My "System Idle Process" is showing 95-98% CPU usage and peaking off the charts. I'm using Sysinternals ProcessExplorer to view it. Under "TCP/IP" I'm finding that my System Idle Process is performing many connections to the internet. I did a whois and found the IP's to be from: NTT America, Inc. RIPE Network Coordination Centre Global Crossing Akamai Technologies Yahoo Inc. And several others. The first 4...I don't think they're Internet Service Providers (ISP's) Below are screenshots: http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee341/mediaarts/12Untitled12.jpg --- http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee341/mediaarts/1Unti2tled1.jpg --- http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee341/mediaarts/1313.jpg --- http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee341/mediaarts/Un223titled.jpg --- Yesterday I did a full National Security compliant drive wipe of every sector, every piece of data, everything on my hard drive; It took about 7 hours. I just installed Windows Vista Home Premium today. The only programs I have installed are Firefox, Kaspersky Internet Security, and System Mechanic Pro 8.0. My hard drive is defragged, I've disabled services that are no longer needed, disabled all remote access services, and customized my security settings. Why is my system idle process communicating to over 100 different IP addresses...even when Idle...?? What is this nfsd-status thing about? Why is it using so much (98-99percent) And why is my computer not crawling if that much is being used? Most important question is why it is communicating to the internet...?