I have a Process on my computer under Task Manager named "IOSDT.EXE" which is causing 100% CPU Usage slowing down my system almost to a standstill. When I terminate this process CPU Usage Falls to 4%. The problem is I can't stop it from starting up everytime I boot my computer. Running a search failed to find it on the system.
On the website "http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
" I found the following information:
You have a Trojan virus on your PC – IOSDT.EXE is its main file. You most probably tried to download illegal copies of Microsoft software, and got infected by this trojan virus as a result (it gives access to your PC from the Internet).
Reboot your PC into Safe Mode and then do a search for all files and folders which start with IOSDT and delete them. Next, empty your Recycle Bin and reboot back into Normal Mode.
I followed the instructions above but still could not find any file or folder doing a search. I also did a search in the registry and still no sign of this file, yet when I rebooy back in normwl mode the process starts up again grabbing 100% of my CPU usage.
I am running Windows XP Professional
This is doing my head in
your help is desperately needed