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System Process Running at >50% CPU Usage Constantly


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#1 punjabdasher

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:04 AM

For reasons which are unknown to me, the system process never goes below 50% CPU usage nonstop. I made sure my drivers were up to date, as well as running my AV and so far have had no luck lowering the CPU usage. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:19 AM

What AV program are you running and does your CPU usage go down if you shut it off?

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:31 AM

What AV program are you running and does your CPU usage go down if you shut it off?


I am using AVG Antivirus, however the CPU usage corresponds to the actual system process which is using 50% or above all the time.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 12:29 PM

Just to clarify...you are not talking about the System Idle process via Task Manager, are you?

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:09 PM

Just to clarify...you are not talking about the System Idle process via Task Manager, are you?

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No, it is not the System Idle Process.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:26 PM

Here is a screen shot of my task manager.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:12 PM

Well...is the AV program the only defense you have for all malware?

There is no one program...that can do the job.

Please try a couple of these free online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

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


If you find that you're infected (or the scan doesn't complete or closes unexpectedly), post in the Am I Infected forum located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

I would further suggest that you run a program such as SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware! - http://www.superantispyware.com/ AND Spybot S&D, http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html in an effort to be more certain that malware is not involved.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:32 PM

I just ran a second test with Malwarebytes and it also found nothing, so I do not believe it is a virus that is causing this problem.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:38 PM

OK, I don't have any other paths to go down. Wait for inputs from others.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:33 PM

please help anyone... :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:28 PM

im assuming your running XP, but what CPU are you using?

also, when did this problem start?

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:49 PM

Core2Duo E7300 2.66GHz

the problem started about a month ago.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:23 AM

sounds like a virus or malware to me but not sure :/

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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