PC constantly crashes; please help!

By sadako
Jul 14, 2006
  1. For a while now, my PC's CPU% is really high, even when I have no programs running. Everything loads extremely slowly, even though I have more than half my hard-drive space free (250g). Could someone help me figure out what's wrong? Thank you!

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  2. Lekki_Sheep

    Lekki_Sheep TS Rookie Posts: 135

    While you're waiting for someone who knows how to look at your hijackthis log you could try downloading spybot and microsoft windows defender and running them in that order to see if you've got any malware on your system. It's the most common cause of system resources being streached like that in my experience.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your system is infected with quite a few nasty little critters.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions exactly.

    Post a fresh HJT log into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. Lekki_Sheep

    Lekki_Sheep TS Rookie Posts: 135

    As I suspected, I googled all the processes from your hijackthis log and I found that you PC is indeed rife with malware. If you follow my earlier suggestion of using spybot however I belive that it won't work. There's a bit of spyware on your system which will prevent spybot from running. Please check out the links below, they are info pages that describe the nasty things running in the background on your computer. It may be worth following the instructions to remove lpfw.exe as it's the one that'll prevent spybot from running. Then it would probably be most expedient to simply download spybot and windows defender and run them as I suggested before. Good luck.

    http://research.sunbelt-software.com/threatdisplay.aspx?name=System Surveillance Pro&threatid=43346

    Oh, err sorry. Took me a while to get all the info and type it up. Of course I didn't refresh the page as I was typing and it would have lost all I'd done. Sorry again Howard.
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