Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:47 AM
Newbie here that needs some help please after tearing my hair out for the last week.
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)
I noticed on Monday that my Mozilla Firefox icon was missing and went an installed the latest 3.6v. My computer became extremely slow and the Task Manager showed that there was a svchost.exe (SYSTEM) that was running at 99% constantly (or a little under that). I removed that version and rolled back to the 3.5.8v and still the same.
After Googling.. I did the following: defrag, registry cleanup, Malywarebytes, CCleaner, disk cleanup, Spybot and still nothing. I ran HiJackthis and don't really understand it. I posted it to a couple of sites but they didn't really help.
I ran Process Explorer and it showed that one svchost.exe as "kernel32.dll!CreateThread+0x22" and the stack for the thread reads:
I've done more research on this and I still can't figure it out. What am I doing wrong please? Help!
Thank you! Sorry if I sound stupid, but I'm trying..