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Old 12-30-2004, 01:42 PM   #1
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Help, my computer is running very slowly.
In 'task manager' the CPU processes shows 100% usage with only desk top and task manager open - Why ?
Some of the processes operating are :

webrebates1.exe
winAdsuit.exe
winservsuit.exe - and many more

what are they ? and how do I get rid of them ! any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 12-30-2004, 01:56 PM   #2
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is it running at 100 % all the time
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:44 PM   #3
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spyware.. oh shitty spyware. I know for sure webrates1.exe is spyware.. the rest I dunno.. the second most likely...

Run and install: Lavasoft Ad-aware which can be download here:

http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-...ml?tag=lst-0-5
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:53 PM   #4
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Webrebates is a b1tch to get rid of, you cant just use the uninstaller b/c the next time u boot up it will be back. Do a google search on "manual removal of webrebates" and you'll get many walkthroughs. It a pretty long process and u have to remove a bunch of stuff from the registry. I had to go through a few walkthroughs before finding one that actually got rid of the program. But eventually it worked. 2 weeks later i reinstalled the operating system so i know now that its gone for sure...LOL.
However, back to your question, webrebates is not the program that is causing the cpu overuse. i am not sure what the other 2 on the list are. Google it!
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:53 PM   #5
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That webrate.exe sound like a similar one I have. Mine is called Save.exe and Weathercast. I disabled it on startup so it never bothers me. Those are usually bundled with software you download off the internet. Terrible.
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I got rid of webrebate with Lavasoft Ad-aware. That's the best way of doing it.
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:57 PM   #7
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save.exe is another adware program, i belive it comes with kazaa. Weathercast is detected as spyware but i dont believe it is. I had it once. Stopped using it. Go to theweathernetwork.com and get their tray icon program.
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I got rid of webrebate with Lavasoft Ad-aware. That's the best way of doing it.
And it never came back?
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And it never came back?
Once when I installed a program that had it... but not again after that. It only reinstalls itself (after ad-aware scan) if you install a program that has it.
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Old 12-30-2004, 03:06 PM   #10
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what program did u get it from?
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