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Windows 7: High CPU usage by process "System" when downloading

27 Dec 2009   #11
sniperdude

win 7/xp pro... dual boot
 
 

me too their is no way I would have Norton on my pc.


if you have a router with NAT firewall all you need is AVAST free/home and the windows 7 built in firewall


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27 Dec 2009   #12
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sniperdude View Post
me too their is no way I would have Norton on my pc.


if you have a router with NAT firewall all you need is AVAST free/home and the windows 7 built in firewall
turn off the windows firewall and it's service, and install a third party firewall. do not use security software from microsoft.
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27 Dec 2009   #13
sniperdude

win 7/xp pro... dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by InternetLord View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sniperdude View Post
me too their is no way I would have Norton on my pc.


if you have a router with NAT firewall all you need is AVAST free/home and the windows 7 built in firewall
turn off the windows firewall and it's service, and install a third party firewall. do not use security software from microsoft.

No! but it would be interesting if you could tell me why you are telling me to do this
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27 Dec 2009   #14
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

third party security software is far more user friendly than microsofts.
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27 Dec 2009   #15
sniperdude

win 7/xp pro... dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by InternetLord View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sniperdude View Post
me too their is no way I would have Norton on my pc.


if you have a router with NAT firewall all you need is AVAST free/home and the windows 7 built in firewall
turn off the windows firewall and it's service, and install a third party firewall. do not use security software from microsoft.
LOL are you trying to tell me you give me this warning just because 3rd party
software is more user friendly
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27 Dec 2009   #16
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

yes. user friendly means far more control over what is and is not allowed to run or access the net. the windows firewall has a habit of asking you if you want to keep something blocked(after it has all ready blocked it with out telling you it was going to block it in the first place)instead of asking you if you want to block it at all. as far as anti virus microsoft has a bad history.
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27 Dec 2009   #17
kdogg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK if I uninstall Symantec, I still see very high CPU usage but it fluctuates like CRAZY. Bounces between 50~100% non-stop when bandwidth is moving in and out.

Something called DPC's is doing it in Process Explorer.

Also, what other good AV programs are out there? Don't care if it's free or pay, what is currently rated the best? Everyone I've spoken to swears by Symantec products and when I do say well other people say its crap they use how Linux users dislike windows as an example and say but fact of the matter is, Symantec is the best.
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27 Dec 2009   #18
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

InternetLord;

Quote:
as far as anti virus microsoft has a bad history.
Apparently, Thurrott disagrees:

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/mse.asp

I personally, don't have an opinion, because I use Outpost Security Suite, which includes both firewall and AV/malware.
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27 Dec 2009   #19
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

i would be asking them what linux has to do with this. sounds like a very lame copout by them. i user zonealarm antivirus which includes a fantastic firewall along with counterspy. there are plenty of great av / fw programs out there that do not eat the resources that norton does. just do the research.
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27 Dec 2009   #20
kdogg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Linux was the example of how people who like one thing thing another is generally junk...

Kinda like how Ford Mustang owners hand Honda's and Mitsubishi and vise versa. Once someone gets it in there mind something sucks, there is generally nothing you can do to change there mind. You get a group of people who think Symantec is a big POS resource hog and another group who think it's the neatest thing since sliced bread and that the people who hate it just need to upgrade there systems or something etc.

Was just an example.

Either way removing Symantec helped the teefer2.sys issue but then the DPC's just ate the CPU instead. As long as I set any downloads to be 50k/s or less, the pc is usable but if its much over that, it cripples the computer.

I just downloaded a video file at 900+k/s and I could barely move my mouse. If I tried it would jump all over the place.


This is ridiculous.

I can format right now and install EVERYTHING I have installed now and it will be ok for about a month. I already know it will, this will be my 3rd time having to do this with 2 different computers.

Or.... I can go back to Windows XP SP3 or Vista, that will also solve the problem.
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