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Why does my CPU usage go to 100%?

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John Aukerman

John Aukerman


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My CPU usage randomly jumps as high as 100%, even when I'm not running any programs. At the same time, the cooling fans race full speed (sounds like an airplane about to take off!). What's going on? Is some malware running? Or what? Can you help?
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Hi John Aukerman
I suspect that you have some malware on your computer causing issues that we are not able to solve through means we can use here in the Tech Forums. I suggest you read the 'Start Here' topic found here. With these self-help tools you have a high chance of fixing the problems on your own. If you are still having problems after following Step 3 of the guide, continue with Step 4 and 5 and post in the Malware Forum. If you are unable to run any programs, Please create a topic stating what you have tried so far and that you are unable to run any programs. Also, Please do NOT post the logs in this thread.If you are still having issues after the malware expert gives you a clean bill of health, Please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other possible causes and their solutions.
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