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Windows 7: Strange CPU Spikes


18 Jul 2011   #1

W64 Ult
 
 
Strange CPU Spikes

I have this odd problem that I cannot pin down.
It started just a few hours ago.


As you can see, 2 spikes happen, and they always happen in pairs as if something is being sent out. I've been trying to tackle this for the past 3-4 hours and I'm still pretty confused as to what is going on.
I run malwarebytes ritualistically and also have began running superantispyware.
both of them register the system as clean, not only those but I also have MSE.

Another computer on my network has this problem, an XP, I removed a bunch of spyware from it a couple months ago, and run both malwarebytes and auperantispyware on it now too, along with MSE.

I'm not completely certain whether or not something is being sent out.


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19 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Hello Zonian, welcome to SF!

I don't think I'd be worried.... but if you are anxious about stuff going out (or in) you need to also look at network traffic at the same time (moment) as these spikes. And one easy test is to see if the spikes continue even if you disable/disconnect all internet/network cable/WIFI connection(s).
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