Hey. I have a virus (I think) that posts itself as a system process and takes up all of my memory. It also keeps me from shutting down or putting my comp on standby. I have to push the power button. It is really irritating, but I can't get it to go away. I have scanned with AdAware, SpyWare Killer, and AVG, and I have also formatted the drive. It still is around. Can anyone tell me what it is and how to kill it?
The shutdown and stand by problems really makes me think it's a hardware related problem. Test all your hardware such as memory and the pci cards. Take them out and reseat them and keep going. Test everything.
Also if you're overclocking then come out of warp speed and try it from default settings.
Let us know what happens.
The process is called SYSTEM, and it is a system process, so I can't get rid of it. And, no, I have not installed anything lately, except re-installing the operating system. I have Windows XP, if that is any help.