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Windows 7: Background pgm eating up CPU

21 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Background pgm eating up CPU

Running win7 ultimate on a dell e4300 with 4gb ram and 2.26ghz cpu. While doing nothing the cpu will jump to 100%. chk msconfig and hide ms apps and nothing shows up. try to restart pc and scrn tells me i have a bkground pgm running (no more info) and does a forced restart. after restart ms sec essentials will not start then all of a sudden pc shuts off. restart in safe mode and no probs. restart again and pc running fine for now. any suggestion gratefully appreciated.

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22 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

If your PC is having start-up issues and a process eating your CPU, I would suspect a virus first, especially since MS security Essentials isn't starting. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and run a full scan.
Link for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

Be sure to get a real Anti-Virus too, Microsoft Security Essentials will not save you from everything.
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22 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Ran Malware and did a rescan of MS security essentials no issues. BTW this was after a completely new rebiuld of the PC.
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