# Computer constantly running at 100% - HJT attached

May 3, 2008
1. Firstly i'd like to thank everyone who replies to this. I am constantly impressed (and amazed) by the online community's willingness to help absolute strangers out with trivial problems.

My trivial problem entails a very busy cpu (often running at 100% for extended periods of time). I've got a 1.73ghz pentium with 1gb of ram basically running the internet and office programs, meaning that i believe there is nothing insufficient with the specs of the pc to do what i'm using it for. so, evidence suggests that it's something software/virus related (in my opinion)

so here's the hjt .txt file for your persusal. thanks a lot for any help.

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2. ### jobeardTS AmbassadorPosts: 9,351   +622

use run->taskmgr to see all processses

now click twice on the column heading CPU; this will place the users in order of
most to least cpu usage.

note which is on top and reply

3. ### jobeardTS AmbassadorPosts: 9,351   +622

your Java is significantly out of date (but this is NOT a cause of any problem but should be addressed latter)
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_09\bin\jusched.exe

you do not need this to be running; set startup to DISABLE or MANUAL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

these are autoupdaters that are unnecessary; change the startup to MANUAL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ControlCenter2.0] C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter2\brctrcen.exe /autorun

these are questionable;
O16 - DPF: {45432B26-C76C-43C3-B7D3-EF5A132B995F} (CCPPlayer Control) - file://E:\CCS-WebKit\pCCPPlayer.cab

looks like this is unnecessary and could get excessing
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

4. ### vincentm84TS RookieTopic Starter

sorry i didn't reply sooner - i thought i'd set it to email me notifications of posts.

anyway, the task manager is telling me that
"system idle process" is taking up plenty of cpu usage although i have a feeling that this is quite harmless (forgive my computer ignorance)
sometimes "ieplore.exe" also takes up its fair share

the one program that i definitely need to put a stop to is asus live update ("liveupdt.exe") which can take up 97% of cpu usage.

how do i go about changing the processes you mentioned to manual/disable?
i couldn't locate them in services.msc or the similar program in hijack this. should it be easier to locate them? or am i just not using the correct method? cheers.

5. ### jobeardTS AmbassadorPosts: 9,351   +622

correct. this actually means the system is doing nothing -- eg IDLE

this is in the services; run->services.msc
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

for these

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ControlCenter2.0] C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter2\brctrcen.exe /autorun