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Anonymous
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September 13, 2005 1:33:09 AM

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This problem has been listed numerous times by other users on this site with
no satifactory help. Over a period of about 20 minutes, Windows Explorer
consumes all available memory and cpu time until performance becomes pathetic
or the system crashes. I have been running everything from the Task Manager
for the past 5 months.

I have Dell 2400, Win XP home, Norton AV, Firewall etc, MS antispyware. Have
run every AV scan know to man and MS antispyware and others including
Registry editors. No help.

Many times this problem has been posted by other users on this site but no
help has come forward
Anonymous
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September 13, 2005 1:19:00 PM

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What does Task Manager say ??

Check the Processes tab and see what is using the most memory.

If it just says Explorer and killing it just renders you desktop blank
then I suggest you rebuild your machine.



AlaSoftrider Wrote:
> This problem has been listed numerous times by other users on this site
> with
> no satifactory help. Over a period of about 20 minutes, Windows
> Explorer
> consumes all available memory and cpu time until performance becomes
> pathetic
> or the system crashes. I have been running everything from the Task
> Manager
> for the past 5 months.
>
> I have Dell 2400, Win XP home, Norton AV, Firewall etc, MS antispyware.
> Have
> run every AV scan know to man and MS antispyware and others including
> Registry editors. No help.
>
> Many times this problem has been posted by other users on this site but
> no
> help has come forward


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Anonymous
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September 13, 2005 1:19:01 PM

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Can you just reload W Explorer? A complete rebuild would be a major
undertaking.

"Atlantis" wrote:

>
> What does Task Manager say ??
>
> Check the Processes tab and see what is using the most memory.
>
> If it just says Explorer and killing it just renders you desktop blank
> then I suggest you rebuild your machine.
>
>
>
> AlaSoftrider Wrote:
> > This problem has been listed numerous times by other users on this site
> > with
> > no satifactory help. Over a period of about 20 minutes, Windows
> > Explorer
> > consumes all available memory and cpu time until performance becomes
> > pathetic
> > or the system crashes. I have been running everything from the Task
> > Manager
> > for the past 5 months.
> >
> > I have Dell 2400, Win XP home, Norton AV, Firewall etc, MS antispyware.
> > Have
> > run every AV scan know to man and MS antispyware and others including
> > Registry editors. No help.
> >
> > Many times this problem has been posted by other users on this site but
> > no
> > help has come forward
>
>
> --
> Atlantis
>
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Anonymous
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September 13, 2005 2:16:10 PM

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Task Manager is useful but you could look at another freeware utility
Process Explorer, which provides similar information but adds that
little bit extra towards seeing what the running processes represent.

For further information about Process Explorer see here:

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtm...

To ascertain which service is causing the
problem select the svchost producing the high CPU usage, right click,
select Properties, Services. Note there are the full names and some
explanation of what each service does.

You will find further information on Services here:
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

To trace the particular Service involved you need to turn off each
service in turn and then restore it noting what effect it has on CPU
usage. However, you need to take care and watch what other Services are
dependent on that service. When you click on the Dependencies tab allow
it a little time to display the information.

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Hope this helps.

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"AlaSoftrider" <AlaSoftrider@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:708BA65E-1F82-4372-9CED-3B7796711170@microsoft.com...
> This problem has been listed numerous times by other users on this
> site with
> no satifactory help. Over a period of about 20 minutes, Windows
> Explorer
> consumes all available memory and cpu time until performance becomes
> pathetic
> or the system crashes. I have been running everything from the Task
> Manager
> for the past 5 months.
>
> I have Dell 2400, Win XP home, Norton AV, Firewall etc, MS
> antispyware. Have
> run every AV scan know to man and MS antispyware and others including
> Registry editors. No help.
>
> Many times this problem has been posted by other users on this site
> but no
> help has come forward
>
>
Anonymous
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September 13, 2005 2:16:11 PM

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Explorer consumes consumes 72,000 K at 10 minutes run time and System Idle
Process uses 65 tp 82 CPU time. I have Warecase extended Task Manager.
I do not show a scvhost using memory but have one labeled Private which
shows 53,000,000k committed but using only 5,500,000k

"Gerry Cornell" wrote:

> Task Manager is useful but you could look at another freeware utility
> Process Explorer, which provides similar information but adds that
> little bit extra towards seeing what the running processes represent.
>
> For further information about Process Explorer see here:
>
> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtm...
>
> To ascertain which service is causing the
> problem select the svchost producing the high CPU usage, right click,
> select Properties, Services. Note there are the full names and some
> explanation of what each service does.
>
> You will find further information on Services here:
> http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
>
> To trace the particular Service involved you need to turn off each
> service in turn and then restore it noting what effect it has on CPU
> usage. However, you need to take care and watch what other Services are
> dependent on that service. When you click on the Dependencies tab allow
> it a little time to display the information.
>
> --
>
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Gerry
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>
> Using invalid email address
>
> Stourport, Worcs, England
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> Please tell the newsgroup how any
> suggested solution worked for you.
>
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
> "AlaSoftrider" <AlaSoftrider@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:708BA65E-1F82-4372-9CED-3B7796711170@microsoft.com...
> > This problem has been listed numerous times by other users on this
> > site with
> > no satifactory help. Over a period of about 20 minutes, Windows
> > Explorer
> > consumes all available memory and cpu time until performance becomes
> > pathetic
> > or the system crashes. I have been running everything from the Task
> > Manager
> > for the past 5 months.
> >
> > I have Dell 2400, Win XP home, Norton AV, Firewall etc, MS
> > antispyware. Have
> > run every AV scan know to man and MS antispyware and others including
> > Registry editors. No help.
> >
> > Many times this problem has been posted by other users on this site
> > but no
> > help has come forward
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
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September 13, 2005 11:58:03 PM

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"AlaSoftrider" <AlaSoftrider@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> Would you suggest McFee for AV?

McAfee? Not really. The only trojan that suceeded to enter one of my
systems within the past 20 years wasn't recognized by an updated McAfee.
I was lucky that this trojan failed to install when trying to replace
a read-only (!) system file. Get an anti-virus being Windows compatible
in contrast to Norton products. I was using AVG7 (free edition) for a
long time, however, its update function failed more than often due to
poor servers in eastern europe. Currently, I'm using a German anti-virus
but this won't help you, most likely.

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Anonymous
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September 14, 2005 12:05:55 AM

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In article <1afc9340b7655e0da15b5dc9078cca56@d-d.mvps.org>,
detdreyer@flashmail.com says...
> McAfee? Not really. The only trojan that suceeded to enter one of my
> systems within the past 20 years wasn't recognized by an updated McAfee.

We clean a number of Sorority computers every year, before they connect
to the network, and the most infected systems are those running McAfee,
even with Updates, but most of them have failed to register and are not
getting updates.

Of all the AV packages, only the ones running Updated Norton AV products
were lean (as tested with AVG and Symantec Corp edition).



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Anonymous
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September 14, 2005 12:35:52 AM

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Leythos <void@nowhere.lan> wrote:

> Of all the AV packages, only the ones running Updated Norton AV
> products were lean (as tested with AVG and Symantec Corp edition).

Actually, using "Brain 1.0 SP4" is the best protection and an anti-
virus is just a small portion of a security concept. Regarding Norton's
capabilities, I remember this thread as an example out of many others:

http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=613201c19574$9b683f90$36ef2ecf@tkmsftngxa12

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