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Computer constantly running at 100% - HJT attached

By vincentm84
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. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 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. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 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    your Java is significantly out of date (but this is NOT a cause of any problem but should be addressed latter)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
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

    these are questionable;
    O16 - DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/FacebookPhotoUploader5.cab
    O16 - DPF: {45432B26-C76C-43C3-B7D3-EF5A132B995F} (CCPPlayer Control) - file://E:\CCS-WebKit\pCCPPlayer.cab
    O16 - DPF: {48DD0448-9209-4F81-9F6D-D83562940134} (MySpace Uploader Control) - http://lads.myspace.com/upload/MySpaceUploader1005.cab
    O16 - DPF: {5C6698D9-7BE4-4122-8EC5-291D84DBD4A0} (Facebook Photo Uploader 4 Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/FacebookPhotoUploader3.cab

    looks like this is unnecessary and could get excessing
    O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    see this article re Ati2evxx.exe
     
  4. vincentm84

    vincentm84 TS Rookie Topic 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. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

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

    use Add/Remove to uninstall it
    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
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime​
    I used Spybot S&D to control the startup and unchecked the [x] box in front of the name.
     
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