Dec 8, 2004
Every day about once or twice, I get extremely annoyed after my computer reaches 100% CPU usage and stays there, most of the times forcing me to sit in front of it, ending processes on Task Manager until finally I'm able to restart, taking 10 minutes of my time, especially because when I return to Windows after rebooting, my 4 toolbars in the taskbar, including 40+ shortcuts in the Quick Launch bar, disappear, forcing me to manually reorganize them (which I do with help from the latest screenshot I've taken).
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The culprits are explorer.exe (surprise, surprise ), other times CCApp.exe (Norton Internet Security 2005's user session manager), and last time rundll32.exe, which I closed and then, believe it or not, firefox.exe was taking 100% CPU (I'm sure it has nothing to do with Firefox though, maybe a problem with an extension since I have more than 35, but I doubt it). I do not use Internet Explorer, and I don't have any viruses (just checked last night).
Also, spyware is out of the question here (checked about 3 days ago and I'm doing fine, in fact I haven't had any type of spyware in 3 or 4 months (since switching to Firefox it's almost like spyware doesn't exist, what a coincidence), other than tracking cookies, and I've checked with both Spybot and Ad-Aware SE 1.05 with all the most thorough settings).
I'm running Windows XP Home Edition with SP2 on a Dell Inspiron 5150 (3 GHz P4, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB HDD), nVidia GeForce FX Go5200 graphics card (latest nVidia drivers), latest BIOS from Dell, etc....