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Windows 7: how to check programs using cpu usage

24 Jun 2010   #1
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
how to check programs using cpu usage

Hi every1, i want to know how to check what processes are using my cpu because when i check it reaches 50-60% but then it keep fluctuating b/w 25-30%...so what programs & applications are using the cpu?


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24 Jun 2010   #2
Kari

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Hi Deepakumar, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Open Task Manager by right clicking taskbar and choosing it from context menu, or by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + ESC. Click Show processes from all users (lower left corner).

CPU and Memory columns show the information you want to see.

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01 Oct 2010   #3
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I want to know are there any tools,application/software available that can help me to check what process meant for which application plus whether its a virus,Trojan or any program that might harm my pc....Thnx
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01 Oct 2010   #4
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I suggest you use Security Task Manager which gives a simple and easy to understand presentation of all the programs and processes running on your computer.



You can see what processes are running along with an assessment of what risk they pose.
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01 Oct 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepakumar View Post
Hi every1, i want to know how to check what processes are using my cpu because when i check it reaches 50-60% but then it keep fluctuating b/w 25-30%...so what programs & applications are using the cpu?
From Microsoft:
Resource Monitor,
From Microsoft via SysInternals:
Autoruns,
ProcessExplorer
ProcessMonitor

Want to know if you have malware, run MalwareBytes.
Malwarebytes
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01 Oct 2010   #6
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thnx seventy nine & karlsnooks...will try it...
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01 Oct 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Goofed and over edited before,

Following is for Kari

Very good to see you again. We've missed your advice.
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01 Oct 2010   #8
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepakumar View Post
Hi every1, i want to know how to check what processes are using my cpu because when i check it reaches 50-60% but then it keep fluctuating b/w 25-30%...so what programs & applications are using the cpu?
From Microsoft:
Resource Monitor,
From Microsoft via SysInternals:
Autoruns,
ProcessExplorer
ProcessMonitor

Want to know if you have malware, run MalwareBytes.
Malwarebytes
@ karlsnooks i've tried all three but most of the time i'm unable to understand the information given by these applications, that's why i wanted a software that make things little easy for me to understand...normally i run resource monitor once in every 2 months to keep a track of things...but at times certain processes i don't know of & then have to google it...
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02 Oct 2010   #9
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Google it via Process Explorer

The Process Explorer is easy to use. If you want to see what process is gobbling up your RAM you can just click on the [Working Set] column to sort the processes by memory used. If you don't recognise one of the processes just select the process and right click (or Ctrl+M) and you'll be taken to a googled page.
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02 Oct 2010   #10
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thnx for that FYI seventy nine but now things are under control...
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