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Windows 7: Processes in Task Manager jumping back and forth constantly

05 Jul 2011   #1
Laurus12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Processes in Task Manager jumping back and forth constantly

Hello,

Yesterday when opening Task Manager I for the first time experienced that processes are jumping back forth (randomly up and down) changing places all the time. I have never experienced this. Could this be caused by some malware of some sort?

To see if there was a specific program which did this I shut down all non essential programs.

My OS is Windows 7 64bit SP1.

Thanks,
Laurus


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05 Jul 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello. You can do a full scan with Malwarebytes Free,or to buy a full version. Download,installl it and run a full scan. See what will say. If they are some infections post here the log file.
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05 Jul 2011   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It all depends on what criteria you use to sort the list. Typically, this occurs when you select the CPU column to sort, either in ascending or descending order.
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05 Jul 2011   #4
Laurus12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you very much for your reply StalkeR.

I have done what you said, and thankfully there was no malware detected.

Laurus
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05 Jul 2011   #5
Laurus12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
It all depends on what criteria you use to sort the list. Typically, this occurs when you select the CPU column to sort, either in ascending or descending order.
Thank you very much to you too Dwarf. It is interesting really. Some years ago I had worked as a Windows NT systems administrator for many years and this simple thing has passed me by.

Thank you. That did it.

Laurus
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05 Jul 2011   #6
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

The computer is now running good?
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05 Jul 2011   #7
Laurus12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
The computer is now running good?
Just perfect it seems Thanks for asking.

Laurus
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05 Jul 2011   #8
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Ok. Just asking before reporting the thread as solved.
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