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CPU constantly remains at 100 even with zero activity


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#1 ebc1680

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 01:33 AM

Hi,

I have a SONY VAIO laptop with Windows 7. Since last week, whenever I turn on my laptop, the CPU slowly climbs up to 100% and then stays there forever. Even after 30 minutes, it will remain 100%. And all this while, I am not running any programs. I ran MBAM and Super Anti Spyware but none showed me any malware. Tried cleanups in safe mode but still no success. Can someone please help me with this issue.

 

 

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Edit: Task manager picture is now attached.

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 01:42 AM

Hello ebc1680:

 

A few minutes after bootup, start the Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), and observe CPU percentages for the idle system's processes. Please do not deliberately launch any applications like a browser or an email application, etc. while monitoring the task manager window.

 

It might simplify matters if you left-click the CPU header, in the Windows Task Manager, until a down arrow is shown, just to the right of "CPU", and scroll to the top of the window.

 

Please let us know which Image Names are using a great amount of CPU resources.

 

Thank you.


Edited by 1PW, 22 November 2014 - 02:51 PM.

All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses and if the malware doesn't self replicate it just isn't a virus.


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 10:30 PM

Screen shot of the Task Manager is attached.

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 07:46 PM

Hello ebc1680:
 
If your attached JPEG represents an idle system shortly after booting with no applications having been intentionally launched, then the possibility of malware intrusion is very high.
 
Please consider opening a topic in the malware removal sub-forum here at BleepingComputer.com by starting here.
 
HTH


All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses and if the malware doesn't self replicate it just isn't a virus.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:31 AM

See http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/cmmon.pif-11899.html , topic moved to Am I Infected forum.

 

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