CPU Usuage keeps shooting up.

By Joawro
Jul 9, 2007
  1. When I am using my computer, my CPU Usage just shoots up and I am unable to open almost anything. I have managed to open the task manager and the cpu usage keeps switching between a file called vsmon, explorer, svchost, and such and it's getting annoying. I can provide with more info if you ask.
  2. membrane

    membrane TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Vsmon belongs to zonealarm firewall.
    go here to download security taskmanager.
    Security Task Manager displays detailed information about all running processes (applications, DLL's, BHO's and services). For each Windows process, it improves on Windows Task Manager, providing:

    * file name and directory path
    * security risk rating
    * description
    * start time
    * CPU usage graph
    * embedded hidden functions (e.g. keyboard monitoring, browser supervision or manipulation)
    * process type (e.g. visible window, systray program, DLL, IE-plugin, startup service)

    The Security Task Manager recognizes also virtual driver software, services, BHO and other processes hidden from the Windows task manager. it's free to download :)
  3. Joawro

    Joawro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Thanks for the task manager, but it does not solve my problem. I don't think there is any fix to this now :\
  4. membrane

    membrane TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Ok, have you checked the heatsink and fan for dust? Also check the cpu for cooling paste.
  5. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Sounds like spyware to me. Try running the following 3 anti-spyware utilities:

    • Ad-Aware 2007
    • Spybot Search & Destroy
    • AVG Anti-Spyware
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