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MUYA
08-16-06, 05:21 AM
When I am idling I get "System Idle Process" making full use of one of my available cores running a 50% utilization for the whole CPU. This is strange innit? Done a virus scan nada! Anyone have any clue?

MUYA
08-16-06, 05:24 AM
hmm no...what is good progam for that? If you could help me find a good one that would be great

MUYA
08-16-06, 05:45 AM
cheers

Xion X2
08-16-06, 08:15 AM
www.download.com

Look for Spybot. Yahoo Anti-Spy is another you can get if you download the Yahoo toolbar.

Between those two and adaware, I've never had a spyware problem. Avast is a great free antivirus software if you need that, also.

MUYA
08-16-06, 10:37 AM
Still happening after , using adware and a AVG virus scan...i hate to to do it but looks like a full fresh install :(

Zelda_fan
08-16-06, 11:05 AM
When I am idling I get "System Idle Process" making full use of one of my available cores running a 50% utilization for the whole CPU. This is strange innit? Done a virus scan nada! Anyone have any clue?

It's not the "system Idle process" that is useing the core, it sounds like you have a hidden process installed on your system. How to detect it I really don't know.

nV`andrew
08-16-06, 11:46 AM
MUYA i have the same exact thing as you. my cpu usage is at like 2% but under System Idle Process its always 90+. I had this on my Pentium 4 as well. That system probably had some issues with it, but this comp is completely clean

EDIT: No, a full reinstall isnt going to do it, or i doubt it would. i have one hard drive, i did the same thing you did, and bam, it was there after the install.

Ancient
08-16-06, 12:01 PM
System Idle Process is not really a process. It's merely a counter that shows what percentage of your CPU is currently in an idle state.

mullet
08-16-06, 11:08 PM
When I am idling I get "System Idle Process" making full use of one of my available cores running a 50% utilization for the whole CPU. This is strange innit? Done a virus scan nada! Anyone have any clue?

Muya, get "hyjackthis" http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html and it will tell you what is running in the background.

Then go to run/ msconfig. then hit startup tab and see whats in there that looks fishy.

Then right click on MY Computer and click manage/ services & applications / services this will show you all thats running-auto-manual-disabled. look throught the list and look for more fishyness lol. like some Folding team stuff or whatnot.

Heinz68
08-17-06, 04:34 AM
"System Idle Process" shows what % of the CPU is doing nothing and waiting for work.
So if only the System Processes and your Startups are running the number should be usually above 90%.
My System Idle Process shows 98 to 99%
So first you should check your start up applications and if you really need them, just for example I don't let the
RrealPlayer, WMP or Quick Time to start up and usually there are many more applications
which don't need to run in background, if you're not sure which need to run in background you can check them here:
http://www.processlibrary.com/

Are you using any application to get the System Idle Process info or is it from
"Windows Task Manager" > Processes > System Idle Process (the proper info should be there)

Get "Process Explorer" from systeminternals.com (http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html), basically it's glorified Task Manager that has much more information about the running processes plus Process Properties, so it makes it easy to identify them.
The application is free, no installation just unzip to any folder you like and run the exe. If you like make short cut.

If you can't find the problem get the "HickThis" (free), "Do a system scan and save a logfile"
Published the log file and explain the problem on any Security Forum for example
http://www.castlecops.com/ somebody will analyze the file for malware and advice you how to remove it.
Also here is "HijackThis log tutorial" (http://www.castlecops.com/HijackThis.html) if you like to analyze the log file by yourself.

MUYA
08-17-06, 07:27 AM
Thanks for the advice folks. I will give the proggies a try.

One core of my 2 cores available, (interestingly it is cpu1 and not cpu0) is always 100% utilized when I leave the system for 30 mins or more idle.