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    Question WinPatrol using 100% of my cpu every 33 seconds...

    Is anybody else seeing anything like this?

    A couple of months back, my desktop (XP Pro, SP3 up to date, 2.4GHz P4, 2 MB memory) seemed unusually sluggish. Task Manager showed a distinct 100% cpu peak about every 33 seconds and pointed its finger at WinPatrol. WP also does cpu peaks of 5-15% several times regularly inside those 33 second intervals.

    I am not seeing the 100% cpu peaks on my W7 laptop, a 3.0GHz dual core, so I know that my problem may be due to XP or my hardware. I have been corresponding with the WP folks, but they haven't found the cause, and, in fact, tell me that I am the only person in the universe who is seeing this happen.

    Well, am I ?

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    I neglected in my earlier post to mention that when I see all of those cpu peaks and then disable WinPatrol, those big ol' peaks go away... and come back immediately when I bring WP up again.

    Will this remain forever as one of the Mysteries of the Universe?


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    Try dumbing down WinPatrol, have it do nothing but exist - see if the spikes return. Sometimes when any one of my many monitoring and/or protection programs "go crazy," I numb it down, bring back one function at a time until I find out the exact problem. Hope you find the cause, and then the cure
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    Thumbs up Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think I can do that...

    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Try dumbing down WinPatrol, have it do nothing but exist - see if the spikes return. Sometimes when any one of my many monitoring and/or protection programs "go crazy," I numb it down, bring back one function at a time until I find out the exact problem. Hope you find the cause, and then the cure
    As far as I can tell, Roland, WinPatrol does not allow selecting which functions run, so there isn't any way to dumb it down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lanshark View Post
    As far as I can tell, Roland, WinPatrol does not allow selecting which functions run, so there isn't any way to dumb it down.
    You're right, I was thinking of Task Catcher, the right arm of WinPatrol.
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    i would guess that something bad is doing something and win patrol is on guard protecting you

    i have had a couple of peaks when i did certain things but they went away and stayed off until occasionally wp later asked if i wanted to allow a change




    Quote Originally Posted by lanshark View Post
    Is anybody else seeing anything like this?

    A couple of months back, my desktop (XP Pro, SP3 up to date, 2.4GHz P4, 2 MB memory) seemed unusually sluggish. Task Manager showed a distinct 100% cpu peak about every 33 seconds and pointed its finger at WinPatrol. WP also does cpu peaks of 5-15% several times regularly inside those 33 second intervals.

    I am not seeing the 100% cpu peaks on my W7 laptop, a 3.0GHz dual core, so I know that my problem may be due to XP or my hardware. I have been corresponding with the WP folks, but they haven't found the cause, and, in fact, tell me that I am the only person in the universe who is seeing this happen.

    Well, am I ?

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