WinXp Home high CPU usage when there are multiple users logged on.

By templar
Nov 29, 2004
  1. Hi.

    Can anybody give me any suggestions. I have a new Intel P4 HT 3.0 Ghz with WinXP home system. I notice that whenever there are more than 1 user logged on, the CPU usage jumps to 50 to 60%. System Idle time is at 99%. I have checked for any virii or adware installed and found none. (Used Spybot S&D and Ad-aware 6.0)

    Curious that it only happens when multiple users are logged on. If it's just 1 user, CPU cycle is at 1%. Could this be normal since WinXP is resource intensive?


    I see this happening even though there are no apps running on both users.

    Thanks again
  2. templar

    templar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ignore this

    I was able to solve the problem so just ignore this thread.

  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    Care to enlighten us on what you did to resolve it?
  4. templar

    templar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it' weird...

    I found a process running (wincomm.exe) and uninstalled it after I found out that this process was a known spyware.

    Everyone was talking about using ad-aware SE so I installed it and removed ad-aware 6.0. Ad-aware Se found 165 more spyware that was infecting my machine and after it was removed...everything ran fine.

    Funny thing was that I thought Ad-aware 6.0 and Spybot would fix everything. I made sure that all of my anti-spyware program had up-to-date registers, but that didn't seem to fix it except for ad-aware SE.

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