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For the past 2 or 3 weeks, every time i start a program, it uses 100% of the cpu for about 3-5 seconds. this didn't used to happen. I know my computer quite well, and I can't think of anything that would do this or anything I changed to cause this. it doesn't matter what it is, it will freeze for a little (firefox is the exception) WMP- 100% cpu, AIM- 100%, ms word- 100%... the list goes on. I need to correct this annoying problem. help!

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Hmm, that might actually be something. I installed 8 when it came out. Haha well it seems we might have found it. I've done scan with AVG, SUPERAntispyware, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and Spybot SD, nothing came up. I'm very sure it's something software/hardware based, and yes, my problems arose around the time of my IE8 installation

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Doubt its malware related myself


I'd say Andavari could be right. Let me check something else that may cause it



Download Security Check here or here and save it to your Desktop.

  • Unzip SecurityCheck.zip and a folder named Security Check should appear.
  • Open the Security Check folder and double-click Security Check.bat
  • Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe.





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Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.98.3

Windows XP Service Pack 3


Antivirus/Firewall Check:


Windows Firewall Enabled!


Antivirus up to date!


Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:


SpywareBlaster 4.2

Spybot - Search & Destroy

SUPERAntiSpyware Professional

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

HijackThis 2.0.2

CCleaner (remove only)

Java 6 Update 11

Out of date Java installed!


Process Check:

objlist.exe by Laurent


AVG avgwdsvc.exe

AVG avgtray.exe

AVG avgrsx.exe

AVG avgemc.exe

Spybot SDHelper is disabled!


DNS Vulnerability Check:


GREAT! (Very random)


Scan took 57 seconds.

`````````End of Log```````````

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Yea, I knew it had to have been software related. Thanks for the tool though, such a quick way to sort out my defenses haha. I updated my Java too!



EDIT-- OK, I uninstalled IE8 back to IE6. Back to the fast speeds. I can start music right away, send IMs right away, etc etc. Thanks for the help. One more reason to love Firefox...

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