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cpu at 100 % usage

by meaallen / February 10, 2007 9:30 AM PST

All of a sudden my computer came to a screaching halt. It says in windows task manager that my cpu usage is at 100%.

The image name using all the time is "system"
The user name is "system"
The cpu is 99

This is not system idle.

I am using a dell with xp

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mcafee says no viruses.

Thanks
Mark

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What about malware?
by jackson dougless / February 10, 2007 10:00 AM PST
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What sort of precautions do you take to prevent malware?

Also, at least SOME of that problem could be attributed to McAfee. Unless things have dramatically changed since my last experience with the 8.0 enterprise version of VirusScan, normal operations can consume around 25% of a system's total performance. If VirusScan is running a scan, you can just forget about doing much of anything else while it's going. So, while McAfee may not be the cause of the problem, it's unlikely to be doing anything to help matters. I would strongly recommend dumping it at your earliest convenience. So long as you don't replace it with Norton, you're probably going to be better off.

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Some 'Free' tools to run online scans
by eddie11013 / February 10, 2007 11:51 PM PST
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