My processes are all really high! CPU usage spiking to 100%!

By Joshhypno ยท 7 replies
Feb 10, 2011
  1. Hello guys,

    Can anyone help me?
    All my processes mem usage is suddenly very high! Naturally my CPU usage is spiking to 100% whenever I want to do anything and things are moving very slow...I have attached a screenshot of my processes tab in windows task manager.

    Please see the attachment.

    I've run all the virus scans with microsoft essentials, AVG, Ad-aware, spy doctor, and others....all say it's clean but alas, still slow. I just dont know what to do now and I def. dont want to format it. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    Your Friend,

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  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    According to your screenshot, your CPU usage is at 3%, so I'm not sure where you can see100%.
  3. Joshhypno

    Joshhypno TS Rookie Topic Starter



    Well my CPU usage is spiking to 100% quite as soon as I want to do anything it jumps up - like it doesn't have the resources to do anything when I want to. At idle it is between 1-10%, then jumps to 100% as soon as I open a browser window, open microsoft word, anything really. All my processes mem usage is really high so I dont imagine I have the capability to do much when that's going on.

  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Open couple of programs, which seem to trigger high CPU usage and....

    Download Process Explorer:
    Unzip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
    Click on View > Select Colunms.
    In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
    Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
    Attach the file to your next reply.
  5. Joshhypno

    Joshhypno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I've attached the file. Lemme know what you think!

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  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    System Idle Process (CPY NOT used) is listed at 96.04%
    Perfectly normal.
    I'm not sure where you can see high CPU usage.
  7. Joshhypno

    Joshhypno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've attached the screen shot where I see 100% CPU usage.

    Like I said, I only think it spikes because the processes are so high...any idea why they are so high? Any solutions?


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  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Please, complete all steps listed here:
    Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
    Attached logs won't be reviewed.

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