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Whenever I have minimal applications running, my CPU usage is ridiculously high with 8 gigs of DDR4 ram! It varies so much to where I worry I have possible malware on my computer, but Malwarebytes alerts to nothing. Its been this way for a couple months and I have scoured the internet for much of that time to no avail. I have the latest version of Malwarebytes but it's not hitting on anything. I really don't want wipe my drive, but I think thats gonna have to be the case. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Variability In CPU Usage: https://imgur.com/a/mDWRdqg

Windows Task Manager: https://imgur.com/a/H4JbpKB



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Hello, Welcome to Malwarebytes.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.

Download the version of this tool for your operating system.
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

How to attach a file to your reply:
In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "more reply Options" button.

Attach the file.
Select the "Choose a File" navigate to the location of the File.
Click the file you wish to Attach.
Click Attach this file.
Click the Add reply button.

Please post the logs  for my review.

Wait for further instructions


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Please run the Farbar program in an Administrator account.

Post fresh logs for my review.

To create a new Addition.txt make sure that the box to create it is checked before scanning the computer.

p.s. these are the Admin accounts.

Administrator (S-1-5-21-3173532325-1694806017-332125413-500 - Administrator - Disabled)  <- this one is disabled
rooty (S-1-5-21-3173532325-1694806017-332125413-1001 - Administrator - Enabled) => C:\Users\rooty



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Please download the attached Fixlist.txt file to  the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the FRST.txt log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.

Let me know if the problem persists.


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