Message Twarnmsg keeps popping up and the fan is spinning

By rllngriver
Mar 30, 2007
  1. How can I fix this? Is the message something to worry about?

    I changed the twarnmsg.exe file name so it would stop popping up.

    It specifically says a problem with the cooling system has been detected, please turn off and return immediately for service.

    Intel Celeron M Processor 2.8Ghz
    XP Home SP2

    AVG and Norton Internet Security seems to be taking up a lot of resources as per the task list. The CPU usage has been running at 100% lately.

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55

    its can be virus like "sasser" worm. scan your PC
  3. rllngriver

    rllngriver TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What did you end up using to find this worm?

    I scanned with Norton,spybot,adaware, and avg. It did not find this? What do you recommend?

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55

    can u restore windows??? if yes do it, and look wat happends
  5. rllngriver

    rllngriver TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did complete restore and I am sorry to say the message still came up.

    BOO HOO!!!. The CPU is still running at 100%. I have not even installed any 3rd party software yet. Do you think this something I really need to worry about? I think I read somewhere on this forum that someone had the same issue and they were okay.

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55

    thats not okay if it always running on 100%.... wich CPU do you have? Ghz..Mhz??
    i think u can beter make a backup of your data, and reinstall windows. Ow Ya and dont forget to format HDD before installatoin.
  7. rllngriver

    rllngriver TS Rookie Topic Starter

    RE: my processor

    It is an Intel Celeron M 2.80 GHz. I already did a full format and reinstall. It did not help.Dont worry everything has been backed up.

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55

    Celeron processors have lower cache than Pentium. thats can be reason that it run on 100%. But if it run always on 100% its not ok. chek it in "task manager" wich application utilize processor.
  9. Exonimus

    Exonimus TS Rookie Posts: 77

    indeed, check the task manager, click 'processes'
    now look at which process uses the most 'cpu' ) e.g. if it says CPU 06, it uses 6% of your cpu.
  10. rllngriver

    rllngriver TS Rookie Topic Starter

    CPU usage

    Well, different processes tend to run up the usage at different times. At this particular moment, they are


    I will keep you posted.
  11. NCSUFrenchie

    NCSUFrenchie TS Rookie

    AVG and Norton IS? Two anti-viruses installed at the same time will "fight" each other because they see the other A/V as a potential threat because they are so deeply embedded in the OS. This can lead to 100% processor usage. Try taking one of them off and see what happens.
  12. rllngriver

    rllngriver TS Rookie Topic Starter

    AVG version is Anti-Malware

    This AVG is for malware, not viruses.
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