CPU surging from 40% to 100% with no programs running

My Gateway CPU surges from 40% to 100% constantly with no programs running. I am using Windows 7.
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  1. you never have 'no programs running'
    Open task manager and be sure to select show processes from all users.
    Hijack this is also a very good tool to see whats running.
  2. Virus, perhaps.
  3. That is normal look at processes instead of applications in task manager.
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