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IE8 using 100% of resources

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#1 Colwynn


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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:17 AM

Hi folks,

Awesome site, I have used it often to inform myself on system processes.

Over the last 4 days or so, I have been having issues with IE8 chewing up 100% of system resoures and being incredibly slow and unresponsive. I am not a novice and I have been attempting to diagnose the issue since. I am running XP Home (5.1, Build 2600). I never had these issues with IE8, even when I used it in it's beta form. I'm not sure how, but I suspect I might be infected.

I have run and run recently full scans of: Spybot S&D, AdAware, Norton Internet Security and HijackThis (log available if needed) but I cannot for the life of figure out what has changed. I have also trimmed all start up services and system processes to just about bare bones. Note that the issues persists when running IE8 without addons.

The only change or addition to my system was an invitation to join the Starcraft 2 beta test. Everything appears to have been legitimate (or someone has gone through tremendous means to fake Blizzard's site) but was receiving this error when attempting to install via the .exe I obtainted in my Battlenet account:

C:\Program Files\Starcraft_2_Beta_enUS.exe

“Only part of a ReadProcessMemory or WriteProcessMemory request was completed.”

If IE8 isn't running, my PC is very fast as per normal behaviour.

Thanks in advance!

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#2 boopme


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Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:36 PM

Hello we should get a better look,

Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
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#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:30 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/318966/ie8-100-cpu-usageunknown-cause/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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