Upgrade.exe using 90-100% CPU even after clean install of Win 2K P

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Shumsy, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Shumsy

    Shumsy Guest

    This system has been unable to receive updates from either the MS Windows
    Update or through manual patching. In addition, it runs extremely slowly and
    update.exe runs continuously in the background. The Windows update logs
    shows a download starting but it never completes, despite leaving the system
    running overnight.

    I've imaged the system with a clean copy of Win2K Pro and update.exe is
    STILL running at 100%. No AV or other software is on the machine.

    Any ideas what's happening and if there's a fix?

    Thanks
    Paula
     
    Shumsy, Aug 1, 2005
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  2. Shumsy

    Shumsy Guest

    It should have read UPDATE.EXE not upgrade.exe.

    I've been working on this problem for a week now and I'm getting punchy.

    My apologies.
     
    Shumsy, Aug 1, 2005
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  3. From: "Shumsy" <>

    | This system has been unable to receive updates from either the MS Windows
    | Update or through manual patching. In addition, it runs extremely slowly and
    | update.exe runs continuously in the background. The Windows update logs
    | shows a download starting but it never completes, despite leaving the system
    | running overnight.
    |
    | I've imaged the system with a clean copy of Win2K Pro and update.exe is
    | STILL running at 100%. No AV or other software is on the machine.
    |
    | Any ideas what's happening and if there's a fix?
    |
    | Thanks
    | Paula

    It may be a virus or Trojan blocking access to Windows Update and abusing your PC...

    The following can be used to remove it if it is a virus or Trojan.


    Download MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --
    http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/Multi_AV.exe

    It is a self-extracting ZIP file that contains the Kixtart Script Interpreter {
    http://kixtart.org Kixtart is CareWare } three batch files, five Kixtart scripts, one Link
    (.LNK) file, this PDF instruction file and two utilities; UNZIP.EXE and WGET.EXE. It will
    simplify the process of using; Sophos, Trend and McAfee Anti Virus Command Line Scanners to
    remove
    viruses and various other malware.

    C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT -- { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS}
    This will bring up the initial menu of choices and should be executed in Normal Mode. This
    way all the components can be downloaded from each AV vendor’s web site.
    The choices are; Sophos, Trend, McAfee, Exit the menu and Reboot the PC.

    You can choose to go to each menu item and just download the needed files or you can
    download the files and perform a scan in Normal Mode. Once you have downloaded the files
    needed for each scanner you want to use, you should reboot the PC into Safe Mode [F8 key
    during boot] and re-run the menu again and choose which scanner you want to run in Safe
    Mode. It is suggested to run the scanners in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode.

    When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more comprehensive PDF help
    file.

    To use this utility, perform the following...
    Execute; Multi_AV.exe { Note: You must use the default folder C:\AV-CLS }
    Choose; Unzip
    Choose; Close

    Execute; C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT
    { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS }

    NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go through your
    FireWall to allow it to download the needed AV vendor related files.

    * * * Please report back your results * * *
     
    David H. Lipman, Aug 1, 2005
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