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Weird problem. Java sidebar.exe causing GPU to run at max.

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Yesterday morning I start up my PC before I do the morning rituals, fast forward 20-30 minutes when I sit down at my PC and I notice my GPU fans running full speed. I thought that was strange so I open Afterburner and notice that the GPU is running at max with the PC at idle. The only programs I have to run at start up are Fences 2, X-Mouse, CCC, T-Clock, and of course Afterburner. After a restart it happens again so I start looking for the culprit and I tracked it down to a process called sidebar.exe running from the C:Program File/Java. Whenever I end it's process the GPU goes instantly back to normal.

I use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall Java and everything gets deleted so I re-install. Upon restart it re-creates itself. I run AntiMalwarebytes to see if its some malicious software with no results, actually I ran a few virus removing programs(Avast, Spybot, TDSSKiller, another ad program I can't remember the name of.) after I notice I couldn't disable it from starting up. I initially had Microsofte Secrurity Essentials as my default virus program but I couldn't access it nor will it re-install (install Error Code:0x80070643). The only programs I've installed recently were a couple of Photoshop plug-ins and Chrome(with a few extensions) as I switched to it. This just started recently anyone have a solution?
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Sidbar.exe should be the Windows sidebar. Have you tried going into the control panel(I think) and seeing if the Windows Sidebar is setup to run at start?
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The file that's running is located in C:Programs/Java/sidebar.exe. I've deleted it manually and with an uninstaller, it recreates itself upon startup. I use msconfig to select my statup processes. Windows sidebar is not a startup process.
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You could try disabling Fences 2, X-Mouse, CCC, and T-Clock. You could see if one of them is using a Java program called "sidebar".
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You could try disabling Fences 2, X-Mouse, CCC, and T-Clock. You could see if one of them is using a Java program called "sidebar".
It's not any of those. I've used them all for a very long time, all from trusted sites, but I have disabled all running process. I'm thinking it's some kind of virus that disguises itself as sidebar.exe. I'll probably have to download a few different virus programs till one detects it. I'll also have to troubleshoot why MSE won't install in the process. I figured one of you guys might have ran across this.
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