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CPU Usage high with Windows 7 64 Bit, i have an Inspiron 570. No Malware found


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#1 Zeek1017

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:12 PM

Hows it going?

 

I recently reinstall Windows 7 from DigitalRiver a few days ago and everything seemed fine but Sunday i almost did a bogus Google Chrome installation but MalwareBytes Pro caught the threat and i removed it. Ever since then my CPU usage has been fluctuating from around 30 at the lowest and i've seen it reached a 100 a few times. It usually runs pretty high in Task Manager when i'm browsing on Chrome or Firefox as well. I installed Process explorer to try to find anything suspicious but didn't find much. I've ran TDSS, MalwareBytes Pro, and Super Anti-Spyware in Safe Mode and out of Safe Mode, didn't find anything. I have screenshots of my processes in both Task Manager and Process Explorer in Word documents but i'm not sure how to post them in this forum.

 

Too be honest, I noticed my PC was fluctuating in the past before i re installed Windows again so my next guess is that it might just be a hardware issue. I've had problems with this Inspiron since i bought it in 2011.

 

I'm planning on doing one more scan with Malwarebytes and Avast. Windows is showing the update notification/exclamation point so after the scan i'll restart it and see what happens. In the meantime can anyone help me post these screen shots?

 

Greatly Appreciated

 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:09 PM

which process(es) is using up the CPU?



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:00 PM

I'm reading in Process Explorer that "SearchFilterHost" and "SearchProtocolHost" are using the most CPU, i have no clue with that is but i'm guessing it's not a threat. Other than those two System/Interrupts are around 3.4 and i see Chrome, Itunes, some antivirus/spyware programs. I notice csrss.exe which isn't showing a path with a couple others like ism.exe but i don't know if that's normal or not. I'm trying to figure out how to post these screenshots so it would be easier for everybody to see.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:26 PM

Now i'm pretty sure these are infections. Csrss.exe , winlogon.exe, and atieclxx.exe. My computer locked up at 100% and wouldn't let me browser. All of these files are infected, they don't have paths of locations. What scans should i run?



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:32 PM

I'm thinking about using hitman pro. I have virus scanners i haven't used, emisoftEmergencyKit and Microsoft sercuirty essentials



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:24 PM

Okay i got the usage down, now i'm trying give my system a nice clean but i can't run Rogue Killer. Anybody know a good "rename" i tried to run it "winlogon.exe" and "iexplorer.exe " already






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