Mac user needs help with WinXP problem

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by parrothead, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. parrothead macrumors 6502a

    parrothead

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    Hey all,

    I was hoping someone could help me out with a problem I am having with my work computer running WinXP Professional. Every once in a while everything will bog down and when I check the running processes it tells me a program called CCAPP.EXE is using 99-100% of the CPU. When I hit end process some other app starts hogging the CPU. However, it is always CCAPP that starts it. Can anyone tell me what's going on/ how to fix it?

    Thanks
     
  2. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

    rosalindavenue

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    I googled it and it is part of Norton Antivirus.

    LINK

    I dont much like Norton Antivirus (I use an XP Pro machine at work too) and I recommend AVG; which is just as effective and much, much less processor intensive.
     
  3. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

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    or unless you are a microsoft lover you can get windows onecare
     
  4. parrothead thread starter macrumors 6502a

    parrothead

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    Well isnt that annoying, the very program that is supposed to prevent bugs that do this kind of crap is causing it. Man, I wish I could do my work on my Mac.
     
  5. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

    SiliconAddict

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    Norton AV for the home consumer sucks. Corp Edition is another matter.
    [​IMG]

    Worlds apart in terms of performance, stability and integration.

    You can actually go in and say don't monitor networked drive activity only local drives and you can actually say what % of the CPU to use when doing scans. e.g. The higher the setting the faster it runs but the slower everything else it.

    Most likely the system is set to do a virus scan one every X days, weeks, months, etc. I myself set our office to do it ever Wednesday at 11:50AM. Just before lunch. So by the time most. (Not all.) come back from lunch its done.

    If you are running a system with a slow hard drive its going to simply KILL the performance of the computer. Also I don't know about your environment but anytime a new lethal virus comes out (Pretty much ever 2 months at this point.) I run a system sweep of the entire office. That being every desktop, laptop, and server has NAV run on it to check for activity.
     

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