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Hp pavilion
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My HP pavillion with specs:

 

Gpu:            GeForce 940M

Cpu:             Intel(R) core (TM) i7-5500U CPU @2.4GHz

Memory:    8.00 GB Ram

 

When my computer first turns on for about the first 15 mins the disk usage is always at 100% even if i dont touch it. After that 15 mins or so, my pc disk usage sometimes drops down to as low as 0% but it isntantly spikes back up to 100% and remains at that.  I have done a full system clean up and there is no virus' or malware. Can someone give me any advice please?

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Hi

 

Could you post a screenshot please.

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This is what happens at start up, after the graph on-screen it goes up to 100% and stays there:

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This is what happens after about fifteen minutes, after running low usage it will return back to 100% instantly:

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Hi

 

Your pics are awaiting approval, so it may be some hours before I can respond positively.

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ok, thanks for helping. I appreciate it 

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Hi

 

I have looked and I have seen.

 

The Wi-Fi seems to have similar spikes, the piccy is not focused on that, but I see similarities.

 

This suggests

 

Synchronisation with cloud storage

Downloading all sorts of stuff, from emails to updates (Google does a lot of that).

Some form of trojan.

 

Because it is of concern, and not acceptable to you as normal usage / behaviour then I would look for a rootkit.  I see you have Norton installed, and suggest this as an alternative to support / supplement Norton for a few days.

 

http://www.kaspersky.com/free-virus-scan

 

 

If in doubt please ask.

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