[Solved] Why does my cpu run at 100% all the time

Hi,

I have a Zoostorm Freedom 10-270 netbook.

The CPU is running at 95%-100% all the time from startup. I have ended as many programs in Processes and Services as I am able to, but this has not reduced CPU usage.

Can you advise please.

Thank you.

Don
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  1. Hi :)

    Virus ?

    All the best Brett :)
  2. Hi Brett,

    if it is it has not been picked up by my anti-virus software. Reformat/reinstall the only answer?
  3. Look in Task Manager under Processes tab

    Click on CPU column header so that services get sorted based upon % usage

    What's at the top ?

    I have frequently seen this occur when ya have an AV subscription that has expired ..... and had it go away after uninstalling.

    I'd suggest downloaded 30 day free trial of Bit Defender or Zone Alarm internet security suites .... Disconnect from internet, uninstall ay current AV software, make sure to run registry cleaner to remove all AV entries after uninstall, then reboot.

    Install one of those alternates and see if it changes things ... if not, ya can uninstall new one and put original software back.
  4. don1949 said:
    Hi Brett,

    if it is it has not been picked up by my anti-virus software. Reformat/reinstall the only answer?



    Hi :)

    WHICH av software ?

    All the best Brett :)
  5. What is AV software?
    AntiVirus!If your license for antivirus expired uninstall it, that can be what that guy reffered at
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