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Background programs are constantly running in my computer. I stop everything unnecessary but something still runs on and on putting my CPU usage up to 100% most of the time. I ran a complete scan with ESET, then I followed your instructions to the letter and ran Malwarebytes and Farbar Recovery Scan Tools. The scan notes are attached. 


Fifteen viruses were found with Malwarebytes and 8 with ESET. 


I am going to restart the computer after I post this message. 


My goal is to have no viruses and more CPU power and more memory. 


Thank you,





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Hello Nancy and :welcome:! My name is Borislav and I will be glad to help you solve your malware problem.

Please note:

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  • Make sure you read all of the instructions and fixes thoroughly before continuing with them.
  • Follow my instructions strictly and don’t hesitate to stop and ask me if you have any questions.
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  • 3 weeks later...

Hi Borislav,


I followed the first set of instructions and the problem seemed to go away. I downloaded Audacity 2.0.6 and the problem came back again. Now I can't find the guides or step by step information that I followed the first time to get rid of the constantly running background programs.


I think I have bittorrent on my computer but I don't know what it is or how it got there.


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We're sorry. It looks like your topic was somehow overlooked. Due to the length of time we'll go ahead and close this topic now but if you still actually need help please send a private message to one of the Moderators and we'll assist you.

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