Thank you for your response.
I have an Antec brand PC with Celeron® D CPU 3.33GHz, 1G Ram, 40G HD, XPPro Service Pack3
I just did the IE7 reset. That didn't change the Task Manager problem.
avgscsrvx.exe is listed twice with each using about 15,000 K, TSTimer is always using about 13,000 K, MsMpEng.exe is always using about 34,000 K.
In total, I have 38 running processes listed in Task Manager.
I have not run a malware scan in a while. However, this problem began directly after removing a google redirect virus. I used Malwarebytes and Dr Web for that and it resulted in a few other "changes" that I was less than happy with.
For example: immediately after the virus removal I had no sound or ability to stream flash videos. I have since resolved these issues, but the high cpu usage and frozen task manager remain.
Edited by Invisible City, 14 September 2009 - 10:25 AM.