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"system" process slows PC

By ross1979
Dec 20, 2007
  1. Hi all, my first post here. This has proven to be a great forum and I found a lot of info on cleaning my PC after a recent bundles of viruses and spyware.

    I installed AVG and used a nasty Keygen which both wrecked my pc (my stupid fault). I lost admin rights, couldn't ctrl+alt+del, had no off button, no run command as well as a whole load of other annoying things.

    I've scanned my machine with just about everything and followed the guide on here running all the various different scans. I also used PC tools Spyware Doctor on top of those which I find is excellent.

    Anyway...... here's the problem....
    Looking at my running processes I've noticed a process called "system', under the SYSTEM user name, I cannot disable it (well i can but it comes straight back) and I've not noticed it before. Not to be confused with "system idle process".

    I thought i'd managed to get rid of all the nasty bits but my system just doesn't seem right. Occasionally it locks up (especially if running media player or a scanner of some sort) but in the past was fine, the only process that I can see that I don't recognise is this "system" process at around about 20k-50k memory usage it doesn't seem a lot and the processor usage is only between 2 and 10%.
    I could be wrong about this process but I really don't remember seeing it in the past.

    I can't post my HJT log at present due to forum rules but as far as I can see it is fine.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you :D
  2. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    IIRC the 'system' process is absolutley fine. i certainly have it on my pc's.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    add your system specs and report your installed RAM and pagefile size
  4. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    You can post your introduction at the meeting spot to up your post count. After that go through the 15 step removal instructions to give us appropriate required logs.
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