CPU Maxes Out On Browser Open

Posted on 2014-01-19
Last Modified: 2014-01-22
When I open my browser, either Chrome 32 or IE11, the CPU maxes out at 100% for about  5 seconds.

In 20 seconds it's back to 2-3%.

I have a Mac Pro 2008 14 G's ram.

The browsers open with 2 sites, Yahoo and MSN,

Read something about a "false Chrome or IE exe."!

Not sure what the problem is... if any!
Question by:mtnhome
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
  • 6
  • 4

Expert Comment

ID: 39792997
for testing, try disabling all addons then start the browser. if the cpu doesn't max out then we will know it is one of the addons is causing this issue.

in chrome they are called extensions. go to settings, extensions and uncheck them all.

Author Comment

ID: 39793009
Dropped to 87%... for a few seconds.

Author Comment

ID: 39793010
Then down to 3%!
Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.


Expert Comment

ID: 39797162
Try reinstalling Aobe Flash Player or Shockwave if installed. Also check if similar issue is faced with Another User on same PC? It not then this could be a profile issue.

Author Comment

ID: 39797318
Ok on Adobe... but only one User.

Also getting a issue with "server execution failed" when I try to open a backup HD, so it may well be a Profile issue.

Any easy way to fix a Profile!

Am about to try an Upgrade Reinstall of Win7!

Expert Comment

ID: 39797354
Just log on with another User ID who is Administrator on that machine.

Go to C:\Users and rename your old affected user profile

Log in fresh and it should fix your problem

Expert Comment

ID: 39797367

Author Comment

ID: 39798004
I like easy but... if I followed your earlier 11:25 comment, none of my documents or programs would vanish???

Author Comment

ID: 39798034
OK sandy... I followed your first comment (just a name change) and everything looks the same.

My new Profile #2, however, which I created to make the change, was a blank slate... like I had just installed Win7.

Author Comment

ID: 39798494
Well Sandy... ran into a major issue.

Everything was OK until I did a Restart under my NEW Profile name.

But... Win7 then wanted a password. What password? Never used a password. Tried various default passwords. Nothing! Tried entering my old Profile name. No go.

Then tried going into Safe Mode. Zippo. Asked for password.

Then went into my Apple OS (Win7 is in Bootcamp)... and onto the internet. All kinds of ways to reset a password but none were easy. And then, I wasn't sure where that would get me.

Finally decided to try my Win7 Install disc. Worked. Got into that and went to System Repair.

Decided to give System Restore a try. Surprisingly, found several Restore points... and gave it a roll. I wasn't sure it could find any as my Profile was locked out.

But it did! Initially, after restoring all the files, a message popped up that restore was unsuccessful.  Oh No!

Well... went to Restart and waited... and amazingly the system booted up into my Old Profile as of the Restore date, a couple days ago.

Dogged a bullet!  Any idea what and why all this happened?

Accepted Solution

SandyWalve earned 500 total points
ID: 39799385
If you have your another User ID which is Local Admin on that system, simply log on with that and reset the password for your existing profile/user ID. Normally when you connect with default profile it will go for Administrator account. Simply do Control+Alt+Del twice it should take you to a mode where you can enter user id and password manually. There simply put your older user name and hit enter as you saying it is not holding any password. When ever you reset the profile it always keep the password settings as it is. Only thing it creates fresh copy as good as fresh you log on when you install Win 7. You have to reconfigure your outlook so as IE if any proxy settings done. Favourites you can copy back from the older profile which will still exist at C:\Users. Simply copy the data which is there like Favourites, Desktop, My Documents etc.

Featured Post

Guide to Performance: Optimization & Monitoring

Nowadays, monitoring is a mixture of tools, systems, and codes—making it a very complex process. And with this complexity, comes variables for failure. Get DZone’s new Guide to Performance to learn how to proactively find these variables and solve them before a disruption occurs.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
GPO to push shortcuts to computers in the domain 5 36
Prevent surfing 14 44
CSS Style on Chrome 1 33
Inspect Elements on iPad 19 50
New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
A professional opinion on which Apple product to buy, and a tidbit about the WWDC.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to change your appearance and customize your Windows 7 interface to your unique preference. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.

762 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