100 Percent CPU Usage

By joelc548
Feb 10, 2010
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  1. 100 Percent CPU Usage Hijack this log attached
    Hi guys first time poster and I have a CPU usage problem. This randomly happened the other day when I booted up my laptop it was running loud and lagging a lot so I checked the cpu usage and it was 100%. I checked all of the processes and none of them were running high. I ran spyware and antivirus with no success so I decided to do a hijack this log and see what happens. I have no idea what to do but could somebody please read this log and tell me if there are any problems.



    Thanks a lot. Also any other tips for 100% CPU usage would be greatly appreciated although I have tried pretty much everything it seems like.
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    open the task manager to see what process is using 100% of your cpu
  3. joelc548

    joelc548 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I've been doing that but everything says 00.
  4. joelc548

    joelc548 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I need 5 posts to be able to post my log
  5. joelc548

    joelc548 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    No process goes above 30% and yet my CPU usage is always above 80
  6. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    if your on windows vista or windows 7 open the task manager and go to the processes tab and at the bottom you should see "show all proceeses from all users" click that
  7. joelc548

    joelc548 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    system idle process keeps spiking up and down and other processes such as firefox and task manager will also spike but never go above like 30. Also svchost spikes occasionally as well as dwn but none of these get above 30
  8. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    system idle process will be at 100% when cpu is not being used and will be at 0% when cpu is at full load. also what are the pc specs
  9. joelc548

    joelc548 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology, 2 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce go 7900 GS...

    Isn't SVCHost a common problem?
  10. joelc548

    joelc548 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hijackthis log:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
    Scan saved at 9:47:32 PM, on 2/10/2010
    Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
    C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Razer\DeathAdder\razerhid.exe
    C:\Windows\AGRSMMSG.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Razer\DeathAdder\razertra.exe
    C:\Program Files\Razer\DeathAdder\razerofa.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 5\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
    C:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
    C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.alienware.com/Mothership...%&ai=636E3D34323035333126706F3D34393532343541
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.alienware.com/Mothership...%&ai=636E3D34323035333126706F3D34393532343541
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.alienware.com/mothership
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
    O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O2 - BHO: HP Print Enhancer - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
    O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: HP Smart BHO Class - {FFFFFFFF-CF4E-4F2B-BDC2-0E72E116A856} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4.exe" /tray
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LanguageShortcut] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Language\Language.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpqSRMon] C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FunctionKeyCtrl] C:\Program Files\Function Key Controller\FKC.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeathAdder] C:\Program Files\Razer\DeathAdder\razerhid.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: PokerStars - {3AD14F0C-ED16-4e43-B6D8-661B03F6A1EF} - C:\Program Files\PokerStars\PokerStarsUpdate.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: Show or hide HP Smart Web Printing - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O13 - Gopher Prefix:
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  11. joelc548

    joelc548 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    (no file)
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    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
    O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe
    O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
    O23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
    O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe

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  12. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,041   +72

    To start with re-run hijackthis and delete all O18 events except this one:

    O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll <== leave this one alone

    Once done; post its log here, along with Malwarebytes log; for further review. Regards
  14. P4PC

    P4PC TechSpot Member Posts: 71

    Hi, did you ever fix this problem? You got a virus, I had my cpu running at 100% it was either spyware or virus, I backup my data and wiped my HDD and reinstalled windows 7 and everything went back to normal!. easy fix.
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