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CPU usage of 100% by the RTVSCAN.exe

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This process obsorbs about 100% of the CPU I know this, what I do not know is the best fix for it.  After uninstalling and reinstalling what will keep this from happening again.  We are using Symantec Corperate Addition 8.0 Anti Virus protection.
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sunray_2003, I think mmoreau45 has already checked this question (see posting 04/30/2004 05:42PM GMT). It seems that the solution in Q_20716363 did not help in this case and we have to search for another option.
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Thanks ghana....
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Wow - great solution sunray. My congratulations...
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Thank you for all your help.  I will have wait and see if this is a successful recovery.  Thanks to all.
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> Wow - great solution sunray

Please donot ridicule me here , ghana..
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Sorry sunray, I really didn't want to ridicule you. You've posted a regular comment as I did before. Both comments should have not been accepted as answer because none of them contains a solution.

mmoreau45: In EE the members post comments with suggestions how to solve a problem. You should only accept a comment as answer if you know that the solution has fixed your problem. Now your question doesn't appear in the questions awaiting answers and no other experts will come to your question. And of course you should accept this one comment as answer that provided the solution.
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That's OK ghana.. Sure the questioner should come back and provide a feedback

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is w.exe a virus and so which type.  
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It could be the W32.Benpao.Trojan: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.benpao.trojan.html

The link also provides detailled information and removal instructions about that virus. Have a look at the virus description to find out whether this is really the virus on your computer. If it is then follow the removal instructions to get rid of it.

Good luck!

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Looking for some advise.  I have a Windows 2000 PC that when booting up it will blue screen after login.
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>> that when booting up it will blue screen after login

What does the blue screen say ?

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The Screen is just blank (Blue)
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>  The Screen is just blank (Blue)
Okay, that means the computer does not crash and show the BSOD (blue screen of death) but after login there are no icons on the desktop and the start menu won't appear. Is this correct?

Could it be that there is another antivirus software installed on your computer? Are you sure that Symantec Antivirus CE is the only antivirus program?
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Thank you all.  The issue was resolved.  It was our brouser.  After reboot all seems fine.
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Has anyone experenced the IE proplem were it has affected the OS.  IE will not function properly and will not hold the previous site visited.
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