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Msnmsgr.exe running 100% - July 9th 2009, 04:17 AM

I've been on Google for about ten minutes or so and couldn't find the answer that I was looking for, so I'm going to try here and see if anyone else knows the answer to my problem...

My Windows Task Manager says that I'm currently running 47 processes and my CPU Usage is at 3% with a Commit Charge of 468M/4958M. I don't think I need to individually list all of my running processes unless it's absolutely necessary.

My Windows Task Manager says that my msnmsgr.exe is working fine. The CPU is at 02, and it's using 61,684 usage of memory.

However, on COMODO firewall, in the traffic section it has msnmsgr.exe running at 94.6%, and Firefox is running 5.4%.

Normally I've never had a problem with MSN, but I've been recently using my webcam with another person on MSN, and my webcam actually freezes for a good bit. I have reason to believe that the 94.6% is what's causing the problem.

My question is why is it at 94.6% and what can I do to bring it down?

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- 224 out of 297 gigabytes left of hard-drive space
- Using windows XP Media Center Edition 2002
- Service Pack 3
- Intel Pentium 4 Processor, 3.00 GHz 2.99 GHz, 2.00 GB of Ram

If you need any additional information, just let me know.

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Re: Msnmsgr.exe running 100% - July 9th 2009, 05:10 AM

Only 47 processes? O_o mine's around lower 80's at any given time. But I have a lot of stuff...

Usually, Messenger for me runs at about 45000-50000k, but that's at idle without doing anything or having any conversations going. (And Trillian Astra is only 3000k )

Anyways, the 94.6% is probably how much of the total traffic through the firewall that program is using or something like that, not CPU usage. (Which would make sense with Firefox being at 5.6%. 5.6+94.6 = 100%)

There's probably nothing to worry about, and nothing to do. Messenger is a bit of a heavy program anyway.

EDIT: Forgot about the webcam. That seems to happen a lot to people, it may just be Messenger's quirk with some webcams, I'm not sure.
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Re: Msnmsgr.exe running 100% - July 9th 2009, 09:27 PM

Like Nic said, it's simply showing the percentage of your internet access as a statistic. It just means that 94.6% percent of your internet usage is through messenger.
If you want to reduce it, use firefox or another internet accessing program a lot. But really, it doesn't matter. It's just there as an FYI.

As for the webcam issue, if it's less than 10 seconds, it's just normal lag. There's nothing you can do except upgrade to a faster internet connection. Note: if you're on a fast connection, lag can also be caused by a slow connection from the other person.
It can also be caused by other applications using the internet.

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Re: Msnmsgr.exe running 100% - July 10th 2009, 08:18 PM

Well, my computer's drivers and such haven't been updated since I've reinstalled Windows XP onto my computer. I thought that maybe my lack of updates could be a reason why my webcam on MSN keeps freezing. Or maybe my webcam or internet connection isn't compatible or strong enough for MSN.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Msnmsgr.exe running 100% - July 10th 2009, 10:06 PM

Keeping your drivers updated is kind of important, especially if you got your computer a few years ago. Update your drivers and see what happens.

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