CPU usage weird

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by MPHCPA, Jul 19, 2008.

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  1. MPHCPA

    MPHCPA Registered Member

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    I just upgraded to Nod32 V3.0669.0

    When I bring up task manager my CPU usage is al over the place 100--50--18-2-5-2-18-33-50. This happens after a warm boot and before I click on any programs.

    I am running 2.8 Pentinum, 1 gig Rambus Ram, Windows XP (SP2), Zone Labs(latest update) and CounterSpy.

    This never happened with v2.7.

    Any insight would be appreciated. I want to stick with NOD 32 (I have been a user since v2.5) but have my doubts.

    Thanks,

    Marty
     
  2. Kosak

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    Hello,

    is your NOD32 set up default or did you change something? Which programs do you run, when ekrn.exe start use a lot of CPU? Try to disable CounterSpy.
     
  3. Bubba

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    Hello Marty,

    Considering Counterspy has various features that could be in conflict with Nod, I would suggest temporarily disabling all or as many features as possible of Counterspy to see if there in lies the conflict\high CPU usage.
     
  4. MPHCPA

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    Thanks, I will try. I never had this problem with 2.7. Any recommendations as to a spyware (excluding ESS) that plays better with V3?
     
  5. MPHCPA

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    I cannot be specfic. The only change I made was uninstalling V2.7 and installing V3.0. This was with the typical instal.
     
  6. Kosak

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    So, turn off CounterSpy and tell us result, please.
     
  7. MPHCPA

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    Bounces between 2 - 4 - 7 -11-15 cpu usage.
     
  8. Bubba

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    Kind of hard to improve on those numbers, so the question would be which of the 30? Active Protection Monitor features of Counterspy is fighting with Nod ?
     
  9. MPHCPA

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    You are right! Now the question is do I dump Counterspy for another program or dump Zone Alarm and jump to ESS?

    Gotta think about that!

    I want to thank everyone for all their help.

    Marty
     
  10. Joan Archer

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    Dump Zone Alarm and go with Online Armor ;)
     
  11. Fajo

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    I'm using ZA never has a single problem with CPU usage. basically its welcome to Nod V3 and the way it works. And funny thing happened when I Uninstalled Eset. everything worked fine again. :eek: as for Online Armor he said he wanted less CPU not more. :rolleyes: Also Eset just seems to conflict with a lot of programs if your wanting to keep those programs. you may have to look else ware or disable a good majority of what the other programs offer you. :cautious:
     
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  12. MPHCPA

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    Thanks for everybody's help.

    It's interesting what happens when programs make a major upgrade. I did not have these "problems' with V2.7. Pehaps I will play around with ESS so I can tear some more hair out - LOL
     
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