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February 23, 2005 2:16:56 PM

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I am attempting to run a Poker program which worked fine two weeks ago
but now when i run it is incredibly slow,having checked task manager
the CPU Usage is 100% for this program,any ideas on how to resolve
this. In laymans terms as well please as i am not very clued up to
say the least.

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Anonymous
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February 23, 2005 2:16:57 PM

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Yates003 wrote:
> I am attempting to run a Poker program which worked fine two weeks
ago
> but now when i run it is incredibly slow,having checked task manager
> the CPU Usage is 100% for this program,any ideas on how to resolve
> this. In laymans terms as well please as i am not very clued up to
> say the least.

Have you run a spyware checker against it?

Yousuf Khan
Anonymous
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February 24, 2005 4:37:55 AM

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On 23 Feb 2005 11:16:56 -0500, dyates4@orange-dot-net.no-spam.invalid
(Yates003) wrote:

>I am attempting to run a Poker program which worked fine two weeks ago
>but now when i run it is incredibly slow,having checked task manager
>the CPU Usage is 100% for this program,any ideas on how to resolve
>this. In laymans terms as well please as i am not very clued up to
>say the least.

Did you download this from the net? Is it from some porn site or is it
something like strip poker? If it is, most likely it's a trojan that's
now doing other stuff like spamming people.
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Anonymous
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February 24, 2005 4:52:37 AM

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On 23 Feb 2005 11:16:56 -0500, dyates4@orange-dot-net.no-spam.invalid
(Yates003) wrote:

>I am attempting to run a Poker program which worked fine two weeks ago
>but now when i run it is incredibly slow,having checked task manager
>the CPU Usage is 100% for this program,any ideas on how to resolve
>this. In laymans terms as well please as i am not very clued up to
>say the least.

Format and re-install!
</Outsourced Indian tech support>

Seriously though, it could be damn near anything, though the two most
likely possibilities are that it's a bug in the program or it some
sort of malware (adware, spyware, virus, trojan, etc.) These days I
would say that the latter is more likely. Ohh, and even if you're
virus scanner doesn't pick up anything that's by no means a guarantee,
virus scanners only pick up ~10% (very rough guess) of harmful
programs that might be on your computer. Better than nothing, but by
no means a sure-thing.

-------------
Tony Hill
hilla <underscore> 20 <at> yahoo <dot> ca
Anonymous
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February 24, 2005 10:16:23 AM

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> YKhanwrote:
Yates003 wrote:
> I am attempting to run a Poker program which worked fine two weeks
> ago
> but now when i run it is incredibly slow,having checked task
manager
> the CPU Usage is 100% for this program,any ideas on how to resolve
> this. In laymans terms as well please as i am not very clued up to
> say the least.
>
Have you run a spyware checker against it?

Yousuf KhanI have ran loads of them MS
Beta,Spybot,Norton to name a few and the problem still persists. I
have removed the programme and re-installed it but still no joy
Anonymous
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February 24, 2005 10:16:24 AM

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> The little lost angelwrote:
On 23 Feb 2005 11:16:56 -0500,
dyates4@orange-dot-net.no-spam.invalid
> (Yates003) wrote:
>
> I am attempting to run a Poker program which worked fine two weeks
ago
> but now when i run it is incredibly slow,having checked task
manager
> the CPU Usage is 100% for this program,any ideas on how to resolve
> this. In laymans terms as well please as i am not very clued up to
> say the least.
>
Did you download this from the net? Is it from some *** site or is it
something like strip poker? If it is, most likely it's a trojan
that's
now doing other stuff like spamming people.
--
L.Angel: I'm looking for web design work.
If you need basic to med complexity webpages at affordable rates,
email me :) 
Standard HTML, SHTML, MySQL + PHP or ASP, Javascript.
If you really want, FrontPage & DreamWeaver too.
But keep in mind you pay extra bandwidth for their bloated
code

Yeah downloaded it from the net,it is from william hill poker,any
ideas on how to resolve it??
Anonymous
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February 24, 2005 10:16:24 AM

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> Tony Hillwrote:
On 23 Feb 2005 11:16:56 -0500,
dyates4@orange-dot-net.no-spam.invalid
> (Yates003) wrote:
>
> I am attempting to run a Poker program which worked fine two weeks
ago
> but now when i run it is incredibly slow,having checked task
manager
> the CPU Usage is 100% for this program,any ideas on how to resolve
> this. In laymans terms as well please as i am not very clued up to
> say the least.
>
Format and re-install!
</Outsourced Indian tech support>

Seriously though, it could be *** near anything, though the two most
likely possibilities are that it's a bug in the program or it some
sort of malware (adware, spyware, virus, trojan, etc.) These days I
would say that the latter is more likely. Ohh, and even if you're
virus scanner doesn't pick up anything that's by no means a
guarantee,
virus scanners only pick up ~10% (very rough guess) of harmful
programs that might be on your computer. Better than nothing, but by
no means a sure-thing.

-------------
Tony Hill
hilla <underscore> 20 <at> yahoo <dot>
ca
That is what others have advised about the malware but despite running
various spyware/adware removal programs nothing seems to fix it.
Anonymous
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February 24, 2005 10:18:56 AM

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Yates003 wrote:
> > YKhanwrote:
> Have you run a spyware checker against it?
>
> Yousuf KhanI have ran loads of them MS
> Beta,Spybot,Norton to name a few and the problem still persists. I
> have removed the programme and re-installed it but still no joy

Now, when you ran the task manager did you check to see which specific
program was using up all that CPU time? Was it the poker program
itself, or is it some other process running in the background?

Yousuf Khan
Anonymous
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March 1, 2005 1:18:12 AM

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> YKhanwrote:
Yates003 wrote:
> YKhanwrote:
> Have you run a spyware checker against it?
>
> Yousuf KhanI have ran loads of them MS
Beta,Spybot,Norton to name a few and the problem still persists. I
have removed the programme and re-installed it but still no joy

Now, when you ran the task manager did you check to see which
specific
program was using up all that CPU time? Was it the poker program
itself, or is it some other process running in the background?

Yousuf Khan
It was the poker programme itself using up all the CPU
Anonymous
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March 3, 2005 12:04:32 PM

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Dude, it's the programme itself that IS the malware, most likely. The
virus/spy/malware checkers aren't finding it because it is one they
don't recognize...but it seems most likely that the program, in the
very least, is badly written (memory leaky?) or actually harmful, and
your real choice now is to

STOP PLAYING IT!

try downloading another program from somewhere else, perhaps a more
well-known site?

good luck

---pam, who has been a poker widow IRL for many a year before it was
COOL...just ask! i've watched my ex compete in the WSOP a bunch of
times!
!