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Windows 7: Random CPU Spikes

19 Apr 2010   #1
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Random CPU Spikes

For the past week and a half or so I've been getting random CPU spikes at 100% which renders my computer unusable for 5-7 seconds.

I found the culprit in task manager and it appears as though it's Kaspersky. It's called avp.exe. When I right-click and open the folder to where that .exe is located it takes me to the Kaspersky folder.

Does anyone know what I should do? I uninstalled Malwarebytes, (free version), thinking this was the problem but it's not as I just had another spike.

Does anyone have any advice? This makes me feel sick inside.


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19 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

It's possible Kapersky is having a bad reaction to another program. Or it could just be a corrupt file. Uninstall Kapersky and Reinstall.
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19 Apr 2010   #3
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay. I'll do that now. I will also use the removal tool.

Kaspersky Removal Tool
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19 Apr 2010   #4
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I'm assuming that you're using a legit paid for version, if not just switch to a free software such as MSE.
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20 Apr 2010   #5
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes. But a non-legit version shouldn't really make any difference right?

Edit: I re-installed it and there's been no spikes. I don't know if it's truly fixed or if it just hasn't gotten around to spiking yet, haha.

Thanks for your suggestion. I'd give rep but it won't let me. Tells me I must spread more around before giving it to you again.
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20 Apr 2010   #6
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

It depends on what was snuck into the coding of the non legit software.
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20 Apr 2010   #7
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
It depends on what was snuck into the coding of the non legit software.
Ah, I understand. That makes sense.
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