Solved

CPU running high - suspect spyware

Posted on 2004-10-06
5
149 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have been trying to clean up a PC that had some spyware on it. I have run Spybot seek and destroy, Ad-Aware and Giant AntiSpyware. They all found problems and fixed them but even though the system appears clear the processor is constantly running at aroung 60-70% and the "system idle process" and the "system" process are fluctuating around the 40-50% mark. I cannot see any other apparent rogue processes and Hijack this doesn't appear to show up anything although I am not expert at reading the logs. Any ideas please ?
0
Comment
Question by:Milkybar-kid
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Jupiler78
ID: 12235322
Hi Milkybar-kid,

You could do Start->Run-> msconfig.exe
Then go to the last tab, and check which processes run at starting up your computer? Disable the things you don't reaaly recognize and run them thru a check on google or something

Cheers!
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:InteraX
ID: 12235351
Hi Milkybar-kid,

Have you checked you memory with memtest86 or similar?

Memtest86
http://www.memtest86.com/
Memtest86+
http://www.memtest.org/

Memtest86+ is a memory testing app based on memtest86 that has more frequent updates etc.

Good Luck
;-)
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:InteraX
ID: 12235362
Milkybar-kid,

Sorry. Wrong Q.
;-)
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
InteraX earned 250 total points
ID: 12235376
Milkybar-kid,

Also, you can try checking to see if your PC is making any connections to unexpected systems whilst on the net.
open a command line and type 'netstat -a -o'
You can filter the results by protocol by adding  '-p <prot>' to the end where prot is tcp for tcp connections and udp for udp connections.

Once you have the pid for any processes you can type 'tasklist  /svc' to find out what the owning processes contain. The svchost.exe process is a placeholder for dll's and the like and this will tell you which dll's are loaded into that process.

Good luck.
;-)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Milkybar-kid
ID: 12698112
I never did solve this but the input was useful so thanks.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In today's information driven age, entrepreneurs have so many great tools and options at their disposal to help turn good ideas into a thriving business. With cloud-based online services, such as Amazon's Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft's Azure, bus…
Container Orchestration platforms empower organizations to scale their apps at an exceptional rate. This is the reason numerous innovation-driven companies are moving apps to an appropriated datacenter wide platform that empowers them to scale at a …
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
Suggested Courses

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question