100% cpu usage !!

  [DELETED] 22:14 20 Feb 2006

Ive been to a mates house and found out his cpu is running at 100%
Ive checked all processes and yes a few are high,but dont seem out of the ordinary.
Ive ran


He currently has no internet access due to problems with the wireless connection...another story !

Its a reasonable new Acer laptop,40gb...512ddr...1.3khz...

Any ideas ?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
****Thankyou in advance****

  [DELETED] 22:15 20 Feb 2006

Ccleaner has been run also

  [DELETED] 22:17 20 Feb 2006

what's the names of the processes hogging the cpu?

in task manager...

  [DELETED] 22:21 20 Feb 2006

Thanks SG
The main hog is something to do with Explorer.exe showing 27000 kb,rough guess.

Im not there now and cannot remember all of them,he has what i would say is normal processes running...around 39-42

Several processes running at around 9-10,000 kb

Was going to delete some of the higher ones,but was not to sure if i was right.

  [DELETED] 22:24 20 Feb 2006

The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to run HJT click here and post a log on the Malware Removal forum click here

  [DELETED] 22:26 20 Feb 2006

Hi Vog.....Thanks for the suggesting,if icannot sort or get a method of repair tonight,i will post tomorrow the HJT log.

  [DELETED] 15:46 21 Feb 2006

Thanks Vog and S.G.Atlantis for the advice.

The problem was MSN Toolbar hogging the CPU.
Now the CPU registers 0-8%,with all the other processes running normal.

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