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

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June 19, 2011 12:32:17 PM

My Gateway CPU surges from 40% to 100% constantly with no programs running. I am using Windows 7.
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June 19, 2011 8:34:37 PM

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.
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June 19, 2011 10:48:45 PM

Virus, perhaps.
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June 20, 2011 2:47:53 AM

That is normal look at processes instead of applications in task manager.