kedarjk
kedarjk
Branch Unspecified
16 Sep 2008

CPU usage 100% default.

Hi all,
Yesterday while watching movie on my desktop I observed that performance of my PC is very low.
So to just find it out, I checked in task manager. Surprisingly I observed that, CPU usage of my PC is 100% by default. 😔
I closed many applications which were open, but still no change. Watching only a movie of .avi file type, is making CPU usage of 100%.
I asked my friend regarding this, he said it could be a kind of virus.
Anybody knows about this?
Any way to remove it out? 😕
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
16 Sep 2008
Which process is utilizing the most CPU usage? Also, can please you list out a detailed specification for your computer? 😀
16 Sep 2008
Yeah,

Right click on taskbar -> Task Manager -> Processes tab. Then look at the process which is eating most of the resources.

...then fire it 😁
kedarjk

kedarjk

Branch Unspecified
17 Sep 2008
I tried ending some network processes, dur to which usage was high, but after that also, no change. Usage sticks to 100%.

Ash, its a 4-5 years onlder PC. PC config is Intel 845G-Celron-512MB RAM-80 GB HD.
Any other ways?
gaurav.bhorkar

gaurav.bhorkar

Branch Unspecified
17 Sep 2008
Try to repair your Windows.
May solve your problem.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
17 Sep 2008
It could probably be a virus like your friend said, some system files controlling Windows processes have become corrupted, or there are still a lot of hidden processes that are running. Also, if you have not done frequent file defragmenting, it would add some overhead to CPU.

Have you done a Virus and Spyware scan? The free AntiVir and MalwareBytes come in highly recommended. Others here have recommended Avast.

Also, use a program like CCleaner to delete all temporary files that may have accumulated over 5 years. When thats done, do a file defragmentation process using the default Windows Defragmenter or the powerful JKDefrag program.

If things still do not fare well, reformat the computer. Though, this would be a desperate case only.

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