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windows explorer high cpu usage

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ran mssecess  malware bytes removed a couple of viruses. windows explorer.exe is taking about 60-70 % cpu usage. there are two instances of explorer.exe running in task manager. system startup and registry haven't any odd processes running. is there a way to look at the processes running inside explorer.exe?
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The best way to do this in this case (in my opinion) is to run Microsoft Process Explorer (free from Microsoft). That will do what you want.

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Process Explorer is indeed the way to go.  You can download it here:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

highlight the running process and click on view, show lower pane, and then click on view, lower pane view, show dlls.  This will show you exactly what is going on.
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you can also open task manager, select performance tab, and click resource monitor
then select disk, or cpu, ram..
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@mdsmith52 - Thanks and I was happy to help.

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