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Spikes in CPU and Memory usage

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  • Started 3 years ago by Ronjonss04
  • Latest reply from ryounkin
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Ronjonss04
Posts: 129

Hey Guys,
Over the last few days i have noticed a significant decrease in performance in my laptop. The cpu/memory have been spiking from 0 to full usage when doing absolutely nothing on the computer. These problems started recently around last thursday. Have already run virus scan and malware bytes...wondering if anyone has any idea of what this may be, or suggestions of how to take care of it?
(Have Read other threads on this here)

Win7 64 bit professional
4 gig of ram
Intel i5
ATI Radeon hd 5770 1g vram

Posted 3 years ago
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ispalten
ispalten
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Go to the GADGET 'store' and get the TOP FIVE gadget and when the spike happens, look to see what is going on and running.

Might also want to get ALL CPU METER to see when those spikes happen.

With that data, we might be able to figure out what is happening.

There are other programs as well that will tell you what is running, like WHAT'S RUNNING or WHAT IS MY COMPUTER DOING.

Irv S.

Posted 3 years ago
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Ronjonss04
Posts: 129

Alright man i'll look in to those, I have a cpu meter via the gadget store. I was attacked from a ip address out of china about a week ago, i'm thinking there may be malicious software not detected by malware or mse.

Posted 3 years ago
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GKI610
GKI610
Posts: 567

There's been some crap going around lately, so be sure your Malwarebytes' is fully updated. MSE stopped a trojan downloader in it's tracks for me.

Posted 3 years ago
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whs
whs
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Do another scan with superantispyware: http://filehippo.com/download_superantispyware/

Posted 3 years ago
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Ronjonss04
Posts: 129

Alright, will post back later after work with results.

Posted 3 years ago
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ryounkin
Posts: 16

Back 6 months ago, my computer would slow to a crawl periodically. I was using Windows XP at the time. Malwarebytes prevented a "phone-home" attempt by malware to Maldova! None of the usual software could find it and I ended up converting to Linux.

The same thing then started to happen. This time the culprit was Chrome. I keep Chrome running with Huffington Post, CNBC, and a site with stock charts. All of these "auto-update" periodically, CNBC especially sucked up a lot of cpu time.

Bob

Posted 2 years ago
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