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Anonymous
April 28, 2005 10:50:47 AM

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Hello group. I've been having this problem for past 2-3 months now. I think
it is about time I put the laziness aside and did something about it.


It goes something like this... whenever I start browsing, my computer's CPU
load shoots up to 100% or very close to it and consequently the computer's
response time (to my clicks etc) becomes low. And it is very annoying...

I checked out the processes list in the task manager and I saw that it is
the process 'vsmon.exe' that takes up all the processor when there is high
CPU load.

Sometimes the problem goes away after a while.... that is, the CPU load
stays normal when I click another link on the page etc. but at other times
it persists.


I'd like to hear any suggestions/comments/similar experiences etc. if
anybody is interested enough to share.


Thanks...

PS. My OS is WindowsXP Professional - Service Pack 1. I use no anti-virus
(yes indeed!) but there's ZoneAlarm in place.
Anonymous
April 28, 2005 10:50:48 AM

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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=ie&ven­id=sym

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

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

--
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"adeel" wrote:

| Hello group. I've been having this problem for past 2-3 months now. I think
| it is about time I put the laziness aside and did something about it.
|
|
| It goes something like this... whenever I start browsing, my computer's CPU
| load shoots up to 100% or very close to it and consequently the computer's
| response time (to my clicks etc) becomes low. And it is very annoying...
|
| I checked out the processes list in the task manager and I saw that it is
| the process 'vsmon.exe' that takes up all the processor when there is high
| CPU load.
|
| Sometimes the problem goes away after a while.... that is, the CPU load
| stays normal when I click another link on the page etc. but at other times
| it persists.
|
|
| I'd like to hear any suggestions/comments/similar experiences etc. if
| anybody is interested enough to share.
|
|
| Thanks...

| PS. My OS is WindowsXP Professional - Service Pack 1. I use no anti-virus
| (yes indeed!) but there's ZoneAlarm in place.
|
|
April 28, 2005 10:50:48 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

"adeel" wrote:

> Hello group. I've been having this problem for past 2-3 months now. I think
> it is about time I put the laziness aside and did something about it.
>
>
> It goes something like this... whenever I start browsing, my computer's CPU
> load shoots up to 100% or very close to it and consequently the computer's
> response time (to my clicks etc) becomes low. And it is very annoying...
>
> I checked out the processes list in the task manager and I saw that it is
> the process 'vsmon.exe' that takes up all the processor when there is high
> CPU load.
>
> Sometimes the problem goes away after a while.... that is, the CPU load
> stays normal when I click another link on the page etc. but at other times
> it persists.
>
>
> I'd like to hear any suggestions/comments/similar experiences etc. if
> anybody is interested enough to share.
>
>
> Thanks...
>
> PS. My OS is WindowsXP Professional - Service Pack 1. I use no anti-virus
> (yes indeed!) but there's ZoneAlarm in place.
>
>
>

Try another firewall
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Kerio Personal Firewall (KPF) (Free and up)
http://www.kerio.com/kpf_download.html

Sygate Personal Firewall (Free and up)
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Outpost Firewall
http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost
Anonymous
April 29, 2005 12:34:47 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

Thanks for responding guys.

I have downloaded Microsoft's Anti-spyware and have also updated Spybot S&D
and Spyware blaster. They did point out (and successfully removed) a few
spywares from my system but the high CPU load problem is still there.

I traced down 'vsmon.exe'.... it is related to ZoneAlarm in some way. I
think I'll try changing the firewall or something.


....shall report updates as soon as I get something done.

thanks again
!