posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 04:37 AM
Could be Malwayre on your system.. We have been seeing a lot of this recently at work!
So I got Malwarebytes (I also run Spybot for Malware), and gave it a crack. It did find one bit of adware which was duly removed, so I then went onto
Youtube and loaded up a vid. It seemed to spike straight away but then settled, but was still in the 60% range for CPU usage. RAM usage hovered at
about 75% but stayed consistent. The CPU went all over the place, anything from 14% to 100%. The computer didn't shut down though, although after a
couple of videos the performance became jerky.
Open the task manager and identify which processes are spiking your cpu!
This seemed to be Chrome that used the most, although I have five 'chrome.exe' functions open at once, even though only one page was open. I later
opened a couple more tabs to test it, and all it did was wreck the preformance of the video, and slowed the system down quite a bit. No crashes
though. In the task manager each one went anywhere between 02 under the CPU column to 27 at one stage. I'll be honest, I don't know what that bit
means, but higher means more resources even to me.
At this stage though, no crashes. I was tempted to try out IE to see if it had the same problem, but pound for pound Chrome is a hell of a lot faster
Thanks again for your help, much appreciated, and thanks to Elevatedone for the Malwarebytes link. You guys rock.