I've been having problems with my computer freezing up; especially when running Ewido, Ad-aware, Spybot, AVG and other programs. They never can complete the task without my computer freezing up.
I have noticed in the Windows Task Manager that, when running Ad-aware for example, the CPU usage will nearly reach 100%.. the average usage being around 50%. I'm just a novice with the computer, but I don't think that is normal. After it sits at 100% for a few seconds, that's when I notice that my cpu freezes up.
So. What is causing this to happen? I uninstalled MSN Messenger because I never use it. I also uninstalled Windows defender because it never seems to pick up anything.. just another thing taking up CPU usage. I thought this might help.. but it doesn't.
I installed Trojan Hunter, updated it, and ran it in safe mode. It did not complete the scan because my computer froze up.
Ps. If I don't plan to re-install MSN Messenger, should I also uninstall MSN in the Add or Remove Programs tray?
Edited by ziggyzo, 27 August 2006 - 06:45 PM.