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Old 08-20-2006, 03:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Explorer taking up all the CPU usage


After i watch films on my computer explorer takes all the CPU usage, well it seems to coincide with my film watching.

When i close explorer from task manager and run it again everythings back to normal.

This problem started almost as soon as i updated windows through windows update (obviously).

Anyone had a similar problem?

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Old 08-20-2006, 08:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What is your computer spec? And no I've never had that problem, not even on a low end machine.

You might want to consider doing a spyware check, switch to Firefox.


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Old 08-20-2006, 12:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can see two probable causes:

A. As Law said, you probably have some spy-ware on your machine, most likely the real nasty kind that latches onto IE (notice any new toolbars lately?)

B. A memory leak in IE is causing the problem. I'm not sure but I think I remember hearing a while back about a patch that was supposed to fix some sort of memory leak in IE. Regardless of if that's the problem or not, its always good to update IE anyway.
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