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Hi,

I'm not sure if my problem is a software issue but I ran Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware scan and it didn't find anything so I'm posting here.
Shortly after starting up my computer freezes - nothing responds...not the keyboard, not the mouse...only thing I can do is reboot.
I did notice that ogaverify.exe and wgatray.exe take up close to 100% of the CPU usage between them. Not sure why that is but the machine has a legal copy of both Windows & Office.
FYI - machine is running XP SP3 and has Office 2003 installed.

I just tried running the machine in Safe Mode and it also froze after a while (ogaverify.exe & wgatray.exe were not running in safe mode).

And one more thing - when i type CMD in the Run window and hit ok, everything disappears - all i see is a clean desktop, no taskbar, no icons...nothing- for a few seconds then reappears but the dos window doesn't open. the same thing happens when i click on cmd.exe within c:\windows\system32

Any help/leads on where to look would be appreciated.

TIA

Edited by abneb217, 21 May 2009 - 11:23 AM.

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If you're able to...

Download, install, and run Whats Running.
Click on Take snapshot in the left pane.
New pop-up window will open.
Click on Save snapshot, and save the file as snap (.xml extension will be added automatically) to know location.

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Zip the file, and attach it to your next reply.
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I just tried running the machine in Safe Mode and it also froze after a while (ogaverify.exe & wgatray.exe were not running in safe mode).

If they were not running, what was consuming your CPU?
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attached is snap.zip

edge2022 - i honestly didn't notice.

Also, the machine has been off for about 12 hours and now when i turned it on to follow Broni's instructions, I didn't see those 2 processes running at all. I have no idea what's with this machine. So far it's been on for about 10 minutes and functioning ok but i have a strange feeling that as soon as I post this it'll freeze again.

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some more info -
the machine has been running for a couple of hours without incident (wasn't doing anything, just had task manager open...though i did run a full Malwarebytes scan & again didn't find anything). Then, I decided to open up a browser window (IE 6 is installed on the machine). I walked away for a few minutes, came back and the machine was frozen.
right now it's shut down.
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At the time of the snapshot, System Idle Process CPU usage was listed at 63.7%, and almost all of the rest of the resources was used by svchost.exe at 33.3%.
High CPU usage by svchost.exe is always suspicious, so I suggest...

I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal area.

Before you start a new topic click on this link --> Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide, Please read before starting a new topic. This will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your OTListIt2 log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Thanks Broni.

I started a new thread in the Malware section after following the guide - new thread in Malware section
any way to get the Mods there to look at it ahead of other new threads since I've had this open in this category for a few days?

Regardless, thanks again.
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any way to get the Mods there to look at it ahead of other new threads

Unfortunately, no. :)
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was worth a shot :)

thanks for your time.
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You're welcome :)
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