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CPU running at constant 100%

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#1 wstreckfus


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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:48 PM


Hope someone can help me out. Trying to be the hero here and fix my mother-in-laws computer. I've been trying to research this problem here at BC and so far have come up with this.

On Task Manager I found that these 3 programs are the ones taking up most of the memory.

I/O Reads / I/O Other
csrss.exe 6,600 / 15,000

lsass.exe 18,500 / 7,500

svchost.exe 2,000 / 18,000

I'm not sure how to stop these from doing what their doing or even if I should try and stop them.

Any help would be appreciated.


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:53 PM

Since those 3 processes are also where malware likes to hide, I would check for infections.

I'd suggest one of these free online scans to ensure that you're not infected:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal

If you are, post in our Am I Infected forum

Edited by garmanma, 24 December 2008 - 08:55 PM.

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