Just about every use of the internet brings a high CPU warning on my Windows XP Pro. So far I've noticed it on Firefox, seldom on Google, disabled Explorer. Task Manager showed the alg.exe process and looking that up doesn't help much because of multi-opinions with no corresponding instructions on how to implement the actions suggested. alg.exe is ranked as Harmless to Get Rid of It. So I'm back to BleepingComputer where perhaps a selected course of action won't disable my laptop, and the procedure(s) involved won't be too overwhelming for me.
I won't be blaming anyone for my mistakes. I'd prefer not to make any, but... Right now, when the warning appears I ignore it; I don't know how long it's safe to continue doing that. I am totally unfamiliar with Task Manager other than to click it and see the box listing processes. There I stop. I don't randomly click on anything when I don't know what will happen.
I don't store pictures, music, docs, play internet games...just browse and research different news subjects, only one program at a time. (Sounds dull but enough for me.) Still, the warning comes.
Also, this post might need to go to another category. Feel free.
Edited by hamluis, 07 December 2013 - 10:26 AM.
Moved from Gen Security to XP - Hamluis.