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Windows Xp Home running very slow - high CPU usage

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July 18, 2005 11:06:08 AM

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Windows runs very slow. In task manager CPU usage is 100%. I have 3 entries
for "KillWindow2" each using about 33%. What does Kill Window process do and
can I safely end the processes to free up CPU? Please advise.
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Ian W
July 18, 2005 11:36:26 AM

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You may want to go here and and download and run Hijackthis
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/respagecx-Z-A-da...
Then go here for the How To Use Tutorial
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/HijackThis_Tutor...
then post your saved scan here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/HijackThis_Logs_...
There may be other issues at large on your system
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Don Kendrick



"Ian" wrote:

> Windows runs very slow. In task manager CPU usage is 100%. I have 3 entries
> for "KillWindow2" each using about 33%. What does Kill Window process do and
> can I safely end the processes to free up CPU? Please advise.
> --
> Ian W
July 18, 2005 12:00:13 PM

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Many thanks for the advice - I shall try your recommendations.
--
Ian W


"Unrepper" wrote:

> You may want to go here and and download and run Hijackthis
> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/respagecx-Z-A-da...
> Then go here for the How To Use Tutorial
> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/HijackThis_Tutor...
> then post your saved scan here
> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/HijackThis_Logs_...
> There may be other issues at large on your system
> --
> Don Kendrick
>
>
>
> "Ian" wrote:
>
> > Windows runs very slow. In task manager CPU usage is 100%. I have 3 entries
> > for "KillWindow2" each using about 33%. What does Kill Window process do and
> > can I safely end the processes to free up CPU? Please advise.
> > --
> > Ian W
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July 18, 2005 1:14:22 PM

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Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/?­id=827315

Download Ad-aware SE and scan your PC for the presence of sp­yware:
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69...

Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=i...

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Antivirus software: Frequently asked questions
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/antivi...

Install Avast! antivirus program (FREE)
http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html

3 Simple Steps to Help Ensure the Protection of Your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/athom­e/security/protect/default.msp­x

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

Utilize the following maintenance programs, at least monthly,
to maintain the optimum performance of Windows XP:

Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310312&Product=winxp

How to Perform Disk Error Checking in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315265&Product=winxp

HOW TO: Analyze and Defragment a Disk in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305781&Product=winxp

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"Ian" wrote:

| Windows runs very slow. In task manager CPU usage is 100%. I have 3 entries
| for "KillWindow2" each using about 33%. What does Kill Window process do and
| can I safely end the processes to free up CPU? Please advise.
| --
| Ian W
July 18, 2005 1:14:23 PM

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Thank you very much for the advice - I shall try your recommendations
--
Ian W


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
> http://support.microsoft.com/?­id=827315
>
> Download Ad-aware SE and scan your PC for the presence of sp­yware:
> http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69...
>
> Symantec Security Check
> http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=i...
>
> Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
>
> Antivirus software: Frequently asked questions
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/antivi...
>
> Install Avast! antivirus program (FREE)
> http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html
>
> 3 Simple Steps to Help Ensure the Protection of Your PC
> http://www.microsoft.com/athom­e/security/protect/default.msp­x
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> Utilize the following maintenance programs, at least monthly,
> to maintain the optimum performance of Windows XP:
>
> Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310312&Product=winxp
>
> How to Perform Disk Error Checking in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315265&Product=winxp
>
> HOW TO: Analyze and Defragment a Disk in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305781&Product=winxp
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Ian" wrote:
>
> | Windows runs very slow. In task manager CPU usage is 100%. I have 3 entries
> | for "KillWindow2" each using about 33%. What does Kill Window process do and
> | can I safely end the processes to free up CPU? Please advise.
> | --
> | Ian W
>
>
Anonymous
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July 19, 2005 3:48:51 AM

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Ian <Ian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Windows runs very slow. In task manager CPU usage is 100%. I have 3 entries
>for "KillWindow2" each using about 33%. What does Kill Window process do and
>can I safely end the processes to free up CPU? Please advise.

Start with MVP Jim Eshelman's general Spyware page at
http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm and follow the various suggestions
for detecting and cleaning up spyware from your computer, and for
preventing further infestations.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
!