Computer Slow - taskmgr.exe Using 99% of CPU!

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February 24, 2010 at 16:59:19
Specs: Windows Vista, 4GB
I have a relatively new computer that seems to
go extremely slow and crash at times. I can
type and the words will only appear on the
screen about 10 seconds after I press the
keyboard. I always solve this by just restarting
the computer, but I would like to get to the root
of it this time. From Task Manager, all I can
see is that when this happens, CPU usage is
at 100% of which about 99% is taken by
taskmgr.exe, although it also is sometimes
about 75% taskmgr.exe and 25% dwm.exe
(desktop windows manager). Can anyone
perhaps shed some light and help me with
what the problem is and how I can fix it.


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March 9, 2010 at 18:12:35
Use process explorer to find the source of your taskmgr.exe, perhaps it's not what you think it is:

1. TaskMgr.exe: Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003 Task Manager. The path for this program is C:\WINNT\System32\Taskmgr.exe or C:\WINDOWS\System32\Taskmgr.exe.

2. Taskmgr.exe: If you are running Windows 2000/XP/2003 and you do not have the Windows Task Manager currently open, or if you are running Windows 95/98/ME, then you have the Trojan.StartPage.G virus, or one of the viruses that masquerades as the Task Manager.

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