Dramatically Reduce CPU Usage!

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  1. Prince_Serendip

    Prince_Serendip Registered Member

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    :) This is rather bizarre and strange.

    I am studying for an exam in American Sign Language and whenever I go to this particular website, within a couple of minutes my CPU level drops below 6%. I would like to know if this works for anyone else? I just now went with the CPU at 80% and above. In 3 minutes it became 4%. Wow! It's still around that right now. You need Quicktime 5 and up to use this site.

    American Sign Language Browser

    Give it a whirl, and see if it does it for you?

    (I'm on Win98se.)
     
  2. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Hi Larry !

    I tried it, but not for too long...

    First as usually I had ActiveX, Java, etc disabled.
    No very high CPU usage.
    Several connections to:
    http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/ etc etc

    Then I decided: OK, I enable ActiveX, Java etc in IEClean (I knew that I had made a backup-image earlier that day so I could always put that one back).

    Well, a good lesson for anyone who is interested in what a web-site can do when you surf with ActiveX etc enabled, will follow...

    In the beginning indeed a 100 % CPU usage.
    Connections also to:
    http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20031027/qtinstall.info.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    http://crl.verisign.com/Class3CodeSigning2001.crl

    Then the CPU usage dropped.

    Afterwards I decided to run my file-integrity-checker NISFileCheck:
    There were changes made in my (older) Apple Quick Time:

    Application: c:\windows\system\qttask.exe
    Status: New added

    Version old: 6.4
    Size old: 77824
    Date old: 2004-03-25 23:04:24
    RMD160 Hash old: B5694CF0DAF88AEFF5EB23FBDE0F1A79499DFF76

    Application: c:\windows\system\qtplugin.ocx
    Status: Changed

    Version old: 5.0.3
    Version new: 6.4
    Size old: 225792
    Size new: 327736
    Date old: 2001-09-21 15:10:20
    Date new: 2004-03-25 23:04:16
    RMD160 Hash old: 33E436C9D00F5A9E70C79EABF6295BC9E390AA96
    RMD160 Hash new: 62E50E18E1AD668F85A5E42F6E2BC1AD57BBC525


    So:
    1.
    I did't have all the time a very high CPU usage (maybe I should have tried longer...).
    2.
    Off topic to your question but I wanted to show it again:
    Surfing with ActiveX etc enabled can be very dangerous: all kind of things can be done on your system....
    Nothing new here, but once again I wanted to high-light this....
    3.
    I denied in RegRun Gold qttask.exe to run at start-up of Windows.
    4.
    Even more off topic:
    It wasn't clear to me whether Javacool's MRUBlaster deleted some "most recent items".
    I didn't see it do it, but at the moment I don't know whether there was anything to delete....


    BTW: I too run Windows 98 SE.

    Thanks Larry for your question !
    Please forgive me that I went so much off topic in my reply :oops:

    Warm regards from your friend, Jan.
     
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