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Windows 7: Windows 7 and CPU overload

15 Nov 2014   #1
Dmlnyc

New York
 
 
Windows 7 and CPU overload

My windows 7 dell laptop will not launch internet explorer--i had recently removed Chrome and was trying to install malware.

nothing I do can get it to connect to the internet

when I open task manager, it shows CPU operating at 100% when nothing is running

any thoughts


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15 Nov 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you have a restore point from just before the malware install attempt I would try that first.

If not try opening an elevated command prompt and running
sfc /scannow

3 times
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15 Nov 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What are the processes that use all the CPU time. Look in Resource Monitor > CPU tab.
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16 Nov 2014   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dmlnyc View Post
My windows 7 dell laptop will not launch internet explorer--i had recently removed Chrome and was trying to install malware.
What?

Malwarebytes you mean?
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16 Nov 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ya, I hope that`s what he meant LOL

Was there a problem with Chrome, why did you remove it ?
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16 Nov 2014   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dmlnyc View Post
My windows 7 dell laptop will not launch internet explorer--i had recently removed Chrome and was trying to install malware.
What?

Malwarebytes you mean?

Hmm, could be he succeeded. Maybe this is a test?
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