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Windows 7: CPU Usage High at idle...Please Help..

06 Jan 2013   #31
corp2212

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
In post #23 I see.
Igfxupdate.exe forces cpu to load @ 100% - Microsoft Community
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On my own computers I don't muck with Windows 7 Services and I don't have any problems.
Thanks for the insight, i did check this earlier but the culprit surely seems to be a Trojan that disguises itself as a random program, once i close that random program it just shifts to an alternate open program, i am now trying to deal with this through a variety of anti malware and anti Trojan software, the most important being kaspersky rescue disk as recommended by mmkarimi.


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06 Jan 2013   #32
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

dont worry, it wont delete your files. sometime if your windows is infected, some files in system32 may be infected by the virus, while they are needed in order to start up windows, which they would be deleted in this process. its unpredictable.
the antivirus won't delete pictures, documents or others like that, maybe some cracks or patchs if you have, which are mostly trojan by themselves
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06 Jan 2013   #33
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Kaspersky Rescue Disk is a virus removal solution for critical situations. It was designed to be used when regular antivirus software fails in detecting and cleaning a system of various infections.

If you own Kaspersky Antivirus or Kaspersky Internet Security, the Rescue Disk can be recorded directly via these products. If not, the ISO can be burned on a CD/DVD using your disc burner or choice. It can also be placed on a bootable USB device and launched from there.

Here’s how it works: set your system to boot from the CD / DVD/ USB device, insert the disc or the stick and restart the system. After a quick loading process, you are acquainted with the interface of Kaspersky Rescue Disc.

You simply select the objects Kaspersky should process (disk boot sectors, hidden startup objects, or local hard drives), and hit the scan button. The Rescue Disk then delivers a report of all malicious objects found in your system, such as viruses and Trojans, but also adware and other similar software. Infected files can be quarantined, disinfected, or removed.

The Settings menu allows you to configure the current security level, file types, scan optimization (i.e. skip files scanned longer than a given number of seconds), archive scanning, installation packages, and others.

Updates are done on a regular basis, and notifications can be set for malware detection or modifications, obsolete databases, failed tasks, or others.

In conclusion, Kaspersky Rescue Disk is a great way to remove threats that can’t be cleaned by standard antivirus solution. It requires quite the amount of effort (burning the CD / DVD), but it succeeds where other security solutions fail.

IT's a Freeware so take advantage of it

Download from here:
http://download1us.softpedia.com/dl/..._rescue_10.iso


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06 Jan 2013   #34
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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06 Jan 2013   #35
corp2212

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
Your information has been absolutely invaluable to me mmkarimi, i cant thank you enough, ive burnt the ISO file to a CD and will run the scan shortly, i expect it to take long so ill just run it overnight and see what happens.

The moment i have something, ill revert with Screenshots or more information on what transpired, thanks a million, proceeding as we speak.
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06 Jan 2013   #36
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

IF you still have the problem removing the infection I recommend.
Windows Defender Offline
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Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET
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A Trojan in kind of a best buddy to other infection. The Trojan hold the door open so his/her buddy infections can come into your computer. It must be removed.
Keep us informed of how things are going.
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06 Jan 2013   #37
corp2212

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
IF you still have the problem removing the infection I recommend.
Windows Defender Offline
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Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET
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A Trojan in kind of a best buddy to other infection. The Trojan hold the door open so his/her buddy infections can come into your computer. It must be removed.
Keep us informed of how things are going.
Thanks a million Layback Bear (i really apologize for misspelling it initially), tomorrow is an important day for me, im really hoping Kaspersky does the trick, ill download the ones you've recommended nonetheless and keep them ready. Will post results the moment im done, thanks again!
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08 Jan 2013   #38
corp2212

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - SP1
 
 
Important update..

Hello Gentlemen,

Just an update, i ran Kaspersky a day ago but encountered an error so im rerunning the same, it will take 24 hours to scan all my disks since i have more than 3TB of Data and id like to make sure all the infections are out.

Good News:

I did manage to run Kaspersky on the windows drive [C:] and it killed the earlier mentioned viruses, AS A RESULT, believe it or not CPU Usage is down to 0% at idle, so in essence the problem was solved. However, heres the issue: My backup data is infected and what happens is the virus transfers itself to C: within 2-3 days of either killing it or formatting the windows drive, thats what transpired when i first installed windows, it was AOK with 0% at idle for a few days before the windows drive was infected again.

To successfully eradicate this once and for all i need to kill the virus completely (from all backup drives), so that is what i am attempting now.

Besides Kaspersky i have been recommended the following tools which i intend to implement IF Kaspersky is not successful but i dont see that happening since it did kill the infection on C: (Windows drive).

1) Microsoft Security Essentials
2) Microsoft Safety Scanner
3) Emsissoft Anti-Malware
4) Super AntiSpyware Free Edition.

Please be advised, Malwarebytes and AVG failed and cannot successfully deal with or eradicate the viruses in question.

I Commend your efforts and i especially thank mmkarimi for the solution, but this isnt over yet, i implore youll to bear with me and help me until this is completely taken care off.

Thanks again in advance.
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08 Jan 2013   #39
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, again
glad to hear that your cpu have got cool off
i remember a time that i forced to install windows 3-4 times because the virus was permeated into all my hard drives partitions and i was tempting to remove it by installing a new windows. each time i was entering the other partions, the story would start again.
this would happen for you too, you should check all of your HDD partitions, all flash drives, any mass storage with a powerful antivirus, especially with the rescue disk and outside your os, otherwise you would be infected again.

about an additional free antivirus you may see this post from here:
free antivirus protection

I personally have nod32 smart security and it works very good. it has a powerful, light antivirus and firewall.
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08 Jan 2013   #40
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Malwarebytes Anti Malware does what it's name indicates. Removes malware not virus. The reason more than one program was suggested to scan with by me is no one program finds everything.
Note: Anything that was backed up wile your computer was infected is also infected and should be scanned and infections removed.
Could you please list the programs you scanned with and the results of each?
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