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I used AVG antivirus which told me my drive was clean. This is normal behavior, as these programs are designed to take full advantage of your processor. 4 Note the "Process name" for the misbehaving process. Force quitting a system process may cause your computer to not work until it is rebooted. We love Malwarebytes and HitmanPro! this contact form

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HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for Google Chrome malicious files. I'll be a frequent visitor here for tips and system advice as the anti-virus info and system tune-up threads are excellent. Jun 20, 2007 #11 Gazington TS Rookie Topic Starter Ok, first things first..... I had tried many other options, scans, virus detections including AVG and Malware Bytes.

C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\TWUNK_16.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\TWUNK_32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\TWAIN_32.DLL C:\found.001 Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files. This will help you figure out what the process is used for, as well as what steps to take to keep it from running at 100%. Anasshamsi1111May 3, 2015, 11:00 AM I had the same issue with my computer, i had downloaded some video from youtube and when i played those videos my cpu usage went to If the tool detects Poweliks, it will state that it found it and then ask if you wish to remove it.

Related Resources solved Explorer.exe Using 100% CPU. Please perform all the steps in the correct order. Sign In Sign Up Browse Back Browse Forums Guidelines Staff Online Users Members Activity Back Activity All Activity My Activity Streams Unread Content Content I Started Search Malwarebytes.com Back Malwarebytes.com Malwarebytes http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/possible-infection-causing-cpu-to-constantly-max-out.79860/ You can go directly to the folder by clicking the "Go" menu and selecting "Utilities".[3] The Activity Monitor displays all of the processes currently running on your Mac. 2 Click the

I've looked and I can't see this attachment? After you have completed all of the steps, you need to post your hardware specs: OS, Processor, Ram, HDD, etc.... G Jun 18, 2007 #3 momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265 Hi Gazington and welcome to techspot. =) It appears that you hadn't attached your AVG Anti spyware log. It bogs down Internet speed, and is the first thing I delete on a new computer.

  • Thanks samtt; TDSskiller worked a treat, I have been sitting watching task manager while online waiting for he CPU % to explode but it's fine.
  • I have this happening on a workstation now, and am desparate to fix this issue.
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  • But not all, as i can see some Exe's executing in my task manager and when i end them they reload, so i think that is not good.
  • Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - 100 percent CPU usage caused by SVCHOST process, need help by pervaiz41 / April 17, 2009 1:00 PM PDT In reply to: 100
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  • I was loosing connectivity on my network after 3-5 mins and the computer was freezing svchost & DPC & hardware interupts were spiking the CPU to 98-100% I had to reset
  • I guess there is more than one type of exploit that targets the explorer.exe process.

Some Anti-Virus software include Avast, Microsoft Security Essentials, and AVG. These two are related to a software bundle from HP: C:\hp\bin\KillIt.exe C:\hp\bin\Terminator.exe Part of the backweb utility which according to McAfee: This is neither a virus or trojan. This will help you figure out what the process is used for, as well as what steps to take to keep it from running at 100%. This will sort the processes based on their current CPU usage. 4 Find the processes that are accounting for the majority of your CPU usage.

It should take care of the problem. weblink After your computer will restart, you should open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform another "Threat Scan" scan to verify that there are no remaining threats STEP 3: Remove Google Chrome infection with VOILA! Thanks for voting!

This article helped point me in the correct direction - http://www.solutionary.com/resource-center/blog/2012/12/hunting-malware-with-memory-analysis/After searching on Shylock Trojan an article pointed me to Norton Power Eraser https://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx?lcid=1033 or Microsoft Security Scanner http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspxAfter running Norton Thank you. Your processor's entire capability will be unlocked if it wasn't already. 9 Upgrade your hardware if you are having trouble running most programs. navigate here Thanks.

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Click Yes when prompted to restart your computer. DANGERRUSSApr 18, 2014, 5:50 AM DANGERRUSS said: jpattdc said: i went to regedit and typed in the 'find' search box found in the 'edit' drop down menu,and started deleted whichever one This is most definitely a virus. An earlier search faulted Norton 360 (which I do use) for the problem.

Jun 21, 2007 #15 Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837 +6 By definition, several processes cannot use 100% of CPU each. A few years ago,it was once sufficient to call something a 'virus' or 'trojan horse', however today's infection methods and vectors evolved and the terms 'virus and trojan' no longer provided November 23rd | by Wally Phillips Recommended Download WinThruster Detects and repairs hundreds of PC errors, optimizes performance settings, and speeds up your PC in one click! his comment is here When the installation begins, you will see the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard which will guide you through the installation process.

You can find this in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder. We have more than 34.000 registered members, and we'd love to have you as a member! If the CPU is constantly running full-throttle, then upgrading the processor or replacing the computer might necessary (That is if there is no virus or malware infection). About Ask Windows Wally Contact Us Privacy Policy Software EULAs Software Guarantee Software Support Terms of Service Uninstall Instructions MESSAGES LOG IN Log in Facebook Google Email No account yet?

I went into my reg edit and typed in the "find" search box (located on e edit drop dowm menu),explorer.exe and deleted each entry as they were found.After the sixth entry Secondly, apologies if after reading this the experts amongst you feel this should be in another part of the forum - I thought I'd start with poss malware / virus infection