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Explorer.exe using 100% of CPU? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Whenever I even so much as click on an .avi or .flv file that hasnt downloaded properly my CPU goes to 100% and this is caused by explorer.exe. I dont know what is causing this, but it is really annoying.Here is a "HijackThis" logfile - http://www.tweetdeck.com/twitter/Jackorious/~v0v35 .

    Sunday, June 12, 2011 4:08 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    please perform a full scan to delete viruses / spywares / malware programs. Also, uninstall all unused installed applications / softwares. Once done, perform a repair install of your OS.

     


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    • Proposed as answer by Miya Yao Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, June 20, 2011 8:31 AM
    Sunday, June 12, 2011 4:59 PM
  • You can try Microsoft Security Essentials: http://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/security_essentials/default.aspx

    Regards,

    Miya


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. | Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, June 20, 2011 8:31 AM
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:05 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    please perform a full scan to delete viruses / spywares / malware programs. Also, uninstall all unused installed applications / softwares. Once done, perform a repair install of your OS.

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator

    • Proposed as answer by Miya Yao Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, June 20, 2011 8:31 AM
    Sunday, June 12, 2011 4:59 PM
  • You can try Microsoft Security Essentials: http://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/security_essentials/default.aspx

    Regards,

    Miya


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. | Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, June 20, 2011 8:31 AM
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:05 AM