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I had similar problems a year or so ago. I dumped Norton & switched to Firefox--no more problems since. I'm using a couple of freeware products Ad Aware & PC Tuneup instead of Norton.
chuck utzman

Michel Blangy wrote:
The link below is to a discussion about botnets. Perhaps some of the tools at the end may help. Michel

    -----Original Message-----
    *From:* vicpeng(--nospam--at) [mailto:vicpeng(--nospam--at)]
    *Sent:* Monday, March 16, 2009 3:34 PM
    *To:* seaint(--nospam--at)
    *Subject:* Re: IT question

    No not yet. IE seems to be behaving but I've yet to figure Outlook
    behaviour even when off line. Have yet to look into all of the
    ideas suggeted. I intend to let everyone know when I am sure.

    Sent on the TELUS Mobility network with BlackBerry

    *From*: "Gautam Manandhar"
    *Date*: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:17:22 -0700
    *To*: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
    *Subject*: RE: IT question


    Just wondering if you solved your computer problem with the high
    CPU usage.  As I had mentioned, I too had a problem similar to
    yours and got around the problem by killing the program sucking up
    the CPU from the task manager.  Last Monday, the problem (or the
    virus) got the upper hand.  I could not log on to my computer as
    the virus – I am presuming that is what it was – changed the log
    in password (I have Norton Antivirus running full time).  I had to
    rebuild the system- it was a pain.  I was lucky that the virus did
    not corrupt the data file. I was able to use another operating
    system (G-OS) to boot up and retrieve the data from the hard drive.

    Gautam, SE


    *From:* Thor Tandy [mailto:vicpeng(--nospam--at)]
    *Sent:* Monday, March 02, 2009 2:15 PM
    *To:* SEAINT
    *Subject:* IT question

    This is not structural,however, I have a weird computer problem
    that eludes resolution.

    During a recent webcast I found that I kept losing internet
    connectivity.  I blamed the webcaster and then Norton but that was
    not the case.

    1)  When I am in Outlook my CPU usage climbs to 65%+.  It often
    peaks to 100% at which time it gags.  Problem only exists when
    using Outlook and/or IExplorer.

    2)  When I go online, browsing etc it climbs to 30%+ but often not
    high at all.

    3)  FTP/data/download transfers not significantly high unless I
    move about the browser.

    4)  Problem slows my keystrokes and everything so I can't keep the
    email on.  Even as I type now the usage is at 70% ...

    Does anyone have insight into what is happening in Outlook and/or
    IExplorer to cause this?  I blamed Norton because I don't have
    this problem on other machines I have that don't have Norton but I
    uninstalled Norton and the symptom persisted.

    I am thinking of doing a re-build ... but I don't have the time at
    the moment for that.


    Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE
    Victoria, BC

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