After restoring to a restor point this morning the cpu is running at 100 o/o and PF usage 221 mb there are no Aplications listed, the machine works o/k but a little slow and Nortons seems to have gone, Any Ideas?
Yes I have a firewall also runnig AVG and Nortons 2003 for the personal info blocker. but my wife used it yesterday and somehow nortons got problems 2 of these files are in widows prefetch the other two in Nortons folder.
But you sound as if you have got too much security running and it's fighting.
Don't go deleting out of Task Manager. Even stopping is dodgy unless you really are sure about the app
services.exe is the place for controlling running apps but make sure you know what you are stopping.
Stopping Norton apps is a recipe for trouble.
If you do edit. Do one thing at a time, make a note and reboot each time.
My philosophy on this kind of problem is go for the brutal cure rather than mess around. I've seen other threads start like this. Others have disagreed with my hard headed approach and offered solutions that can last 100's of replies. In this particlar case without you being able to post your services.exe screen it's going to be hard to identify.
I'd take Norton off - not easy, go to their site and read how. Take off AVG - easier. Clean reload one ... and only one of them.
Seems to have done the job I have removed and reloaded all seems o/k thanks Mondo Jonny And Vog I have another small problem with drivers but will post another day after i have tried the screen shot thing Vog.
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