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Something is constantly running, hogging resources

Q: Something is constantly running, hogging resources

Hello!

I have something that is constantly running on my laptop. I've been reading here for several days and have done the following but still something running. Every time I click on a button try to open something, i get see a (Not Responding) message in the title bar; i wait, and sometime wait & wait, then eventually it opens.

So here's what I've done so far... uninstalled McAfee, I donwloaded & ran MPCR.exe twice, I installed Microsoft Security Essentials (ran a full scan, found nothing). I also uninstalled LOTS of unused software, went to the msconfig startup tab & unchecked things I knew I didn't need to be started automatically.

I've read enough that I know you need the hijack log, so here it is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:05:31 AM, on 9/25/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Windows\System\w98eject.exe
C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\psqltray.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: McAfee Phishing Filter - {27B4851A-3207-45A2-B947-BE8AFE6163AB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: HP Smart BHO Class - {FFFFFFFF-CF4E-4F2B-BDC2-0E72E116A856} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HSON] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TBS\HSON.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HWSetup] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe hwSetUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SVPWUTIL] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTIL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PINGER] C:\TOSHIBA\IVP\ISM\pinger.exe /run
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PSQLLauncher] "C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\launcher.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Carbonite Backup] C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteUI.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSSE] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TOSCDSPD] TOSCDSPD.EXE
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - Global Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: w98Eject.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_60D6097707281E79.dll/cmsidewiki.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: MasterCook: Select Image - C:\Users\Leslie\AppData\LocalLow\MasterCook Web Import\MCIEContext.hta
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: HP Smart Select - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O18 - Protocol: intu-help-qb1 - {9B0F96C7-2E4B-433E-ABF3-043BA1B54AE3} - C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2008\HelpAsyncPluggableProtocol.dll
O18 - Protocol: qbwc - {FC598A64-626C-4447-85B8-53150405FD57} - mscoree.dll (file missing)
O23 - Service: Agere Modem Call Progress Audio (AgereModemAudio) - Agere Systems - C:\Windows\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: CarboniteService - Carbonite, Inc. (www.carbonite.com) - C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\carboniteservice.exe
O23 - Service: ConfigFree Service (CFSvcs) - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: QBCFMonitorService - Intuit - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
O23 - Service: Intuit QuickBooks FCS (QBFCService) - Intuit Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\FCS\Intuit.QuickBooks.FCS.exe
O23 - Service: Swupdtmr - Unknown owner - c:\Toshiba\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service (TODDSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\TODDSrv.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Power Saver (TosCoSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TosCoSrv.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Bluetooth Service - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtSrv.exe
O23 - Service: Ulead Burning Helper (UleadBurningHelper) - Ulead Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:28:57 PM, on 3/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTB.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\MICHAE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX03.934\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

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R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:58:24, on 31/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Scan saved at 21:07:07, on 7/18/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
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AMD Turion64, 1GB RAM, running windows xp, SP3.

I've spent nearly a month searching this forum and several others for an answer to this, but have found nothing of any consequence.

Someone's gotta have an answer to this - three other computers in the house (that are older with slower processors and far less RAM) have no problems.

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Hi, here is a snapshot of my task manager.so the svchost.exe is constantly hogging up my resources, making my computer lag very much even when I only have one internet explorer on. I have scanned with spybot, adaware and housecall, but it has not solved the problem.Thanks for any help.

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Svchost.exe is a Windows program that manages 32-bit DLLs and other services, and having multiple instances running concurrently is normal. See the MS article explaining it:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;314056To view the list of services that are running in Svchost:1. Click Start on the Windows taskbar, and then click Run.2. In the Open box, type CMD, and then press ENTER.3. Type Tasklist /SVC, and then press ENTER.Regards,John

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Hello everyone, thank you for your time.
 
Recently I've noticed my Windows 8 laptop has been suffering form severe slowdown. Symptoms include regular lag from switching between windows, and a marked decrease in ability to play online videos in every web browser I've tried. I used Windows Defender, MBAM, and Advanced SystemCare 7 scans, these found a few things but don't seem to have fixed anything. Using Task Manager I've disabled starting processes, which has not helped. I've also noticed that a process called Windows PowerShell keeps crashing, and there are always multiple "COM Surrogate"s running.
 
Any help would be most appreciated.

A:Possible virus hogging resources

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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I've just installed this printer & It's related programs & now I have only 4% free space on my hard drive. What can I do to free up needed resouces?

I have Defragmented
I have run disk cleanup
I have deleted any unneeded Programs

I have 192 MB of Ram
I have a total of 9.54 GB on my C drive & 91.5 is used

What happens if I start deleting some of the stuff that came with my printer/
What can I do?

Any help is appreciated.

Paul
 

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i got rid of a bunch of worms and trojan horses using AVG, MS anti-spyware, and ad-aware. At least two things remain: a services.exe is hogging processing bandwidth and it takes forever to do anything else, and the background for my monitor has been changed to include a large black box saying "SPYWARE INFECTION".

my HTJ file below. would love some guidance. thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:53:33 AM, on 1/29/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LxrJD31s.exe
C:\OfficeScan NT\ntrtscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\OfficeScan NT\tmlisten.exe
C:\OfficeScan NT\ofcdog.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\SERVICES.EXE
C:\OfficeScan NT\pccntmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SBC Yahoo!\Connection Manager\IP InSight\IPMon32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb07.... Read more

A:services.exe hogging all resources. help!

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I have Win7 Home Premium (64 bit) and last few days the system will get very slow and after viewing the task manager it indicates that the dllhost.exe is using almost all of my physical memory.
 
I am at the point where I am thinking of doing a clean reformat.  I am wondering if this could be mechanical problems and as well are malware, etc.
 
I have enough ram to back up docs, etc, up but not much else.  I have ran a bunch of tests and nothing shows up.  I ran Combo Fix and it deleted my SnagIt program.  I am writing this from my laptop which I have never liked until a few minutes ago.
 
Any thoughts?
 
Thank you.
 
Steve Bolton

A:dllhost.exe seems to be hogging resources-Win 7

I ran Combo Fix

 
Since you ran ComboFix and also state that dllhost.exe is using all of your memory, I would suspect malware on the PC. This topic would need to be moved to the am I infected forum.

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Hello all,
You guys have helped me in the past and I am hoping that you can again. Daughter's computer, Dell Studio 1737, Core 2 duo.
She recently came to me saying that her computer was running very slow.
So I ran an MSE scan, Malwarebytes, CCleaner, Norton Powereraser.
Malwarebytes only found one minor issue, a toolbar. I removed it.
CCleaner got rid of 3 Gb of crap, mostly Temp internet files. reboot and no real change.
Upon Opening Task manager, I see about 20 instances of dllhost.exe running, CPU running 100%, memory usage almost 100% of the 3 Gb installed. They use anywhere from 20kb to 200kb.
I can end each one, but it will just restart.
They seem to be accessing files in the Users\name\appdata\temp folders. I have also noticed that if I disable my internet connection, either wireless or wired, they will go away...Upon restarting the connection and starting a browser they will start up again.
I'm at a loss.
 
TIA,
 
Brian S

A:20 dllhost.exe hogging resources in Win 7

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-se... Read more

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Machine just crawling...see anything here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:26:28 PM, on 5/4/2010
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVDtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.urbanspoon.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = local.,
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTr... Read more

A:See anything in this HIJACK log that hogging resources

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Hello there!
Been having a problem where advertisements randomly start playing even with nothing open. I noticed when it happened that "Svchost.exe, Host Process for Windows Services" Would be running and taking up a ton of memory. When I end it the advertisements stop. Butttt they come back randomly. Also having a problem with fullscreen games minimizing itself a lot.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12221 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 119232 MB, Free - 8676 MB; D: Total - 337702 MB, Free - 44951 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, G60JX
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security, Disabled


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:53:14 PM, on 1/21/2013
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\syncables\syncables desktop\syncables.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\syncables\syncables desktop\jre\bin\javaw.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Boingo\Boingo Wi-Fi\Boingo Wi-Fi.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\SB Audigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
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A:Advertisements in background + hogging resources.

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Networking issue with my Toshiba Satellite U405-S2918:
Whenever I connect it to my home network (wirelessly or physically connected), it somehow creates connectivity and performance issues for all other devices on the network to the point the other devices become unusable. I have tried disabling unused network adaptors, rebooting the router and every computer affected. I am using Windows 7, I have run Norton 360 and Windows updates to no avail. I have also disabled Bluetooth in device manager. Any ideas?
 

A:One Computer on network hogging resources

Have you tried it with another network to try to determine if it is just the PC or some interaction between the PC and your router?
 

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Hey, I just had windows 7 reinstalled on an old HP Firebird and noticed right away how slow it suddenly got after a few hours of being on. At first it was great then it started hanging so I started looking through the Task Manager and Resouces Monitor and noticed a process called "svchost.exe (netscv)" taking up over 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 (assuming kb) of memory. The machine only has 4GB of RAM so it seems to take up almost everything its got. It is also pushing the CPU usage to 25-30% constantly. When I open "serveices.msc" and shut down (disable) windows update everything goes right back to normal.

Also, I noticed when I search for updates using windows update it just keeps searching forever. It has already updated twice just after booting it up the first time and installed service pack 1.

Does anyone have any idea whats going on here? This same process on my windows 10 computer is only using 16,000 (kb?) of memory. Is it trying to download Windows 10 or is this Microsoft's way of just f****** with windows 7 users?

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Hello, I hope you are doing well.

Whenever I check my Windows Task Manager's Processes tab, it looks like svchost.exe and MsMpEng.exe are hogging my system's resources. On average, each of those programs are using approximately 50k to 60k of memory.

I know that they are both Windows-related programs (MsMpEng is Windows Defender, right?), but they seem to take up more resources than needed.

Any thoughts on this? Thanks,
Vic

A:svchost.exe and MsMpEng.exe Hogging Resources

...50k to 60k...you call that hogging resources? What are you on 128 MBs of RAM?

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My svhost has been hogging up my CPu usage for a few days. I took a tracklist of my processes and I narrowed it down to PID 320. I just don't know how to tell which services are causing which problems.

svchost.exe 320 AudioEndpointBuilder, CscService, EMDMgmt,
Netman, PcaSvc, SysMain,
TabletInputService, TrkWks, UxSms,
WdiSystemHost, WPDBusEnum, wudfsvc

These are all part of the "LocalSystemNetworkRestriced" Group.

A:svhost 124MB Hogging resources

It is my understanding that all the Microsoft services and other generic services go through the svchost.exe process. You may have a service that is performing a task, such as IIS serving web pages. Take a look at your services (right click My Computer - Manage - Services)

Is there anything suspicious in this list?

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I don't know how I got it originally but I know It has something to do with half-sleepy me clicking on one of them fake updateflashplayer_1234567689.exe. So... ugh... what do I do?
 

A:Hyazrof.exe hogging resources in task manager

Welcome aboard

Please, complete all steps listed here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
Attached logs won't be reviewed.

Please, observe following rules:

Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
Never run more than one scan at a time.
Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.

 

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can anyone let me know what i need to do here to regain my system resoures and get rid of whatever is hijacking my laptop.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:13:54 PM, on 4/14/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 3\VAIOUpdt.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\Wireless Switch Setting Utility\Switcher.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.sony.com/vaiopeopleR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Link... Read more

A:Vista Laptop svchost hogging all resources

HelloApologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.1 - download and run RSITDownload random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt<- (will be maximized) and info.txt<- (will be minimized) 2 - Status CheckPlease reply with1.the logs from RSIT (log.txt ,info.txt)Thanks peku006

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I had to make an account for this. Problem just started today.

I have several users still on Windows XP due to a small IT group, small company, afraid of change, etc. I'm also by myself these next two weeks, so that's nice.

We use MSE for our antivirus because it's cheap and free. We also have a firewall set up on our entire network so strict local AV protection isn't a top priority per se.

I have had several machines (12 so far today) that have gotten an MsMpEng.exe Application Error because the process is running the computers to 100% CPU usage and causing every crash associated with said CPU usage.

The only way to get this to stop is to terminate the executable so the computer will respond. This disables MSE. Then I have been uninstalling MSE (then installing MalwareBytes w/ a full scan) to fully get rid of that process that is running the CPU so high. Simply disabling Real-time Protection does not stop the MsMpEng process, I don't know yet if the process continues to hog resources after disabling the Real-Time Protection (testing now).

This doesn't solve my problem though. Because we need Real-time Protection and my boss doesn't want MSE off these computers that I've uninstalled it from. Does anyone have a link to the most current version of MSE that supports Windows XP? I just found out today that we can't even download from the Microsoft website anymore (Was blindsided by this because I was under the assumption that since they were continuing security up... Read more

A:[SOLVED] MSE process hogging resources (MsMpEng.exe)

You are being helped here, Is MSE working for XP or not? You don't need to create a new thread

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Hi
Every few days, just after booting into Vista, my processor usage goes 100%. When I look in the task manager, a process called "TrustedInstaller.exe" is eating all of my CPU. It continues for about a minute or two, then goes away. It only happens every few days at startup, but its very annoying. Is this normal? What is the process trying to do?

At first I thought that it's some kind of malware-- "trusted" installer. but then i saw that there's an account called "TrustedInstaller" which has all the administrative privileges. (I saw that while changing permissions for a file.) So I thought that that permission set is probably used by setups when installing programs??? (sorry if that was silly lol)

thanks for any help. :)

A:[SOLVED] TrustedInstaller.exe hogging system resources

Hello ssj4Gogeta

trustedinstaller.exe is a Windows Modules Installer from Microsoft Corporation belonging to Microsoft? Windows? Operating System. This enables management of Windows updates, If you have the update feature turned on and set to automatic then the system will update every few days causing the CPU to go up

Alternatively to stop this happening or to reduce the CPU useage you can change the updates settings

1. Start\Control Panel\Security\Windows Update\Change settings

2. Then choose a settings suited to you

I would advise you not to do this unless you know what you are doing :)

Regards







craig

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I'm running Vista and whenever I use Adobe Reader X (10.1.5) to open and close a pdf file, the process AcroRd32.exe will continue to run and taking about 50% CPU.

If I then open and close another pdf file then task manager shows I now have 2 AcroRd32.exe, and now taking 100% CPU.

If I then open and close yet another pdf file, then task manager shows I now have 3 AcroRd32.exe process running, and the 3 processes will now share the 100% CPU.

The system is now bogged down by the Adobe Reader X processes that I don't actively use.

Is this a Vista or Adobe problem? Thanks.

A:Adobe Reader Hogging Vista Resources

Hi Calvin,

Its hard to say. In my opinion Vista is a terrible operating system. If by any chance you have the option to upgrade to Windows 7 you would be well advised to do so. Again, it is just my opinion but 7 is Vista with all of the crap removed.

On the other hand, Adobe products are notoriously heavy on system resources and as far as pdf readers are concerned, I would recommend Sumatra PDF. A much more lightweight program, you'll hardly notice it is there.

Edit; If you decide to get rid of Adobe Reader, might I suggest you use Revo Uninstaller to remove it to make sure everything is gone from the registry?

Scroll down the page for the free version download.

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Yesterday,  this file dcdktkzyl.exe started hogging resources on my desktop running Win 7 Pro.   It shows as Chrome in taskmgr.  The file is siting in Users/Appdata/Myusername/locallow/Microsoft/qeecowjnc/slpdawm/.  I had never observed it before. and I usually monitor running processes.
 
Webroot support looked at it--and was not sure what it is.  It does not show up on this laptop as a Chrome file.  The tech support guy deleted Chrome but this file is still there and running.  It is also persistent and replicates itself if deleted.  If I block within Webroot it then just keeps popping up as blocked and this also slows resources materially.
 
 
 
Help.
 
Allison

A:Google Chrome-file dcdktkzyl.exe hogging resources--what is it?

This is a malicious process. I suggest you look to our malware support forum by following this guide.

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Dear Techguys,

I've had my XP system running absolutely fine, but in recent weeks it has "slowed" markedly and just seems to be almost dead in terms of speed.

I've looked into the matter as best I can and it 'seems' that an svchost.exe routine is constantly hogging resources - I've looked further into the specifics within the svchost concerned and the ms autoupdate [wuauserv] appears to be the cause of the problems as when I switch it from automatic to disabled the svchost no longer consumes vast resources and the xp system boots up and operates at a fast speed once again!

It doesn't seem that svchost hogs a lot of cpu but is constantly read/writing to the extent that if the computer is on for an hour or two then the I/O read and I/O write figures in the windows task manager for it are in the "millions" and continue to clock up at astonishing rate - and far in excess of any other processes on my computer

Of course, I "could" run the system like this [with autoupdate disabled] and just manually run it every so often but the point is up until a month or so ago my computer happily ran quite fast without messing about in this way.

About 6 months ago I bought Advanced System Care Pro and on running it the computer was immediately like new and I was greatly impressed - now though it doesn't seem like anything can "undo" the problem of slowness without I have the autoupdate switched off as explained - a... Read more

A:Solved: Slowed XP - svchost.exe/autoupdate hogging resources

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Well, the thread says it all. Upon loging into Windows (either after powering on the PC or just using a restart), I can clearly see that the Gadgets take a long time to display on the desktop, even though, of course, the sidebar.exe process is loaded immediately. About a minute or two into the login session most of my RAM is occupied and the CPUs would often jump to more than 80% per core. This is annoying because during that time Windows is very unstable and if I try to run any program on my own (mostly the TV app and/or IE9) they most likely crash or freeze so I would have to kill the process in the Task Manager.

"Antimalware Service Executable" is responsible for this, and at first I thought this was either Windows Defender or Malicious Software Removal Tool activating upon each startup, but no, this is actually Security Essentials. I know that the leaked build of IE9 affects gadgets (that's a different issue) but I am quite sure that it doesn't have anything to do with MSE, because this has been happening across multiple Windows installations with different browsers (before IE9 I didn't use IE8 at all, often I would even turn off the feature).

Has anyone else experienced this? I've been searching around and did mostly see time-out errors for MSE, not something like this. Both MSE and my Windows are always fully updated (some solution just suggested updating lol)
Is there anything I can do to overcome this annoyance?

A:Antimalware Service Executable: hogging my resources at startup

Do you have OneCare? Is Windows Defender disabled in Services? (it should be)

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OK, I'm usually pretty good at this sort of thing but this time I'm stumped...

Every 15 minutes or so I get the following error message:
"wuauclt.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

It asks if I want to send an error report, I say "don't send" and then usually the error message just pops right back up again. Sometimes though it will go away for 15 minutes or so after I click "don't send".

In task manager, wuauclt.exe is using 60-70% CPU and drwtsn32.exe is using 30-40% CPU. If I end either process I get the same error message as above. The error message always says wuauclt even if I end the drwtsn32 process. If I end one of the processes and don't click either of the buttons on the error report message (just move the box off the screen) then usually the CPU usage will go back down to normal for 15 minutes or so and then I'll get the error message again and the CPU usage will spike again.

I have disabled Automatic Updates but I still get the error message popping up.

If I go to System Properties, I can access all the tabs (general, computer name, etc...) normally EXCEPT for the automatic updates tab. Once I click that tab, it takes about 3 minutes to show up, I usually get an hourglass and I usually get the error message to pop up and CPU usage spikes...

Internet Explorer works fine unless I go to microsoft.com and try to run Microsoft Update. Usually it just hangs and I ... Read more

A:wuauclt, drwtsn32 keep popping up and hogging resources... malware???

Hello Joel and welcome to TSF

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Please DO NOT Attach logs to your posts unless you are advised to do so.

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Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

* IMPORTANT !!! Place combofix.exe on your Desktop
[*]Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboFix.
[*]Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
[*]As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed.

Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.





The Windows recovery console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery mode that allows us to help you in the case that your computer has a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any ... Read more

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Just recently, I noticed that my CPU usage mysteriously went up to 50% constantly while idle. I haven't installed anything new, so I'm not sure why it's behaving like that. After scanning with Ad Aware, Search & Destroy, Malwarebytes Anti-malware and Stinger and removing all problems, explorer still persists to run at 50% CPU. Appreciate it if someone could have a look and assist me.Here's my HJT logfile:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:21:37 AM, on 30/9/2008Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrUI.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\LG Software\On Screen Display\HotKey.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Users\Shaun\ProcessExplorer\procexp.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Yamicsoft\Vista Manager\FreeMemory.exeC:\Windows\system32\... Read more

A:Explorer.exe Constantly Hogging 50% Cpu / Possible Virtumonde

If it helps, I used Process Explorer to find out what threads explorer.exe was running, and this is the list:

ntoskrnl.exe!KiUnexpectedInterrupt+0x40
ntoskrnl.exe!KeWaitForSingleObject+0x416
ntoskrnl.exe!PsIsProtectedProcess+0x69
hal.dll!KfRaiseIrql+0xd1
hal.dll!KeRaiseIrqlToSynchLevel+0x70
hal.dll!HalEndSystemInterrupt+0x73
hal.dll!HalInitializeProcessor+0xab5
Flv.ax!DllMain+0x1242

I noticed Flv.ax is a component of SwiShzone, am I correct? So I used jv Power Tools 2008 to remove SwiShzone from my computer (I don't even remember installing it). After a reboot, I notice a small window popping up with the title "FLV Source Filter" and it always becomes "Not Responding". Attempting to close it causes explorer.exe to terminate too. Hence I figure there's a causal link between the two programs, no?

Appreciate if someone could tell me how to get rid of SwiShzone and Flv.ax. Thanks!

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When my wifes laptop comes to life, it runs like a pig. So, being the resourceful guy that I am, I check out what is running in the Task Manager and low and behold 2 and sometimes 3 instances of iexplorer.exe are running - without me starting them. And, they are not active on my screen. Only in the task manager and at almost 100%. I have scanned my sytems with AA, TrenMicro, Spybot and even have AVAST running, but everything looks clear. Thus, I am posting my HJT log below. Thanks, Brendan

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:40:04 PM, on 3/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\... Read more

A:"iexplorer.exe" hogging all resources without my consent!

I am going to download SDFIX and ATF Cleaner and spin them up in safe mode. When I get done, I will post the SDFIX log. Brendan

Here is my combofix log....

ComboFix 08-03-27.1 - Admin 2008-03-28 14:55:48.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.423 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Desktop\SK-Remover\ComboFix.exe

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.
TimedOut: progfile.dat
-- Script messages for sUBs --
Findstr -MIF:/ "\\TTC\.pdb InsertAdvertisement"
GREP -Eisf temp00
VFind -tf -s282624 "C:\Program Files\????????*[0-9].dll"

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\fad.sys
C:\WINDOWS\system32\packet.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pthreadVC.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\uninstall.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wpcap.dll

.
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Services )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

-------\Legacy_FAD
-------\Legacy_IPRIP
-------\Legacy_NPF
-------\Service_Iprip
-------\Service_NPF
((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-02-28 to 2008-03-28 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

2008-03-28 14:48 . 2008-03-28 14:48 250 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\gmer.ini
2008-03-27 18:39 . 2008-03-27 18:39 <DIR> d-------- C:\Deckard
2008-03-27 18:20 . 2007-12-04 05:04 837,496 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\aswBoot.exe
2008-03-27 18:20 . 2004-01-09 01:... Read more

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hey guys,

hope someone can help me! my girlfriends laptop is running really slowly, I've ran spybot and AVG and its not found anything (she has mentioned that AVG has brought up a few warnings about a trojan horse... can't find details of it, or repeat infections?)

I've attached a hijackthis report for you guys to look through,

Thanks a lot

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:14:45, on 23/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IPSSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\France Telecom\Shared Modules\FTRTSVC\0\FTRTSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
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I am having serious issues with my cpu. I have run malware bytes a number of times and it finds an assortment of viruses. It doesn't get rid of them though and they keep showing up when I run it. Microsoft Security Essentials has been disabled and I am unable to get it up and running. Firefox frequently freezes up because ping.exe is using up all remaining resources putting my cpu usage at 100 in my task manager. If anyone can help me fix my cpu it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Morgan

A:Unknown virus causing ping.exe to run constantly and eat up resources

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report Please download GMER from here(doesnot work on 64 bit OS)http://www2.gmer.net/download.phpTemporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.

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I have an app running WINE7E2.EXE. It kills my computer.
At times, another app wine43.exe runs also
I have found the exe file in the cyberlink folder. I cannot delete it.Says I do not have permissions.
I cannot download anything, Norton updates, Lavasoft etc.
I have run malware bytes off a thumb drive and it found a couple of Trojans (hijackers) that were quarantined.
IE is open (according to task manager and I cannot stop it)

A:strange app running. Hogging 50% of cpu

I see the program installed on march 23

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This is a continuation of the thread that got locked here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic426754.html/page__st__15__p__2495280#entry2495280
Sorry for the late response. I have been away for work the last couple months.

I followed the instructions, removed the partition, and did all the bootrec commands from the Windows 7 System Recovery CD.

All I get while booting Windows 7 is a blinking "_". It doesn't boot anywhere.

Tried the Windows 7 Startup Recovery, did nothing. Tried all the bootrec commands again, same thing.

Right now I repartitioned the drive and installed Fedora 16 to get this system running. All my Windows 7 files are still accessible, but won't boot. It still blinks the "_" symbol even with Fedora 16 Dual boot

A:iexplore.exe running in background, hogging memory

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Hi, a few days ago my system got infected with something called "System Restore", and seems to go under fake names like "System Recovery" and so on. It hides all your files, makes your desktop black, and pretends to do a scan, with fake errors like "Hard drive running 20% slower", etc trying to get you to buy a fake key to unlock the program.I got it removed with Malwarebytes, AVG, Adaware, Spybot. System is almost clean again. I've noticed it running slow though, and iexplore.exe is running in the process list, sometimes taking up to 200MB of ram in the background. I kill the process and it returns a few days later. I don't even use IE, (I use Firefox/Aurora) and running a CCleaner scan shows stuff always showing up in internet explorer cache folder.Malwarebytes, AVG, Spybot, Adaware all show the system is clean.Thanks for any help you can give. Here is a hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:35:12 AM, on 11/7/2011Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola\MotoHelper\MotoHelperAgent.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exeC... Read more

A:iexplore.exe running in background, hogging memory

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Hello Again Forum,
 
After having my computer repaired (H-P Pavilion dv7 / 64-bit / AMD Phenom II 3-core / 4 GB RAM ), upon starting the machine now the RAM usage starts at 80+ %, 
I have to use Wise PC Engineers' Memory Optimizer suite to get the RAM usage down to about 37-40%  but it inevitably creeps up again, particularly so, whenever
I open Chrome.  I an running several desktop gadgets, Norton  360 (with its resource-hungry, multiple-instances of ccsvhst.exe).  Apple's mobile device service always
seems to be running along with various auto up-daters for other programs.  But it appears that Chrome, MsMpEng.exe, explorer.exe are quite heavy on RAM resources.
I'm not sure why the system RAM usage has increased since the repair except to say that part of the overall repairs included a "re-flowing" of the mother-board.
In the past, prior to my pc's repair, I have noticed in the task manager ( screen shots included) that when Chrome is open, there are multiple instances of  Chrome.exe *32.  These several instances of chrome.exe*32 appear at once when the browser Chrome is opened.  Is there any way to tie these iterations of chrome.exe*32
to the individual processes or services?  Thanks again Forum for your time, service and all your help.  Cordially, JulianAS.                                             ... Read more

A:Multiple Instances Of Svchost Running , Hogging Mem./CPU

In regards to Svchost.exe...see my reply here.One reason for heavy CPU usage is that you may have too many applications loading and unnecessary services running at startup when Windows boots. Almost all applications you install want to startup when Windows loads. If you allow all these startups, they will compete for and use system resources resulting in poor performance and a slow system. Many of these programs are not needed and disabling them can save resources and improve performance as they are available from Start > Programs or an icon on the desktop if needed.Other reasons for performance issues include disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many browser add-ons/plug-ins, extensions, toolbars, failure to clear browser cache, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. Incompatible browser extensions and add-ons can impact system performance and cause compatibility issues such as application hangs (freezing).Windows System Configuration Utility is one way to check a computer's list of startups but it was not intended to manage the programs that run when Windows starts.To disable unnecessary startups, use a free Startup Manager like one of the following:A better alternative is to use a free Startup Manager like one of the following:Starter by CodeStuffWinPatrol (32-bit, 64-bit)AutorunsStartupLiteOSAM (Online Solutions Autorun Manager)System Explorer - System Explorer PortableAnVir TaskManager Free (32-bit, 64-bit)Startup Manager PortableMike Li... Read more

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recently i was having major computer issues on my desktop, i did a full restore to factory settings and after doing a few windows updates i found that my network adaptor was not finding any signals. it does not show up in the change adaptor settings page or in the device manager page. when i troubleshoot my internet connection it says an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in. I have a desktop computer but it definately has a wireless network card. i used to get windows updates for it and it just stopped working one day. when i look in the BIOS the only option related to booting a network card is B03 D00 Yukon PXE. no matter when i boot it i still dont get wireless signals. when i go into the boot menu and try to boot this device it says " PXE E61: media test failure please check cable" i have opened the tower and the card is securely in its slot. i thought i would workaround by getting a usb wifi card. I installed it and connected to the internet and it alternated between having a connection to the internet and being connected to the network but not the internet. even when it is connected to the internet i cannot reach any web pages. my dropbox desktop files update very slowly (7kb/s). when i am connected with the usb card the network stops working for everyone else in the house. they can no longer reach web pages or continue downloads. please help.

gateway DX4300
AMD Phenom II X4 810 processor 2.60 GHz
8.00 GB DDRII RAM
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A:wifi adaptor not recognized, usb wifi hogging wifi resources

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My mozilla firefox just yesterday began to act very slowly. Switching between tabs has taken forever and just opening a new page takes a while. The bookmarks tab, and any other tab at the top for that matter, cannot be opened. I click them, then get the outline of the window, but the image behind is shown, like it is frozen. To exit i have to use alt + F4 or the ctrl + alt + del then end process. Once that happens the computer runs as normal. At the windows manager, i also notice that firefox.exe is using 50% of the CPU usage and 170,000 K of memeory. IE on the other hand runs perfectly well, even if firefox is open. How can i fix it? Incase it is malware, I have included a Hijack This! log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:21:24 PM, on 1/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
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A:Firefox running so slowly, also hogging all memory and CPU usage at 50%

If you are running any firefox addons disable them and see if that helps I had some memory leak going on from a poorly coded addon.

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Hi,Newbie here. Something has infected my PC and is launching Internet Explorer in the background -- sometimes two processes at the same time. I use Firefox 99.9% of the time - almost never Internet Explorer.iexplore.exe is hogging my memory. I don't know if iexplore.exe is also responsible, but something is occasionally re-directing my mouse clicks i.e. I click on a link after a Google search, but I get re-directed to a different site. It's been going on for about a week now. Both problems started at the same time. I cleaned out the Java, Firefox and Internet Explorer caches.I've tried malwarebytes which found a few items to remove, but it has not found anything the past few scans. I also tried Trendmicro's Housecall. It found nothing. I'm sure I have a firewall enabled, but when I went to check, I got this message:In case the image doesn't show, the dialog box says, "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings." I am logged in as the administrator.FWIW, my knowledge of computers/operating systems is not deep. If you can help at all, I would be very thankful.Below is a copy of my dds.txt log. The attach.txt file is attached.DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17114 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31Run by new user at 13:52:12 on 2012-12-05Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1078 [GMT -8:00]..============== Running Processes ================.C:\WINDO... Read more

A:iexplorer.exe Running in Background Hogging Memory and Re-directing Mounse Clicks

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We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
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Last Thursday 11th October I noticed my PC was running very slowly.

When I went to Task Manager, a process called svchost.exe was taking 90%-100% of the CPU cycles.

I know enough to know this was a service, and I went into Admin Tools | Service Manager to see if anything was running that shouldn't be.

I spotted that Terminal Services was set to "Started", even though its STARTUP TYPE was set to "Manual" and I have never started it manually, to my knowledge (Also the machine has been rebooted weekly, so even if it was started up manually some time back, it would have been killed off at the first reboot).

(I did install UltraVNC though recently - does this start up Terminal Services ?)

Straight away I disabled Terminal Services, and rebooted. The service that hogged the CPU didn't start up again, though since then, My internet explorer has been hanging.

I am very worried that someone or something has hijacked my PC - what should I do ?
 

A:SCARED ! Unknown Service running, hogging processor and started up Terminal Services

HiJackThis logfile attached - see below...
 

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

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Hi, I have a PC running XP Media Center and for the last month or so it's been freezing up on single applications. If Outlook is open for a while, it will start using 50% of the CPU's resources. When I close it under task manager, another application will be targeted like Firefox. Then when I close that, explorer.exe starts using 50%. Sometimes rundll32.exe gets targeted too. I can hear the fan in the housing working hard and that shouldn't happen. I've run virus and spyware scans with no results. When I log off and then back on, it resets and I have no problems for a few hours. Then it freezes up again. Please help. Let me know if you need more info.

Thanks!

Jon

A:PC Running Hot, CPU using too many resources

Hi Jon


Quote:





Originally Posted by mugen


try to tune-up your computer. run ccleaner
disk clean-up
malwarebytes
combofix




DONT RUN COMBOFIX. It is extremely powerful and should only be used when under instruction from a pro. It can render your machine useless.



Quote:





Originally Posted by mugen


go to start
run
type regedit
go to startup tab and disable unnessesary program
click ok
reboot your pc




To do this you need to type msconfig not regedit. Go to the startup tab and disable everything other than antivirus programs.

Now look under the services tab. Tick the box at the bottom that says hide all Microsoft services. Now uncheck what you dont need. Again, make sure you keep antivirus programs running.

When the PC freezes, check the temperatures in BIOS. This will let us know how much the PC is overheating, and if this is the problem.

Also, if your PC isnt under warranty, you can open the case and use a can of compressed air to clear dust out of the fan and the vents to make sure there is enough airflow inside the case.



Quote:





Originally Posted by mugen


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hi forum.

here's one that i've tried to figure out for about a year now and can't get a hold on and also could not find anything in the archives:

running xp sp2 on a dell inspiron 9300, xp sometimes starts to lose resources, failing to open new applications, new explorer windows or lacking parts of guis in applications, such as explorer button bars or parts of menues. but if i then close an already open application to free some ressources and repeat the action that failed (e.g. opening a new explorer window) xp might be able to do it properly. i can repeat this a couple of times, until i'm down at only a minimal number of windows/apps and will have to reboot. after reboot, everything is normal again.

here's some more examples of strange things i've seen:
- explorer windows won't open at all, no error msg, system sometimes 'beeps'
- an explorer window might not display the buttons-area under the menu, but only a windows-logo in the center.
- an explorer window might display without the task area (blue area) that's usually on the left side
- whole applications won't start, sometimes giving error messages, sometimes not
- apps would start, but will miss parts or their capabilities. examples:
. photoshop shows dialog-windows but parts of dialog interface is missing
. photoshop can't execute certain actions like 'save for web' anymore
. my ftp-programm is cutting off the menu that should display all configure... Read more

A:xp running out of resources

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I keep getting that error when I try to login sometimes it works and sometimes not need some help.

A:system is running low on resources win 7

Hello welcome to TSF! Which error would that be?

Your profile states you are running Windows XP yet you are posting in a Windows Vista/7 forum. Which version of Windows do you have. We need to know so we can better assist you.

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Extender Resource Moniter keeps telling me my system resources are running low, my system is:

Processor: Intel ® Celeron ® M CPU 410 @1.46GHz
L2 Cache: 1,024kb
Memory: 1,016 MB (56% used)

C: Drive:

Total size:
51.13 GB

Used: 21.51 GB
Free: 29.62 GB

I dont understand why the system is running slow to start from the login screen and takes a while to load completely and takes a while for xp to be usable, but occasionally laggs i.e. internet explorer

i've run my norton 360 completely and ad-aware completely and has come back clean

used windows tuneup utilities to clear all uneeded clutter, but i dont understand why its running slow?

any ideas????

A:System Resources Running Low

You could try increasing the size of your paging file.To change the size of the virtual memory paging file

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Well, it appears that I am having a common problem: I seem to be running out of system resources on a regular basis. I have a Dell Latitude D531, Turion 64 X2 mobile TL-60 2 GHz, with 1.87 GB of RAM.

I mainly use outlook (with a several hundred GB .PST file), firefox 3.5.1 with google toolbar and IE tab add-ons, the newest version of foxit and a proprietary office-based software simultaneously.

About three months ago, I recollect seeing a distinct performance lag with the computer and started to run out of system resources on a regular basis. Programs wouldn't launch without a message (or sometimes a system resource message appeared) and running apps would crash after hanging. When this starts to happen, I can close all of my applications and still see hang-ups and apps crash.

I archived my PST, run fewer apps at once, restored XP, cleared up HD space and run several different anti-virus/malware/adware programs with limited success. I have also attempted to remove as many non-essential applications, in case of a conflict that I was unaware of. At this point, I think the problem is software-based but beyond my comprehension. Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance!
 

A:Running out of system resources in XP... help!

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Since I turned on my computer over 4 hours ago svchost has been using at least 50% of my resources. When I look at services one of them is Windows Update. I have WU set at manual to keep Win10 off my system. I tried to restart but that did not fix. Is
this another Win10 background thing that has been using up my resources all year? I wish I could just say no to Microsoft on Win10!

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Hello!
This is my first post so ill make it as non-newbish as possible
I have an HP pavillion dv6000 running vista home
Its has 1 gig of ram and an AMD 64 athlon X2 processor
The computer takes FOREVER to start up (10 to 15 minutes of black screen with cursor)
i have a desktop widget of a spedometer that shows my CPU usage and the computer is running 89% of its proccesing power while im doing nothing!
PLEASE HELP
 

A:Laptop running its resources dry while idle!!

Open task manager and see what program/programs are causing the 89%. Could be indicative of a virus or spyware....
 

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I shut the lid on my laptop when I went to the store. I have it customized to where it goes to sleep, plugged in or on AC power, when the lid is shut. I was gone for about twenty minutes. When I opened it, the three users popped up at the log in screen. One for my roommates, one for me, and the third is for my fingerprint, which uses a built-in validity sensor, software being HP SimplePass. Now, when I tried to log in, it gave me the following error message:

"Your system is running low on resources. You can not log in as a new user. Please log in using an account that is already..." (I can't remember that last part of this final sentence.)

I restarted my PC and everything is now as it should be.
I've never received an error message of this nature and I'm very confused. Can anyone shed some light on the sutuation?
Many thanks in advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6091 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon (TM) HD 7470M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 690153 MB, Free - 532672 MB; D: Total - 20986 MB, Free - 2267 MB; E: Total - 4054 MB, Free - 1098 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1800
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Your system is running low on resources...?

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In Event Viewer - my Application Log and System Logs are corrupted
Running sfc /scannow does not recognize my windows version (cpu is XP SP3, disk is SP2)
Sometimes I can connect to my networked drives sometimes not

My computer is a Core 2 CPU 2.4ghz - 3 gb Ram

I've scanned my computer for viruses and spyware with multiple programs, nothing found.
Please help

A:My computer keeps running out of system resources

What is the exact error message or messages?

Louis

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A:What is a normal % for resources free w/ only explorer running? <M>

Hi lala032399

Mine is 72% with only explorer + normal background programs running - and I'm happy with that

Of course it all depends on what programs you have running at startup and your computer details

steam
 

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Now for the next prob. The person that had this comp before me had all kinds of P2P sharing programs running all the time...Kazaa, Bearshare, Warez, Winmx and DC++. What logs do I need to post so y'all can tell me what is still hanging on so I can get rid of it. Already ran Spybot, Ad-aware and Hijack This, but it is still showing processes that I don't recognize.
 

A:[Solved] Running processes using system resources

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My PC runs very slow when running Internet Explorer. When I do Task Manager and look at the resources usually it is at 100% of CPU Resources and it is Internet Explorer thats using everything. Help!! I ran a HiJackThis and here's the log below:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 23:21, on 2010-06-12Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exeC:\Program Files\Juniper Networks\Common Files\dsNcService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exeC:�... Read more

A:PC Running Slow - Internet Explorer Taking Up 100% of Resources

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Do not Attach logs unless I ask you to.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a better look at your system, please do the following so I can get some more detailed logs.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appe... Read more

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Hello

I have something bad that is hogging resources and prevents Ad-aware / Spybott search and destroy running.

My system:
Win98 fully updated
AVG antivirus - detects nothing
Adware (safe mode)/ Spybot S&D (safemode) / Spy hunter detect nothing
Mozzilla Firefox browser. I don't use IE unless I have to.

When I try and run Ad-aware / spybot I get exception errors. EOutOfResources, or EReadError. All other programs run normally.

Below is my Hijack log. I have added notes in [...] to specific programs that I know are OK.




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:19:41, on 26/03/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE [Zone Alarm firewall]
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\MIXER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HP CD-DVD\UMBRELLA\HPCDTRAY.EXE [hp CD Writer]
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CENTURY CD\DDS.EXE [CD carousel]
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGCC.EXE [AVG antivirus]
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGAMSVR.EXE [AVG antivirus]
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A:Hogs resources, blocks running Ad-aware and Spybot

Hello

I just downloaded the latest versions and reinstalled Spybo and Adaware. They still generate exception errors when run. Adaware ran immediately after installation but it wouldn't run when opened after that.

It appears what ever I have targets these applications.

Regards

Darren

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Hello all,
In the last few months I've been having a recurring problem in XP. After a few hours of use, a couple of things begin happening that force me to reset my computer. For example, some of the graphics in windows begin disappearing, and nothing happens when attempting to open new applications or open new windows.

This was a common thing to happen back when I was using Windows 95/98, and it seemed to be a simple case of "running out of resources". But I assumed this kind of thing didn't happen in XP anymore. (Am I wrong?)

I've tried to find if some application i'm using has a memory leak, but I haven't found anything yet. I've also tried some memory recovery programs, but they haven't helped. (I'm using one called Ram Booster Pro at the moment.)

Any help or suggestions are appreciated!

Mark1982

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hi,
i uninstalled my norton system works, and installed AVG internet security 7.
it was fine for awhile, until afew days ago, when my computer became laggy, and freezy. when i open windows task manager, it shows avgrsscv.exe to be taking up 50-80% of my Cpu usage all the time.

any suggestions?

heres a hjt log just if you need it.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:53:16 PM, on 1/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\SuperAdBlocker.com\Super Ad Blocker\SABSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Computer running super slowwwwww. avg taking up 50% of resources, all the time?

bump...

oh, i also realised why avg was doing that... too many IE windows open at one time.

can someone please check my log anyway?

thanks

heres my HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:50:45 PM, on 3/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgfwsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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My CPU usage is always running at 50-55%, which it wasn't doing a week ago. When I check the "Processes" tab under Task Manager, there isn't any application/browser/programs that are taking up that cpu usage. I also ran a virus check with TrendMicro and it came up with nothing. I'd like to be able to know what is running in the background and stop it. It's making work related programs and browsing more slow.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:23:17 PM, on 10/31/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
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A:CPU Constantly Running at 50-55%

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Hi,

I hope you can help with this problem. My friend computer is running at 100% virtually all the time and the computer keeps freezing up. I have attached the "HiJackThis" report.

Kind regards

Tony Farthing
 

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Hi, i just got my Lenovo 501S-14IKB today. Everything is working fine, its super fast in comparison to my old laptop. Only problem is, that the fan seems to run all the time and is making noticable noise. the temperature of the cpu aer all in the range of 20 only the hd was at 34. so normally that are not temperatures where cooling is needed. If i let the notebook idle for 2 min it goes dead silent but starts again even if i just scroll down a homepage. And even if i start programms whicht take more resources, the fan does not get louder. Is there anyway to controll the fan? Help would be really appreciated, Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english  

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In Windows Task Manager, under the Performance Tab, my CPU is showing at 100% permanently. I've tried closing down some of the high runner processes but nothing makes any difference.

I've run several cleaners (RegCure, CCleaner etc) but again nothing makes any difference.
My PC is constantly freezing, hanging, sputtering and is becoming unusable.

I also noticed that when I manage to perform a normal shutdown, everything goes normally BUT my screen stays on, and the power button light remains on, but I can hear the drives and fan stopping. I then have to perform a manual powerdown by holding the on/off button for about 8-10 seconds.

My machine is a 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 Compaq Presario, 18 month old, O/S is Windows XP Home Edition, with SP 2.
Anyone out there have any ideas?
Thanks in advance
 

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

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Model: Lenovo S41  
 
The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions? 
 
Thanks 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:S41 - Fan constantly running

That is usually caused by the vents that allow air to be drawn over the CPU heat sink being clogged with dust   Once the CPU gets hot, the system will slow down, and eventually just shut down to protect itself from a meltdown.     I would try using a vacuum cleaner hose and a can of computer cleaning air to blow/suck out the dust and see if that helps.     I that still fails, you may have to remove the base cover (see page 34 of the Lenovo S41/U41 Hardware Maintenance Manual) and clean the fan manually.     In rare case the heat sinks fail, or the thermal heatsink compund beween the CPU and the heat sink cracks and fails to transfer heat to the heat sink efficiently, mut most likely you will find the system is full of dust. Lenovo used to have a fan cleaning program in the Lenovo Energy Managment software, but I think it removed it for some reason.    It is supposed to run the fan backwards and forwards at high speed to try to clean the dust, but if it is really plugged, it probably will not work. Good luck. Lenovo S41/U41 S41-35 S41-70 S41-75 U41-70 Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_s41-35_s41-70_s41-75_u41-70_hmm_201503.pdf 

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Hi,

I have two computers, one computer runs smoothly at a cpu level of around 10%, and has less RAM, hard drive space, and runs more cpu related tasks, it has a duel core 2.4, my other computer, however, runs at 100% all the time, no matter how many processes I kill in tskmgr.exe, it runs incredibly slow, it has a duel core 2.2.

I've ran malwarebytes, CCleaner, registry cleaner, defrag, and it still runs at 100%, it didn't used to do this, it's happened for at least two months, but it keeps getting worse.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 232273 MB, Free - 71833 MB; D: Total - 232275 MB, Free - 58090 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, SJV50TR
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled

Please, if you know what I need to do to get my CPU running healthily, please tell me.

The highest process (CPU) Is Hamachi with 20%.
 

A:CPU running at 100% Constantly

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I have a Compaq Presario PC, windows XP W/SP2 installed. Model # SR1503WM. The CPU constantly runs whether computer is being used or not. I have checked the task manager and it shows CPU as 0% and compaq connections agent as the only application running. I have 1.24GB of RAM installed. I have Norton installed and AVG and have checked for spyware and computer seems to be clean of any. The unit seems to be cool as it is not hot when felt or air from it, and also is free of dust clogging vents and inside of unit. What could be the problem. It is 2 years old this month. The noise runs me crazy after a while, thanks!
 

A:CPU constantly running

Hello Lutzlady. There maybe something at the end of this link that will help you out.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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I have a Dell.. with Windows Vista. The computer sounds like its constantly running even when I am not doing anything on it at all. I have scanned with Malware Anti bytes. I have mcaffee anti virus on the computer. when I do my task manager there is dwm.exe that uses 43,560K memory , explorer.exe uses around 53,800K, and iexplore is using 43,450K , I have 58 proccesses running, CPU usage is 52% and Physical Memory is 44%, that is with me just on here typing this, with mcaffee running...is that normal? I have looked up pretty well everything in that list and it all seems normal. I have included a HiJack this log to see if there is something in it can someone please let me know. I would appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:58:08 AM, on 15/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Users\Sweetc\Desktop\Programs\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

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A:Constantly running

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Model: Lenovo S41   The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions?  Thanks 

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Hello,Pasting in contextual information from another topic ~ OBHere is a little history.March 30th A Windows problem first became evident as the CPU spiked to 100% and on reboot, Windows would not boot up stating it could be a hardware or software problem. At that time I thought it was the motherboard and had it swapped out because the error I had was different but the symtoms were the same prior to the system not booting.April 6th got the laptop back from HP and put in my HD to boot from. It worked for a day and then the CPU spiking issue was found, only this time with no failure to boot.Since that date I have tried to isolate the issue but to no avail. I have tried various restore dates and images, as well as manipulating the data on the master image (delete WoW before issue is active and reinstall it from scratch). None of it has worked.My latest attempt was to restore from my oldest image available [the other night]. It was left restoring and hasn't been tested yet. I am not sure if the "issue" will be visible on it. I tested one last night 3-4 weeks later (Feb 16th date) and it was but apparently never became active for close to 2 months...End of added material. ~ OBThis is in reference to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic219056.html and http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/218815/cpu-runs-at-100-constantly/.I have attached the log files that you requested. I had to run this from safe mode however. It still took close to 10-15 minutes to create.I have re... Read more

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

Hello All,

I wanted to provide an update to this. I blew away the image last night hoping to restore from the factory settings and get it up and running. That worked for about an hour before the symptoms came back. That normally leads me to think that there is something on my home network that is passing a virus along before I can patch windows, but to add further confusion to this topic, the same situation has occurred on my work laptop. Both are HP NC6400. That is the only similarity. The work laptop is running XP and my home machine Vista. I had both machines rebuilt and the work one without ever stepping into my house exhibited the same issue on a fresh build. Is it possible that there is something resident in the BIOS of these machines, or that a Virus screwed up the CPU's?

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I justed did a clean install of my operating system now my cpu is constantly running at100%. My system specs are for the cpu 3.0 ghz with HT and 512mb ram.
 

A:my cpu is constantly running at 100% help me

Maybe you have a virus

Could be that you have a virus, Last time I did a clean istall, i got one doing windows update.

Hey, buy another 512! too, :hotbounce
 

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Over the past couple of days my laptop has declined in its speed and is constantly running at 100% process. I have done a virus scan with AVG and have found no results that have caused a threat to my system and i have tried to delete a few program files but to no success. I am stuck at what to do really next? Any help would be great

Here is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:48:19 PM, on 7/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
D:\Microsoft Office 2007\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card Configuration Utility\utility.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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I was wondering what would it take to find out why a CPU would constantly run?
 

A:Cpu Constantly Running

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Hi, posted yesterday re the fan on my HP running all the time, dusted the fans as per the reply but it's still blowing.

Someone who came over last night looked at a performance table somewhere on the computer and said that alot of the programs were running 99% thus setting the fan off. He didn't know any more and I can't remember how he got to that info? Help please!
 

A:CPU running fan constantly?

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my cpu ? or red led light on my tower permantely flickers and the hard drive permantely runs. when i look in task manager the only file running is aolsoftware.exe. it runs even when iam not on aol. here is my hijack report.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:03:46, on 26/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Voyager100Test\fts.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gsicon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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It seems I have had some lag of late, and I thought it was due to a loose connection in my CD-RW....but since I have completely removed the CD-RW, as it seemed to stop the lag for a day or so, i continue to get the same thing over again...CPU constantly running resulting in lag

It isnt spyware/or a virus, as I've check into that pretty thoroughly...

To me, it sounds like the CPU is constantly running and is somewhat loud during gaming...causing lag...
Anyone's help would be appreciated?

ty, Justin
 

A:CPU constantly running...

right click the task bar and open the task manager, click the processes tab and look at the columns for both CPU and for memory usage. Use the msconfig.exe to check what apps are starting up with bootup too. or try this; http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
 

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I just bought a new toshiba pc i got it last thursday and when im just sitting at the desktop the fan just kicks into high gear constantly running and making noise and then after a few minutes it stops but it also starts back up making the same annoying noise minutes later is the fan suppose to be working so constantly? And the cpu temperature is constantly at 30 degrees or higher is that normal? even when i turn on the pc after its been off for a few hours its still in between the same temperature range that i mentioned earlier. also for example on this pc if i have firefox open and i have photoshop open or any other programs the screen brightness changes slightly dimmer when i switch from one program to another on its own. Im not sure should i take it back im thinking about doing that i cant take the annoying fan and the automatic switching of the screen brightness upon switching application windows is a little strange.

A:my fan is constantly running and is very noisy what do i do?

A constatly running fan usually means overheating or a defective fan. You said 30C or higher. The higher is the imporant part, as 30 is not too high

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My computer has been acting really crappy lately.
Really slow
I can get on the internet but the links take forever or the no response
cpu is running at 100%
We get a microsoft no response and have to reboot or if you control alt delete it says that there is nothing it is working on even though you have click on a program. Programs freeze constantly and take forever to get to another excel sheet as an example.
I have norton internet sercurity, I have done iolo system mechanics 6
we have run our adware
I have run pc pit stop on the computer which said it found trojans. Are all my problems caused by these and can you suggest a product to take them off.
If it is not a trojan that is slowing down the computer what other suggestion do you have for me. I really don't understand what is making the cpu run a 100%
Thank you for your time and help
 

A:cpu running at 100% and constantly freezing

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Have run Spybot, CCleaner, Malwarebytes AntiMalware and defragged - no problems found. As of the last week or so the cpu load is almost always 50%, sometimes it flicks up or down 1 or 2%. Only other problem I seem to be having is that Windows media player network sharing has not been working with my xbox 360. It tries to access the connection and keeps timing out. TVersity runs fine over the same connection.HIJackTHis and root logs follow:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:00:44 PM, on 10/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:explorer.exe running at 50% constantly

Is there any other info I can give to help?Hello Last 10 Posts [ In reverse order ]jarofpants,We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The reason we ask this or do not respond to your requests is because that would remove you from the active queue that Techs and Staff have access to. The malware staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.That is why I have made an edit to your last post, instead of a reply. Please do not multiple post here, as that only pushes you further down the queue and causes confusion to the staff.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.Thank you for understanding.Regards,The weatherman (Moderator)

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Long story of what's happened so far:

So about a week ago I was on firefox and using google search. I scrolled through the page and my firefox window closed. internet explorer opened for a brief second, it then closed itself, then a program called XP security 2011 downloaded itself and started running a virus scan. I just assumed it was a fake (I've had this sort of thing happen on other computers in the form of Spy Sheiff and something else years before). My internet was hijacked and I couldn't open any page in any browser. So I turned the computer off, ran malwarebytes anti-malware in safemode and it found a few things. I deleted everything that came up and I turned the computer back on in normal mode and I ran into a few other problems.

While the internet now worked, whenever I tried to open (mostly) any other program, it would ask what program I wanted to open it with (the list of the default programs). After a while of searching, I came across a registry fix for it, downloaded it and it worked.

Some point after that though I just ran more scans in Malwarebytes, and whenever I boot the computer normally it runs super slow. I pin pointed this to services.exe using the task manager but from what I read it seems that it's a genuine file that has malware attached to it. It's hogging every bit of CPU that isn't being used by everything else. If I run the computer in safe mode it might run at 80-90% which is definitely better then 100, but it&... Read more

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I am running WinXP Pro SP3 and I have had an ongoing issue with my rundll32.exe suddenly spiking to 50% and then fluctuating around there. I use all the usual suspects (Spybot, CC Cleaner, Avira Antivir, Malwarebytes) and my system is clean of viruses and malware. I have prepared a HJT log file, a task manager screenshot and a system32 screenshot. The rundll32.exe icon is not the standard white icon or icon with a symbol, but looks more like a piece of paper. Is this normal for this icon?I will provide any other information to anyone who can provide me some assistance.Thank you in advance for you time and advice.

A:RUNDLL32.EXE is Running at 50% CPU Constantly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the ... Read more

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The resulting heat means my laptop sounds like it is trying to take off. I have tried removing .xml files from indexing as has been suggested on my multiple searches. Didn't help at all. Somehow turning off the process if possible is also not a solution in my opinion.

Looking in Event Viewer, I noticed a great many of the following 'Warnings' from the 'Search' source "The protocol host process 8472 did not respond and is being forcibly terminated {filter host process 10000}." The numbers involved change frequently.

Any ideas as to how I can fix this? It's driving me mad. I have attached a screenshot from the process tree area of Process Monitor, it is perhaps relevant.

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I just received a new HP 22-b052 AIO yesterday and as soon as I started it up, I could hear the fan on the left side (or right side from the back) constantly running. The sound from far away is unnoticeable but when I'm in front of it, it is loud. Is this normal for HP AIO (All in One)? I called HP tech support and spent hours recovering and reinstalling BIOS, running hardware tests but to no avail.  Also, could I replace the fan? Is this PC customizable, would I be able to switch out the mobo and CPU (and of course fan)? 

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Hi i mentioned this earlier but i didnt solve the problem, im running my desktop windows vista machine, and the harddrive never stops working, it sound really bad, i searches for this and someone said that you coult see what whas happening in the task manager with io reads and other io activity tabs turned on, the tasks that showing the most activity was windows tasks and the highest is avg with over 20-40k reading score i will remove avg and se if it fixes it but othervise, what should i do?

A:Harddrive constantly running!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sisrace


Hi i mentioned this earlier but i didnt solve the problem, im running my desktop windows vista machine, and the harddrive never stops working, it sound really bad, i searches for this and someone said that you coult see what whas happening in the task manager with io reads and other io activity tabs turned on, the tasks that showing the most activity was windows tasks with over 12-19k reading score.. why is this?


Check the following site for some useful information regarding hard drive faliure;

http://www.howtogeek.com/134735/how-to-see-if-your-hard-drive-is-dying/

HTH

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My computer is now extremly slow. It sounds like there is a program running all of the time. I checked task manager and nothing is listed. I downloaded Hijack This and this is what the log
analized..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:55:14 PM, on 10/22/2010
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17037)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\Basics Status\MaxMenuMgrBasics.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS5\Bridge.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\isuspm.exe
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A:Computer constantly running

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I was downloading a game on steam and left my computer alone so it could finish the download, when I came back every time I clicked anywhere the fans would start to run on max, but since I had to get to school I didn't have time to solve this so I just shut down the computer and decided I would ask my friends for help, when I reopened it, Windows was updating and after the update my laptops keyboard didn't work (excluding the trackpad) and the fans are constantly running on max, can someone please help me I have the new Razer blade 14" (2016)

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Hi , i recently upgraded my laptops hard drive to a Samsung 840 evo 500GB SSD. Whilst i've noticed a massive improvement in performance there is one little annoyance , the fans on my laptop are constantly going on and off is there a way to combat this and is this a common problem ?

A:installed SSD fan running constantly

Hi Bibbster,

Not a common problem no, if anything after fitting a SSD the fans should come on less as a SSD gives off no heat at all compared to a regular spinner.

Did any bios settings change when you installed it? I would have a look in the bios to see if there are any settings for fans etc.

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I am using Windows xp Home Edition, which recently started running VERY slowly. Task Manager tells me that iexplore is running even though I never use IE. On a couple of occasions, IE has spontaneously opened to unfamiliar webpages. I downloaded HijackThis and have begun the process, but I need help deciphering logs and such. I don't want to make a false move. Thanks in advance.

A:iexplore running constantly

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The ... Read more

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Have taken delivery of a new desktop pc and it is ok except for the fact that the fan cranks up to (a noisy) full speed when pc switched on and carries on like this until it is turned off.
I queried this with supplier's help desk but they assured me that this is normal?
Should I just accept that it is (normal)?

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Have slight problem. Want to set upone of my own photos as desktop background.
Have a couple of my own photos saved in My Pictures, under My Documents.
Worked briefly. Now, when I boot up, my A drive runs constantly, until system comes
up completely. But, as soon as I click on anything on desk top, A drive starts running
again, apparently searching for needed background file?
How/where do I save my own photos for desktop background so that A drive isn't running all the time?

I'm running a Gateway 1GHz, 40GB HD, CDRW, Iomega Zip drive and Windows ME.
If I keep a Zip disk in, with photo I want on it, Drive A is quiet.
Problem began when I tried to change desktop background.

Appreciate any information!!

Please move to correct topic location if I posted under wrong topic!

Thanks

[Edited by KHahn on 07-21-2001 at 10:24 PM]
 

A:A drive constantly running?

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hello, i have tried to get this done in another forum but read a few others and thought i would get ahead of the ideas and try you first...my disk is constantly running, won't shut down...i also posted this message in the other forum:

Hello, my hard drive won't stop running, at least i can hear the fan running all the time, and now outlook won't even send anything, I took norton off as was advised here, and installed avg free, but need some help!!!
Thanks!!!!!!
Pete

heres what i got back and my resopnse:

Hello and Welcome to TSF

First lets scan your system with these programs

Scan your pc with one of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
RAV AntiVirus
Housecall. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.
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Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.

Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next c... Read more

A:disk is constantly running

anybody?

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Can anyone off assistance? I have a dell laptop and a friend of mine was using it over the weekend. This person was accessing 'myspace' and 'myspace im' which I think surfaced this problem. When I started up my computer I got this STOP error: IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL

So I inserted my windows xp pro OS disc and tried to re-install. Well now, the egg timer is constantly running when I start up the system and when I look at the performance, it's at about 45% when I have nothing running. And sometimes the STOP error comes up at start up.
 

A:Egg Timer Constantly Running

Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to the XP forum for more response

Regards

eddie
 

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