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Windows 7: CPU maxed out!


23 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 
CPU maxed out!

I recently had an infection on my Windows 7 machine yesterday (long story)...anyways, I removed everything and I am noticing frequent maxed out CPU. Currently, the only things I have running is Firefox, Office Outlook 2010, IE, Adobe Reader, and Word 2010. Why is the CPU going crazy? I did look in the task manager and didn't see anything out of the ordinary but I did notice a lot of svchost.exe tasks.

I currently have BitDefender 2011 Total Security free trial on my system...

Help...


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23 May 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codyw View Post
I recently had an infection on my Windows 7 machine yesterday (long story)...anyways, I removed everything and I am noticing frequent maxed out CPU. Currently, the only things I have running is Firefox, Office Outlook 2010, IE, Adobe Reader, and Word 2010. Why is the CPU going crazy? I did look in the task manager and didn't see anything out of the ordinary but I did notice a lot of svchost.exe tasks.

I currently have BitDefender 2011 Total Security free trial on my system...

Help...
What did you use the malware? Just in case download malwarebytes (free) and run it in safe mode. I am thinking you still have malware.
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23 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I ran MBAM and it found nothing. I know it's not normal for the CPU to be out of control like this! I had KIS 2011 but from time to time it would unload itself out of memory and yesterday while I was out, it did this and while I was gone I got infected. BitDefender seems pretty good but now I'm trying to figure out this CPU thing...
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23 May 2011   #4

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

Try running Sophos Anti-Rootkit and the portable version of Super-Anti Spwyare. I'd also uninstall all security programs after cleaning with removal tools and install MSE.
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23 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try malwarebytes as suggested by zigzag in safe mode.

If that turns out OK,
I would also suggest removing BitDefender.
You can put back later if so choose,but for now, lets just be sure it isnt causing a problem.

You can replace it with MSE for the time being.
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23 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

you could try system restore, followed by a chkdsk, and a malwarebytes and mse scan (1st, last, w/e.).
dunno.. that's what i would do.

EDIT: in windows task manager, view, select columns.. click PID.
now you can check the svc process number and google it. hope that might help.
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24 May 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Can we see a few screenshots of this...and how long does it last?
For the record if the CPU hits 100% for less then a couple of seconds its not an issue.
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24 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

Attached are snapshots as requested. I left my laptop on all night so BitDefender could do a full scan. The deep scan didn't really find anything. However, the full scan did...

I did run Hitman Pro 3.5, Trend Micro HouseCall last night and they found nothing.
I'm trying desperately not to wipe and start over again because it's a pain, long process, and I need my PC this week!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Can we see a few screenshots of this...and how long does it last?
For the record if the CPU hits 100% for less then a couple of seconds its not an issue.


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