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Currupted Downloads / Sound Popping / High CPU !

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I think the problem is I installed ZA Firewall, and its suppose to be compatible with windows 7 but I dont think it is, because its causing my CPU to rise and corrupt downloads.

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Edited by Charliee03, 01 October 2009 - 01:09 PM.

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This problem has come back !

Its not ZA, its just from my PC having a way too High CPU

I Took Saved a process log :::

Process PID CPU Description Company Name Command Line
System Idle Process 0 10.82
Interrupts n/a 0.52 Hardware Interrupts
DPCs n/a 3.09 Deferred Procedure Calls
System 4 38.12
smss.exe 280
csrss.exe 384
wininit.exe 440
services.exe 488
svchost.exe 664 1.55
WmiPrvSE.exe 3220
wmplayer.exe 3904 2.06 Windows Media Player Microsoft Corporation "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Play -Embedding
nvvsvc.exe 724
nvvsvc.exe 1128
svchost.exe 764
svchost.exe 828
audiodg.exe 1024 2.06
svchost.exe 888
dwm.exe 1416 3.09 Desktop Window Manager Microsoft Corporation "C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe"
WUDFHost.exe 2084
svchost.exe 948
WMIADAP.exe 2288
svchost.exe 1072
svchost.exe 1188
vsmon.exe 1236 10.82
spoolsv.exe 1620
svchost.exe 1656
taskhost.exe 1756 Host Process for Windows Tasks Microsoft Corporation "taskhost.exe"
agrsmsvc.exe 1800
svchost.exe 1856
svchost.exe 1896
StartManSvc.exe 1936
svchost.exe 1992
svchost.exe 296
svchost.exe 1948
SearchIndexer.exe 2768
wmpnetwk.exe 2868
svchost.exe 3344
mscorsvw.exe 3976
mbamservice.exe 4028 1.03
svchost.exe 3896
TrustedInstaller.exe 1824
taskhost.exe 2696
lsass.exe 512 0.52
lsm.exe 520
csrss.exe 448 1.03
winlogon.exe 576
explorer.exe 1440 0.52 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
mbamgui.exe 2344 Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Malwarebytes Corporation "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe" /starttray
SSDMonitor.exe 2376 SSDMonit Application PC Tools "C:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe"
GrooveMonitor.exe 2412 GrooveMonitor Utility Microsoft Corporation "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
zlclient.exe 2436 0.52 ZoneAlarm Client Check Point Software Technologies LTD "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
aim.exe 2464 AOL Instant Messenger AOL LLC "C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe" /d locale=en-US
RMTray.exe 2472 Registry Mechanic Startup Tray PC Tools "C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\RMTray.exe" /H
sidebar.exe 2480 Windows Desktop Gadgets Microsoft Corporation "C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe" /autoRun
firefox.exe 3152 9.79 Firefox Mozilla Corporation "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
procexp.exe 1556 14.42 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com "C:\Users\Desktop\procexp.exe"

I've been monitoring it, and once my CPU hits over 80% my music starts lagging down like its being played in slow motion, and loading images through websites makes my PC slow down even worse.

What is going on here ?

Edited by Charliee03, 15 October 2009 - 11:06 PM.

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I had the exact same problem a couple of months ago and it turned out to be ZoneAlarm. It's a DPC latency issue... You can observe the whole process of it assaulting your system with DPC Latency Checker.

3Ghz Phenom II with 8 Gigs of RAM and it was all brought to its knees by ZA after 8 or 10 minutes of boot. Choppy cursor, clicking popping audio, unresponsive internet. Frustrating, and worrying until I figured it out!
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