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Cheese Louise

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My laptop is running Windows XP. Thats about all I know about it. Other than its slow as balls. My CPU Usage is ALWAYS at 100%. If I want to watch a DVD or something I have to disable the internet, close ALL the programs Im not using, and go into task manager and close everything thats not vital. Needless to say, I dont watch many movies on my computer. Its always doing this. I installed Trend Micro PC-Cillin and it says I have no spyware or viruses. My svchost.exe SYSTEM is usually at 50+ (I dont know what that means, really) and BCMWLTRY.EXE megan (thats me) is usually right up there, too. I close that one and it comes right back up... so I dont touch it anymore. Im pretty darn computer illiterate but I really need some help. If you need any specifics youll have to telll me exactly where and how to find the information for you. Cause I wont know otherwise. Please help? Thank you thank you.

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Hi Megan, and welcome to Geeks to Go! I think that you will find this place to be a great resource.
PC-Cillin is a good product, and I'm glad that it reports no problems. Unfortunately, there still is no one application (Program) that has shown 100% effectiveness in finding and removing all malware. To be sure that your system is not hosting a "baddie," I suggest that you follow the self-help procedure outlined here:
If you do find something, please scan again. If the problem persists, please post a HiJackThis log according to the instructions included in the above link. In the meantime, much can be learned about XP in Sam's E-Book: http://www.samspubli...r...4hours&rl=1 You can start at the top and work through, or go to any chapter that seems to be of interest. For what I have learned about gaining control of my system, with links to useful tools and informational sites, please see my Vox: http://doc1101.vox.com/ To visit the referenced links, copy and paste to your browser address box in a new tab.
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