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Windows 7: random high cpu usage with explorer.exe

16 Jul 2013   #31
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

On
Hold down Control and click on ESET Online Scanner to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window
Click the button
Check YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
Click the Start button.
Accept any security warnings from your browser.
Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
Click Advanced settings and select the following:
Scan potentially unwanted applications
Scan for potentially unsafe applications
Enable Anti-Stealth technology
ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
When the scan completes, click List Threats
Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
Click the Back button.
Click the Finish button.

On or
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
Right click on choose on your desktop
Check YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
Click the Start button.
Accept any security warnings from your browser.
Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
Click Advanced settings and select the following:
Scan potentially unwanted applications
Scan for potentially unsafe applications
Enable Anti-Stealth technology
ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
When the scan completes, click List Threats
Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
Click the Back button.
Click the Finish button.


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16 Jul 2013   #32
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

nothing found whatsoever seems pretty redundant to post the report.
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16 Jul 2013   #33
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Lets open up msconfig

Press the key and the letter R key on your keyboard . The Run window should pop up right above the taskbar . Type in: msconfig and press [ENTER]

On the Startup tab uncheck everything but the Antivirus software . Click on Apply and OK and click on Exit without restart and restart manually .
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16 Jul 2013   #34
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

and then?
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16 Jul 2013   #35
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Uninstall disk unlocker
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16 Jul 2013   #36
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

unlikely to be an issue as my problems were happening before, still none the less uninstalled as l dont need it any more.
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16 Jul 2013   #37
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Lets try a cold boot

Click on Start button, type msconfig.exe in the , and then press Enter

Inside the msconfig ( System Configuration ) On the General tab, click the Selective startup option, and then click to clear the Load startup items check box.

On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all

Click OK, and then click Restart.
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16 Jul 2013   #38
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

lve tried this once before, problem is its hard to predict when my issues will occur, l havent had a freeze when opening the first mkv file or any random 50% cpu rises on explorer.exe since l ran a few of the progs however sometimes l go for weeks without issue sometimes it happens a couple of times l reboot.

tho earlier l did notice one of my plugins had disappeared on firefox. save images l think it was called.
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16 Jul 2013   #39
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Lets see if we could run a new frst64.exe

Delete the old version and Redownload from below

Run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool


64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 <===== Download Link

Drag the FRST64.exe from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Right click on FRST64.exe and choose

When the tool opens click Yes on the disclaimer window .

Press Scan button.

FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file
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16 Jul 2013   #40
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

done, uploaded.


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