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#1 DamCar


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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:48 AM

For the past two weeks I have been having trouble with Internet Explorer 7. Very slow and sometimes blocking. Today it has been impossible and I found the CPU running at 100%. The "problem" was a svchost.exe at 100%. I tried a System Restore, no change. I run a Virus scan (CA Etrust 2008), nothing. Antispyware (CA Etrust 2008) nothing. Spybot and Ad-Aware2007 found nothing neither. In then unloaded IE7 (going back to IE6) and now as soon as I boot the computer svchost.exe is at 100%. Impossible to reload IE7. I'm at present runing a Kaspersky Online scan, but nothing found yet (will update this post if something found). So... I don't think it is a Virus/Malware/Trojan. But what is it? ? ? Thanks for any suggestions.

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:04 PM

Malware is not the only reason that your computer operates slowly...Consider other factors such as the amount of free space on your drive...How often do you De-Fragment your drive? Do you have more than one anti-virus application running at the same time? Do you have more than one firewall running at the same time?

It could possibly be malware that the programs that you are using do not detect. If this continues, I would suggest posting a new topic in the "Am I infected, What do I do now?" thread in the security section of this forum. They are more qualified to help you diagnose malware problems. You may also be directed to post in another of the securty threads such as HighJackThis so be patient and follow their suggestions...
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#3 usasma


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Posted 09 May 2008 - 07:06 PM

Download this free program: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ssExplorer.mspx
Then, once it's running, hover your cursor over the offending svchost.exe process.
You'll see a list of programs that are running "inside" of it - please let us know what they are and we can move on from there.
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:18 PM

thanks usasma,
Since posting I found it was the Windows Automatic Update causing the problem. I was able to get around it by turning OFF the auto update and downloading from the site. I have downloaded the tool you suggested and next time it blocks i'll try it!
thanks again

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