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#1 RandomUser


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Posted 30 October 2005 - 03:57 PM

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Recently a friend of mine noted MSN Messenger running at 100% cpu usage.
I was wondering if someone knows a good way to pinpoint the cause.
More specifically, I'd like to find the Windows internals that MSN Messenger uses.
Also I hope to view the running processes associated with msn messenger so that
I might figure out why the program itself might run at 100%.
Another thought is that maybe a virus was causing the issues. Does anyone have any thoughts about this?


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#2 drewgraham


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Posted 04 November 2005 - 06:13 PM

To view internals and DLLs, use Process Explorer. It rocks beyond words.

Do you use msn plus or a-patch or anything?

A less complete way of viewing services is (if you've got XP):

Start > Run

type 'cmd.exe'

at the prompt, type 'tasklist /svc'

What virus checker have you got? And, as well as updating and doing a thorough scan with that, download and install AdAware and Spybot.

Other ideas: do a complete un- and re-install or msn messenger, although msn messenger uses some of the same internals as windows messenger, which is nigh on impossible to get rid of, so it's not a guaranteed solution.


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