I am working on a computer with Windows XP Home, SP3 workstation. I have run msconfig and turn off everything in startup, and uncheck all non-Microsoft services. The computer runs fine when it is not connected to a network (workgroup)
As soon as the ethernet cable is plugged in and you browse to one or two different sites using IE, the CPU utilization jumps to 100%.
I am using Sysinternals process explorer to try and figure out what is going on. It appears that it is services.exe that is hogging all the CPU time.
Ran AVG, Trend Micro Housecall, Malwarebytes, and Combofix thinking it was virus related.
I'm not sure what to do next.