I have a Dell Inspiron B130 with WinXP and Internet Explorer (unsure which version...).
I wonder whether I have acquired some sort of malware which causes my computer to overheat by causing my CPU to run at 100% when I am not doing anything to make it run so heavily.
When I am online, my computer slowly causes a memory leak (or so it appears...), slows , and launches a second, duplicate window which causes both windows to lock up and become nonresponsive.
Meanwhile my fan kicks into highspeed in a vain attempt to cool the CPU which is at 100% for no clear reason.
Occasionally, I can remedy the situation by minimizing the duplicate window (in Task Mgr). However, that seems to work only so often.
I also notice that there are multiple instances of iexplore.exe running and gobbling up alot of CPU time and memory.
If this isn't malware, could it be part of some planned obsolesence program from Dell?