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CPU constantly at 100%, overheating etc


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#1 thenoose

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:52 AM

im using a laptop which should run ok with windows 7. i have 3gb of ram, intel pentium dual processor T2330 running at 1,6oghz with a 4,1 rating in windows 7.

Nevertheless, my pc keeps overheating, rendering my pc useless for intensive tasks.

I fear, due to the cpu being almost constantly at almost 100%, that malware is the cause. I looked in the msconfig startup list and there was an item called "cogad", which might be the cause. How do i go about removing it? i cant post a hijackthis log by the way, because its not compatible with windows 7.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:43 AM

Check this out:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/c....exe-24485.html
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:30 AM

Try our preparation guide and see if the DDS scanner will work
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

If that doesn't work, try the first one first, then the other:


If you cannot get DDS to work, please try this instead.

Please download RSIT by random/random and save it to your Desktop.
Note: You will need to run this tool while connected to the Internet so it can download HijackThis if it is not located on your system. If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding Rist attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.
  • Close all applications and windows so that you have nothing open and are at your Desktop.
  • Double-click on RSIT.exe to start the program.
  • If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.
  • Click Continue after reading the disclaimer screen.
  • Leave the drop down box set to default: "List/folders created or modified in the last 1 month (30 days).
  • When the scan is complete, a text file named log.txt will automatically open in Notepad.
  • Save the log file to your desktop and copy/paste the contents into a new topic in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here.
Important: Be sure to mention that you tried to follow the Prep Guide but were unable to get DDS to run.
If RSIT did not work, then reply back here.

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If you cannot get DDS to work, please try this instead.

Please download runscanner.zip and save to your desktop.
  • Create a new folder on your hard drive called Runscanner (C:\Runscanner) and extract (unzip) the file there.
    (click here if you're not sure how to do this.)
  • Double-click Runscanner.exe to launch.
  • Select Beginner mode and click Ok.
  • Select Do a full scan and save a log file (default is Full Scan) to start.
  • Please be patient and do not use your computer during the scan.
  • When the scan is complete, a window will open asking you to save runscanner.run. Click Cancel.
  • Another window will open asking you to save runscanner.log.
  • Save it to your desktop and "Save as type: Runscanner log file [*.log].
  • The log file will automatically open in Notepad.
  • Go to the top menu, click on "Format" and uncheck "Word Wrap" if checked.
  • Copy and paste the contents of the log file into a new topic in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here.
  • Exit Runscanner when done.
Important: Be sure to mention that you tried to follow the Prep Guide but were unable to get DDS to run. If Runscanner did not work, then reply back here.

Edited by garmanma, 29 April 2009 - 08:31 AM.

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