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Performance Jumps To 100% Randomly

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#1 Bubba57


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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:49 AM

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FS742/W, windows XP. My computer frequently gets to 100% usage and boggs down the performance. When you try to play a video clip or an itunes music the sound gets real slow and you can hear the computer running something. If you are in a program and trying to type or something it just stops and acts like it has to catch up before you can continue. I have cleaned and ran all the processes in the hijack this forum. I got the all clear from my log and they suggested to post here.

Some of the Processes that run high

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 11:36 AM

There are been quite a few posts in here recently about svchost.exe taking
100% of the CPU. In many cases this is due to an issue with Automatic
Updates for which there is now a fix released by MS. It could also be due
to malware. Your problem is compounded by the problems with the Norton

I suggest two things. First get rid of NIS and don't use any of the Norton
home security products. They often times become problematic, and even when
running well they are resource heavy. There are other, more reliable, less
resource intensive alternatives, that are either lower cost or free.

If you want to keep Norton:
If you have Live Update, in NIS "options" disable
it and run Live Update manually once per week or more if you wish. Then it
may not want to run by itself so much.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 04:01 PM

I agree with zbd - get rid of the Norton. You may want to (if you're stuck on Norton) uninstall it to see if that fixes the problem. If it does, then you'll need either another protection package (we can recommend lot's of free good ones), or you'll need a fresh, uncorrupted download of Norton to reinstall. Regardless, it's important to ensure that the removal is only temporary, and that you reinstall some sort of protection immediately after testing.
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 12:46 AM

ccApp.exe hogging your resources can be a symptom of the W32.Ahker.D worm. I would scan the ccApp.exe file at Jotti.
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 05:27 AM

Here are some free alternatives for virus protection
If you don't want to stay with Norton:
here are some 2 of my best suggested Anti-Virus Protection against malware


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