My Cpu usage never leaves 100% ever, not ever

Gatewa / W3502
March 30, 2010 at 07:44:32
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 3.2 GHz / 381 MB
Okay so I've tried a million things to fix my computer, I've even gone to www.blackviper.com and did everything they told meto do on that site but my CPU usage is still 100%. When I turn my computer on it is already at 100% and it never drops down to 99 ever. The thing that is using up most of my cpu is the System which is using 98-99. I really need some help here, I've run all different types of scans and even trojan removers and no luck please tell me what I can do.

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#1
March 30, 2010 at 07:52:09
Where is it saying that the CPU is near 100% usage?
What you are describing sounds exactly like the normal system "idle" process report in task manager (ie low usage).


What's the time?


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#2
March 30, 2010 at 07:55:53
In my task manager it says my cpu usage is 100% and when I goto processes under "Image name" it says "System" and under "Username" it says system also and under CPU it roughly shows 98-99 but my "System Idle Process" is at 00.

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#3
March 30, 2010 at 08:05:03
I really need some help, I'm at an extreme loss here when I turn my computer on it is already at 100% and its not my system idle process cause that says 00 cpu and the normal system part says 98-99.

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#4
March 30, 2010 at 08:06:24
System should not be showing a constant high usage. As Derek says, the only thing that should do that is System Idle Process.

You probably have some kind of maleware taking up the CPU. I wouldn't put a lot of faith in Black Viper, the last time I looked at that snake oil came to mind.

Download and run Malewarebytes and see what that comes up with.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Stuart


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#5
March 30, 2010 at 08:13:00
What happens when you come up in safe mode?

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#6
March 30, 2010 at 08:15:45
When I goto safe mode, my computer still runs at 100%. I'm going to try and do the Malwarebytes scan but is it possible that my computer is just shot?

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#7
March 30, 2010 at 09:07:21
Kay so the scan was completed and it found no malicious material on my computer, what should I do now?

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#8
March 30, 2010 at 09:29:08
bump, please I need some help here.

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#9
March 30, 2010 at 10:16:27
Have you tried a System Restore? Would it be possible to re-install Windows without much hassle? Have you done virus and/or malware scans in Safe Mode? Also, you may want to use MSCONFIG (via the run command) to diagnose it and maybe get closer to an answer.

...It is simply phsychological analysis consisting mostly of theories I myself have to decypher and deter their respective plausibility...


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#10
March 30, 2010 at 11:08:55
Okay, I probably shouldn't, but I now I'm curious as to what's eating the CPU.

Step 1) Download and run Process Explorer

Step 2) Open the Properties dialog for "System"

Step 3) On the Threads tab, sort by CPU. That should tell you what driver is eating all your cycles.

Step 4) Report back! I want to know, it's polite, and you're liable to be ignored in the future if you don't.


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#11
March 30, 2010 at 21:24:55
I was also going to suggest process explorer to identify the process that is running away with your cpu power. I suspect if you shut down whatever it is and then run malwarebytes, then it might be able to identify and remove it. It also might be a process where you are sharing your processing power over the internet (SETI and projects like it use many computers running portions of calculations to create supercomputer results) having clicked on something without realizing it - that would not necessarily be recognized as malware.

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