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cpu usage spike to 100% every 12 seconds ?

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Windows xp v:5.01.2600 w/ SP1
Pentium 4 @ 2.40GHz
1 gb memory and 80 gb hard drive

Newbie would appreciate any help.

Running: cable modem, linksys router as firewall, zone alarm, windows firewall disabled, norton systemworks 2005 premium, spybot, spywareblaster, microsoft anti-spyware beta 1. All up to date and showing no problems or bugs.

Problem: Erratic performance with computer.... Windows Task Manager shows a cpu usage spike to 100% every 12 seconds (very consistent)....the spike lasts only about 3 seconds .... normal background on this computer is around 3-4% cpu usage.

Windows Task Manager shows the program running during the spike to be:

It looks as this is part of MS anti-spyware beta 1 ...... when I shut down this MS beta 1 software, the spikes go away and all is well. I think this MS beta 1 program is great and has worked very well for me for several months with no problems.

Cannot find any postings regarding this problem.... anyone heard of this type of problem........ any suggestions appreciated.

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try installin microsoft antispyware beta 1 all over it might be it is missing A semi important file
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