Yep, it's an IM .never had problems with it.
There are 3 processes which load cow most. Wininit.exe, services.exe and explorer exe. I managed to lower the priority of these processes but CPU load remains the same. I tried to use online scanners to check these files (using firefox from the Ilive cd from your link in. This topic), they seem clear. I deleted all the tasks from windows/tasks folder. I even borrowed an avast Bart cd with the up to date virus bases, still nothing.
When I boot from the live cd, the task manager shows adequate CPU load which is 00-02% idle.
I tried to install malwarebytes' software but I can't run it. The process starts, loads 60kb into memory(according to the task manager) and remains the same with no signs of progress.
I'm quite desperate about this