September 20th, 2004, 03:35 PM
Lot's of times when my computer will start acting quite slow, I usually check my CPU usage. And it's usually, sky-rocketing to 100 and above. What causes this? What can I do to prevent this?
-With All Due Respect,
September 20th, 2004, 03:44 PM
Originally Posted by Zimed
It's doing this because you have spyware on your computer that's running in the background, doing hell knows what.
Let me take a random guess: you're using Internet Explorer right?
You can get programs to remove all the spyware currently on your PC, but you will continue to get it unless you switch to a browser that has security. try firefox that's what most people here use. www.firefox.com
it will take no learning at all to use, it's identical to IE except it has security. If you don't stop using IE, you will never avoid these problems, and believe me they can get MUCH worse.
September 26th, 2004, 06:56 AM
3 fingered salute to find out what is using all ur processing power if you are using windows,
top if you are using a unix variant
October 1st, 2004, 01:15 PM
I had the same problem a loooooooooooong time ago...and what I did was go to the task manager and figure out what take all the resources and then google it....there's always solution in google...have fun.
October 1st, 2004, 03:10 PM
I somehow doubt that cpu usage gets above 100...
But as others have said, its probably spyware. Get Ad-aware and Spybot Search&Destroy at a minimum.
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October 1st, 2004, 04:42 PM
I Am Using Firefox...! and no spyware progg has ditected any spyware.... ant my pc is slow directly after formatting!