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vgabak.exe is using 2-90% of my cpu

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October 12, 2004 6:33:07 PM

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I've tried adaware and spybot, and a virus scan, but whatever vgabak.exe is,
it spikes every few secods making my computer stutter and pause.
thanks

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Anonymous
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October 12, 2004 9:02:36 PM

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The first thing to do is boot into Safe Mode, search for "vgabak.exe"
and delete it. Other suggestions:

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

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

Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

Virus Removal Tools
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/tools.lis...

Online Virus Removal Tutorials
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/virusremoval/virusremo...

3 Simple Steps to Insure the Security of Your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

There is a very helpful virus removal newsgroup you may wish to post to:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.security.virus

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

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"clueless" wrote:

| I've tried adaware and spybot, and a virus scan, but whatever vgabak.exe is,
| it spikes every few secods making my computer stutter and pause.
| thanks
Anonymous
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October 12, 2004 10:37:01 PM

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Clean Windows Startup and hidden Startup:
http://www.fixyourwindows.com/optimizewindowsstartup.ht...

Spyware/Virus Removal and Prevention:
http://www.fixyourwindows.com/windowsxpsolutions.htm
(Links to online virus scans on the same page)

Good Luck!
---
How to optimize Windows XP, 2000, ME
for the best performance (Step-by-step Visual Guide):
http://www.fixyourwindows.com






"clueless" wrote:

> I've tried adaware and spybot, and a virus scan, but whatever vgabak.exe is,
> it spikes every few secods making my computer stutter and pause.
> thanks
October 15, 2004 1:43:03 AM

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Thanks,

After at least twelve hours on the phone and exhausting 3 different helpful
Dell techs, I was told that I would need to reinstall windows. For my last
attempt, i checked out fixyourwindows.com and followed the instructions to
run regedit and deleted "vgabak" from the registry everywhere i saw it. When
I noticed there was one key that everytime I deleted it, it immediately
reappeared, I checked out the listed location in c:windows\web... No sign of
a "vgabak" file, but there was a suspicious looking .tmp file that kept
changing size. Without really knowing what I was doing I rebooted in safe
mode, was able to delete the .tmp file and the vgabak.exe file, and now
everything seems to be ok. Thanks again for your help everyone.

"r" wrote:

> Clean Windows Startup and hidden Startup:
> http://www.fixyourwindows.com/optimizewindowsstartup.ht...
>
> Spyware/Virus Removal and Prevention:
> http://www.fixyourwindows.com/windowsxpsolutions.htm
> (Links to online virus scans on the same page)
>
> Good Luck!
> ---
> How to optimize Windows XP, 2000, ME
> for the best performance (Step-by-step Visual Guide):
> http://www.fixyourwindows.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "clueless" wrote:
>
> > I've tried adaware and spybot, and a virus scan, but whatever vgabak.exe is,
> > it spikes every few secods making my computer stutter and pause.
> > thanks
!