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Windows 7: typical low cpu usage medium memory AND MORE!

31 Aug 2014   #31
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

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that's why i asked a few posts ago if it's my version of utorrent or utorrent itself (maybe another torrent app is better?)
not using any of those so can't help you there
Drivers: Set windows updated to only inform you but not install or download updates. Then unistall the virtual audio device, don't delete the driver. For the three identical devices uninstall and delete the driver for three of them and just uninstall the last one. Reboot and check what is happening in device manager. Do any of the uninstalled devices pop up again?
Skype: you have the latest version. What is your default browser and do you have several browsers installed?


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31 Aug 2014   #32
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry, I just noticed Chrome in your processes list. Try this: start Internet Explorer, make it your default browser. Then start Skype and start a call. Is the CPU use still going to over 20%?
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31 Aug 2014   #33
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Ok. I began creating a Tutorial but then found out I didn't have enough rank here to publish it
I assume you know how to download the zip file and extract the files from here. Then you launch procexp.exe. It does not require an installation.

Then see this Youtube video that shows starting Process Explorer, enabling VirusTotal check, agree to the terms of service, then a new column is shown called VirusTotal and after a few seconds it will show a result in that column for all processes, for example 0/50 which means 0 out of 50 antivirus products detected something "bad".

In the video you can see that not all processes shows a result in the VirusTotal column, but a message instead. This is because Process Explorer was launched as a standard user. Go to the File menu and click "Show Details for All processes.

If you still have any process that doesn't show a result you go to the Options menu - VirusTotal.com - and select "Submit Unknown Executables".

You can ignore blue results that begin with a 0 and see if you have any results in red. That means one or more antivirus engines detected something. Click on the result(red link) to open the VirusTotal report for that file in a browser.
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01 Sep 2014   #34
wildheart25c

windows 7 64 bit professional
 
 

update on the sound drivers post
i uninstalled the virtual one
i attempted to uninstall and delete one of the 4 identical drivers but it removed all 4 of them. i guess because they're identical, then what happnes to one happens to all
i restarted
left for 5 minutes
came back and saw that plug n play window where 4 items were being searched for updates. yes i did set my windows updates to ask me what to download and install. of course, whenever one of them was done, i'd see the same nvidia name on the driver that i told u about before.
i uninstalled and deleted then restarted. soon as that window appeared again, i clicked on skip something something windows. something like skip windows updates.
it stopped but the drivers were still installed. but instead of being called nvidia something something, they erwe called high def audio device.
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05 Sep 2014   #35
wildheart25c

windows 7 64 bit professional
 
 

okay i think 4 days is enough of a break
here is what i did today
i started firefox and went to younow.com. i also had bsplayer playing a video. and i looked at my processes. 20-30% where audiodg is averaging 3% and i had to install flash plugin.
i did the same with chrome. audiodg never went past 2, the flashplayerplugin that appeared in processwes when i used ff didn't appear now AND my cpu % is less than 20.
so can we say that chrome isn't at fault?

As for layback, i can always use my security programs to check the newly assembled file. Isn't that what you're supposed to do anyways when you direct download or torrent a file? So torrent can't be affecting me over and over again.

Speaking of which, the malware detections were mostly in chrome directories. Don't know why but I recall they were mostly there.


Finally, putting aside (for now), the brief tutorial our friend put, is there anything else left for me to do? I had the same issue take place again. Took snapshots. Forgot what I was doing. Sorry. I also included snapshots where you'll see several processes appearing twice. When I checked their PIDs in the services list, I couldn't find them. I figured it's because they weren't a service :P The pics are BEFORE, AFTER, DOUBLE 1 and DOUBLE 2


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16 Sep 2014   #36
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

@wildheart25c

I finally made that tutorial about Process Explorer and how to check all running processes with more than 50 anti-virus products. Had to wait until I was a Power User before I could create one.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...s-50-av-s.html
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