Windows XP Service Pack 2 machines with critical patches and PC-cillin Internet Security 2005 starts to experience high CPU utilization after updating to Pattern 594
Yeah...slight understatement of the year in this KB from Trend. However the KB only talks about PC-cillin when mine was an issue with OfficeScan, and it not only affected the workstations, the server ground to a halt.
Any workstation that was turned on at 3:35 p.m. when the 594 dat file was applied was totally pegged at 100% CPU utilization and unresponsive. I had to sneakernet to each workstation, boot into safe mode, get the 594 off the machine and reboot to get any kind of control over the machine. I even had to do this on my member server as it too was totally unresponsive. Chad said that his servers and workstations fixed themselves... but mine were totally not fixing themselves as the workstations were too flatlined to get an updates.
Here at home, by the time I got home, the server had gotten up to 596 and had settled down, but the two workstations were still totally flatlined.
Krissy [that's my Dog] loved the experience though, he and my sister came to the office to keep me company since I was the only one there and he loves to run throughout the hallways at a fast clip as the carpeting allows him to have almost an interior dog run. [BTW Krissy is a spoiled white toy poodle..yeah... I know.. girly dog all the way... even going to the poodle parlor for haircuts]
So while my Friday night wasn't exactly how I planned it to be, his turned out to be very fun for him. As I left the office, my sister pointed out it was meant to be... it was a full moon.
...oh well... so how was your Friday night? That's how I spent mine.
P.S. This is why I make sure I have a way to the Internet that goes around the server. I literally had a laptop on the wireless connection and it was nice to know [well not really THAT nice but kind nice if you know what I mean] to know that around the globe others were seeing the issue too. To all of you out in the community that shared the 'Friday Flatline Experience” thanks for all of your help!