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#1 nathansdad04

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 05:44 PM

Lately, my cpu on my Dell 9300 is running at 100% constantly(and no programs are running other than Firefox).
I've scanned with Malicious Removal tool, spybot,adaware,stinger,defender and come up with nothing.
I tried a system restore(using dates as far back as a month ago) and system restore won't work("restoration incomplete..no changes have been made to this computer").
I've downloaded the following lately....XPtools, Thoosje Vista sidebar(I'm using XP operating system), update drivers for pro/set wireless, other than those I haven't done much that could've screwed up my system.
Any clue as to what might be causing the CPU to be at 100%??

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 05:49 PM

Hello,

A couple of questions, what type of processor do you have?
and how many processes are in the taskmanager?
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 06:53 PM

Intel pentium M 1.73mhz.564mb RAM. 60+ processes.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 07:02 PM

I know it's the wrong section to post this, but these are the processes going right now(i was in the middle of dvd burning when i did the log)

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\windows\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\windows\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Media Center Diagnostic Kit\Tests\Bin\ehMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\windows\System32\snmp.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Music Jukebox\ymetray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\Dot1XCfg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\windows\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\windows\explorer.exe
C:\windows\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Greg\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 3 for RipIt4Me(4).zip\RipIt4Me.exe
C:\Program Files\DVD Decrypter\DVDDecrypter.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MsmqIntCert] regsvr32 /s mqrt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime -Delay
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelZeroConfig] "C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelWireless] "C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe" /tf Intel PROSet/Wireless
O4 - Global Startup: ymetray.lnk = C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Music Jukebox\ymetray.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\npjpi150_11.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\npjpi150_11.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {01010200-5E80-11D8-9E86-0007E96C65AE} (SupportSoft Installer) - http://supportcenter.rr.com/sdccommon/download/tgctlins.cab
O16 - DPF: {01010E00-5E80-11D8-9E86-0007E96C65AE} (SupportSoft SmartIssue) - http://supportcenter.rr.com/sdccommon/download/tgctlsi.cab
O16 - DPF: {01113300-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} (Support.com Configuration Class) - http://supportcenter.rr.com/sdccommon/download/tgctlcm.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\windows\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Event Log (EvtEng) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: NICCONFIGSVC - Dell Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Registry Service (RegSrvc) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Service (S24EventMonitor) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless SSO Service (WLANKEEPER) - Intel® Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
O23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\windows\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:53 AM

Hello,
The reason the CPU is set to 100%, is because it has such a large amount to do, I don't think that I can make any comments about the log it needs to be posted http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/ they will analyze it for you.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:13 AM

In the Task Manager - Processes tab, which process is consuming the most CPU cycles?
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:42 AM

ifrmewrk.exe 17,000k
ZCfgsvc 14,500
quickset 14,000
Dot1XCfg 15,000
explorer.exe 18,000
vsmon 19,000
ashserv 15,000
wlkeeper 14,000
S24emon 13,000
evteng 13,000
svchost 21,000


many others using 3-4,000k

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:03 AM

Do you use a wireless connection? 3-4 of those processes belong to various wireless tools. you can shut down many of them, if you go to start then run and type services.msc you can stop or disable the services. you might want to look at black vipers service configuration http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfgA-D.htm

Also could you clarify your current security setup? I notice that you have avast, avg, and zone alarm running together, this can cause problems.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:15 AM

In the Task Manager - Processes tab - scroll down the listing until you find "System Idle Process" (should be at the bottom). What's the number in the CPU column?

Edited by usasma, 04 April 2007 - 08:15 AM.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:50 PM

System Idle Process=87 (it bounces around from 70-99)

I'm always connected wirelessly. I assumed that Intel Proset was the only one running. I just installed Netgear to try getting a better signal at work.

What is the problem with running zone alarm etc together? I thought they all served different purposes.

I got rid of windows defender also....it was using a ton of CPU.

BTW: I'm using media center edition xp

Edited by nathansdad04, 04 April 2007 - 10:58 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:58 AM

You should not have more than one antivirus running at any one time. If you do they tend to fight each other, increasing your CPU usage and actually leaving you less protected than if you only have one. It appears that you have both Avast and AVG on your system.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:17 AM

System Idle Process is that part of the CPU that's sitting idle, not doing anything. 87 isn't a bad number, but IMO it's a bit low (I usually am around 98). - so it's a matter of figuring out what's taking up the other %

The numbers for usage that you gave aren't excessive either. It seems that you've got a program or two that may be hogging CPU time - it could be the 2 A/V's that Budapest mentioned.

Where did you get the figures that the CPU was at 100% (in your initial post)?
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:20 PM

I got the CPU 100% from looking at taskmanager. I started to notice the fan coming on on my laptop constantly and noticed that the CPU light(i guess that's what it's called) was constantly flickering.

Which is better Avast or AVG?

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:04 PM

There are benefits to both AV products, but most people in my experience lean towards AVG
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:44 PM

Did you get it from the Processes tab in Task Manager? If so, what process was using the 100%?

Or, did you get it from the graph in the Performance tab? Was is staying at the top of the graph constantly - or was it bobbling up and down?

I think that the 2 antiviruses running at the same time may be the culprit as Budapest stated. Uninstall one and see if the situation improves.
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