CPU usage?

Good day & hello;
Obviously a learn what I can as I go kind of person. My question is as soon as I start on my desktop my CPU usage is going at 90+ to 100% usage, and as of lately very slow :frowning: Windows task manager shows approx. 40 different image names working (andrew, network service system, as user names) is this normal and or can i delete some of these? I guess my main quest is a faster commputer, any help would be appreciated, Thankz…

You may have a computer virus…or several.

Update your antivirus program and run it. Go to an online antivirus site and run it; here is one: http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/

Download the free version of Malwarebytes and run it. http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Run a rootkit removal tool like Gmer or Sophos: http://www.gmer.net/ http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-anti-rootkit.aspx

If you find that you have an infection, there is no certainty that these programs will be able to completely remove it. With a modern computer virus, the best bet for many people is to save their data, then format the operating system disk and reinstall the operating system.

Something else to look for is tool bars. Get rid of the tool bars if any are installed.

Do you really need 40 user accounts? A reduction wouldn’t hurt.


Thanks did the above and nothing but improvements Thankz and in your debt again.

Make sure DMA mode (eg 4) is enabled for your harddrives.

There are loads of things that could be wrong really. I know a computer overheat can cause this. I would check the CPU temperatures. SpeedFan does the job well for my Dell. Otherwise, use CCleaner to disable some startup programs, one time Skype caused a similar problem for me.

Booting up in SafeMode may also help. If the problem occurs in safe mode as well then there may be something wrong with the hardware or there may be a virus of some sort.

Maybe try to remember what you’ve installed since this started happening? You may have installed something that made your computer rather unhappy :stuck_out_tongue:

I had something tore-up in the network section on my laptop, ran all kind of AV, malware deleters…got tired of doing all that and still was a problem.
Registry cleaning didn’t help either.

I figured out to turn off IP helper and a few more that kept it from pegging the processor.

Anyways since I had MS OS disc, I went ahead and reinstalled the OS.
That really worked well.
I think after much time… and especially if one does installs and uninstalls, the best way to handle it is to reinstall Windows.

Really the problem I had was the network part of the OS, if that stuff gets out of wack…at least I couldn’t figure out how to fix…even after much googling.

What are your specs?