I have a problem, she cried.
The past couple weeks noticed my cpu spiking for no reason.
Cleaned, scrubbed...the whole 9 yards...no change except is gradually
worsening. Took everything off my desktop,,nope. running programs?.. nope
IE 7 kept crashing p.c. uninstalled it, will reinstall later.
Had conflicting Javas..uninstalled all instances...hopefully. Will reinstall later.
Nothing over 25%....yet. Started at around 4/7%
Explorer.EXE (capitals?) ->Wscript.exe (what in tarnation is network.vbs) and why does it run away when I try to open?
System / lsass.exe
Services / svchost.exe (-k netsvcs )
/ svchost.exe ( k-rpcss )
I've searched all over and cannot find a correct solution. Many users are having the same issue.
(Blurry eyes and raging headache she has now)
Win XP Pro sp3
Dell Compaq 7100 P4
I use Avast-MalwareBytes-Mbar-Ccleaner-WiseCleaner regularly
I have tried Sys.Explorer-Rkill-SecurityTaskManger-SuperAntiSpyware-Frst
I have not done TDS-HiJack or Hitman Though I do have installed.
Have disabled darn near everything from start up ( Piriform )
Dell Compaq will not allow into safemode ( no f8 function ) and misconfig boot puts it in a continous start up loop.
( Starts pulling out her hair )
I have read that I can try a modified boot.ini onto a cd,
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Safe Mode"
but real iffy about that.
Tried everything I feel safe with except the new software....
"How to chop your p.c. in half with one blow"
I actually read the file details on one process that read .. I kid you not....."Destroy Window"
Now what the H E Double L Hockey Sticks ???
I've read article https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/310353...seems a little drastic.
Seen here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/574445/annoying-cpu-usage-pattern/
The guy never came back I guess
Read a few others
Any ideas or instructions to help this damsel ( ahem ) in distress is greatly appreciatted.
P.S. It is late here here in FL, may not return till Mon morn.