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Weird problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by AlanJ, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. AlanJ


    Joined: 16 Nov 2005

    Posts: 683

    Location: Torquay

    Hi there,

    Seems ive run into a strange problem. My CPU is at 100% all the time!? Is there a way to find out what processes are running? Also Alt+ctrl+del isnt working.
  2. bbreezeuk


    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,140

    Location: Bath, UK

    sound like u have some sort of virus m8 try restoring your system to an earler piont
  3. senorstealth


    Joined: 16 May 2006

    Posts: 265

    Location: down the pub

    Does sound like a virus, if so restore will do no good
  4. bbreezeuk


    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,140

    Location: Bath, UK

    yea it will, if not try www.avast.com as they do the best free AV software
  5. 2bullish


    Joined: 21 Jan 2005

    Posts: 762

    Location: Manchester

    Errm no it wont, the virus (if thats what it is) will still be on tyhe comp no matter when you restore it to, as by definition it is stored in the "restore points directory"

    Turn off restore point, then run your AV, however, Im not convinced its a virus.

    Can you open up task manager by just right clicking your task bar?

    Download Hijack this if you want to find all your active processes, this will also tell you what should and shouldn't be there.
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2006
  6. StefanHolmes


    Joined: 17 Apr 2006

    Posts: 27

    It might not necessarily be a virus. Choose 'Start -> Run' and load 'taskmgr' to see what's using all your CPU.

    There are a bunch of online virus scanners, Google is your friend ;)