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    If the only problem is with the ACPU usage.. then I recommend choose to close most of the known proccesses by terminating the programs..... See if there is an improvement in the resource utilisation....

    As mentioned memory corruption could at times be the cause of high CPU utilisation... It could also be as a result of ongoing background scan (Either virus or trojan).....

    Just in case u feel u r still hounded by SPYWARE suggest you to install CWS SHREDDER .. it is a wonderful toold for detecting and deleting CWS torjans.....

    In my case Adawre was not able to detect and delete trojans indentified by CWShredder.....

    If possible paste the hijackthis log.. then we can come to a conclusion if u are really hit by some spywares / torjans.....
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    [QUOTE] Originally posted here by nihil
    [B]Are you sure................don't have one running at the moment, but msconfig is in 9x and certainly in XP..........need to be logged in as administrator though?

    Yep, even in as admin, no msconfig. there in ME, not in 2000, but back in XP.
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    Thanks, avenger_jcc,

    I couldn't remember..........it wasn't in NT4 and I must say that the Win2000 boxes I have used have been so damn stable I have never even looked for it

    It does make sense, come to think of it, as if you dig around in Win2000 you find that its original name was "NT5"

    XP on the other hand, was an attempt to merge the commercial and domestic lines of MS operating systems?

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    I think most things to do were covered in a searing wave of spam, not logical deduction however most are good ideas. Sort by memory usage in Task Manager. If you can not kill the process first make sure that it does not run at start up. You can also download Nortons free tool Process Viewer(you'll see it) which may allow you to kill the process. Also, processes with no name do not show up in the Task Manager making it rather difficult to halt. As Nihil said the problem is not indicitive of spyware. Although there are some new virii circulating I believe most companies (NAV, the other one.. Lol) have released pattern files for it already. There is a program (I forget name again) that you can run to search your RAM for "malfunctions" also test your HDD for bad sectors.

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    Originally posted here by silver-bullets
    As Nihil said the problem is not indicitive of spyware.
    MAybe not, but MALWARE is common as skiddiots now adays.
    coowebsearch, royalsearch, to name a few Ive had the pleasure of dealing with. they WILL install as processes. and they WILL be VERY difficult to remove.
    research: browser hijacks
    Some malware defends itself by stopping certain antispyware progs from starting, etc etc etc.
    I think the disgusting thing is, companies are doing this kind of thing all for the sake of getting hits on thier site, as it makes money....
    malicious code is exactly that, and I dont see how they get away with it.
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    The 2 instances of C:\WINNT\system32\Tql2.exe in the running processess are indicative of the Peper Trojan.

    Here are some sites with instructions on how to remove it : http://www.mjc1.com/files/peperpage/
    http://forums.net-integration.net/in...=0&#entry48716

    Good luck!

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    try defragmenting the drive (My Computer -> right click on C:/ -> Tools -> Defragment Drive.
    Well...its not gonna get much better than linux!

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    If you are facing too much problems then why not back up your data and format your hard drive and do a clean install of Windows, your firewall, etc.

    It will take some time but I am sure it will give you a peace of mind. But next time keep a close eye on your computer and the software you download and use...

    Hope it helps

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    got your help here if you want it

    sounds to me you got a hijacker (IE web site takes you somewhere you dont want to go) so to solve this look in your processes to see if you have something called IEXPLORER32.exe or something simular to this and kill that process. next dl CWshredder and see if this kills the hijacker. also do a search in your regedit for that hijacker to see if there are any other enteries if so delete them or modify them. If you dont kill the process it will come back over and over. Also reset the homepage back to your preferance or you might infect yourself again.

    hope this solves it.
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