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CPU high, disappears when Task Manager open. Virus?

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#1 phillipsuk


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:19 AM

Hi my computer started going slower, and my CPU is running around 100 but when I open Task Manager is suddenly goes back to normal low. When I open the program to monitor which programs are using the CPU it shows it as normal, so whatever is causing the high CPU is able to hide itself from these attempts to find out what is causing it. For a second you can see the CPU at 100 when you open Task Manger and then suddenly, when its open, CPU appears normal.

I have done AVG, Spybot and Malwarebytes and found no malware. Someone on other topic mentioned a vgxupdate.exe is system 32 causing the problem but I cant find any file that was that name.

Can someone please offer any opinions as to what may be causing the problem?


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:20 AM

How do you know it's 100%...until you open Task Manager...when  Task Manager is the tool for checking such?


In any case...please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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