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Kernel Usage

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by s2d2, Jan 10, 2003.

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  1. s2d2

    s2d2 Thread Starter

    Jan 10, 2003
    I noticed the other day that my computer was slowing down like crazy. Couldn't get anything to run properly. It was like something was running in the background.

    After some trial and error I found out that my kernel processor was being used by something that I could not identify. I hit "control-alt-delete" and end tasked each program one at a time and still could not identify what was running because my kernel processor continued to run at over 70% usage. Even when everything was task ended except the two must haves.

    I finally narrowed it down and found out what had to happen to make it slow down like this. Everytime I sign off the "net" and disconnect the modem, the kernel processor goes up to 70% usage and stays there. It doesn't matter if the browser is closed or not, just as soon as I disconnect from the phone line the kernel processor usage jumps and stays there.

    Maybe one of you gurus knows what's going on but I sure don't. I can't even figure out what's running. But it's kind of an interesting problem. I've run Norton Anti-Virus and nothing shows up. I think it has something to do with the registry--only because I got a registry error message a while back.

  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001
    Hiya and welcome

    Lets try a general cleanup first

    Go to Tools | Internet Options. General tab. Under Delete Files, delete offline content. Also, clear the History.

    Content tab, under AutoComplete, clear Forms and Passwords.

    Advanced tab, under Browsing, look for Enable Insta on Demand. Untick.
    Under Security, look for Empty Tempory Internet... Tick.
    Apply and OK

    Go to Find Files and type in cookie. When found, open the folder, and delete all the cookies found. You won't be able to delete the .dat file found.

    For this, go here and get the Spider:


    Go to Run and type MSINFO32
    On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

    Also, go here and download Spybot:



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