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XP Pro SP3 - high usage in Task Manager, sluggish performance

Q: XP Pro SP3 - high usage in Task Manager, sluggish performance

Seems I've gotten a bug over the past few weeks. I typically run AvastFree but seeing AvastSvc was consuming a lot of CPU resource, I uninstalled (using the Avast uninstaller through Safe Mode) prior to running FRST and posting this topic. In normal operation, CPU usage typically runs in the %-12%, sometimes 15% range during normal day to day usage. Now it's consistently in the 70%-90%, sometimes 100% range, when doing the same activities.
One other thing I've noted is I can't get into "Add/Remove Programs". A window opens when I click th elink out of COntrol Panel, but it never populates - although in the past it has always been slow to populate (30 secs to 1 minute), I've let it sit 5 minutes now without success. In the past, it would always populate while I was doing other things. It won't now.
 
As always, Thanks in advance!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 19-01-2015
Ran by Markie (administrator) on MARKDELL on 23-01-2015 12:23:08
Running from C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Markie (Available profiles: Markie & ASPNET & Administrator)
Platform: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
() C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
(Dell Inc.) C:\WINDOWS\system32\BCMWLTRY.EXE
(SUPERAntiSpyware.com) C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Broadcom Corporation) C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(CrypKey (Canada) Ltd.) C:\WINDOWS\system32\Crypserv.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
(Oracle Corporation) C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
(Logitech Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
(Dell Inc.) C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NicConfigSvc.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.3.25.11\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
(Trend Micro Inc.) C:\Program Files\trend micro\RUBotted\RUBotSrv.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\WINDOWS\system32\snmp.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
(WDC) C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrSvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVCM.EXE
(Dell Inc.) C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.EXE
(Alps Electric Co., Ltd.) C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
(Trend Micro Inc.) C:\Program Files\trend micro\RUBotted\RUBottedGUI.exe
(CANON INC.) C:\Program Files\Canon\IJ Network Scanner Selector EX\CNMNSST.exe
(Oracle Corporation) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
(Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.) C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\DirectLife\ALconnect\ALconnect.exe
(BillP Studios) C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
(SUPERAntiSpyware) C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERANTISPYWARE.EXE
(Nero AG) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
(ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.) C:\Program Files\ASUS\Download Master Utility\DM2.exe
(Akamai Technologies, Inc.) C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
(Piriform Ltd) C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\PROGRA~1\MI3AA1~1\rapimgr.exe
(Alps Electric Co., Ltd.) C:\Program Files\Apoint\hidfind.exe
(Alps Electric Co., Ltd.) C:\Program Files\Apoint\ApntEx.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
(Nero AG) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
(Akamai Technologies, Inc.) C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
(Nero AG) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
(Mozilla Corporation) C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
(Mozilla Corporation) C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] => C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe [2498560 2010-10-29] (Dell Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] => C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe [176128 2005-10-07] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
HKLM\...\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] => rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
HKLM\...\Run: [APSDaemon] => C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe [60712 2014-10-11] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [OSSelectorReinstall] => C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Acronis Disk Director\oss_reinstall.exe [2209224 2007-02-26] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [Trend Micro RUBotted V2.0 Beta] => C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\RUBotted\RUBottedGUI.exe [1102872 2013-07-25] (Trend Micro Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [IJNetworkScannerSelectorEX] => C:\Program Files\Canon\IJ Network Scanner Selector EX\CNMNSST.exe [452272 2012-08-31] (CANON INC.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Adobe ARM] => C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe [959176 2014-09-12] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] => C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe [271744 2014-09-26] (Oracle Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [iTunesHelper] => C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe [157480 2014-10-15] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickTime Task] => C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe [421888 2014-10-02] (Apple Inc.)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] => C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe [1289000 2006-11-13] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Run: [cdloader] => C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\mjusbsp\cdloader2.exe [51592 2014-07-04] (magicJack L.P.)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Run: [ALconnect] => C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\DirectLife\ALconnect\ALconnect.exe [716424 2012-09-03] (Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Run: [WinPatrol] => C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe [429120 2014-01-23] (BillP Studios)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] => C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe [6699800 2014-12-18] (SUPERAntiSpyware)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] => C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe [152872 2007-06-27] (Nero AG)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Run: [Download Master] => C:\Program Files\ASUS\Download Master Utility\DM2.exe [6726144 2014-08-01] (ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Run: [Akamai NetSession Interface] => C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe [4673432 2014-10-29] (Akamai Technologies, Inc.)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Run: [CCleaner Monitoring] => C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe [5489944 2014-12-12] (Piriform Ltd)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Run: [DellSystemDetect] => C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Apps\2.0\5KZKX0W5.9VO\T7W9Z775.NH4\dell..tion_0f612f649c4a10af_0005.000a_17ece8424e43daec\DellSystemDetect.exe [265280 2014-08-27] (Dell)
Startup: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\AutorunsDisabled ()
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} =>  No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [AutoCAD Digital Signatures Icon Overlay Handler] -> {36A21736-36C2-4C11-8ACB-D4136F2B57BD} => C:\WINDOWS\system32\AcSignIcon.dll (Autodesk)
==================== Internet (Whitelisted) ====================
(If an item is included in the fixlist, if it is a registry item it will be removed or restored to default.)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
ProxyEnable: [.DEFAULT] => Internet Explorer proxy is enabled.
ProxyServer: [.DEFAULT] => http=127.0.0.1:3265;https=127.0.0.1:3265;
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=msnhome
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs,Tabs: "about:newtab" <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> {9CB96984-43C3-4D44-90EF-01466EFCF7BB} URL = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003 -> DefaultScope {5E9DB3E5-68B8-4983-BBA3-BE258EB9FF32} URL = http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&rls=com.microsoft:{language}&ie={inputEncoding}&oe={outputEncoding}&startIndex={startIndex?}&startPage={startPage}
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003 -> {4A2CC286-3F90-49AD-AA0F-AD6EDC923BAC} URL = http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=chr-greentree_ie&ei=utf-8&ilc=12&type=714647&p={searchTerms}
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003 -> {5E9DB3E5-68B8-4983-BBA3-BE258EB9FF32} URL = http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&rls=com.microsoft:{language}&ie={inputEncoding}&oe={outputEncoding}&startIndex={startIndex?}&startPage={startPage}
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003 -> {9CB96984-43C3-4D44-90EF-01466EFCF7BB} URL = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003 -> {E9DB9E7B-A275-41D1-8158-D0423FBEBDEB} URL = http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-3540673482024757:xbhdw8hkfz5&cof=&q={searchTerms}
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection -> {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} -> C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll No File
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper -> {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} -> C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll No File
BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper -> {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} -> C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper -> {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} -> C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll No File
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper -> {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} -> C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jp2ssv.dll No File
Toolbar: HKLM - Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll No File
Toolbar: HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003 -> Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll No File
DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} http://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysPro.CAB
DPF: {0E8D0700-75DF-11D3-8B4A-0008C7450C4A} http://biz.lgservice.com/DjvuViewer/DjVuControl-6.1.4.cab
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/5/6/E5611B10-0D6D-4117-8430-A67417AA88CD/LegitCheckControl.cab
DPF: {362C56AA-6E4F-40C7-A0B5-85501DBDAD77} http://i.dell.com/images/global/js/scanner/SysProExe.cab
DPF: {62BA437C-7712-48C6-9F0B-D251FA43192B} http://www.sayatv.com/download/SayaTV.cab
DPF: {682C59F5-478C-4421-9070-AD170D143B77} http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/Content/Ode/pcd86.cab
DPF: {7530BFB8-7293-4D34-9923-61A11451AFC5} http://download.eset.com/special/eos/OnlineScanner.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} http://java.sun.com/update/1.7.0/jinstall-1_7_0_71-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/polarbear/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0045-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_45-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_45-windows-i586.cab
Handler: ms-itss - {0A9007C0-4076-11D3-8789-0000F8105754} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Information Retrieval\MSITSS.DLL (Microsoft Corporation)
ShellExecuteHooks: SABShellExecuteHook Class - {5AE067D3-9AFB-48E0-853A-EBB7F4A000DA} - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASSEH.DLL [115440 2013-05-07] (SuperAdBlocker.com)
Winsock: Catalog5 05 C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll [121704] (Apple Inc.)
Tcpip\Parameters: [DhcpNameServer] 192.168.200.100
FireFox:
========
FF ProfilePath: C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\n2sdhv8k.default-1421151375500
FF DefaultSearchEngine: Google
FF Homepage: www.google.com
FF Plugin: @adobe.com/FlashPlayer -> C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_16_0_0_287.dll ()
FF Plugin: @adobe.com/ShockwavePlayer -> C:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\Director\np32dsw_1207148.dll (Adobe Systems, Inc.)
FF Plugin: @Apple.com/iTunes,version=1.0 -> C:\Program Files\iTunes\Mozilla Plugins\npitunes.dll ()
FF Plugin: @Google.com/GoogleEarthPlugin -> C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\plugin\npgeplugin.dll (Google)
FF Plugin: @java.com/DTPlugin,version=10.71.2 -> C:\WINDOWS\system32\npdeployJava1.dll (Oracle Corporation)
FF Plugin: @java.com/JavaPlugin -> C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll (Oracle Corporation)
FF Plugin: @java.com/JavaPlugin,version=10.71.2 -> C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll (Oracle Corporation)
FF Plugin: @logitech.com/HarmonyRemote,version=1.0.0 -> C:\Program Files\Logitech\Harmony Remote Driver\NprtHarmonyPlugin.dll (Logitech Inc.)
FF Plugin: @Microsoft.com/DownloadManager,version=1.1 -> C:\WINDOWS\ ()
FF Plugin: @Microsoft.com/NpCtrl,version=1.0 -> c:\Program Files\Microsoft Silverlight\5.1.30514.0\npctrl.dll No File
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/OfficeLive,version=1.5 -> C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Office Live\npOLW.dll (Microsoft Corp.)
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/WPF,version=3.5 -> c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\NPWPF.dll (Microsoft Corporation)
FF Plugin: @tools.google.com/Google Update;version=3 -> C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.3.25.11\npGoogleUpdate3.dll (Google Inc.)
FF Plugin: @tools.google.com/Google Update;version=9 -> C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.3.25.11\npGoogleUpdate3.dll (Google Inc.)
FF Plugin: @videolan.org/vlc,version=2.1.0 -> C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\npvlc.dll (VideoLAN)
FF Plugin: @videolan.org/vlc,version=2.1.1 -> C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\npvlc.dll (VideoLAN)
FF Plugin: @videolan.org/vlc,version=2.1.2 -> C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\npvlc.dll (VideoLAN)
FF Plugin: @videolan.org/vlc,version=2.1.3 -> C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\npvlc.dll (VideoLAN)
FF Plugin: @videolan.org/vlc,version=2.1.5 -> C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\npvlc.dll (VideoLAN)
FF Plugin: Adobe Reader -> C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll (Adobe Systems Inc.)
FF Plugin HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003: @citrixonline.com/appdetectorplugin -> C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\Citrix\Plugins\104\npappdetector.dll (Citrix Online)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\plugins\np32asw.dll (Macromedia, Inc.)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npLegitCheckPlugin.dll (Microsoft Corporation)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\plugins\NPOFF12.DLL (Microsoft Corporation)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\plugins\nppdf32.dll (Adobe Systems Inc.)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin.dll (Apple Inc.)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin2.dll (Apple Inc.)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin3.dll (Apple Inc.)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin4.dll (Apple Inc.)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin5.dll (Apple Inc.)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\mozilla\plugins\ieatgpc.dll (Cisco WebEx LLC)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\mozilla\plugins\npatgpc.dll (Cisco WebEx LLC)
FF Extension: Java Console - C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0045-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [2015-01-13]
FF HKLM\...\Firefox\Extensions: [{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}] - c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension
FF Extension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant - c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension [2012-12-12]
FF HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Firefox\Extensions: [{B64D9B05-48E1-4CEB-BF58-E0643994E900}] - C:\Program Files\Common Files\DVDVideoSoft\plugins\ff
Chrome:
=======
CHR HKLM\...\Chrome\Extension: [omaonpoimgkmbllpdihbnmgphjoipdhf] - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Harmony Remote Driver\harmony_chrome.crx [2013-01-02]
========================== Services (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the service will be removed from the registry. The file will not be moved unless listed separately.)
R2 !SASCORE; C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE [142648 2014-08-12] (SUPERAntiSpyware.com)
R2 ASFIPmon; C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe [61440 2005-10-18] (Broadcom Corporation) [File not signed]
R2 Crypkey License; C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe [122880 2007-05-23] (CrypKey (Canada) Ltd.) [File not signed]
S3 FLEXnet Licensing Service; C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe [651720 2009-07-14] (Macrovision Europe Ltd.) [File not signed]
S3 IDriverT; C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe [73728 2004-10-22] (Macrovision Corporation) [File not signed]
R2 IISADMIN; C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe [15360 2008-04-14] (Microsoft Corporation)
R2 JavaQuickStarterService; C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe [182696 2014-10-17] (Oracle Corporation)
S4 MSSQLServerADHelper; c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqladhlp90.exe [44384 2010-12-10] (Microsoft Corporation)
R2 NICCONFIGSVC; C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe [475136 2007-07-20] (Dell Inc.) [File not signed]
S3 OpenVPNService; C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\bin\openvpnserv.exe [32568 2014-08-07] (The OpenVPN Project)
R2 RUBotSrv; C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\RUBotted\RUBotSrv.exe [443416 2013-07-25] (Trend Micro Inc.)
R2 SMTPSVC; C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe [15360 2008-04-14] (Microsoft Corporation)
R2 W3SVC; C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe [15360 2008-04-14] (Microsoft Corporation)
R2 WDBtnMgrSvc.exe; C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrSvc.exe [102400 2009-06-26] (WDC) [File not signed]
R2 wltrysvc; C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe [2232320 2010-10-29] (Dell Inc.) [File not signed]
S2 RoxLiveShare9; "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxLiveShare9.exe" [X]
S3 rpcapd; "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe" -d -f "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.ini" [X]
S3 SwPrv; C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe /Processid:{FF56C341-ED36-44C6-A8F0-47A5ACD2A6F4}
==================== Drivers (Whitelisted) ====================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the service will be removed from the registry. The file will not be moved unless listed separately.)
R1 APPDRV; C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\APPDRV.SYS [16128 2005-08-12] (Dell Inc) [File not signed]
R2 BASFND; C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\BASFND.sys [6025 2003-04-24] (Broadcom Corporation) [File not signed]
R3 BCM43XX; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\bcmwl5.sys [2649216 2010-10-29] (Broadcom Corporation)
R1 BUFADPT; C:\WINDOWS\system32\BUFADPT.SYS [10880 2007-11-25] (BUFFALO INC.) [File not signed]
S3 CCDECODE; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CCDECODE.sys [17024 2008-04-13] (Microsoft Corporation)
S3 cpudrv; C:\Program Files\SystemRequirementsLab\cpudrv.sys [11336 2011-06-02] ()
R1 Ext2Fsd; C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\Ext2Fsd.sys [686360 2011-07-09] (www.ext2fsd.com)
R1 fanio; C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\fanio.sys [14464 2007-02-16] (Christian Diefer) [File not signed]
S3 FTDIBUS; C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\ftdibus.sys [57800 2009-10-22] (FTDI Ltd.)
S3 giveio; C:\WINDOWS\system32\giveio.sys [5248 2010-02-04] () [File not signed]
S3 grmnusb; C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\grmnusb.sys [9344 2009-04-17] (GARMIN Corp.) [File not signed]
S3 HSFHWAZL; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\HSFHWAZL.sys [201600 2005-07-22] (Conexant Systems, Inc.)
R0 imagedrv; C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\imagedrv.sys [11304 2007-07-03] (Ahead Software AG)
R0 imagesrv; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\imagesrv.sys [132904 2007-07-03] (Ahead Software AG)
R3 LVPr2Mon; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\LVPr2Mon.sys [25752 2009-10-07] ()
S3 mbamchameleon; C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\mbamchameleon.sys [54360 2014-11-21] (Malwarebytes Corporation)
R3 mcdbus; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\mcdbus.sys [116736 2009-02-24] (MagicISO, Inc.) [File not signed]
S3 NAL; C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\iqvw32.sys [31048 2014-01-10] (Intel Corporation )
S3 NdisIP; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\NdisIP.sys [10880 2008-04-13] (Microsoft Corporation)
R2 NPF; C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\npf.sys [36600 2013-02-28] (Riverbed Technology, Inc.)
S3 oneuport; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\oneuport.sys [851840 2005-02-10] ()
S3 PID_0928; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\LV561AV.SYS [495768 2009-04-30] (Logitech Inc.)
S3 PSKMAD; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\PSKMAD.sys [47632 2013-04-29] (Panda Security, S.L.)
S3 RT-USB; C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\RT-USB.SYS [59464 2010-06-16] (Ross-Tech LLC)
R1 SASDIFSV; C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASDIFSV.SYS [12880 2011-07-22] (SUPERAdBlocker.com and SUPERAntiSpyware.com)
R1 SASKUTIL; C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [67664 2011-07-12] (SUPERAdBlocker.com and SUPERAntiSpyware.com)
S3 Ser2pl; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\ser2pl.sys [119424 2005-06-16] (Prolific Technology Inc.) [File not signed]
R1 StarOpen; C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\StarOpen.sys [5632 2009-07-22] () [File not signed]
R3 STHDA; C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\sthda.sys [1222840 2007-05-10] (SigmaTel, Inc.)
R3 tap0901; C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\tap0901.sys [26624 2014-06-30] (The OpenVPN Project) [File not signed]
S3 tbhsd; C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\tbhsd.sys [26784 2007-12-11] (RapidSolution Software AG)
R1 vcdrom; C:\Downloads\Microsoft\Virtual CD\VCdRom.sys [8576 2001-12-19] (Microsoft Corporation) [File not signed]
S3 bnsdusb; system32\DRIVERS\bnsdusb.sys [X]
S3 catchme; \??\C:\DOCUME~1\Markie\LOCALS~1\Temp\catchme.sys [X]
U2 CertPropSvc; No ImagePath
S3 cmvad; system32\drivers\cmudaxv.sys [X]
S3 DSproct; \??\C:\Program Files\Dell Support\GTAction\triggers\DSproct.sys [X]
S4 IntelIde; No ImagePath
S3 Lavasoft Kernexplorer; \??\C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\KernExplorer.sys [X]
S2 PCASp50; system32\drivers\PCASp50.sys [X]
S3 PORTIO; \??\C:\Program Files\PICPgm\PortIO.sys [X]
S3 RimUsb; System32\Drivers\RimUsb.sys [X]
S3 RTL8192cu; system32\DRIVERS\RTL8192cu.sys [X]
S3 UIUSys; system32\DRIVERS\UIUSYS.SYS [X]
S3 WinRing0_1_2_0; \??\C:\Downloads\Open Hardware Monitor\OpenHardwareMonitor\OpenHardwareMonitor.sys [X]
==================== NetSvcs (Whitelisted) ===================
(If an item is included in the fixlist, it will be removed from the registry. Any associated file could be listed separately to be moved.)
==================== One Month Created Files and Folders ========
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file\folder will be moved.)
2015-01-23 12:23 - 2015-01-23 12:25 - 00024575 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop\FRST.txt
2015-01-23 11:58 - 2015-01-23 11:58 - 00014319 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop\hijackthis.log
2015-01-23 11:57 - 2015-01-23 11:57 - 00014353 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\hijackthis log 01232015
2015-01-23 11:50 - 2015-01-23 11:50 - 00388608 _____ (Trend Micro Inc.) C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
2015-01-22 16:30 - 2015-01-22 16:37 - 00003832 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop\Rkill.txt
2015-01-20 16:24 - 2015-01-22 12:37 - 00009669 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\setupapi.log
2015-01-20 10:40 - 2015-01-20 10:40 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Program Files\Intel Corporation
2015-01-20 10:40 - 2015-01-20 10:40 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Intel® Processor Identification Utility
2015-01-20 09:29 - 2015-01-23 11:11 - 00001612 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\error.log
2015-01-13 20:32 - 2015-01-13 20:32 - 00004834 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\recently-used.xbel
2015-01-13 19:28 - 2015-01-13 19:28 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
2015-01-13 06:16 - 2015-01-13 06:16 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop\Old Firefox Data
==================== One Month Modified Files and Folders =======
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file\folder will be moved.)
2015-01-23 12:25 - 2013-10-16 13:12 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\temp
2015-01-23 12:23 - 2014-07-08 09:54 - 00000000 ____D () C:\FRST
2015-01-23 12:20 - 2014-07-08 09:54 - 01118208 _____ (Farbar) C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop\FRST.exe
2015-01-23 12:17 - 2012-09-05 15:47 - 00000830 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job
2015-01-23 11:58 - 2009-03-13 14:19 - 01400003 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log
2015-01-23 11:57 - 2009-03-13 14:26 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie
2015-01-23 11:53 - 2013-04-03 15:25 - 00000886 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA.job
2015-01-23 11:47 - 2012-01-17 09:05 - 00002449 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop\HiJackThis.lnk
2015-01-23 11:15 - 2009-03-13 08:09 - 00755314 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\system32\PerfStringBackup.INI
2015-01-23 11:15 - 2009-03-13 07:59 - 00000000 ____D () C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv
2015-01-23 11:11 - 2014-03-30 15:33 - 00000224 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Microsoft Windows XP End of Service Notification Logon.job
2015-01-23 11:11 - 2013-10-02 08:41 - 00000316 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Spybot - Search & Destroy Updater -  Scheduled Task.job
2015-01-23 11:11 - 2013-04-03 15:25 - 00000882 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore.job
2015-01-23 11:11 - 2009-03-13 14:25 - 00000006 ____H () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\SA.DAT
2015-01-23 11:11 - 2009-03-13 14:24 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Temp
2015-01-23 11:11 - 2009-03-13 08:11 - 00000159 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\wiadebug.log
2015-01-23 11:11 - 2009-03-13 08:11 - 00000049 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\wiaservc.log
2015-01-23 11:11 - 2008-04-14 06:00 - 00013732 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\system32\wpa.dbl
2015-01-23 11:09 - 2009-03-13 14:26 - 00000178 ___SH () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\ntuser.ini
2015-01-23 10:56 - 2009-03-13 08:07 - 00000355 ___SH () C:\boot.ini
2015-01-23 10:38 - 2009-07-29 08:17 - 00000012 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\bthservsdp.dat
2015-01-23 10:38 - 2009-03-13 14:25 - 00032620 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\SchedLgU.Txt
2015-01-23 10:18 - 2012-09-05 15:47 - 00701616 _____ (Adobe Systems Incorporated) C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2015-01-23 10:18 - 2012-09-05 15:47 - 00071344 _____ (Adobe Systems Incorporated) C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2015-01-23 08:22 - 2014-06-18 08:16 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2015-01-23 08:12 - 2012-07-11 02:09 - 00000000 __HDC () C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB2691442$
2015-01-22 16:44 - 2014-07-11 12:07 - 00114904 _____ (Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\MBAMSwissArmy.sys
2015-01-22 15:26 - 2008-04-14 06:00 - 00000503 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\win.ini
2015-01-22 15:26 - 2008-04-14 06:00 - 00000227 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\system.ini
2015-01-22 11:43 - 2009-03-13 15:46 - 00000000 __HDC () C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB951978$
2015-01-22 10:52 - 2014-07-11 12:07 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
2015-01-22 10:52 - 2014-07-11 12:07 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
2015-01-22 10:52 - 2012-01-10 17:32 - 00000777 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.lnk
2015-01-21 22:50 - 2014-01-31 17:10 - 00000284 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job
2015-01-20 09:36 - 2013-10-16 13:12 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\temp
2015-01-20 08:27 - 2012-10-02 15:56 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\inkscape
2015-01-20 08:27 - 2009-09-12 07:35 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2015-01-20 07:54 - 2012-05-03 12:26 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Program Files\Mozilla Maintenance Service
2015-01-14 14:16 - 2013-10-10 10:05 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\vlc
2015-01-14 14:14 - 2009-05-10 13:17 - 00203264 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\DCBC2A71-70D8-4DAN-EHR8-E0D61DEA3FDF.ini
2015-01-13 21:20 - 2014-01-24 17:40 - 01043712 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\FontCache3.0.0.0.dat
2015-01-13 21:20 - 2009-07-02 08:23 - 00065536 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\ODiag.evt
2015-01-13 18:54 - 2009-10-04 09:20 - 00000000 ____D () C:\LM HP
2015-01-13 16:31 - 2009-10-28 22:22 - 00002437 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007.lnk
2015-01-13 15:23 - 2013-07-20 02:00 - 00000000 ____D () C:\WINDOWS\system32\MRT
2015-01-13 15:00 - 2009-03-13 15:43 - 110348472 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\WINDOWS\system32\MRT.exe
2015-01-13 06:24 - 2010-05-12 09:03 - 00000000 ____D () C:\WINDOWS\system32\FxsTmp
2015-01-12 15:54 - 2009-03-23 20:09 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe AIR
2015-01-11 09:30 - 2013-10-02 08:42 - 00000310 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Spybot - Search & Destroy -  Scheduled Task.job
2015-01-09 09:46 - 2009-04-12 19:24 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\WMTools Downloaded Files
2015-01-09 09:33 - 2009-04-12 19:20 - 00000182 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\NeroDigital.ini
2015-01-08 15:00 - 2014-03-30 15:33 - 00000218 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Microsoft Windows XP End of Service Notification Monthly.job
2014-12-27 12:09 - 2011-03-02 10:36 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Program Files\PIC Simulator IDE
2014-12-25 18:52 - 2010-07-22 14:07 - 00128152 ____H () C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlfcache.dat
==================== Files in the root of some directories =======
2013-02-14 16:52 - 2013-02-14 16:52 - 0000336 _____ () C:\Program Files\temp995.bat
2009-11-01 09:51 - 2009-11-01 09:51 - 0002528 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\$_hpcst$.hpc
2011-05-05 13:54 - 2011-05-05 13:54 - 0038445 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\Comma Separated Values (DOS).ADR
2011-05-05 13:54 - 2011-05-05 14:01 - 0038446 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\Comma Separated Values (Windows).ADR
2010-04-13 16:22 - 2010-04-13 16:22 - 0000120 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\FixVTS.ini
2010-08-12 16:10 - 2010-08-25 21:18 - 0000925 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\gcgb.ini
2014-02-04 13:15 - 2014-02-13 16:38 - 0000600 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\winscp.rnd
2010-05-03 21:54 - 2010-05-03 21:54 - 0024576 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Application Data\WSM.exe
2014-05-29 15:08 - 2014-08-20 10:40 - 0265053 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\ars.cache
2014-05-29 15:09 - 2014-08-20 10:42 - 0393582 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\census.cache
2009-05-10 13:17 - 2015-01-14 14:14 - 0203264 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\DCBC2A71-70D8-4DAN-EHR8-E0D61DEA3FDF.ini
2009-03-14 07:34 - 2009-03-14 07:34 - 0000129 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\fusioncache.dat
2009-10-18 14:53 - 2009-10-18 14:53 - 0000036 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\housecall.guid.cache
2012-10-01 13:14 - 2014-02-04 14:19 - 0000600 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\PUTTY.RND
2015-01-13 20:32 - 2015-01-13 20:32 - 0004834 _____ () C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Local Settings\Application Data\recently-used.xbel
==================== Bamital & volsnap Check =================
(There is no automatic fix for files that do not pass verification.)
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe => File is digitally signed
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe => File is digitally signed
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe => File is digitally signed
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe => File is digitally signed
C:\WINDOWS\system32\User32.dll => File is digitally signed
C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe => File is digitally signed
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcss.dll => File is digitally signed
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\volsnap.sys => File is digitally signed
==================== End Of Log ============================

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: XP Pro SP3 - high usage in Task Manager, sluggish performance

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: XP Pro SP3 - high usage in Task Manager, sluggish performance

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Using the Add/Remove Programs applet remove these programs in bold.File Opener Packages (HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\File Opener Packages) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTIONFoxtab (HKLM\...\foxtab) (Version: - FoxTab) <==== ATTENTION!===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 
start

CloseProcesses:

ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => No File
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
ProxyEnable: [.DEFAULT] => Internet Explorer proxy is enabled.
ProxyServer: [.DEFAULT] => http=127.0.0.1:3265;https=127.0.0.1:3265;
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs,Tabs: "about:newtab" <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> {9CB96984-43C3-4D44-90EF-01466EFCF7BB} URL = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003 -> {9CB96984-43C3-4D44-90EF-01466EFCF7BB} URL = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003 -> {E9DB9E7B-A275-41D1-8158-D0423FBEBDEB} URL = http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-3540673482024757:xbhdw8hkfz5&cof=&q={searchTerms}
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection -> {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} -> C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll No File
BHO: Java Plug-In SSV Helper -> {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} -> C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll No File
BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper -> {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} -> C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper -> {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} -> C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll No File
BHO: Java Plug-In 2 SSV Helper -> {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} -> C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jp2ssv.dll No File
Toolbar: HKLM - Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll No File
Toolbar: HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003 -> Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll No File
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0045-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_45-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_45-windows-i586.cab
FF Plugin: @Microsoft.com/NpCtrl,version=1.0 -> c:\Program Files\Microsoft Silverlight\5.1.30514.0\npctrl.dll No File
FF HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\Firefox\Extensions: [{B64D9B05-48E1-4CEB-BF58-E0643994E900}] - C:\Program Files\Common Files\DVDVideoSoft\plugins\ff
Task: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Microsoft Windows XP End of Service Notification Logon.job => C:\WINDOWS\system32\xp_eos.exe
Task: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Microsoft Windows XP End of Service Notification Monthly.job => C:\WINDOWS\system32\xp_eos.exe
S2 RoxLiveShare9; "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxLiveShare9.exe" [X]
S3 rpcapd; "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe" -d -f "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.ini" [X]
S3 bnsdusb; system32\DRIVERS\bnsdusb.sys [X]
S3 catchme; \??\C:\DOCUME~1\Markie\LOCALS~1\Temp\catchme.sys [X]
U2 CertPropSvc; No ImagePath
S3 cmvad; system32\drivers\cmudaxv.sys [X]
S3 DSproct; \??\C:\Program Files\Dell Support\GTAction\triggers\DSproct.sys [X]
S4 IntelIde; No ImagePath
S3 Lavasoft Kernexplorer; \??\C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\KernExplorer.sys [X]
S2 PCASp50; system32\drivers\PCASp50.sys [X]
S3 PORTIO; \??\C:\Program Files\PICPgm\PortIO.sys [X]
S3 RimUsb; System32\Drivers\RimUsb.sys [X]
S3 RTL8192cu; system32\DRIVERS\RTL8192cu.sys [X]
S3 UIUSys; system32\DRIVERS\UIUSYS.SYS [X]
S3 WinRing0_1_2_0; \??\C:\Downloads\Open Hardware Monitor\OpenHardwareMonitor\OpenHardwareMonitor.sys [X]
End
Save the files as fixlist.txt into the same folder as FRSTRun FRST and click Fix only once and wait.Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.===Remove the proxy settings.In Internet Explorer go to Tools - Internet Options - Connections Tab - Lan Settings and remove the reference to 127.0.0.1:3265 if found, then uncheck "Use a proxy server" and check "Automatically detect settings".If required press the Apply button.===If you use Firefox in Tools Menu > Options... > Advanced Tab > Network Tab > Connection > Settings. Select the Auto-detect proxy settings for this network option. Or no proxy if you do not need it.===Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.====How is the computer running now?

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After a format, I began having this problem, and the size of my windows 7 folder is 26 gb, somehow. I think it is slowly increasing in size.
 
FRST log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-02-2016
Ran by Lenovo (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (26-02-2016 07:20:00)
Running from C:\Users\Lenovo\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Lenovo (Available Profiles: Lenovo)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Skype Technologies S.A.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
(Gadwin Systems) C:\Program Files\Gadwin\Gadwin PrintScreen\PrintScreen64.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxEM.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxHK.exe
() C:\Windows\System32\igfxTray.exe
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A:High Physical Memory and Jumping Cpu usage under performance tab in task manager

Hi belthagor My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Please give me a few hours to review your logs and prepare a reply.Thank you!

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Lately desktop has become more sluggish and received warning in Event Viewer about high CPU usage. OS is Win 7 sp-1. Here is Mini-Toolbox:
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Owner (administrator) on 04-04-2015 at 11:40:00
Running from "C:\Users\Owner\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (04/04/2015 09:07:41 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0004c19c
Faulting process id: 0xa00
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (04/03/2015 08:34:07 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x00093534
Faulting process id: 0x864
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (04/02/2015 08:42:05 AM) (Source: Applicatio... Read more

A:Sluggish performance and high CPU usage

I would uninstall/reinstall the Secunia application.
 
Louis

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About a year ago, I noticed that my computer was running slow (both online and off) and that the explorer.exe process listed in the Windows Task Manager was usually running very high. Windows Explorer seemed to crash a lot as well. A few months ago, I attempted to install Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 on my computer and before the install completed a warning window popped up saying something like 'there is already another instance of Kaspersky running' (which was not the case since this was the first time I had ever attempted to install Kaspersky software) and the install failed. When I rebooted my computer, I got the blue screen of death for a few seconds and then Windows booted with a message saying that Windows had recovered from a serious problem. Since recovering from whatever happened after the failed Kaspersky install, my computer is slower than ever and the Task Manager still shows a high CPU usage even though the System Idle Process is high and there isn't any processes listed that are using much CPU time at all.

I just scanned my system with the latest updated versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, and Avira AntiVir. All of them found nothing. I then cleaned my computer with CCleaner and ran HijackThis.

Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:30 AM, on 13/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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Hi,
 
Just yesterday I realized that my computer was acting super slowly and I even received a blue screen of death out of nowhere. Upon checking my processes list,I found many suspicious processes that continued to multiply when I tried to end them. These included: PresentationHost.exe, msdtc.exe, dllhost.exe, prevhost.exe, cmd.exe, msiexec.exe, conhost.exe, and even a notepad.exe that seems to be invisible. A malware is most likely behind this, and is causing my computer to perform very slowly and be almost unusable, I have managed to run FRST, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not even opening for me. In addition, this multiplying issue seems to only occur when I am connected to the internet. I would highly appreciate some help!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:25-10-2015 02
Ran by Christopher (administrator) on CHRIS (27-10-2015 16:51:11)
Running from D:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Christopher (Available Profiles: Christopher & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
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A:CPU Usage in Task Manager Very High - PresentationHost.exe memory usage

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM\...\Run: [New Value #1] => ctfmon = CTFMON.EXE
HKLM\...\Run: [hTew6txG55AD] => regsvr32.exe /s "C:\PROGRA~3\hTew6txG55AD.dll"
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Chrome] => [5120 2015-10-27] ()
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [Chrome] => C:\ProgramData\taskhost.exe [5120 2015-10-27] ()
AppInit_DLLs: prio.dll => No File
AppInit_DLLs-x32: prio32.dll => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3839431373-621308647-2831785862-1000 -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @nexon.net/NxGame -> C:\ProgramData\NexonUS\NGM\npNxGameUS.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 89.2

When im running a ewido scan my task manager shows cpu usage around 90- 100%, should it be this high? The PF usage is around 270mb, is this high?

A:Task Manager-high Cpu Usage?

As long as it's only happening while running the scan, this is OK. Just keep an eye on it. High usage is normal, increasing usage over time isn't.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 89.2

Hi folks,

So just wanted to check something.

I was doing a very long flight on FSX (15hrs).

Max ram usage was only 5.6gb but just before decent I thought I'd just check the performance tab of the task manager and I had the below figures:

Total physical memory 16GB
Cached = 10gb
Available=10.6gb
Free= 46mb by time I landed.

I read somewhere that's its available ram that is key & I had plenty of that left.

Can someone just confirm everything is normal.

Many Thanks,
Chris

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RELEVANCY SCORE 88.4

Hi all,

I hope someone can help with this. I've been running Win 7 RC on my P4 machine for a while now but it has been running very slow for the last few weeks.

CPU usage is nearly always 80% plus!!! When I open Task Manager and the Resource Monitor they tell me that Taskmgr is consuming the most CPU time. How can this be? When Task Manager is closed, the CPU usage is still high.

The only thing I can think of is whether upgrading to Kaspersky 2010 from 2009 might be causing the issue.

Any ideas what I can do?

Thanks,

Kev

A:RC High CPU Usage - Task Manager or Kaspersky?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kjharve


Hi all,

I hope someone can help with this. I've been running Win 7 RC on my P4 machine for a while now but it has been running very slow for the last few weeks.

CPU usage is nearly always 80% plus!!! When I open Task Manager and the Resource Monitor they tell me that Taskmgr is consuming the most CPU time. How can this be? When Task Manager is closed, the CPU usage is still high.

The only thing I can think of is whether upgrading to Kaspersky 2010 from 2009 might be causing the issue.

Any ideas what I can do?

Thanks,

Kev


Kev Hi and welcome

Easy way to find out. Boot into safe (F8) mode. If it was task manager which I doubt it will still be there. If not probably Antivirus, indexing or something else try it
Ken J

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Hi! My english is not so good, so, sorry in advance for my grammar mistakes!
So, I've looked on many places and searched through all kind of sites trying to solve my problem, but I was not able to.
My issue is, my computer is relatively new, bought it in january. I am saying this because even with the high usage of the cpu, I'am still able to use it normaly!
The usage of CPU is around 40%, even higher some times.
This happens only when the Task Manager is closed. In the moment I open it, it drops to 1 or 2%
 

 
I did a previous post Here and was advised for the person taking care of my problem to do a post here.
Did everything he said to me, you can see on the thread, and it didnt solved the problem!
Hope you guys can help me here

A:High CPU usage unless task manager is open

 In the screen shot you posted, I see the Task Manager is using 16.6% of the CPU.  On my Windows 8.1 system (I have an Intel E7500 CPU) it's only using .7%, so there's a problem with the Task Manager itself on your system it would appear.  The next task below that in your listing is using 10.4% which seems abnormal too.  I have no idea what that is since I don't read the language it's written in there, but you might want to check into it too. 
 Now what to do about it could be a challenge, but I'd start with the free version of Malwarebytes.  Get it up to date and do a full system scan.  If that doesn't fix it, I'd run SFC from an elevated command prompt.  Click Start & type CMD, then right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator.  From the command prompt type sfc /scannow and hit enter.  That will check for and attempt repair of any corrupt system files.  If both the above fail to fix the problem, do a full system scan with your antivirus.  If you still have the problem, you'll probably have to back up your data and restore to factory settings according to the instructions in your user guide.
 
Good luck.

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Hi! My english is not so good, so, sorry in advance for my grammar mistakes!
So, I've looked on many places and searched through all kind of sites trying to solve my problem, but I was not able to.
My issue is, my computer is relatively new, bought it in january. I am saying this because even with the high usage of the cpu, I'am still able to use it normaly!
The usage of CPU is around 40% as you can see on the print, even higher some times.
This happens only when the Task Manager is closed. In the moment I open it, it drops to 1 0r 2%
 

 
I think the usage of my CPU is not of 100% as the other people with a similar problem.
I looked into my computer for the archive Igfxupdate.exe which I read about here, but didnt found it on my computer, so I think I have a different problem!
I got worried because in my search to solve the problem, I notice that this could be dangerous for me.
Found out that this could be a malware or trojans, and I buy a lot of stuffs on internet.
PS: I have run lots of ant virus and malware/trojan killers on the pc, and It didnt found anything dangerous.
Currently my anti-virus is AVG Internet Security 2014
My windows is 8.1
Hope you guys can help me
Thx in advance!

A:High CPU usage unless task manager is open

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 88.4

Hi,

This is my employees laptop, I just noticed that CPU is running hot and affecting performance. Read articles online but nothing has worked.

Thanks,
G
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 88.4

Im not sure im posting this in right section so if not please move it where it belongs

Recently I started noticing that fan on my laptop is working more than it should, even when im not doing anything and don't have any programs running. I think its been the case even before, I just never paid enough attention unfortunately.

At first I thought it might be updates since I have had problems downloading some so system kept trying, but each time I would bring task manager up to see what's going on, all I would see is high CPU usage, ranging from 80-100% but then dropping to normal - within seconds.
Didn't think much of it at first, since it would go down to normal cpu values so fast, but started happening more often and each time same - back down to normal within a split of a second.
I searched online and found out that it might be Trojan named Igfxupdate exe but solutions provided didn't help me, since I couldn't find the files to delete (they are supposed to be in Windows\System32 or Windows\SysWOW64). In the end, not even sure that's the case so hopefully - someone here can help?

At the moment I'm keeping task managed open to keep CPU usage down, the only "solution" I have at the moment. I ran AVG's scan, Malwarebytes scan - nothing came up.
I'm on HP Pavillion,
Win10, upgraded from 8 last year,
AMD A10-5745M APU
12GB DDR3L
AMD Radeon R7 M260


 

A:High CPU usage - task manager culprit

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RELEVANCY SCORE 88.4

Computer is very slow. CPU is always 52% or higher in task manager.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 87.6

I had 2gb of ram and upgraded to 8gb recently. I really saw the performance at first but then it dropped off to where it was before pretty quickly. Right now my task manager performance tab shows 5.7 GB of ram being used, while adding up everything manually in the "processes" tab (and rounding up) shows 1.29 GB being used. I downloaded and ran a hidden process revealer (Process Revealer Free Edition 1.0 - Free hidden malware detector) which showed 0 hidden processes. This is also without any antivirus software running, as I know that can suck up RAM (although I just ran the windows antivirus scan with no results, and I'm running spybot S&D now). I'll deactivate all startup programs and reboot after the antivirus scan to see if that helps, but what could be causing this? I can't think of anything aside from a rootkit - definitely not good news.

A:Ram Usage way too high, not showing up properly in task manager

1. Did you click "Show processes from all users"
2. Did you account for the workspaces of those processes
3. Look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. That will give you a better picture.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 87.6

I have recently upgraded my computer from an emachine to a custom built pc. In upgrading, i did not purchase a new hard drive, i simply took it out of the old pc and installed it in the new one (with the os and all programs still on it). Now, when i check windows task manager, it is showing that my cpu is constantly running at 95-100%. Contrary to this, my pc performs very well (very responsive, fast loads...). What could be the cause of windows saying my cpu usage is this high/how can i fix it?
 

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Hi,When I launch TM it won't stay open...plug my CPU is pegged out...here is my Hijack log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:54:43 PM, on 1/22/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exeC:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Yah... Read more

A:Task Manager won't stay open and CPU usage is very high

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Fo... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 86.4

My problem is basically what the title says, I have dual core processor where one core gets loaded to almost max and the other one at 20%. I can tell this by a CPU monitoring gadget and I have no clue what to do. If you google the problem you come up with delete igfxupdate.exe, but i haven't seen that file and there's no way to find my file, that I know of cause it stops whenever A task manager is open. whether it be windows process explorer or some other. I've run all the maleware programs under the sun and i'm at a dead end right now. Any help would be appreciated.

A:High CPU Usage At Random Times Unless A Task Manager Is Open

Run for a while in clean boot. If the problem does not happen, slowly put the services back making sure that the problem does not occur. When the problem is service is back the problem will happen.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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RELEVANCY SCORE 86.4

Good day all,
My task manager is showing an unusually high CPU usage by the system, anywhere between 20-30% when the computer is idling. I've run the sfc /scannow utility and it found some corruptions, which were then fixed by the DISM utility. However the task manager is still showing that super high CPU usage and no amount of restarts is changing anything. Any ideas? I've attached an image of my task manager.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows task manager showing high system usage

WMI Provider Host constantly disrupting performance of my CPU, - Microsoft Community discusses Conduit causing CPU issues.

Windows Management Instrumentation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia discusses WMI running scripts. My WMI Provider Host is at 0%. The CPU is around 7%. Perhaps something on your PC is taking over one of the cores, and this accounts for 25%.

Have you tried closing applications such as google to see if the idling issue goes away?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 86.4

I have 1gb of ram and 400-500+MB is ALWAYS used up no matter what im doing, on desktop or in games.
I counted all the memory usage up in the task manager and i get 210mb when the performance section says 560mb/1000mb is free.

Please help!

A:RAM usage insanely high - displaying differently in the task manager

Quote:





Originally Posted by Vullcan


I have 1gb of ram and 400-500+MB is ALWAYS used up no matter what im doing, on desktop or in games.
I counted all the memory usage up in the task manager and i get 210mb when the performance section says 560mb/1000mb is free.

Please help!




Have you tried running any spyware/adware detection or software? It could be that things are being started and run by windows without your knowledge. Also, have you done a virus scan lately? I recently had a couple of worms get onto a machine even though Norton antivirus was installed and working.

Tom

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Win 7 64 bit Dell Optiplex 780. 4G RAM.
 
A few days ago the system went sideways and now I have very high (but fluctuating) CPU usage and memory usage.  Processes in Task Manager  are running wild and some are showing multiple instances where I wouldn't have expect them to be so. Using Chrome to make this post but IE repeatedly crashes and allowing the crash to search for a resolution to the problem does not produce results. Details have shown issues with various dll files. 
 
I've temporarily removed avast. Installed and run malwarebytes, adware, jrt, ccleaner. Did a scan disc. All these come back clean.
 
Thinking this is a windows issue but not sure where to start. 
 
Any thoughts?
 
Thanks,
Dawn

A:Win 7 64 bit; cpu usage high; processes show multiple times in task manager

Hello chasingstillness
Please start with this program.
 
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (A.K.A. MBAR) from HERE
Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain.
If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log.txt and system-log.txt
 
Thank You

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I have a few odd looking programs running in Task Manager that seem to have the names of normal Microsoft files but don't have file locations that make any sense or act like any other task manager programs. First is conhost.exe which is the most suspicious. Its command line is /??/C:/Windows/system32/conhost.exe "-(an extremely long string of numbers)" which by itself is strange but even stranger is that the string of numbers constantly changes and does nothing when I ask to see its file location or properties and access is denied if I try to end the process.
 
Other suspicious files are csrss.exe with a file location of %SystemRoot%/system32/csrss.exe ObjectDirectory=/Winows SharedSection=1024,20480,768 Windows=On SubSystemType=Windows ServerDll-basesrv,1ServerDll=winsrv:UserServerDllIninitialization,3 ServerDll=winsrv:ConServerDllInitialization,2 ServerDll-sxssrc, 4 Profile C. A few other odd ones are taskhost.exe (with the command line being just "taskhost.exe") and winlogon.exe (with the command line being just "winlogon.exe). These ones very well could just be normal but I figured their command line would be somewhere within system32 or something like that.
 
The only reason I started to look into this was that my CPU and Memory usage was fluctuating between nothing and fairly high when doing nothing in particular. CPU usage will go from 0% to 15% to 0% to 20% when running no programs, and Memory usage is always at least at 2 or 3 GB. Also possibly related is a... Read more

A:Suspicious Programs Running in Task Manager, Randomly High CPU and Memory Usage

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My computer has been running very sluggishly lately. It seems that becomes bogged down even when I leave it alone and it's idle. I have a pretty decent amount of RAM (12gb) and it doesn't run any smoother when I close programs.
I've attached some screenshots from Task Manager.
I've cleared almost 50gb from my hard drive and increased my page file to the recommended size.

A:Sluggish Performance/Memory Usage

First try this:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Does safe mode have the issue?

Safe Mode

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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

I've noticed quite a bit of "hesitation" in the Windows 7 UI compared to Vista. I've been looking at my CPU usage and it also seems high.

I've been looking at task manager to see what processes seem to be using a lot of CPU and I can't quite pin it down to a single process that seems to be hogging the CPU when things are sluggish.

Any good suggestions foe next steps on troubleshooting this?

I've given some thought to it being my Nvidia drivers. Anyone else out there running the 191.07 drivers and seeing similar problems? (FYI I'm running an Nvidia 8800 GTS card)

TIA!

A:Sluggish UI & High CPU usage

Often times anti-virus software can use a lot of resources. Can you post a screenshot of the task manager?

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First post so hopefully it's in the right place and I can find some help.

A couple of days ago I got infected with the FakeHDD (or similar) virus/malware. I used the instructions found here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.html/page__hl__fakehdd to remove. The Dell Inspiron 1501 got very sluggish afterward. I checked the task manager and found what appeared to be a ridiculous amount of services running (most in the background I assume). The CPU usage bounces from 30% to 70% or so but when I start using a program it jumps right to 100%.

I used a system scan with MalewareBytes and most recently Kaspersky. I also looked into but did not try any of the startup selective programs.

I was hoping to get a little direction here on the next step to solve this problem.

Thanks in advance.

A:High CPU usage - Sluggish Laptop

Hello, I moved you from Vista to the Am I Infected forum.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer af... Read more

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My system has become very slow and sluggish, When i checked in the task manager, I see very high Pf usage upto 700-800 mb while earlier it was around 400-500mb.., cpu usage also goes upto about 100%and stays like that. is this because of any infection ,please help,thanks in advance.
Heres the HJT log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:20:01 PM, on 8/6/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAP7501\PACTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAP7501\GUCI_AVS.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\abc\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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A:High Pf usage , system sluggish

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This has been going on for a few days now.

My computer starts up and is already using 1/2 of my avail memory...
SVCHOST is crippling me basically....I've scanned for viruses/spyware and nothing!!!

Hijackthis Log File:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:32:01 AM, on 2/17/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\WTablet\Pen_TabletUser.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Users\chriscooning\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Sluggish Performance, 52% physical memory usage on start up

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3554 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 688199 MB, Free - 607188 MB; D: Total - 25963 MB, Free - 3091 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1849
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus 2014, Updated and Enabled
Click to expand...
Hi guys,

I recently used your Malware Removal section of the forums to clean off a friend's laptop from a few issues. I've found that even after cleaning the system completely, getting startup entries culled, and uninstalling some bloatware, the system is still running very sluggish. The task manager is showing a constant 100% disk usage and the main culprit seems to be "System." She does have indexing turned on, but I wouldn't think that would cause it to be running 100% disk usage even at idle.

I have done a disk defrag using Defraggler, but it wasn't too fragmented to start with, so not much changed after that operation.

Any suggestions on getting this under control? I feel like the disk usage is the main cause to the laptop running slowly.

Thanks!
Edit: I've attached a screenshot for y'all to see.
 

A:High Disk Usage, Very sluggish laptop

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I am new to this forum so i might as well say hello to everyone.

I had a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit on my LG E310 laptop. After installing my frequently used programs and is all set-up, i noticed that my task manager started to become sluggish.

Opening it through CTRL+ALT+DEL or through context menu on the taskbar, it will take quite 3 to 5 secs to load. The supposedly 1second interval refresh speed seems to take more than that (but not painfully long).

My main problem is task manager itself is unresponsive. Hovering the mouse pointer through the processes/services list should highlight what is pointed and should do so as I continue moving the pointer, but is not. Highlighted process, service, even tabs, minimize button, exit button and all other clickables will remain highlited from 3 to 5 seconds even though I already moved the pointer away from them. Also, the services list takes more than a minute to load the list.

In some forums I have read, the fix they were suggesting is to create a new user profile and somewhat "migrating" to that new one. I have followed this step and it fixed the problem but only to my surprise that it went back again just after a reboot.

Anyone who had experienced the same problem please help.

A:Sluggish Task Manager

  
Quote: Originally Posted by reiner


I am new to this forum so i might as well say hello to everyone.

I had a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit on my LG E310 laptop. After installing my frequently used programs and is all set-up, i noticed that my task manager started to become sluggish.

Opening it through CTRL+ALT+DEL or through context menu on the taskbar, it will take quite 3 to 5 secs to load. The supposedly 1second interval refresh speed seems to take more than that (but not painfully long).

My main problem is task manager itself is unresponsive. Hovering the mouse pointer through the processes/services list should highlight what is pointed and should do so as I continue moving the pointer, but is not. Highlighted process, service, even tabs, minimize button, exit button and all other clickables will remain highlited from 3 to 5 seconds even though I already moved the pointer away from them. Also, the services list takes more than a minute to load the list.

In some forums I have read, the fix they were suggesting is to create a new user profile and somewhat "migrating" to that new one. I have followed this step and it fixed the problem but only to my surprise that it went back again just after a reboot.

Anyone who had experienced the same problem please help.


Wellcome to SevenForums Reiner,

Please execute following and attach the startup.txt and install.txt files to your next post.
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every time I boot up my Windows XP pro desktop, about 10 minutes later, my computer runs very sluggish. and I can barely do anything. winlogon.exe is using 99% CPU the entire time. A web search turns the only related result: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/329897 but it says it only applies to Windows 2000 machines, this is Windows XP with this problem. all search results lead to Windows 2000 based machines, nothing at all for Windows XP, and none of those processes were found on my machine. What else could be the problem?

A:Computer Runs Sluggish, Winlogon.exe High CPU usage

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hi there,
I always come back here for help from you. I hope you can help me again. I have a desktop computer running very sluggishly, and I noticed that the usage of physical memory is over 30% even when it is just idling. Also, there are at least 12 instances of svchost.exe running simultaneously, and one of them using almost 180,000KB. I am including the log from HijackThis I just run. I think I have too much junk running in the background. Thanks for your help.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8181 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 946990 MB, Free - 626932 MB; H: Total - 6881 MB, Free - 402 MB; J: Total - 1907718 MB, Free - 1572276 MB; K: Total - 476682 MB, Free - 421119 MB; L: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 69349 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DX58SO, AAE29331-404, USSO841002WJ
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:24:12 PM, on 10/29/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.6.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Wor... Read more

A:Sluggish PC, high physical memory usage, svchost

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Opening apps is generally more sluggish lately with Windows 10 so I decided to turn off some background stuff via Task Manager. It helps but the next time I start up they are all back on. How to turn off permanently?

Also, I have some NVidia drivers from an old graphics card. I now use ATI. I can not turn those drivers off or delete the apps. Thanks!!

A:Permantly turning off items in Task Manager. Overall sluggish

Originally Posted by SHoutzager


Opening apps is generally more sluggish lately with Windows 10 so I decided to turn off some background stuff via Task Manager. It helps but the next time I start up they are all back on. How to turn off permanently?

Also, I have some NVidia drivers from an old graphics card. I now use ATI. I can not turn those drivers off or delete the apps. Thanks!!





Try using this link for turning off system devices, not needed. Also for uninstalling your Nvidia drivers use a utility called DDU works really well, and once you install DDU you MUST run it from Safe mode.
http://www.blackviper.com/service-co...onfigurations/

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Lately in the last couple of months my computer has gotten slower and slower. When I first boot up my HDD light will flash solid for like 7-10 minutes. When I open resource monitor there's only like 4-5 MB/s rate, but the disk queue hovers between 5 and 10 which is insanely high. It's a wonder things won't load.I've run Malwarebytes Antimalware, TDSSKiller, Combofix (which won't run in normal mode), housecall etc. usually they find nothing but there's obviously something wrong here.Somebody pointed out to me that HDD usage and Network usage caused by Rootkits can be hidden from the Microsoft Resource Monitor, which would explain the behaviour that I'm seeing.Windows 7 Ultimate x648GB DDR3 Ram1.2 TB RAID0 2x640GB 7200rpm HDDCore2Quad @ 2Ghz (Intel Q9000)2xNvidia 260M GTX (SLi) I was asked to post logs of combofix and DDS, can't run GMER using 64 bit OS..
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_30
Run by AluminumHaste at 14:16:53 on 2012-01-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8190.5338 [GMT -5:00]
.
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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A:Sluggish computer, Massive HDD usage, High disk queue, no actual data transfer

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Hi everyone,

I have some problems with my relatively new dell laptop (4 months old, and the problems are present for like 3 months), which include: Very high RAM usage: 80% when only Microsoft Edge is turned on.
Very high Disc usage: 100% almost at all times
Low performance in games (the laptop meets the req. for a game, still cant handle it; low fps, stuttering, freezing.
Can't handle videos sometimes: the sound works but video is frozen, or video Works and sound freezes.
Sometimes VERY S L O W: sometimes when i open an app, it turns on after a minute; when i type, the letters appear after a while.

I have already reset it to factory settings and wiped the HDD, didn't help. I have a lot of free space on HDD, no dust in the laptop, no physical damage, no viruses, no (useless) background proceses.

I have already had a call with a dell technician (he did some changes and driver updates), also didn't help.

Do you think a RAM upgrade would solve this? Or do i have to take it to service? Or anything else? Please help.

Thanks for answer in advance. (and sorry for my weak english)

Regards,
Martin
Specs:
Dell Inspiron 5558
Windows 10 64-bit
4GB DDR3
1TB HDD
Nvidia GeForce 920M
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz
has a webcam
 

A:High RAM and disc usage, low performance

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I sincerely hope someone can help. I do not consider myself really computer illiterate, but this is where my understanding ends and I would truly value all help offered.

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro M70 of 2 yrs old and I am a definite advocate for Toshiba. However, my operating system is slow. Average day usage with Internet Explorer and Office 2007 is a painstaking process that takes too long. I have had conflicts with Trend Micro Internet Security 2008, which works perfectly.

But starting up the computer takes ages. CPU usage is usually high and System Idle Processes as well. I have reinstalled Windows XP from the Toshiba Boot DVD already 4 times with starting fresh and installing everything time and time again. Each time after getting everything up to speed again, the performance is disappointing.

I have extended RAM to 1,49 GB which made little difference from the original 1/3 of RAM. It seems that something is slowing down the computer, but this is not visable in the processes; other than quite a few svhost.exe processes that take little processing capacity nor CPU usage.

I have used Windows Gold Certified Uniblue Power Suite with a good registry cleaner. This helps a bit, but after a couple of days it seems to get only worse. I have an Intel Pentium M 1.73 GHz processor. Research online reveals that Trend Micro IS 2008 is quite good and demanding little capacity in comparison to competing security packages.

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A:Re: Satellite Pro M70 - High CPU Usage - Low Performance

Hi

I doubt this could be a hardware issue? I mean a CPU usage could goes up if a certain service or applications would run in the OS background.

Usually the Antivirus applications are one kind of software which could cause such issue? I had a Norton System works installed on my notebook and this software needed a lot of hardware resources which slowed down the notebook?
Furthermore some Toshiba applications which are installed and running in the background could affect the performance. But such applications are needed in order to use all notebook features?

However, in msconfig you could disable it.
Start msconfig -> startup tab and disable some processes which are not necessary for you.

Furthermore you could use the CCleaner to clean the OS and the registry?

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I would like to have some assistance. I am not sure what specs to post or how to post them, so if someone could walk me through them, I would appreciate the help.
 
Deleted unrequested data - Hamluis.

A:My CPU Usage is high and I am having performance issues

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Once you do that, I will delete the "report" that you initially posted since I don't think it's very useful.

Louis

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I've seen this problem mentioned several times here an on the web but haven't seen a satisfactory PERMANENT resolution.

I could sit for moments on end watching the hourglass rotate between applications.
10 svchost listings and several spools to boot. Not sure what all of that means but by my investigating I can tell it's excessive.

Below is my Hijack This log and thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:41:30 AM, on 1/15/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\SanDisk\Sansa Updater\SansaDispatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
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i have a problem but i bought a new Dell laptop with the following specifications
Dell inspiron 15R
core i7 3.1GHz Turbo, 6MB cache
16GB DDR3 RAM
Geforce Gt525 1GB Graphics

now the problem is that when the system is ideal it takes around 2.5 GB RAM usage
even there is no running applications
also i noticed that it's performance not that much.

is it normal?

A:Windows 7 high RAM usage and low performance

I think it's OK. For Win7 Ult it's normal to use about 25-30% of the RAM in idle. And it's about that percentage no matter how much RAM do You have installed .

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I have purchased a gaming laptop in august of last year and it has been about 11 months since I've got it. For the first 8 months everything was amazing, i was getting high fps and good performance on all my games. Then about 3 months ago, the performance
went dramatically downhill. I wasnt sure as to why this happened so i restored my whole laptop but to no effect.
Any ideas? Anything helps,
Thank you.

Specs:
Name: Asus GL503GE-RS71 ROG Strix Scar Edition 15.6" Gaming Laptop
CPU: i7-8750H
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti
RAM: 16 GB (Initially 8, I upgraded to 16 about 2 months into buying the PC.)
Memory 1: 500 GB 3.5" SSD
Memory 2: 250 GB M.2 SSD

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I'm posting here because we are talking about performance and resource monitor.

As I have noticed before, my machine last night started being quite audible, sounding really busy. When I looked in task manager and performance and resource monitor I noticed that my cpu usage was running between 55% to 70% without Firefox or IE8 being loaded. This may be normal, yet my question is why could I not see that usage in either monitors? Something under system (kernel......?) was showing the biggest usage of about 20% but the rest of the list showed either 0% or perhaps a few kept fluctuating between 1% to 2% but there was nothing I could see that added up to what I was being told the usage was. My memory usage at that time was about 23% to 25%, disk usage 1%. So, what kept my machine so busy? This morning all is back to normal cpu around 3%, memory about 33%.

A:High CPU usage in Performance and Resource Monitor?

I would first check to see what programs are scheduled to perform scans around that time. Depending on the settings (daily, weekly, etc) it may take a while for it to recur.

When you open up Task Manager, go to the Processes tab.
Make sure that you click on the button in the lower left that says "Show processes from all users:
Then click on the View menu item, then on the Select columns menu item.
Place checkmarks in the I/O Reads and I/O Other boxes and click OK to exit the dialog.
Then expand the Task Manager window so that you can read the columns (you can double click on a column header to sort by that column).

Then wait for it to happen again - and check for the highest numbers in each of the columns. Let us know what you find and we can work from there.

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I've just started having a problem where my computer becomes periodically unusable for chunks of time, like 30-60 minutes.
Everything is going along well and then it slows down to a crawl.
In the task manager, under performance, I see a crazy amount of activity, sometimes pegged at 100%, sometimes less. But even when it shows the cores around 50-70%, I can't even right an email without significant lag.

It's a Dell, Windows 7 x64. i7 processor, 16gb of RAM.
The thing is, when I look at the applications running, none of them account for all the activity.
When I look at processes that doesn't add up to all the activity I'm experiencing either.
I got something called Process Explorer which gives a more thorough list but that doesn't show very high activity either for any process.

I ran several virus scans while the computer was booted into safe mode with networking. One of them caught some stuff, but subsequent searches came up clean.

I ran a tool to clean up the registry.

I can't figure out what is causing the problem and I don't know what to try now. It's weird because after a while the activity will just stop and I can use my computer again. And then just as mysteriously the problem will start up again.
Thanks for any help.

A:Performance problem from periodic high CPU usage, please help

Sounds like you got background programs running try control alt delete check and checking task manager to see what processes are sucking up CPU and you could try config.sys check your startup services are running.

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So I got this message yesterday.... only got it once.  Then my computer auto rebooted twice.  Then this morning, every time my computer booted up, it auto rebooted several times.  After about the 5th time, it finally stayed on so I could use it.  Then I got an email from Comcast saying that I very well could have a BOT.  So I have no idea if these are all related or what.  I have Norton antivirus on my computer, so I am assuming that is not working well or something.  Please steer me in the right direction.
 
thanks
 
 
EDIT:moved from Windows 7 to Am I Infected ~~ boopme

A:winrscmde - High CPU usage performance alert

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters


Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now


Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue


Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply===================================================aswMBR--------------------Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see hereDouble click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

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I think this is a sata issue or a BIOS setting or perhaps just a Windows 8 bug...

Basically this happens:


I recently installed Windows 8 and finally some free time to get Steam installed. Installed Steam and am copying over my Steam directory (Disk 2, K) from my Win 7 to where I installed Steam this time (Disk 0, C). This is the same physical computer as I had Win 7 on prior.

What has changed since Win 7 is I thought since I was doing a fresh install, I would turn on AHCI in the BIOS and do it proper rather than IDE emulation or whatever it is called. But now crap like this happens. I googled a bit a week or 2 ago trying to figure it out and basically all that I could gather is either a hard drive is dying or it is an NCQ problem. Hard drive is not dying, I've ran plenty of diagnostics on it, and plus, it has less than 200 powered on hours at this point.

Now I turned off NCQ on ALL my drives just to see if the problem went away. It didn't, but I think it may have improved a little.

Device manager doesn't show any yellow "!" for anything.


Obviously this is completely unacceptable. Ideas on what to change to make it behave normally? Hopefully I'm missing something obvious, I've never used AHCI on a system before, mostly because when I had a system capable of it I was on XP and didn't want to load 3rd party drivers. Then for Vista and 7 I simply forgot before installing to switch it in the BIOS. I remembered this time for 8, ... Read more

A:Unacceptably high disk usage/performance lag Windows 8

I was gonna give you an updated AHCI driver from Intel but noticed you are running Core 2 Duos, so it probably wont be compatible. I am confused, does this occur in Win 7?
 

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I have got this error after i got a brand new computer ( everything but the hard drive that i re-formatted ). My computer would halt to a freeze for no reason, all the fixes i tried had no avail, so i replaced my hard drive and now my computer is 100% sexy and working,, Maybe you should do the same?
 

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Evening Folks,

I just recently installed Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron Laptop and so far I am not impressed at all - in fact, I am very seriously debating one of two actions - re-install Windows 7 or switching to an entirely different OS.

The reason for reverting to Windows 7/switching OS are as follows:
1) Currently with an idle system (i.e. no applications running at all), an svchost process is using anywhere from 40 to 60% of my cpu. When I did a tasklist on this process the following processes are attached to this one pid: Appinfo, BITS, Browser, DsmSVC, IKEEXT, iphlpsvc, LanmanServer, lfsvc, ProfSvc, Schedule, SENS, ShellHWDetction, Themes, UserMananger, Winmgmt, wuauserv. My question is this - is it necessary for these processes to be run. If they are, then am I looking at only being able to use 50% of my processor (since this one pid is using the rest of it)?

2) For a virus scanner - I am using McAffee and under Windows 7, it took my laptop 24 hours to scan 231 GB of data. Since I switched to Windows 10 (Same hardware, same memory, etc) it now takes my virus scanner over 48 hours to scan 231 GB of data.

3) If I had not been poking around and trying to change my update settings, I would never have found out that Microsoft expects their users to update the windows of the other users (Microsoft calls it Dynamic Updates). Now this is all well and good if some one had said something since I would have loved to know about it sooner since I am on a metered ... Read more

A:Poor Performance from Windows 10 - High CPU usage from SVCHOST

Something is not right with your installation. For comparison, with my idle system Task Manager shows 0% CPU use and 0% disk use for most of the time. Over a period of 1-2 mins it will jump to 50% for a few seconds on a number of occasions as it completes some task or other but then drops down again.

How did you install W10? Was it an upgrade via the Windows Update service or via an installation disk? Was it a clean install or did you choose to keep all your files and programs. I'm guessing it was the windows update route which has proved to be troublesome for some users.

As you are already thinking of a re-installation I would suggest you first try a clean install of W10. If you get it working correctly on your system it will be worth it.

Make sure you get the correct version/edition of W10 as an ISO download from the MS Tech Bench (this will make sure you get the latest build and avoid further updates) to match your original W7 version and proceed to install, skipping any activation steps as this will happen automatically once you are finished.

There are tutorials and many threads that run through this process for you on this site.

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After installing a new evga gtx460 and Thermaltake 600w ps i am experiencing big time system slowdown and high CPU usage. The problem could be conflicts, hardware or software, or just simply a system bottleneck, but one thing is for sure, when my system had my old 9800GT installed I experienced none of these slowdown issues. Lookit all them sound tabs.... mebbe thats it? Help please, let me know what other info is needed.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/15/2010, 12:11:22
Machine name: DADSGATEWAYFX
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: FX7026
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 4026MB RAM
Page File: 2252MB used, 6002MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
Sound Tab 5: No problems found.
Sound Tab 6: No problems found.
Sound Tab 7: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
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A:High CPU usage, overall slow performance after hardware upgrade

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I am new to the Windows environment, I wonder if someone can give me a pointer to find some tutorial explaining the use of the task manager especially the interpretation of the Performance monitoring Tab.

A:Task manager performance monitoring

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ffrree


I am new to the Windows environment, I wonder if someone can give me a pointer to find some tutorial explaining the use of the task manager especially the interpretation of the Performance monitoring Tab.


Here is a article on how to read the memory counters in Task Manager and what they really mean: Windows 7 and 2008 R2 Memory Counters in Task Manager | Rickard Nobel

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