"1PW" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On 03/12/2009 09:02 PM, TRCSr sent:
>> WinXP, SP3. I am having a problem with the program SBAMSvc.exe hogging
>> my CPU time. Periodically everything slows down to a crawl and if I open
>> the Task Manager I find this program taking anywhere from 10% to 90% of
>> the CPU time. Does anybody know what this program is and if I can delete
>> it? I Googled it and apparently there are a lot of others with the same
>> question, but did not find any answers.
> 1) Do a search for, and then reply to this thread with the precise and
> complete pathname to SBAMSvc.exe
> 2) Please upload the SBAMSvc.exe file to:
> 3) When Virus Total has rendered an analysis, please copy/paste the
> report to this thread.
> 4) Was your system pre-built and purchased with Windows and other
> 5) Would a prior owner/user/computer tech have installed any after
> market applications for you?
> 1PW @?6A62?FEH9E=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]
Thank you for the suggestion/request. I have myself in quite a pickle at the
moment. Since the program was a part of the Vipre AV system, I thought that
if I loaded the Vipre program and then uninstalled it, it would solve the
problem. However, all that did was make things worse. The uninstall did not
work (it hung up about 3/4 the way through) so I tried a re-install and that
doesn't work because it is apparently looking for some files that it had
already removed. So, when I boot up it starts the install program and then
hangs because it can't find some files, I guess. Anyhow, while trying to do
anything else with the computer I keep getting interrupted with these Window
Installer windows (Preparing to Install) that pop up and I have to cancel
out. Each time that happens the installer windows pop up 3 or 4 times then
rests for a while, then come back, etc. Is there anyway to find out what is
being loaded at bootup that I can cancel out this mess?