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100% CPU Usage. Am I Infected?

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#1 gman3183


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:47 PM



I have Outlook Express 6 with my Dell Dimension 4400 (Windows XP Home Edition 2002) Service Pack 3.


The issue first started with my Outlook Express June 12th when I received about 50 or so emails that I knew were not mine. The next day I had to change my password as I could not receive any of my email. I wasn't able to log on to my skype as well so I thought there were some windows security updates that I needed. I clicked on windows update and it wouldn't do anything.


I tried to run AVG but it would just stay stuck at 5% scanning. I conducted a system restore and that didn't help either and the AVG acted worse. I was able to manually download all 9 of the new windows security updates manually for June. I tried to run AVG after that and it still was stuck at 5% scanning. I deleted the AVG and downloaded the MalwareBytes. It found some things, but the CPU is now at 100% without having anything open. Let me know if you can assist me. I believe I am infected. Thank you



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#2 jwoods301


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:23 PM

You already have an identical topic and a helper is working with you here...



#3 britechguy


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:32 PM

Duplicate topic noted by jwoods301 is currently active.  Locking this thread to avoid confusion.

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