posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 07:59 AM
Originally posted by kenshiro2012
Try dumping both your temporary internet files as well as your cache.
This should help allieviate your situation.
In addition to Kenshiro's suggestion, look at your downloaded programs for your browser. (IExplorer>Tools>Settings>View Objects.
Look for anything unwanted or suspicious. Remove anything you don't like. You can just download it (a plugin) again later if/when you need it.
Personally I don't trust plug-ins and add-on's.
Also immediatly after you restarted your PC, look at what tasks are running. Then start your browser and see if there appears any additional running
tasks. Also stop running tasks one for one and see if stopping a spesific one makes a difference/the problem go away.
The fact that it's your browser that's running up the CPU probably means that the Browser's exe was infected (if it is an infection), and the
"bug" isn't running on its own.
Also you can try these if you haven't tried them yet.
Look at your system start-up files. Start>Run>Sysedit ... Look for anything suspicious. Just make sure you have back-ups of these 4 files before you
edit them. (Simply remove the unwanted text from the file and save the file.)
Look at your services. Control Panel>Admin>Services. Again look for anything that looks remotely suspicious. Simply turn it off.
Go to your Add/Remove Program Files panel, and look for any installed programs you're unfamiliar with.
Err... I'm running out of ideas. Have you tried Hijack This! yet?