CPU running at 100%

  cocteau48 18:45 20 May 07
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First of all I apologise if I do have all of the facts here but I am trying to help out a pal ,all the info is secondhand,and I have not seen the machine myself - however:
CPU running at 100% which is traced to VM_STI.exe which is something I believe to do with his Kodak digital camera software. The camera no longer works and its relevant software has been removed from the system although it would appear the VM_STI.exe must still be there.
However ending this as the offending running process merely transfers the 100% usage to another process and ending that on to another ad infinitum.
He is on XP home/SP2 and has full Norton security suite but I believe he has no antispyware apart from that provided by AOL and by Norton.
I have already pointed him in the direction of Adaware/Spybot/Superantispyware/a squared etc. and also to try and establish if he has a system restore point prior to the problem starting.
Could something more sinister be wrong here?
Any help will be gratefully passed on.

  SANTOS7 19:04 20 May 07

click here

This may help...

  cocteau48 19:41 20 May 07

Many thanks SANTOS7 - I have passed it on

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