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1oldobie

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    My CPU spikes to 100% at regular intervals?
    « on: March 06, 2010, 11:00:51 PM »

     Hello,
     New to this forum and looking for answers.
    When looking at my windows Task Manager under the performance tab it shows my CPU usage spiking to 100% about every 30-35 seconds. They are very regular and evenly spaced spikes.
     The only things running are my (PC Tools) registry mechanic and whatever web site I am on. My computer is running slow and web sites take a long time to load. I am on Road Runner/
     My computer has PC Tools Spyware protection,privacy guardian and registry mechanic.
     Is this spiking normal?

    EEVIAC

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    Re: My CPU spikes to 100% at regular intervals?
    « Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 11:32:34 PM »
    In task manager, look in the "processes" tab.  System idle process will be 99 when the system is "idle", but when those spikes occur, under the CPU column, look for the specific .exe file that is causing the spikes.. and google it to find out information on it..  It could be a security threat, or it could be a run-away app/service..

    EEVIAC

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    Re: My CPU spikes to 100% at regular intervals?
    « Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 11:45:32 PM »
    btw..   in either case, if your computer is generally slow, you'll have to do some cleansing..

    Go the malware forum here at CH for a viral cleansing  ;D

    If they find nothing over there, then post back here so we can find the culprit causing the slowness...

    1oldobie

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      Re: My CPU spikes to 100% at regular intervals?
      « Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 04:49:36 AM »
        Looks like jqs.exe is the one that is causing the spike?
         What is that?

      1oldobie

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        Re: My CPU spikes to 100% at regular intervals?
        « Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 04:59:26 AM »
         wow,
         Thanks for the hints, I have now disabled Java Quick Start and that seemed to solve the problem. I will now check for Malware.

         Thank you for the help