Recently a svchost process on my dual core machine started hitting 50%. (maxed out core) Using PID and Tasklist I found DcomLauncher and Term Services were using this process. Disabling Term Services did nothing. When I disabled DcomLauncher and rebooted, Tasklist showed RPCss as the only process in the pegged svchost. I cannot disable RPCss using the control panel and am reluctant to edit the registry. How do I find out what is constantly using RPCss?
I am using XP home with a Sygate firewall and a router. AdAware and AVG both come up blank for infections. I had a PDF (named) infection a few weeks ago, but AVG cleaned it and I updated Adobe reader to the most current. Windows Update is disabled, as are all other auto updates I can find.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by elise025, 30 December 2009 - 09:36 AM.