Firstly, please forgive me if any of the below requests are ignorant, I am new to the world of troubleshooting Windows 7 this thoroughly. Overview:
I have had a perpetual issue with CPU Usage and have tried several different methods of eradicating the issue without much success. After a lot of trial and error I do believe the issue lies with open services/processes that I am not confident of disabling. Could someone please help me understand or locate the resource hog. Specs:
I currently have a new system: AS ROCK Z77 OC Formula Motherboard, Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge, 2 x Velociraptor 10000 RPM HDDs, 1 x Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM HDD, 1 x 160GB Seagate 5400 RPM HDD, 16GB DDR3 RAM, Nvidia GTX 670 GPU (4GB Version). Core Issue:
When I first installed Windows my CPU usage was 0 at idle, now its 15%-25% at idle, and I can’t seem to find out why. Some may say around 20% isn't that bad but this is how it started with my previous system and then towards the end i had it at 90%+ and i had NO way to resolve that, so i want to address this problem before it gets out of hand.
CoreTemp manifests the following:
Core 0: 46-49C
Core 1: 49-53C
Core 2: 46-49C
Core 3: 43-46C Processes:
I have 83 processes running and my memory usage is 2.46GB. Here are screenshots of my Process view:
I have no viruses detected and either way my PC is hardly 3 days old. In Conclusion:
I immensely appreciate any help and if necessary am willing to provide monetary compensation to anyone who can resolve this issue
. I desperately need a solution to this problem due to past experiences (with Irrational CPU Usage) that have made my work environment impossible.
Thanks so much in advance. UPDATE: Pardon my ignorance but as of the 8th of January 2013 it is now conclusive that the problem lies with Trojans which have infected my backup data as opposed to running services/processes as i earlier suggested.
1) Win32.Sality.3 (B) and