webfooted_man - 4:31 am on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)
I own a Dell Dimension 2400, Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz & 256 RAM.
For the past 30-45 days, I have experienced very slow response for all programs.
I have Norton Internet Security with antivirus and spyware protection. I also use ad-aware, spybot, spy doctor and spy sweeper. I have gone online to Symantec to run the virus check that they offer. It took 10+ hours for that to run and the results were 2 files infected w/Adware.P2PNetworking & Adware.save now. I found the location of the infected files and removed them from the registry. They seem to be gone, but the CPU usage is still a constant 100%.
My wife seems to think that all of this started about the same time that I set up the Dim2400 on a network in the house along with our Inspiron 6000.
Any ideas to what could be making explorer.exe run aat 99% all of the time?