Very Very slow boot up

  johnpalmer 09:37 AM 03 Sep 12
Locked

During long boot up my windows task manager shows on the processes window, two items that take up virtually 100% 0f the CPU usage. I have never noticed these until recently, and would like to know what they are and do.

They are "hiugl.exe" and "cuap.exe"

A Google search has shown nothing about either.

My PC is a Dell Inspiron running Windows XP Home (Service pack 3), with a Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz

Can anybody advise me what they are please

  Nontek 10:10 AM 03 Sep 12

I would do a Search for each of these items and if found, DELETE them, they are not part of Windows.

You should also run a full scan with MalwareBytes or similar as a precaution.

  johnpalmer 12:13 PM 04 Sep 12

Thanks for that. I have found them and deleted them, and will run a malwarebytes full scan shortly.

I have also notice "citadelbuild.exe"

Is this a similar thing, and shall I delete this too.

  Nontek 12:18 PM 04 Sep 12

That file is infected with a Trojan ........ Malwarebytes should get rid of it!

  Nontek 12:24 PM 04 Sep 12

..... and yes citadelbuild should be deleted.

Advertisement

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

14 best budget laptops of 2015: best budget laptops reviews - best cheap laptops - best bargain…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

Nokia rolls out spherical camera for virtual reality apps

From Antennagate to Yellowgate: The 10 worst Apple scandals (and why they were blown out of proport)…