I have an acer notebook that pegs at 100% usage and stays there for several minutes. A lot of times it seems to be triggered by starting a video online ie YouTube etc, but not always. I use firefox almost exclusively, with only a very rare exception of using IE. Another time the issue really seems to come up is when I try to browse a flash site while I am working with my work from home phone software. Maybe java issues? I recently restored the factory defaults with the restore discs and reinstalled the core applications, but the issue is persisting. Usually there will be a quick ramp up of cycles and will peg at 100% . I use the cpu monitor on Windows Task Manager to watch this. Many times i just have to end an application from the task manager, but even that doesn't always help. Most of the time i will have to wait for a few minutes and the cpu cycles will drop down on their own.
i went through the malware removal instructions and followed them carefully; there were some tracking cookies and some instances of spy/adware present. i will post the logs below. i used adaware to remove the spyware detected by Panda and then ran spybot. i have now run 4 different spyware programs and the panda scan. The problem is persisting.
NOTE: as i was writing this, it happened again. i started when I id a search for the log file for ad-aware. i stopped the search, but the cpu usage is going wild. it is jumping from 25 to 100% with no apparent rhyme or reason. It is now hovering in the 80%-90% range. What is going on?!?
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I will post the logfiles from the malware tests if needed.