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Computer Frequently Bogs Down

In the last couple of weeks my laptop has started bogging down. Usually in the afternoon. I've included screen shots of the task manager processes and performance. I'm running Windows XP Pro w/Srv Pk 3 on a Dell Lati. E6400, Intel Core 2 duo COP T9600 @ 2.8 Ghz, 4GBRam.  I've run Microsoft Security Essentials and Malware Bytes and neither one found anything. Help Please.  Task Performance Task Running Processes
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joelsplaceCommented:
Snag it is eating a ton of processor time.  Maybe that's just what you used to grab the screen shots?
cidaemon is pretty high which is MS indexing.  If you have MS search on your machine I would uninstall that first.  I've never known anyone to use it.  taskmgr is very high also.  You may want to try tdsskiller and Superantispyware.
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agr1996Author Commented:
Joel, you're right Snagit is what I used to get the screen shots. However I will try your suggestions and let you know. Thank you
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sjklein42Commented:
Add some more columns to your Task Manager display, like (total) CPU Time, VM Size, Handles and Threads.  Also be sure you have Show processes from all users checked.
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agr1996Author Commented:
Here you go with the extra columns with more columns with more columns
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joelsplaceCommented:
There is no reason for taskmgr to be using that much processor time.  I would scan with some more malware tools.  Eset has a free online scanner, Superantispyware is good, Combofix, TDSSKiller, MS Maliciuos Software Removal Tool and Spybot have all helped me at different times.  TDSSKiller runs in a few seconds so you may want to start there.
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agr1996Author Commented:
I'll try some more of the anti appls
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sjklein42Commented:
Actually, the problem could be caused by the msmpeng process, which is the Windows Defender scan:

http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-vista-tips/what-is-msmpeng-exe/

Try disabling Windows Defender scan and see if the problem goes away.
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joelsplaceCommented:
True but that wouldn't make the taskmgr use so much cpu time.
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Point-n-clickCommented:
If malware progs are not finding anything time to check the OS itself. Run a SFC /scannow.
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sjklein42Commented:
Check the DELL website to verify that you have all the latest drivers and patches for your laptop.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&os=WW1&osl=en&SystemID=LAT_E6400&catid=-1&impid=-1

http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/356634-solved-taskmgr-exe-using-high.html

I found that a patch for the Inspiron 1150 should have been installed after the installation of XP SP2. That patch fixed it!
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nobusCommented:
some things to try :

from the run box -type msconfig
in sstartup tab -click disable all; reboot and test

you can also turn off indexing for a test    http://lifehacker.com/031440/turn-off-indexing-and-speed-up-windows-xp
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