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#1 ComputerNutjob

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:50 PM

Every time I open task manager and go to the performance tab, I see this HUGE spike in usage and then it drops down. It goes up to 100% CPU usage, but as soon as its opened it drops down like nothing even happened. I heard the Sasser worm could do this, but how could I be infected? And if I am, how do I get rid of this? In addition, everything seems to run smoothly when task manager isn't open, so how could it possibly be up that high?

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:43 PM

This is normal for XP. I've seen it many times. The spike in CPU usage is caused by the actual Task Manager itself.
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:53 PM

But its never done this before!

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:05 PM

Mine does it every time I open task manager (XP Pro SP3).
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