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Internet Explorer Bogging Down in WP Pro

By clpipkin ·
There is a renegade program behind the scenes that is making my use of the internet a veritable nightmare. My reponse is next to nil. How do I go about determining what program is eating up my CPU time?

Or should I just reload Windows XP Pro and start from scratch?

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by jkaras In reply to Internet Explorer Bogging ...

Try doing a quick ctrl+alt+delete to bring up task manager to see what programs are running in the backround and then do a search for it to find it's hiding place when you return to the desktop. Also while in the task manager go to the process screen and see it's cpu usage. Not to insult you but have you deleted temp internet files? Call your isp for dns no#s or alternate dialup no#?(are you sure it's a program?)

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by clpipkin In reply to Internet Explorer Bogging ...

Thanks for the assistance. However, I did try your suggestions prior to posting this request.

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by TheChas In reply to Internet Explorer Bogging ...

First, it is not easy to re-install XP.
A re-install of XP will actually wipe out your current installation.
Unlike W95 and W98, you cannot re-install XP over itself.

I recommend that you run 2 software programs to perform a system scan.
Startwith your virus scanner.
Then, download and run AdAware from www.lavasoft.de
This program finds and removes most of the ad and spyware software that gets installed on your PC.

Chas

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by clpipkin In reply to Internet Explorer Bogging ...

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by cglrcng In reply to Internet Explorer Bogging ...

Chas...Just want to let you know, (BTW, I Like Adaware..This is not a flame of the utility in any way!), Adaware has not been updated since September 22 I gather and is currently not reliable to kill or even find the new spyware out right now. Lavasoft abandoned version 5.8 and is reworking the entire engine to come out w/ 6.0 version due out real soon (they said this month for the pay program-Version 6.0 Plus, February for the free program-Version 6.0 Free). It's in Beta testing stage now I'm told). In the meantime I'm using Pest Patrol, but will also get Adaware 6.0 as soon as avail.

Just wanted to let you know.
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For the question poster; Do you by chance have a Zone Alarm firewall (freeware; www.zonealarm.com), if you don't-get it, if you do, check for a "Rundll." program running (it will really be Rundii32.exe but the ii's look just like ll's in Windows default font), in the firewall programs menu. If you find one running, shutoff the connection that program is using by not allowing it to reach the internet & local (make sure there are big red "X's" there. Then restart the computer & Then e-mail me (If you do have it it's a bad backdoor trojan that is a real thief. It will keystroke log and mail, also is used to attack in denial of service attacks, ergo why your CPU may be going crazy.

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by clpipkin In reply to Internet Explorer Bogging ...

Thanks for the suggestion. I will definitely give it a try.

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