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    Task Manager (X SP2)

    Just a quicky. It will be seen from the screen shot that [with no other file opened] when I am using Spybot to do a full scan, the "Performance" graph is shown as running at 100 %. Is this to be expected? Obviously not really a problem... just curious. Thanx dave.
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    Re: Task Manager (X SP2)

    This is a good thing in this case, showing that the (only) running task is utilizing the CPU to the max and thereby running at maximum possible efficiency. An idle CPU is a wasted CPU <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Task Manager (X SP2)

    What Alan says...

    In general, you'll find that anti-virus and anti-spyware applications use a lot of processor capacity while they are scanning, so it is a good to let them scan at a moment when you're not actively using the computer yourself, for example at night, or while you are having your tea. Spybot S&D lets you schedule a scan in Settings > Scheduler (this option is only displayed if you're in Advanced mode).

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    Re: Task Manager (X SP2)

    Thank you gentlemen, perchance others - like myself - may have wondered what the significance is of these graphs and statistics. Kind regards Dave.
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    Re: Task Manager (X SP2)

    InformIT: Using the Task Manager as a Performance Analysis Tool in Windows XP > Using the Task Manager as a Performance Analysis Tool is a short discussion of the performance tab. Also, see Task Manager | Help | Task Manager Help Topics for more information.

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    Re: Task Manager (X SP2)

    I would bear in mind that there could be other (hidden) applications running, the combined CPU utilisation being ~100%.

    You would probably get a better picture - albeit just a snapshot - by viewing the Processes tab, and clicking on CPU twice (to sort descending).
    (Note that 'System Idle Process' is not a true 'process', rather an indication of unused CPU utilisation.)

    You can see from the attached that the total shown in the status bar at the bottom (12%) is the sum of the three active applications. In your case, you should be able to see what actual percentage Spybot is using.
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    Re: Task Manager (X SP2)

    Thanks again for every contribution, occasionally some of it is over my head but all in all, I get the gist of what you are all saying. Regards again. Dave.
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