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HELP - 100% CPU usage with MS-DOS

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by wat, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. wat

    wat Thread Starter

    Sep 21, 2004
    :eek: Hey guys and gals,

    A ms-dos program running either window, full screen or simply residing on the task bar the cpu is being use at 100% which steals resources from other applications running at the same time.

    My question is how can I setup this DOS program to run lets say at 75% of CPU.
    Any advice would be very appreciated!

    Thank You
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001
    Hiya and welcome

    If you have a DOS window running, and you don't know what it is, have you checked for viruses? I remember years ago when I started out on pc's, that I got infected with Subseven trojan, and that gave the DOS window.

    Update your virus scanner, and run. You can also do an online scan here:


    After, if its all clean or if its removed any viruses, lets see a log:

    go to http://forum.aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

    It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.


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