Network Connection Service runs 100% CPU

April 29, 2009 at 20:58:50
Specs: Windows XP, 2gigs
My network connection service is using up
100% of my cpu. without of course I have no
internet. What is my best solution to fix this?

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April 30, 2009 at 00:00:54
usually this is a sign of a virus or other strong malware/spyware.
Make sure your system is clean from any of the trash. If it is clean and still having problems then report back to the same post!

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April 30, 2009 at 00:08:48
oddmut, possible you have too much running in the background? Take a look at the 'must runs' and stop the non-essentials, Find list @:
You can stop all the others and then start them one at a time to identify the culprit.
Ed in Texas.

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April 30, 2009 at 08:54:05
lurks: yes i'm trying to get it scanned by another machine,
because my system is showing up clean with my anti virus
program (avg) and my two spyware programs (defender and

ed in texas: All my programs like virus, spyware, is set to run
in the am when i'm asleep. besides that i have nothing else. i
also minimize the programs that boot up during start up of the
computer. my computer finishes booting up in 10 seconds or
yeah i went in safe mode, and it ran fine. boot up in normal
mode and disabled all network services. rebooted. computer
ran fine. i started enabling and rebooting 1 by 1 till i found out
in msconfig that network connection is running my cpu at
100%. i will take a look at those sites and check the list.

Thanks for the info guys! I'll report back with the results. i'll be out of town this weekend so MAYBE next week.

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May 2, 2009 at 06:39:08
OS: Windows XP

In that information, you should state the Edition of XP, and what
Service Packs you have.

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

Also, you should state how many Network Connection Icons,
and what type, you have in the Network Connections folder.
You may want to right click on any not in use, then click "Disable."

I found this in a Web search (unrelated OS) that may give some Food for Thought ---
High CPU usage occurs for six seconds on a Windows Server 2003-based computer that has multiple network adapters

You may be forgotten by the time this weekend is overwith.

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