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    Everything 'Not Responding'

    Win XP 433 Celeron, 512 mb RAM Outlook 2002 - I keep getting "Not Responding" messages when I try to use Outlook and/or IE6. My PC is virus free, per VirusScan. I have trouble closing out of the programs through Task Manager and keep getting a 100%CPU usage icon in my task tray.

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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    Look at the processes tab in the task manager. What process is taking over the system? Does this happen immediately or after some period of use?

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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    Joe,
    It happens immediately. I'll check out the task manager to see what's happening.
    BTW, it never happpens at the Lounge site - interesting?

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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    The System Idle Process runs at 88-94 while the CPU usage was just at 8%. When I first clicked on Performance it was at 100% but dropped down to 11% when I closed out IE6.

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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    Seems like something might be hijacking your browser. Have you tried running Adaware or
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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    Yes, I run it and SpyBot almost daily. I did have 2 things that VirusScan turned up, an executable that I deleted and 2 dlls that were part of a scratch-off program that hijacked the PC but both are now deleted from the registry and the PC.

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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    What is System Idle Process?
    Since I've let the Task Manager open and minimized, I can check the CPU usage icon and it bounces around all over the place, including 100%.

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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    The System Idle Process is just a representation in the Task Manager of what the computer is doing when nothing else is happening....idling. It's not really a process, it's there to show you the unused CPU cycles. It should drop in inverse proportion to whatever is running and placing a load on the processor.
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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    Sometimes you can't just delete exes and dlls. If you were infected, there could have been other modifications made. Did you follow the instructions on cleaning the problem?

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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    Thank you for the explanation.
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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    Joe,
    If modifications were made, I don't know how to find them. I just deleted them through VirusScan. What should I do?
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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    Eli, is this after you deleted the 'froombees' thing in your Unwanted dll post?

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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    Eli, If VirusScan identified the problem, and gave you instructions or offered to clean your system it should have done it OK. You could check the VirusScan web site for the virus/trojan name and see if they have directions for manual cleaning.

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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    Hi, sorry that I haven't replied sooner - I've been out of town.
    Yes, it's still happening.
    I found something eating up a lot of CPU, it's SVCHOST.EXE-3530F672.pf Is this something good or bad or ???

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    Re: Everything 'Not Responding'

    Hi, Eli ~

    'SVCHOST' is a generic process which acts as a host for other processes running from DLLs. This is a normal and an integral part of the operating system and you will see several instances of this in the 'Task Manager' depending on the configuration of your system. In XP, this should reside in your C:WINDOWSSystem32 folder and be 12.5KB in size.

    However, if you do a search and find it anywhere else or another size, I would be suspect since it is well documented that some trojans and variations of the 'Backdoor' virus/worm try to copy or replace the valid '.exe as a means of hiding this dukey on your system and getting it implemented.

    Where do you see the '3530F672.pf' part?

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