system processes after an hour of being Idle.

http://img61.imageshack.us/my.php?im...oryleakja9.jpg


Any help/advice would be GREATLY appreciated, as I have exhausted all my resources and 'know-how' on trying to figure out what's wrong.

Edit: sorry if this is in the wrong forum area and the image died on me so I uploaded another.

Answer:Spontaneous Excessive Memory Usage

Any ideas?

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I am having a serious issue with email using a very large amount of data. According to data sense the culprit is my GoDaddy Email. I had it checking for updates every 15 minutes due to it being a business email. In a 30 day period it has used 3.5 gigs.
Here is the kicker, I has a 900 prior to this 920 and had it set up the same way plus I had location turned on with a weather app running in background and live tile and in a one month period I never used more than 1.0 gig?
My business partners who also use the same email with android only used 200 MB in the same period with the same configuration.
I am beginning to wonder if this phone has a defect of some nature, has anyone else experienced this issue?
Has anyone had this happen. Thanks for any input

Answer:Excessive Data Usage on Email?

Have you tried deleting and reconnecting the email account, just to see if that makes a difference?
Out of curiosity, is this email account pop, imap or eas?

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I'm not sure if this is the problem, but I was advise to come here by one of the helpers in my other thread.



Quote:





Originally Posted by AiiNZ


Recently, my computer has been using a lot of memory when idle. Mainly after a night of leaving it on, but I used to leave it for a week at a time and they never got so out of hand.

It get's to the point were it's using 3GB out of 4GB of my RAM, and things get sluggish. This is with no programs open by the way.

Any suggestions as to what may be causing my problems?

Home Premium, x64.




http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ge-531337.html


Moderator's Note:

You've attached the Attach.txt only, please post the DDS.txt too.

Answer:Excessive Memory Usage. [Windows 7]

I couldn't find the option to edit my previous post, so I'll have to make another. The other file is in this post. Sorry about that. I thought I'd done both.

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Hello. About a week and a half ago after downloading several files from some unscrupulous websites, i began noticing significant slowdowns in games that i normally have no trouble running. I attempted to remedy the issue with razer's gamebooster to no avail. I then did a repair installation of windows 7 to hopefully "start over". I did not format the data portion of my hdd as it contains a great deal of media. I ran microsoft security essentials and mbam to see if there were any issues, and found none. TDSS also showed no errors. I am, however, still experiencing significant slowdown and near 100% cpu and memory usage. I have attached logs from all scans. I run windows 7 64bit, intel core 2 duo, 4gb ram, asus g61vx laptop. Games experiencing slowdown include skyrim, borderlands 2, civ V, torchlight 2 and portal 2. Halp plx.

EDIT:: Also has a gtx260m graphics w/1gb dedicated memory.
 

Answer:excessive cpu cycling, memory usage

That's a very clean computer. I am seeing no malware whatsoever. You can post in the software forum if need be.

If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware.
If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)
Press and hold the Windows key and then press the letter R on your keyboard. This opens the Run dialog box.
Copy and paste the below into the Run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
"%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /uninstall
Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /uninstall, it must be there.
This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.
Go back to step 4 of the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis. If you don't see it or it will not uninstall, don't worry about it. Just move on to the next step.
If running Vista or Win 7, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click ( if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 Right Click and Run As Administrator ) on this file to run this cle... Read more

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I am not certain if this is the correct forum for my issue, but here goes...
I have a laptop PC, XP (3), 1 GB RAM, lots of HD space.

I have ASC software monitoring my CPU usage and RAM so that I can see how much of what is being used when.

When connected to the Internet, at times, the laptop slow to almost a stop. I scan it with Malwarebytes, etc, until it is clean, but the reduction in speed doesn't change. Under these conditions, the RAM usage is about 90%, CPU maybe 50%. Taskbar, 4-5 items, Task Manager shows 40+ processes.

If I reboot under these circumstances, the speed improves, for a while, then the same situation seems to repeat itself.

I have software to 'prevent' unwanted 'visitors' , but what is to be done by those that apparently sneak in 'under the wire'? How many of those 'processes are really necessary? I have Cookies enabled, but that is a requirement for the pleasure of 'surfing'.

I cannot be the only person with a PC with this problem. Mac users don't seem to have this problem.

Is this an issue with IE? Would Firefox be better?

I am frustrated with having to reboot everytime I want/need a reasonable rapid response to me net wanderings.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.

thanks

Answer:Excessive Memory/CPU Usage Problem

Download Process Explorer from the Microsoft website.

This will show a lot more detailed information than Task Manager. It will also show process trees more clearly. It might show you where the bottlenecks are.

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Greetings , I generate this thread with the hopes of receiving responses regarding this recent issue I have been experiencing with firefox. The issue consists after I open the browser at certain periods of time, for instance after I have booted up the computer after being turned off for a significant amount of time (like after it is booted after I wake up from sleep). When you log on successfully to the desktop and open the browser, you can notice a massive incrementation on the cpu percentage levels being utilized.I notice this through a system monitor widget from yahoo I have been using for a while.The incrementation is so abrupt and massive that it reaches up to 100% , imminently stalling the os and leaving me no option but to manually reboot the computer.After rebooting ,the browser opens without any conflict.I checked the update scheduling of both firefox and the addons I utilize, and they arent configured to cause this conflict.Even if I'll change the scheduling configuration of them ,it is irrelevant for this to be the source of the issue, but I reconfigured them all just in case, but they didn't solve anything.Another reference I have to certify that the excessive cpu usage is being caused by firefox is from the task manager, which always demonstrates firefox being the most consuming app from all the running processes each time this issue occurs.Other than those references, I don't have anything else, since I already took the precautionary and evaluative measures give... Read more

Answer:Mozilla crashing the os due to its excessive cpu usage.

Hi,

When was the last time that you cleaned out your computer. That is to say opened the case on your computer and cleaned out the dust, and other stuff that gets trapped inside. I have a feeling that it has been quite some time since you have done this.

When you do this make sure that you where a static arresting band, and be careful about what you touch. I would also recommend that you get a can of compressed air when you do the cleaning, this will allow you to remove dust and grim from spaces to small to get a finger.DO NOT USE A SCREWDRIVER WHEN REMOVING ANY DUST FROM AREAS THAT YOU CAN'T REACH.

Cheers!

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Ok, I posted this in Vista support area, and was directed here. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to run the scan things in the "NEW INSTRUCTIONS." topic.

The last virus reported on my pc was (from malwarebytes)

"Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\{NSINAME} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Windows\System32\gaopdxcounter (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\setup.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully."

Avast! Found nothing.

Those, and the reason I even started the scan was because I noticed my letters repeated slow when a key was held down, (same for backspace, etc...) I scanned and found those. Hoped my pc was clean. The lagging keys problem is still here. (Even if I go check the settings in control panel, hey are all set to fast. I click "ok" without changing anything, and it will be fine for awhile. Then it goes back to lagging.

I decided to download a process explorer thing, and I see that I have 70+ processes running on my pc, and the RAM usage is from 900MB - 1GB +

Someone please tell me what I have to do next to get some real help here. I downloaded both scanner things from that read first topic. So I'm ready to scan if that's the next step.

Thanks.

Answer:70 + processes running and excessive RAM usage

Tried to edit my last post, but it wouldn't let me, sorry for a repost, but I think I found some problems. I ran the scan things that are from the first steps thread thing. Here are the results of the DDS thing and the others are attached as they are supposed to be. In the other one, it found a sys file with the same name (or at least part of it) as the last virus i had. It also found reg files with that name in them.

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by seth at 18:44:21.66 on Tue 03/31/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.1918.1174 [GMT -4:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\TabTip.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
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I have a new computer, and have Windows Vista as the operating systerm. Since then, my ISP keeps telling me that I have exceeded my usage (download) limit, even though my usage is down, if anything. When I checked my usage meter on the ISP website, 100MB was downloaded on a day when I don't think I even used the internet/email.

Thinking that I might have a trojan, I ran a scan on Windows Defender, with no results. I also have McAfee running.

So, I have downloaded Hijack This, and although I got a couple of error-type messages, this is the log I saved:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:18:46 PM, on 15/04/2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPS\mpsevh.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Drag-to-Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\mskagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\EPSON\ISTM3\PG\E_L20IC3.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
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Answer:Excessive Usage = virus/trojan?

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Hello,

I am running a dual boot 20/20 GB with Ubuntu 10.10 and XP,
and after about 5 minutes of running XP,
Process Explorer shows that avgmfapx.exe and msiexec.exe show a bit of hard disk usage,
and inevitably, the computer freezes, normally in this order:
first the taskbar freezes, then any window that is open, and at that point i am forced to
reset the computer and boot into Ubuntu.

thanks,
Catlover
 

Answer:xp has excessive hard disk usage

Something must be caused to run at StartUp that forces msiexec to cut in and try to install it. Have a look at the StartUp tab by typing msconfig into the open box at Start>Run and see if there's anything that doesn't look right.

 

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Hello!

First off, let me just say how excellent it is to have a support forum for my new Laptop.

I have a couple of things that maybe someone a lot more sabe than myself will be able to help me with (I hope)

The first thing is (and the title for this thread):

Excessive CPU usage while streaming Youtube media.

During playback of a standard video stream from You Tube, the CPU in the task manager is erratic to say the least. The CPU Usage indicator jumps up to 85% plus during play back, causing the stream to 'stutter'.

I am using the latest versions of both FireFox (17.0.1) and the Adode Flash Plug-in (11.05 r502) although I am aware that You Tube will stream it's media using HTML5, without the need for the shockwave Plug-in.

The second thing is:

Sluggish System

I haven't used this laptop since I bought it, new, in July 2012. I have recently had a need to use it and have found that the whole system is extremely sluggish.

I haven't been using the internet on this computer until today. The software that I have been using is Media production tools. However, opening the Control Panel, booting up the system, using Windows Explorer, any task seems incredibly slow.

The third thing is:

Booting up this laptop seems to use around 1.2GB of R.A.M.


If anyone has any advice they could give me it would be much appreciated.


Cheers, Dave

Answer:Excessive CPU usage during on-line streaming

Nice that you share your experience with your notebook but let me say one:
You are taking about the notebook but nobody knows what notebook model you have exactly.


>Excessive CPU usage while streaming Youtube media.
>During playback of a standard video stream from You Tube, the CPU in the task manager is erratic to say the least. The CPU Usage indicator jumps up to 85% plus during play back, causing the stream to 'stutter'.
>I am using the latest versions of both FireFox (17.0.1) and the Adode Flash Plug-in (11.05 r502) although I am aware that You Tube will stream it's media using HTML5, without the need for the shockwave Plug-in.

This happens because of the Forefox or the plug-in for the Forefox.
Maybe you should test another internet browser?

>The second thing is:
>Sluggish System
>I haven't used this laptop since I bought it, new, in July 2012. I have recently had a need to use it and have found that the whole system is extremely sluggish.
>I haven't been using the internet on this computer until today. The software that I have been using is Media production tools. However, opening the Control Panel, booting up the system, using Windows Explorer, any task seems incredibly slow.

How about new OS installation, cleaning the system using CCleaner and disabling not necessary background processes?
Processes running in the background can be checked an disabled in MSCONFIG
But since this feature is advisable only for advanced user, y... Read more

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Hi since the latest series of MS patches 16th March 2017, Lsass.exe is off its face!!!
Usage at about 80 - 90% every time I boot up.  Using Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1, i5-3210M, 12 GB Ram, 64 Bit OS.
Has MS stuffed up in the patches or do I need a quantum computer to now run Windows 7 (with latest patches).
Anyone with some sage advice, i'm all ears.

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Hi,

I have a computer that is running very slow. I get error messages indicating excessive cpu usage. It's an Acer Aspire 5100 running Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2.

Thanks

Answer:Slow computer, excessive cpu usage

Hello and welcome.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1 <<<== Use this one first.Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Fin... Read more

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I'm told that my "PF Usage" is abnormally high, so I thought I'd come here to investigate it. My first question would be if it is too high, and second what I might do about it.

Right now, with IE7 open (using two tabs), and my background programs running (totaling 41 processes and 447 threads), I have 732584 KB of physical memory available of 1047280. PF Usage is listed as 319 MB (328860 KB of Commit Charge, 2516712 K Limit, and 908748 Peak).

If I open World of Warcraft, my Commit Charge goes to 706256 K, available physical memory goes to 276112 K. Excessive?
 

Answer:Excessive page file usage?

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I have, for quite some time, been perplexed with a particular application I use daily. Be advised, this is only a hobby for me, and it's not so terribly important that I want to take up time and effort from anyone that doesn't wish to be bothered.
Here is the problem:
1. I use a fantastic ebook management program, Calibre. This program was, for Windoze, a 32-bit program. It has recently been updated to a 64-bit program for Windoze. It is written using Python scripting language. From the beginning, there was a 64-bit program written for Linux. It has a feature for converting ebook file formats, ie, from *.pdf or *.epub and, in my case, turning them into a *.mobi file that is friendly to my Kindle products. Whenever I perform conversion operations in bulk, the program is very CPU intensive, boosting CPU usage to 100%, but, with the 64-bit program, only maximum usage of about 4.2-3 of the 16 GB RAM I have installed, 14+ or so usable.
My system: HP p6677c
Motherboard Manufacturer: Foxconn
Motherboard Name: H-ALVORIX_HF-RS880-uATX
HP/Compaq motherboard name: Alvorix-GL8E FN-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix)
Foxconn Model 2AB1 (1.00) Motherboard
Chipset AMD 785G(RS880/SB710), Alvorix Board: FOXCONN 2AB1 1.00
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 6.04 09/07/2010
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3; Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16127 Mb
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Answer:USING RAMdisk to Ease Excessive CPU Usage

Quote:
with the 64-bit program, only maximum usage of about 4.2-3 of the 16 GB RAM I have installed, 14+ or so usable.


Even people doing HD video encoding struggle to use more than 10 GB of ram, so I'd say it is normal.

Using a RAMdisk will surely increase the snappyness of your computer if you put temp files (both of system and browsers and applications) there, but hey, number-crunching is CPU-heavy and you won't change that. Stuff in a RAMdisk can be moved to the processor way faster than stuff in a hard drive (hence the increase of snappyness), but the processor is doing something with that, it isn't just looking at them zip by.

You could be right about cooling, stock ones tend to suck and if they suck too much the processor gets too hot under load and then downclocks itself to avoid meltdown (and the performance takes a big hit when this happens), but the bottom line is that if you really want more performance you need a better processor. I'd frankly leave it as it is, because really, upgrading a processor for Calibri sounds a bit overkill, and even as your motherboardcan support better processors, their price is a bit high. (anyway, CPU benchmark can help you see the processor's powers)

While it won't help for Calibre, purchasing a decent discrete graphic card to put in your PCIe slot will allow you to run GPU-accelerated programs without a lot of CPU load as they offload the serious number-crunching to the GPU that is a lot more powerful than any CPU of ... Read more

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I recently purchased a Flex 3 11.6" 2 in 1 for school. Mainly during browser usage, the cpu usage constantly peaks at 100% and the laptop slows up to an annoying, frozen condition until such time is allowed for it to "calm down". I have all add ins, plug ins, extensions removed. Have tried Chrome, Firefox and Edge with all having the same result. I have tweaked all relevant settings in Chrome and Firefox and that's changed nothing. I have no applictions running that would have any affect either. This issue makes any browsing completely unacceptable. It's that bad! If this is not resolved or if it's just "the nature of the beast", Lenovo needs to reconsider promoting such a machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx

Answer:Flex 3 1130 Excessive CPU Usage

Hi,
 
What does task manager say is the process or processes using the majority of the CPU?
 
Z.

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Hi everyone,I recently bought a Lenovo u430 touch with this config:i7 4500U, 256GB SSD, 8GB Ram, Windows 8.Even though it's new, I find the fan bit excessive and loud when using for browsing on relatively content heavy websites such as facebook. The fan rarely stops working with normal room temperature (19-20 C), and only stops on when not browsing. Macs are definetely quiter and use the fan less often. Is there any way to control fan speed? Having googled a little, I think only yoga series allow this. Also I've noticed that I have 1 tab opened in Chrome with Facebook, and my CPU starts to jump from 20% when not scrolling to 50%-60% when I scroll down. Is this normal?Thanks!

Answer:New Lenovo u430 excessive fan usage

Check what process is using your CPU constantly and see if you can get rid of it. I have the same issue and found that Google Drive is randomly using about 30-60% CPU and when it hangs I have to shut it down otherwise my fan is on all the time. Unfortunately, there's no newer version and It's a program that I use daily so I can't uninstall it.Also worth mentioning, Firefox used to use a lot less resources than Chrome in previous versions (RAM&CPU).

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So recently my PC has been extremely laggy. This was not an issue a few months ago. Of course im not the only one who uses this PC but I don't know of any recent additions that could have caused the issue. I have Malware scans, and Virus scans scheduled weekly which run on Sunday night. The lastest scans did not identify an issue. When I check out task manager SVCHOST is always #1 in usage running from about 200,000k to the highest ive seen is 850,000k. So there seems to be some service which is causing the issue. But I don't know of a way to determine which service it is to prevent this issue.
I have a run of the mill walmart pc with Windows 7 and 4gb ram theres nothing special to it. Its used for Internet (Chrome Browser) - We watch Youtube, Netflix and stream to our Chromecast, facebook, and Skype. Recently I've added Bluestacks which is an android emulation program. The issue occured before this program was installed, and does not seem more severe since its installation.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Excessive Memory Usage

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Hi, recently i've noticed that my internet connection became very slow. After a bit of digging I stumbled upon TCP View and found that this application called svchost.exe was using a lot of my bandwidth. I posted a similar message here sometime back and the kind author suggested I use Process Explorer to further narrow it down. As it turns out there is something called "K Host Processes for Windows Services" that has been hogging all this bandwidth. Any idea what this is and more importantly How can I stop this excessive bandwidth usage?


 

Answer:svchost.exe excessive network usage

Are you sure you typed that right? Is it Host process for Windows, ok KHost. Is the K a typo?
 

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Before I say anything, let me first express gratitude that this site exists, and that the persons on here offering help are doing so.  There is so much going on out there that creates computer messes, and it's absolutely relieving that there is somewhere to go and get answers that doesn't cost 35 dollars an hour that I can't afford.  So accept my thanks and well wishes!
 
The problem I am encountering is hard drive usage by something on my system that continually drives the percentage of use up to 100%.  It lags there, and so I have to constantly wait for the action to catch up, and it's beyond annoying.  So you know, I have tried a lot of things to fix this.  I have scanned repeatedly for Malware and viruses (I run Avast, Spybot, and Malwarbytes).  I have tried ending processes with task manager to see what is doing it, and it works sometimes, but then the problem comes right back.  I was running Norton antivirus, and it seemed to help somewhat to switch to Avast, but I still have the problem.  I have uninstalled any software or bloatware I don't need, with the exception of Toshiba programs that were preinstalled, only because I'm not certain I can delete them.  I have tweaked my IE by disabling any start up features I didn't think I needed and I have tried to do a Windows update, but it keeps failing by delivering the message "Windows update failed - reverting changes".  It shuts down every day or so to try the update a... Read more

Answer:Excessive hard disk usage

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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I am having very high CPU Usage ( like 100% often).
One step I found on this forum is to download and run the free software hijackthis
and past the resulting file in this forum.

Apparently there are members who can scan the results and recommend actions to be taken.

Here is the results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:27:12 PM, on 4/10/2013
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16470)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\PLFSetI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Media Finder\MF.exe
C:\Users\cnielson\AppData\Roaming\SearchProtect\bin\cltmng.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\Version8\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Gateway MyBackup\BackupManagerTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Video Web Camera\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nova Development\Photo Explosion\4.0\ReminderApp.exe
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Answer:Excessive CPU Usage -- HijackThis Log File

Hi, the Hjt log does not work well with Win 7 and will not tell us much.

Download Security Check by screen317.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/

Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the install icon.
If using Vista - Win 7 - right click the install icon and select "Run as Administrator"
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

The saved log will be called checkup.txt.
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Download AdwCleaner to your desktop.
Close any browsers that may be open.
Double click the adwcleaner.exe.

Click on Delete - once the scan is finished it will want to restart your Pc - allow it to do so.
On restart it will open a notepad window.
Post the logfile in the reply box below.
The logfile is saved in C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt.
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NOTE: If using Internet Explorer and you get an alert that stops the program downloading click on Tools > Smartscreen Filter > Turn off Smartscreen Filter then click on OK in the box that opens. Then click on the link again.
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Click Start - in the search box.
Type
msconfig

Click on the Start Up Tab.
Write down carefully what is listed and post the list here.
Or post a screenshot
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot
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Also post the uninstall log from Hjt log
Start HiJackThis.
At the bottom right - Other Stuff
Click on Config > Misc Tools.
Click > Open Uninsta... Read more

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I don't know if this an 8.1 or an Office problem, as my previous version of Outlook ran under 7. However, that version didn't need to hog 12-13% CPU all the time, whereas this one does. Anyone finding the same thing happening to them?

Answer:Outlook 2013 excessive CPU usage

Im getting same kind of huge CPU usage as well - my solution was to get rid of it and just use the standard Metro Mail App. I figure that does the job nice enough.

It happened every time I opened any Office 2013 application so basically I had to remove the whole Suite off my laptop. Not sure why this happened, but i was worried that it was overheating my laptop because I basically needed Outlook open for most of the day. But I just took it off and laptop is not overheating.

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hi all,
my problem is the following:
few days ago i noticed that my desktop PC is getting slower so i looked through it and i found weird usage of dllhost in his processes, heres a screenshoot of it

 
You will notice the process in dllhost called WebCachev10.dat (there are more than 500+ lines of that process in that window when i scroll as i write this)  that i found to be the problem of my high memory usage.
my question is Am i infected and how do i fix this to get it to normal if i am?
heres some logs that i did in advance:
 
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MINITOOLBOX
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by e8 (administrator) on 17-08-2013 at 16:33:45
Running from "C:\Users\e8\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate  Service Pack 1 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================
Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= FF Proxy Settings: ==============================

"Reset FF Proxy Settings": Firefox Proxy settings were reset.
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I have an HP windows XP with 1gig memory. I have Verizon DSL hookup. Problem is when it comes out of hibernation, the task manager shows all processes are like over 20 grand in memory usage. If i reboot evrything goes back to normal. The excessive usage doesn't seem to affect, or slow anything down. Any ideas?
 

Answer:excessive memory usage after hibernation

This sounds very similar to a bug from windows xp media center edition. Do you have this version?
 

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I just bought Vista Ultimate this morning.  Installed just fine.  With one problem....  Even idle, it is always using at least 25% cpu.  The program using it is always different.  But most of the time is it svchost.  Any idears?by the way, i have an amd phenom quad core 2.3ghx, so it should be using much less.

Answer:Vista ultimate excessive cpu usage

  http://www.technibble.com/how-to-fix-svchost-using-100-cpu-memory-leak/

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I have a problem with excessive memory and CPU usage on my Windows 7 machine (2.1GHz Dual Core, 3GB RAM), where certain programs will take up an enormous amount of resources through normal usage, slowing my machine down. It started with Chrome taking up ~20% CPU and 0.5 GB RAM, however it has affected Skype & Windows Live Messenger. I'm tempted to say it's a Flash memory leak, however Chrome does continue to spike with resources even if a tab utilising Flash is not open. Does anyone have any ideas ? Thanks in advance, -Fabez-
 

Answer:Excessive resource usage for programs

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Hi there,
 
Recently I have began experiencing some really annoying RAM issues. It appears that most of my RAM is being used (Around 50 - 60% of 8GB total.) 
even with only the necessary programs running. I have posted snapshots of things that might be useful to help diagnose the problem.
 
Here is the Imgur album link as BleepingComputer wouldn't let me upload them > http://imgur.com/a/mfdDp
 
Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Excessive RAM usage with only most needed processes?

Hi CG_5 Is it possible to take new screenshots, but this time, click on the "Memory" column once to order the processes by RAM usage (from the highest to the lowest)?

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When I start-up the laptop (XP -SP3) is takes a long time to get everything running. I looked at the start-up list and found a few items that are of concern and probably need to be removed (alg.exe, explorer.exe, etc.). I did not look at everything as some items listed they could be good or need to be removed. Not sure how to tell which way to go if I get multiple reponses to the same inquiry. I have also tried to look at the autorun but not sure how to use it either and do not want to delete something I might need. Where should I start? BTW - I have Norton 360 and Malware-Bytes installed.

Answer:Slow start-up, excessive CPU usage

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C... Read more

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Hello, so about 3 days ago my laptop began to run a lot slower than usual, I checked out the task manager and a file called "jp2launcher.exe" (this is packed in with java) was putting my CPU at about 75-100%, I don't have the best computer specs and I only really use my laptop for java based games and watching livestreams, nothing has changed really lately so I don't know what could be the difference. Since it's happened I've scanned for malware, freed up space on my hard drive, cleared my java cache, tried troubleshooting the compatibility of the exe, probably a good 10h invested trying many things but so far to no avail.

Here's a screencap of my task manager and resource monitor, I switched over to firefox just now to see if there was any improvement but it seems to even out the cpu usage between firefox and the exe, rather than the full 80%~ usage if I was on IE, not that it changes the speed of anything on my end.
http://gyazo.com/45848aec589e5a55eb778b9d09664b7a

My computer specs:
Intel core duo T8100 2.10GHz processor
2GB RAM
I feel like there's something left out but I look forward to your help
 

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Recently, my computer has been using a lot of memory when idle. Mainly after a night of leaving it on, but I used to leave it for a week at a time and they never got so out of hand.

It get's to the point were it's using 3GB out of 4GB of my RAM, and things get sluggish. This is with no programs open by the way.

Any suggestions as to what may be causing my problems?

Home Premium, x64.

Answer:Windows 7 Excessive Memory Usage

Hi -

System Services and apps always running in the background.

Check in with the Resource Monitor to see what is utilizing the RAM -
START | type perfmon /res

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi, I was having the same issue with the following thread:

http://malwaretips.com/threads/100-...tfmon-exe-upnpcont-exe-dllhost-exe-etc.39167/

And I tried using Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to clean up the virus. But I do not know how to Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool.

Thanks.
 

Answer:100% CPU Usage and excessive network activity

Helllo,

Before we begin, please note the following:

I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.

Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
Please re-run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool to give me a fresh look at your system.

Right-click on icon and select Run as Administrator to start the tool.
(XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
Make sure that Addition option is checked.
Press Scan button and wait.
The tool will produce two logfiles on your desktop: FRST.txt and Addition.txt.
Please include their content into your next reply.
 

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okay. I'm running a windows 7 64 machine with an Intel Core i5 [email protected] 4 gigs of memory, ACPI x64, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250...
ASnd the thing is my rig is sucking up 50-60% physical memory, doing nothing. I've turned off as many services as i can that I don't need, I've run MBAM and MBAR and MSRT and avast! and AVG scans to find nothing. I've changed from Zone Alarm and Avast!, to Comodo and AVG.

I still can't find this thing. I need help. I got Hijack this, and then I realized I don't even know what I'm looking at. 26 instances of missing or lost files. And now it looks like there's a new drive (E) on my rig that I didn't put there with 99mb of space on it...

Sooo. What should I do? I can usually stumble my way through this kind of thing, but I'm at a loss. OH! an instance of svchost.exe is currently at 175,812k and I just restarted. I dunno what that means.

Answer:57% physical memory usage at idle, no cpu usage.

Please do the following:Download the appropriate version for your system of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive. (Choose the correct version depending on which architecture operating system you are using, 32bit (x86) or 64 (x64) bit)Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select... Read more

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I am a pensioner who has a special telephone/internet package for those of us on limited incomes. This package only allows 10GB of bandwith usage per month after which we have to pay ?5.50 for each block of 5GB over the 10GB limit.

When I was using Windows 7 Pro my average monthly usage was +-6GB - safely within my limit. I installed Win 10 Pro at the end of July and my usage for August has soared to 12.57GB, more than double my previous average. I have not changed the way I used my computer before the advent of Win 10 at all and I have no doubt that the OS is the cause of my problem.

I am not knowledgeable when it comes to things computer and, quite frankly, I found the setting up of Windows 10 - when compared to previous versions - extremely complicated. Win 10 also forces users to have things on their computers which are of no interest to them and which they don't want and I feel very sure that it is all the apps and other stuff that I have no use for which are causing the increase in my bandwith usage. From what I have seen when I do a disk cleanup every night before I shut my system down Microsoft Edge is a major culprit but my research on the web indicates that this is one part of Win 10 that you have no option of getting rid of.

Can anyone tell me what I can do to get rid of all the stuff I don't want and/or what I can do to reduce the excessive amount of bandwith I am using.

Failing this I will just have to go back to Windows 7 Pro which gave me everything ... Read more

Answer:Excessive bandwidth usage since installing Windows 10 Pro

How to stop Windows 10 from using your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems | PCWorld

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I am a pensioner who has a special telephone/internet package for those of us on limited incomes. This package only allows 10GB of bandwith usage per month after which we have to pay ?5.50 for each block of 5GB over the 10GB limit.

When I was using Windows 7 Pro my average monthly usage was +-6GB - safely within my limit. I installed Win 10 Pro at the end of July and my usage for August has soared to 12.57GB, more than double my previous average. I have not changed the way I used my computer before the advent of Win 10 at all and I have no doubt that the OS is the cause of my problem.

I am not knowledgeable when it comes to things computer and, quite frankly, I found the setting up of Windows 10 - when compared to previous versions - extremely complicated. Win 10 also forces users to have things on their computers which are of no interest to them and which they don't want and I feel very sure that it is all the apps and other stuff that I have no use for which are causing the increase in my bandwith usage. From what I have seen when I do a disk cleanup every night before I shut my system down Microsoft Edge is a major culprit but my research on the web indicates that this is one part of Win 10 that you have no option of getting rid of.

Can anyone tell me what I can do to get rid of all the stuff I don't want and/or what I can do to reduce the excessive amount of bandwith I am using.

Failing this I will just have to go back to Windows 7 Pro which gave me everything ... Read more

Answer:Excessive bandwidth usage since installing Windows 10 Pro

How to stop Windows 10 from using your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems | PCWorld

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I am having a problem with a very slow laptop, especially on boot up the disk light goes for a while. It also take it forever to open the file explorere and then twice as long to list the items in C:. I have run Spybot S&D, AVG 7.5, SuperAnti Spyware, LAvasoft and Windows Defender, all come up clean. Attaches is the log file from Hijackthis. I appriciate any help you can give me. Thanks...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14.39.09, on 05/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Programmi\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programmi\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Programmi\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Programmi\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programmi\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Programmi\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Programmi\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EOUWiz.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\tsnp2std.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnp2std.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Programmi\CyberLink\PowerCinema\PCMService.exe
C:\Programmi\File comuni\PCSuite\DataLayer\DataLayer.exe
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Answer:Long Delays & Excessive disk usage.

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Anyone else having a problem with excessive CPU usage from TiWorker.exe after todays Windows Updates? 

After installing todays Windows 8 updates, when Automatic Maintenance is run TiWorker.exe just permanently sticks at around 50% CPU usage until the computer is turned off (Automatic Maintenance doesn't finish either).  After rebooting, as soon as Automatic
Maintenance runs again, it does the same thing.  If I manually stop Automatic Maintenance from Action Centre, after about 30 seconds the CPU usage goes back to normal.
All the updates seem to have installed OK, although the .NET update (KB2836947) initially failed, it showed as successful the second time.
I went to uninstall the Servicing Stack update (KB2821895), but unlike the other updates, it doesn't give any option to uninstall it.  I'm not sure if this screenshot means anything,
something about cbscore.dll?

Answer:TiWorker.exe Excessive CPU Usage After Windows Update

ok, the TrustedInstaller/Windows module installer tries to cleanup the WinSxS folder by compressing some files:
wcp.dll!CCSDirectTransaction::Scavengewcp.dll!ComponentStore::CRawStoreLayout::DeltaCompressComponentsmsdelta_dl.dll!compo::PseudoLzxSearch::Lookup

The LZX compression takes some CPU power.
Just let the service run and enjoy more free space.
"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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Hello all,
The problems i'm having are as follows. I will start up my computer which will take a lot longer than it used to, the fan starts working overtime and gets louder and louder. When i look at task manager i can see 'aawservice' building up to 200k+ memory and if it's left for any more than 2 minutes my computer just turns itself off. If i get to task manager before it turns itself off i can end the process myself but it takes about 3-5 tries before it goes away, or appears to go away. Today i did the same strenuous routine just to get onto my computer however when I manually stopped 'aawservice.exe' through the task manager 'ccsvchst.exe' seemed to take its place and decided that it would send my memory usage through the roof.
I also have many duplicate processes. 'svchost' which i currently have 9 seperate processes running at this time which amount to around 75k of memory being used. 'ccsvchst.exe' which i have 4.

Also i have a problem with mozilla where you will enter a site into the address bar and instead of taking you there it will search for that site through askjeeves.
 

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Good day, I am experiencing excessive data usage and have found some programs do not open correctly unless I restart my system such as Control Panel, Network and others. My anti virus is AVG 2015 and I have run that without any detection and have run Malware bytes as well and nothing has come up. I have run all the programs you recommend and the only one that has seemed to detect anything is Rouge killer for which I am attaching the report. I am also attaching TDSkiller but that seemed to come up empty as well. Please advise what additional steps I could take as I am one an ATT connection for my internet and it is costing me a fortune. Thank you for the help.
 

Answer:Excessive data usage & strange response

You need to attach ALL of the requested logs please.
 

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A few months ago bandwidth I noticed bandwidth usage on my mobile hot spot skyrocketed.  Typical bandwidth for the prior year was an average of 5-6G per month. Usage soared to 10G per month, often climbing 4G per weekend. Since active streaming is rarely used (audios, podcasts, movies, etc) the jump is a mystery.  Both the hot spot and computer are always in my possession eliminating someone using either without my knowledge. Most recently, usage skyrocketed to nearly 20G.  Needless to say, the bandwidth usage charges are killing me. I'm assuming I've been hijacked somehow but am unable to pin down the reason. 
 
System: Windows 7
Computer system: Acer 5714z
Error Messages: none
Antivirus scans done with Malwarebytes (current databases always) and Microsoft Defender.  MB found a few PUPS which were quarantined, then deleted. 
 
Most recent scan data from MB-
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Scan Date: 8/23/2014
Scan Time: 1:26:18 PM
Logfile: 
Administrator: Yes
 
Version: 2.00.2.1012
Malware Database: v2014.08.23.04
Rootkit Database: v2014.08.21.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled
 
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Martin
 
Scan Type: Custom Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 308199
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 46 sec
 
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Disabled
Archive... Read more

Answer:Mysterious, excessive bandwidth usage. Highjacked?

Check out the info in the link below for securing your portable hot spot.
How to Secure Your Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

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Is anyone familiar with a DISKBAS.EXE file? I noticed a few days ago that my hard drive seemed to be really active, even at idle. When I pulled up the processes in the task manager, I noticed this file was consuming most of my system memory and CPU resources (60-80% at idle). It was noticably slower with Internet Explorer than any other application.

The other interesting piece is that I serached my hard drive for this file, located it once in C:\Program Files\Prefetch. This seemed like it might be a virus so I deleted it. I also went to the task manager, right clicked on the file and chose "End Process". As soon as it ends, I notice the webpage in the background come up. No sooner does that happen, the DISKBAS.EXE file reappears in the Process window and brings me to a halt! Repeating this process helps load a web page, but obviuosly ometing isn't right about this file.

I think I have answered my own question, but if anyone has experience with this error, please let me know. Note, setting the priority to "Low" for this file helps decrease the CPU usage somewhat.
 

Answer:DISKBAS.EXE file creating excessive CPU usage

Welcome to TechSpot

You got yourself a virus, trojan or other nasty.
Go here first and do everything it says there.
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic17297.html

Then run a full Antivirus scan on your PC.
Some program is bound to catch it. After doing the above, you could post your HijackThis.txt file here.
 

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Hi, hope anyone out there can help me. I have 3 laptops at home, mine, my husbands and my sons. None of us watches netflix or uses torrent or skype or any high consumption program. Yesterday i had an upload usage of
August 24, 2012 dowload 5.791 upload 49.383 total 55.174
I have complained to my provider because it is not the first time, i have been told that this is impossible usage for a family. Can you help me understand what is going on and how i can solve this? Is this a virus, malware? I have licensed AVG and it does not detect anything, although my sons laptop detected a DNS cache poisoning.
 

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Hi,I am a newbie to this forum but i have been reading some of the posts and responses and feel that the quality of discussions on topic leads me to discuss my problem. I am having a problem that gets progessively worse the longer I am booted up. I bring up the 'Windows Task Manager' soon after booting up to observe the processes that suck up the CPU during my use. I notice that, at times, my CPU freezes periodically. Also, which may or may not be related, the 'System' Image Name CPU usage steadily increase 4% to eventually over 90%. Since booting up earlier this evening my CPU usage has increased from about 4% to now 30% and that is while the system is idle, or so I assume. I need help. I nderstand the the Hijackthis log is helpfull for determining causations. Please see ther log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:26:34 PM, on 8/17/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctalogd.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctad.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:Gradual Excessive 'system' Cpu Usage Slows Desktop

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you.

I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.
If you still need help, please post a fresh Hijackthis log, in this thread, so I can help you with your Malware Problems.

If you have resolved this issue please let us know.

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So just as i said in the description, my ram fills up till there is nothing left (8GB) there are no open programs and i shut off unnecessary processes but its still right up there, here are some screen shots.
Any Help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Excessive RAM usage, Cannot find culprit, need it fixed ASAP

What is ASAP?

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My laptop is a few years old now, and she is not running at the same blazing pace as she used to. mostly some excessive memory issues, but I really don't where to start tidying up. would appreciate any help!!!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 139746 MB, Free - 5841 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5680 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0UK437
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:02:00 PM, on 12/8/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Answer:Solved: cleaning out the cob webs... excessive cpu and memory usage

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Need to deal with the excessive memory usage on my desktop. As you can see on the screenshots the total memory usage doesnt add up. What I dont understand is that is it being used as memory cache or is it cause of any adware or malware? The antivirus softwares and the protective softwares I have does not detect the fault. And I got advised that it might be RAM damping or something. So really need help on this.

Answer:Excessive Memory usage than the process manager shows.

Have a look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. That will tell you exactly which process uses what.

Btw: your snips do not show. Use the paperclip to attach them.

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Hi,
Since two days, my girlfriends computer has been going really slow...
When i open it, SVCHOST (Local Service) starts using memory and doesn't stop until i kill it...goes from 1000k to 200 000k (Stopped after that) ...then when svchost takes up memory, my page file goes nuts and the computer slows down...when i kill svchost.exe (local service) page file goes down and computer is usable until " Inactive System Process" starts hogging CPU up to 100% but doesn't hog any memory (stays at 16k)
_______________________________________________________________________
Here is my HiJackThis log file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 18:42:48, on 2007-03-29
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
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Answer:Slow Computer - Excessive page file usage

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Before I begin, I believe a few quick specs are in order. ? It's an HP Mini 110-3800 (110-3801TU)? Windows 7 Starter (w/ Service Pack 1)? 32-bit Operating System? Intel(R) Atom(TM) N570 @1.66GHz 1.67GHz Processor? 2.00GB RAM As of now, I have about 20 GB out of 281 GB of space free on my ?(C: )? drive. It's been a while since this device has been screwed up. I was never sure what's been causing it to behave the way it is while in "Normal Mode" and still remain unable to detect the cause of the problem. Basically what happens is, upon startup, my computer lags excessively and something somewhere is causing my CPU usage to spike above 80% and even stay on 100% for an extended amount of time, eventually causing everything to become unresponsive. I don't know what system changes I may have unknowingly made and I'm almost positive that this is not being caused by an installation of a new program, an update to any program(s), or any updates to the system of any sort because when the problem first appeared, my device hadn't been connected to the internet for nearly two months before the problem started and no new software or hardware had been connected or installed to it. However, one change that I do see (that I haven't made myself) is the presence of a user account that neither I, nor anyone else, created. It's not visible upon startup in the "Log in", hence it's deemed inaccessible, but it does show up in "Control Panel > User A... Read more

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Specs:
 
Operating System
 
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit CPU AMD FX-6300 28 °C Vishera 32nm Technology
 
 
RAM
 
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
 
 
Motherboard

Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. GA-78LMT-USB3 (Socket M2) 37 &deg;C

Graphics

32W_LCD_TV ([email protected])
2048MB ATI AMD Radeon R7 200 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner) 41 &deg;C

Storage

1863GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 ATA Device (SATA) 41 &deg;C

Optical Drives

TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224DB ATA Device
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device

Audio
 
AMD High Definition Audio Device
 
http://imgur.com/a/I49XQ
 
I have spent 2 days trying to fix this. Please help. Causes seemingly random resets. LatencyMon reports (see image) that the main culprits are RspLLL64.sys and USBPORT.sys

Answer:High DPC Latency, Startup Interrupt in Taskmanager - excessive CPU usage

Hello jorgancrath and welcome,
 
List the Make and Model (if known) of the computer, (or home-built).
 
Next -
Please download MiniToolBox to the desktop ??
If you can please tick all boxes (do not change the Devices (Problem Only) area.
Click Go and a Notepad page should soon open
Untick any items in Notepad / Format then, Copy / Paste your result back here.
 
 
Next -
Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy,  taking care to only Post the link of the snapshot in your next post. See directions below.
Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click).
The best place to download it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later. Click on File (top left side) and down to Publish Snapshot..
Only Copy and Paste the unique url back here left after the scan has completed. Do not try and copy the page back here.
 
These will give us a basic idea of your setup and what is required.
 
Please ask if you have any questions on these basic directions ..
 
Thank You.

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Specs:
 
Operating System
 
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit CPU AMD FX-6300 28 °C Vishera 32nm Technology
 
 
RAM
 
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
 
 
Motherboard

Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. GA-78LMT-USB3 (Socket M2) 37 &deg;C

Graphics

32W_LCD_TV ([email protected])
2048MB ATI AMD Radeon R7 200 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner) 41 &deg;C

Storage

1863GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 ATA Device (SATA) 41 &deg;C

Optical Drives

TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224DB ATA Device
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device

Audio
 
AMD High Definition Audio Device
 
http://imgur.com/a/I49XQ
 
I have spent 2 days trying to fix this. Please help. Causes seemingly random resets. LatencyMon reports (see image) that the main culprits are RspLLL64.sys and USBPORT.sys

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Hi ? Am hoping someone might be able to help me with this problem ? I?ve spent days trying to sort it out, and seem to be no further forward!

SYSTEM
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Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (version 6.1.7601; build 7601)
Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version: 6.1.7601
Service pack: Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer version: 9.11.9600.18097
Model: Precision M6500
System type: x64-based PC
BIOS: Dell Inc. (version: A10; date: 04/06/2013)
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Version: A10
Date: 04/06/2013
Motherboard: Dell Inc. (0R1203)
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Product: 0R1203
Version:
Chassis: Portable
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 820 @ 1.73GHz (architecture: x64; 1734 MHz)
Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 820 @ 1.73GHz
Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
Max clock speed: 1734 MHz
Architecture: x64
Level 2 cache size: 1024 KB
Socket type: Microprocessor
Version:
Physical memory: 15.9 GB.

The main symptom of the problem(s) is a very slow, unresponsive laptop ? The problem seemed to start ?out of the blue? ? i.e. Not after any new hardware/software installations or Windows Updates etc.

Using a combination of Process Explorer and DPC Latency Checker I can see that the CPU Usage is frequently hitting 100%, and even with minimal no?s of programs running will be around 40% plus. Am guessing from the number of Hard Page Faults which DPC Latency Checker is showing that this is the ... Read more

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