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Something is causing some programs to use 50 % CPU


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I wanted to paste an image in MSpaint.When i opened ,nothing hapenned.But inj the process Mspaint was running using 50 %.And 3 days before i was burning CDs using nero 8.Two cds burned successfully.When i was trying to burn the 3rd cd,nero was not responding properly.In the process,nero 8 was using 50% CPU.......All i do is...Each time restart when any program uses 50 % CPU or more,because when i click end process, they remain still.Hmm...something fishy.

Something is causing some programs to use 50 % CPU...

Any solution ?
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Graphic, burning programs use a lot of resources.

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
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2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual / 1 GB RAM

Hitachi HDP725025GLA380 [Hard drive] (250.06 GB)


C: 29.2 GB (Total size) 16.1 GB free
D: 68.3 GB (Total size) 31.7 GB free
E: 68.3 GB (Total size) 63.6 GB free
F: 66.8 GB (Total size) 52.8 GB free

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Graphic, burning programs use a lot of resources.


You understood wrong,i mean.....I said those 2 programs used 50 % CPU.I know burning programs use a lot of resources, but it was not while burning.After i closed it, still nero 8 was there using 50% CPU.When i click end process, nero 8 still remains.Now that is the problem.So i restarted.Also MSpaint used 50% CPU some 3 times so far and i cant able to end that process as well.Recently i used MSpaint.It didnt used 50% CPU, when i closed,it was gone.As it seems, MSpaint is fine.Who knows may be it will behave like that once again.

I forgot to mention onething that i did some days before.I unchecked Accessories and Utilities in Windows components --- Add/remove programs.Also i unchecked another one,i dont remember.The only thing that is checked in windows component is Windows media player.I dont remember what are the things that was checked before in Windows components.I must know that,so that i can download them again.So i lost MSpaint also before.I downloaded from microsoft.

Edited by SameerPrehistorica, 09 December 2009 - 04:07 AM.

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I might be wrong, but only having 1Gb of RAM installed might mean that your computer is utilising a fair bit of virtual memory, i.e. your paging file.
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1GB of RAM for XP is plenty.

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
Attach the file to your next reply.
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I already have Autoruns...I attached the text file.

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Your computer is infected....

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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Your computer is infected


Oh...I cant believe that.I have good firewall,antivirus..Hmm ?ever happened ..it must have happened before i installed that firewall.Iam not experiencing any problem other than that recent 50% CPU.I scan with malwarebytes weekly.

I read this topic -- Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware( This one i already have )

Am I should download all the 5 below ?

1. TFC (Temp File Cleaner)
2. SysRestorePoint
3. ERUNT
4. RootRepeal
5. OTL

SysRestorePoint is the same as default windows system restore ?
system restore is always a confusion for me.One or 2 times i did before many days. Actually i dont want to do that again.After i did system restore, i disabled - Turn off system restore on all drives.

Now i noticed that it is enabled...Hmm...i wonder how that happened.

Turn off system restore on all drives must be always enabled or disabled ?

Edited by SameerPrehistorica, 10 December 2009 - 11:46 PM.

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You need to follow my instructions. Malware issues can be only discussed in malware forum.
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