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High memory usage / Memory leak caused by Intel driver

Q: High memory usage / Memory leak caused by Intel driver

Hello, I'm running a 64 bit Windows 10 laptop. On idle, the System process is showing a high memory usage of more than 150 MB, usually more than 200 MB. Using poolmon the pooltag SpDN showed up with a memory leak. It leads to the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver, iaStorV.sys. How should I go about fixing the problem?

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Preferred Solution: High memory usage / Memory leak caused by Intel driver

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: High memory usage / Memory leak caused by Intel driver

Hi,

Since this is a Intel driver I doubt the WDK can fix it.
You may try to see if there's a more current version of Intel's RST available for download and see if that fixes the leakage issue.

Cheers,

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Hello, I'm running a 64 bit Windows 10 laptop. On idle, the System process is showing a high memory usage of more than 150 MB, usually more than 200 MB. Using poolmon the pooltag SpDN showed up with a memory leak. It leads to the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver, iaStorV.sys. How should I go about fixing the problem?

A:High memory usage / Memory leak caused by Intel driver

Hi,

Since this is a Intel driver I doubt the WDK can fix it.
You may try to see if there's a more current version of Intel's RST available for download and see if that fixes the leakage issue.

Cheers,

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Hi,
 
I am helping my parents troubleshoot their computers.  My feeling is that they are both infected with the same virus/trojan but I can find it or figure out what is going on.  
 
The each have identical laptops and both are experience identical problems.  Both are running Avast! and both systems are not turning up any discovered viruses or trojans during scans.  I am on the verge of completely refronting both of their laptops and am really hoping I can avoid having to do that.  I suspected that maybe they were both infected with "poweliks" but the below FRST shows (at least I think so) that neither are infected with that trojan.  I am now thinking its a memory leak on some recent driver/app update - but either trojan or memory leak, I am not finding it.
 
Symptoms:
After a clean reboot, within 24 to 48 hours both systems begin to get very sluggish, both audio and video starts to skip and lag, both mice bounce around like crazy when trying to move the pointer.  After about 72 hours the laptops simply freeze to the point that they have to pull the batteries to get them to shut off.  
 
I had my Dad run FRST on his computer, below are the results:
 
FRST Scan results: FRST.txt
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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 09-05-2015
Ran by Preston (administrator) on PRESTON-HP on 13-05-2015 10:01:44
Running from C:\Users\Preston\Favorites\D... Read more

A:Memory leak or trojan causing extreme system slowness and high memory usage.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 
start

CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt1] -> {FB314ED9-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt2] -> {FB314EDA-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt3] -> {FB314EDB-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt4] -> {FB314EDC-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
CHR HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
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Has anyone else noticed that chkdsk uses all available physical memory (if you let it run long enough)?

I find that if I run chkdsk and watch the memory usage in task manager it jumps by about 50MB every 2 seconds or so until it either finishes or hits around 3.2GB at which point my physical memory shows 99% used (I'm running 4GB), and the system of course slows to a crawl.

If you just run a quick chkdsk on your boot drive you may not notice it, but try running something longer like chkdsk /r on a flash drive or chkdsk /f on a bigger internal drive (but not your OS drive as this would require a reboot) and watch the memory usage climb. I have duplicated this on both systems I have running win7. My XP machine (checking the same USB flash drive) uses a much more normal amount of memory for chkdsk (20 - 30 MB).

Anyway, just looking for suggestions, as I have 5 old hard drives that I would like to check. Normally I would run all 5 at once, but with this system it's just not possible as they each use about 700MB of memory and once all the system RAM is used up the disk checking process slows down a lot.

A:chkdsk high memory usage / memory leak

chkdsk /r is implys /f if you only doing NTFS format then try /I or /D or /C

/I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
/C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder
structure.
/B NTFS only: Re-evaluates bad clusters on the volume
(implies /R)

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Greeting,
Lately i have encountered a frustrating high level of CPU and Memory usage. When i first started my computer with no application running, i noticed the slow loading, and that's when i saw my CPU and physical memory rocket-up to 60% and 2 gigs of ram. To make the matter worse, the physical memory usage increases gradually until it reachs near 4 GB. At some point, the free P/M reaches 0, the CPU usage is unstable ( somestimes its 20% and somestimes 90%). There's another strange thing is the sudden appearance of svchost.exe which i haven't seen since i bought this PC. I've searched through the forums and found several methods ( Virus scanning, process explorer, turning off several unneccessary services and even re-install windows ( C driver to be specific) ) but sadly nothing worked. I've also disabled the apps that i recently added to chrome ( as i thought they were the causes), but the P/M Usage still stays at 4GB. The only thing that i can use with getting lag and stuttering now is google chrome, although its a horror just looking at how slow things are. Please help me to find a solution, i have a lots of important document and i can't stand the thought of having to completely re-boot my whole computer. Thanks a lot!

My Computer:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
8 GB RAM
Processor Intel Core I5 3.0Ghz
Graphic Card GTX 650 Ti

P/s: Please be reminded that even if i turn off all the google chromes and Avast processes, the P/M usage will stay at 2GB or more ( no application ... Read more

A:Odd problems caused by extremely high CPU and Physical Memory Usage

Anyone?

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So I've had this problem for a few months with my thinkpad x220, win7 home premium 64 bit. I used ccleaner, run memtest86 multiple times, chkdsk multiple times, sfc scan multiple times, none that helped. Sfc always detects errors but always cannot fix some of them. I have mse, avast, and malwarebytes and scanned them with absolutely no results. I've run rootkit scanners with no results.

Basically after a few hours the memory use rises up to ~95% out of my 8gb, with absolutely no intensive processes running. I'll attach rammap and processexplorer screenshots. I know this is not "normal" behavior because once my ram goes over 85% the system slows down to where I can't end tasks, open new programs, even things like deleting a file take minutes. Once it reaches 90 or 95, my screen starts flashing black(kind of like if you blink fast). I have to hard restart every time this happens. This is not normal, I've had "experts" on other forums tell me its win7 using the ram to its greatest. Its not, As soon as I restart and open my usual programs(browser, steam, openoffice, winamp, utorrent) my ram is at around 30 or 40 percent. If I leave the same programs open, and just leave it on for ~4 hours the ram gets to 90% and my screen starts flashing and I have to reboot.

If you look at the rammap and process explorer shots, the most ram intensive programs are chrome and firefox, but they only use ~500mb each. Everything else is only 50-100mb and do not add up to the 7... Read more

A:General Win7 memory leak and Unknown memory usage?

Hi mesohamster welcome to SevenForums

First I recommend uninstalling Avast then we could go from there . Using Revo Uninstaller

Click on the app inside RevoUnistaller and choose uninstall
Click on Yes to agree you want to uninstall
If you get the builtin Uninstaller for the app use that and once you're done click Finish
Back inside RevoUninstaller click on Next
Let RevoUninstaller scan for left over registry keys . Click on Select All and choose Delete .
Once done click on Next.
Let the left over files and folders be locates then Click on Select All then click Delete then Next and you should be done .

Restart PC

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Now i'm using windows 10 but I had this problem also when using windows 8.1pro.
The windows 81.pro I have the original dvd here and I tried few times to make clean install.
Also windows 10 I got it free online and the same problem.

For example now i'm using Edge I have two windows opened in one I have 10 tabs open and in the other I have like 20 tabs open. But the problem happen also with two windows and 6 tabs open in each one.

The problem is that once I start Edge or Chrome on windows 81.pro or windows 10 I see in Task Manager that the memory usage is about 60%. Then after some times without doing anything special the memory usage raise to 80-85% then ine many cases also to 96-97-98%.

Now and in most of the times I have in the background a game running in this case battlefield bad company 2 that take about 600-800MB of memory.
But it happen even if I close the game.

The only way to push the memory usage down is in the task manager to shut down the Edge/Chrome and all it's tabs.
Then to start the browser again.
I tested my pc with memtest I don't have any memory errors.
I don't have any blue screens. Can't figure out where is the problem.
My brother have like 10-15 years old pc then my one with 4GB ram and he can open like 20 tabs of chrome without a problem.

While the memory usage raise to 85-98% everything is running slow all the pc is slow almost freezing.

Before finding a fix I was wondering if there is a way to dig and find what cause the proble... Read more

A:Edge and Chrome memory leak ? Memory usage 80-97%

Originally Posted by Chocolade


My brother have like 10-15 years old pc then my one with 4GB ram and he can open like 20 tabs of chrome without a problem.



It also depends, what kind of and how many extensions you have.
Some of them might be causing it, try to temporarily disable all.
Finding a cause can be difficult, you can try CleanMem Free.

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Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

When I starting the Windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal But after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, I can't access any drive in the HDD; because everytime I want to open any folder, the following error appears :

c:\ is not accessible.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

At this point, I even can't shutdown or restart Windows normally; I must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. after restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again ... (I had to restart Windows every 1 or 2 days)

here is the screenshots of processes and performance tabs in the Task Manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :









my system :
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OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Cpu : Intel P4 3.0GHz
Vga : nVidia 6600
MB : Gigabyte GA-8I915G Duo
PSU : Corsair 750W
RAM : 2GB DDR-400 Transcend
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb


I already did the following actions but unfortunately none of them... Read more

A:Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

Hi, in cases like this I like to look to the most obvious cause and one very often ignored. One of the major problems in Vista XP and 7 is a corrupt pagefile . Can return all sorts of problems and is simple to fix and perfectly safe. Is the paging file on the C drive? Or have you moved it somewhere else, if on the same drive as the OS then:-

Go to control panel, system and security system
Click on advanced tab
In the performance section click on settings
Again click on Advanced

Select the Virtual memory custom tab and set max and min to 00, 00 click on set then apply and ok out. Reboot computer.

Now go back to VM settings and select "system managed size" again press set and apply and ok out Reboot to take effect.

This has created a new pagefile and set the VM to the preferred settings.

Let us know how you get on.

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Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

When I starting the Windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal But after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, I can't access any drive in the HDD; because everytime I want to open any folder, the following error appears :

c:\ is not accessible.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

At this point, I even can't shutdown or restart Windows normally; I must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. after restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again ... (I had to restart Windows every 1 or 2 days)

here is the screenshots of processes and performance tabs in the Task Manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :



my system :
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OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Cpu : Intel P4 3.0GHz
Vga : nVidia 6600
MB : Gigabyte GA-8I915G Duo
PSU : Corsair 750W
RAM : 2GB DDR-400 Transcend
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb
I already did the following actions but unfortunately none of them helped me :

0- usi... Read more

A:Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

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Hi,
I have recently been experiencing several troubles. For one, after 2-3 hours of running my 8gbs of RAM quickly maxes out and I end up having to restart the computer. Task manager does not show any abnormally high RAM using processes. Also, my nvidia geforce gt 650m keeps randomly crashing so I have to use integrated, which requires me to restart. (I have been using the latest beta drivers) Also, I constantly have 1 cpu core being maxed out, again with no high usage processes showing up on task manager.
Other than those symptoms, everything is working normally. Any ideas?
Thanks!

A:random driver crashes and high memory usage

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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   Maybe someone can direct me regarding what I might be able to do with regards to my having a sluggish browser (FF). Please don't say try Chrome because FF is indeed still better (Faster & much more customizable) !! That said...I seem to have  a problem with FF constantly getting "hung up" not responding) particularly after the memory usage from the browser rises above 600,000 k.I ALWAYS have anywhere between 50 to 125 tabs "loaded" but,not necessarily "loaded". Bookmarking all these tabs pretty much kind of sucks (Although,I do it).Hell..I don't even use the browsers actually bookmarking ....
 
   .I have actually made two different folders on the book mark bar....one entitled  A-M and the other entitled N-Z !Not really thrilled with this either,though.I guess at this point I'm just kind of wondering  why someone hasn't maybe come up with an extension that maybe tells you when you reach a certain point of cpu usage within your browser so that you can at least then shut down & reload the browser.Or,maybe there's an even better solution ?????
 
   At this point,I'd at least love to see that extension.It sure would help.As I've said...i generally have anywhere between 50 - 150 (sometimes more.Ive even had upwards of 225 tabs + open (Not all loaded though) at a time.I really would love to see an extension though (which I've never seen) that informs me when My memory usage reaches a certain point ! WHY hasn't someo... Read more

A:High memory usage/Notifications for certain amounts of memory usage

   At this point,I'd at least love to see that extension.It sure would help.As I've said...i generally have anywhere between 50 - 150 (sometimes more.Ive even had upwards of 225 tabs + open (Not all loaded though) at a time.I really would love to see an extension though (which I've never seen) that informs me when My memory usage reaches a certain point ! WHY hasn't someone invented this extension yet ???
Whaaat!!  225 tabs??   Methinks therein lies your problem.  Maybe you are expecting too much from an extension too.  It's not the job of an extension to monitor system resources.

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Hi Everyone from Bleepingcomputer.com,
 
I am facing some issues with my laptop.
 
I always noticed my CPU, Memory, Physical Memory usage are running quite high.
 
Wonder is it normal for my computer?
 
I always feel the temperature is quite high and my fan keep running fast all the time even with just running some lite program. Sometimes my computer also turned to Blue Screen.
 
Please find the attachments to see my Task Manager. 

A:High CPU, Memory, Physical Memory Usage turn Bluescreen Problems

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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It seems that I've been getting low memory issues ever since upgrading to Win10, but I'm not 100% certain if thats the issue. I thought about uprading to 16gb ram, but I'd like to know if theres some other fix for this. I can't multitask as I used to be able to. Sometimes problems occur just running 8 tabs on chrome and a game(Blade and Soul). The numbers just don't seem to add up.

Specs:
http://imgur.com/RYhyDYa

Task Manager:
http://imgur.com/bnvV0EP
http://imgur.com/TIwSYfw
http://imgur.com/HOMvI1J

A:High Memory Usage/ Low Memory Popup on Win10 8gb Laptop

Hello svader55 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

On the first impression I would have to suspect the problem is with the upgrade itself where you might end needing to see a Clean Install of 10. First however you can try a few things out to see if this is only a minor glitch. On an older 7 model by HP the upgrade seen last summer was a disaster waiting to happen which I had enticipated and saw an immediate clean install to follow! Of after going from the 32bit 7 Home Premium to 10 Home x86 I subsequently changed that with a second fresh install the 64bit Windows.

The initial tool would be the System File Checker you would run from the Command prompt(admin) option when right clicking on the Start button. You simply scroll down to that option to see the new window open up. At the dos like prompt you then simply type in "sfc /scannow" and press enter to get the tool underway.

The tool will then scan all the important system files and if finding one or more corrupt or missing will often be able to replace them but not all unfortunately from cab files tucked away on the local drive. With previous versions the rec for having the Windows dvd in the driver was made in case the SFC had to extract something from the Windows media there if the problem was more involved. This is why the suggestion for the possible need to see a fresh clean install of 10 is being made here.

Unfortunately buggy upgrades are all too common regardless of which version is being upgraded over. But you li... Read more

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please can anyone help, i keep getting this message
 

A:Ram memory usage is critically high. Ram memory failure

probably this http://www.pcthreat.com/parasitebyid-12832en.html

so click report and ask to move to spyware forum

but COULD be something else if you installed it or recognise it then as i say click report
 

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Hello there,
I am here today as I have had a problem with System and Compressed Memory since I installed Windows 10 back in December of 2015.
Now keep in mind, this isn't a normal issue, as I have yet to actually find anything in regards to what to do to fix this.
(I have also posted on Microsoft's official forum, and had zero luck, due to the fact that everyone who started posting had a different issue/misunderstood what my issue was, and distracted the attention from the opening post.)
When downloading anything at all, be it games, music, videos, etc, System and Compressed Memory starts to use up more and more memory, which obviously sounds normal, and might seem fine.
However, if I have not restarted my computer at all, around the 10gb download mark, my computer starts running extremely slow, while System and Compressed Memory starts maxing out Memory usage on Task Manager.
Any help is appreciated, as I obviously have not found anything in regards to this myself. It is possible I just haven't looked hard enough, but regardless!
If there is any information you'd like to ask of me, I'll do my best to check this post as often as possible. Thanks!

PC Specs :
Intel i7 6700k
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3
8 GB (Two 4 GB Modules) of DDR4 G Skill 2800Mhz

(If there is anything I need to post that I missed, such as a system analysis, please let me know. Thanks!)

A:System and Compressed Memory (High memory usage)

Originally Posted by EinnUlfur


Hello there,
I am here today as I have had a problem with System and Compressed Memory since I installed Windows 10 back in December of 2015.
Now keep in mind, this isn't a normal issue, as I have yet to actually find anything in regards to what to do to fix this.
(I have also posted on Microsoft's official forum, and had zero luck, due to the fact that everyone who started posting had a different issue/misunderstood what my issue was, and distracted the attention from the opening post.)
When downloading anything at all, be it games, music, videos, etc, System and Compressed Memory starts to use up more and more memory, which obviously sounds normal, and might seem fine.
However, if I have not restarted my computer at all, around the 10gb download mark, my computer starts running extremely slow, while System and Compressed Memory starts maxing out Memory usage on Task Manager.
Any help is appreciated, as I obviously have not found anything in regards to this myself. It is possible I just haven't looked hard enough, but regardless!
If there is any information you'd like to ask of me, I'll do my best to check this post as often as possible. Thanks!

PC Specs :
Intel i7 6700k
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3
8 GB (Two 4 GB Modules) of DDR4 G Skill 2800Mhz

(If there is anything I need to post that I missed, such as a system analysis, please let me know. Thanks!)



Have u tried refreshing/formatting ur co... Read more

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So I have been experiencing this problem for awhile now and cannot for the life of me figure out what the culprit is. Whenever I tend to watch videos (on any browser) I occasionally encounter an issue in which I would close my browser and I would still see 2 instances of iexplore.exe appearing in my task manager. One of these always uses a set amount of cpu usage of 13% and usually using up the same amount of memory as when I closed the browser. Iexplore.exe continues to sit there using CPU and RAM until I manually end task. This tends to happen frequently when viewing multiple videos back to back, youtube especially, and I have tried several things to try and fix it. I've uninstalled adobe flash thinking it was the culprit, it was not. I tried disabling all add-ons, the problem still persists. I've used 3 different kinds of virus scanners thinking it was a virus, they didn't detect any virus. I'm very stumped and would appreciate any advice for a solution to this problem.

A:iexplore.exe possible memory leak/cpu usage

Do you use feeds or slices?
Go to Tools >IE Options >Bottom of Content Tab >Click on Settings >Remove check mark, if checked at Automatically check feeds or slices. Then test.

Also go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features\ Turn Windows Features on or off in left pane. Let it populate and check if any Internet Information Services are selected or anything you think would do a call to the internet, then unselect them, and test.

These first two need a process running in order to call out on intervals to check on what they were set to check for. Ergo, the process you're seeing in task manager.

There is a possible hotfix, but I hesitate to mention it because you need to:




Quote:
analyze the call stack of the process when this issue occurs, you notice that a thread is blocked in the ntdll!NtReleaseKeyedEvent() function.

Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2582203/en-us


For that you would need a utility like Process Explorer or PsTools.

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My system slows down and down and down until it starts to lock up.

The reason I know is because the task manager shows the pf usage go up and up and up at the the same time the system slows down and down and down, it gets so bad the pf usage gets up to 3g !

This happens with next not a lot open.

I have run adaware and spybot but it still happens.

Thanks for any help

Running xp pro

Todays leak got the pf usage in the task bar up to 3g ! I re booted and it is working at good speed again

A:Memory Leak And Huge Pf Usage ?

Try go this site http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm to run a full scan system.

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Hello,

I am experiencing a strange memory leak or CPU flaw where my CPU usage randomly shoots up to 90-100% even when no applications or programs are open. This can happen anytime from immediately after a fresh restart or after several hours of the computer running. I have read some threads about people having similar issues, however what they described was quite different from what I am experiencing because it does not appear as if a process under Task Manager is causing it. I also tried many of the solutions that users on the forum have posted such as disabling indexing within my hard drive, but unfortunately, it has not helped the issue to become resolved at all. I just recently purchased my computer, which is a Dell laptop, in September 2009. When I bought it, it came with Vista and later I upgraded to 7.

Specs:
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 @ 3.06 GHz
RAM - 4.00 GB
System type - Windows 7 64 bit
Display - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670

I would appreciate any help on this matter. Thank you.

A:CPU Usage Flaw or Memory Leak

Does the usage stay at 90-100% for long periods? Several minutes?

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Hi,

Installed windows 10 recently, computer has been very slow even when idling.

I've looked at the resource monitor and the system.exe is going crazy.

I used poolmon.exe to pinpoint a driver called iaStorV.sys file version 8.6.2.1019.

I'm kinda at a loss right now because windows says the driver is uptodate and I don't where I can get a windows 10 compativle one?

I wanted to attach my system information.nfo information but it keep crashing when it got to IRQs????

So I've tried to provide the relevant info below but if there's anything missing, lemme know.

I've attached a image of the driver from system information. Dunno if that'll help.

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Basic info
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version 10.0.10240 Build 10240
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name PARAM-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell System XPS L502X
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU System SKUNumber
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A07, 20/10/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer Dell Inc.
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
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A:Disk usage at 100% - possible memory leak?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 93.2

For about the past week now, my RAM usage has been gradually increasing overtime. Basically after an hour another GB will be in use by apparently nothing and that will keep repeating and I can't clear it unless I restart my PC. I've tried scanning for virus' with Malwarebytes and tried refreshing the paging file and neither worked. I've looked through task manager (with all processes shown) and resource manager and neither of them add up to what the current amount of RAM that is being used.
 
Any help would be appreciated as this is starting to get annoying.
 
Cheers,

A:RAM usage increases overtime (Memory leak?)

- Did you install a program about one week ago ? Some programs simply have lousy memory management, they claim more and more memory without releasing any of it.
- The file cache could be growing & growing and the (size of the) cache doesn't show up in Task Manager. The file cache isn't part of the "Standby" memory but part of the "In Use" memory. (See Resource Monitor)
- Install PcWinTech's Cleanmem. It reduces memory usage every 15 minutes (or any other user defined interval) and let it also collapse the file cache. (Google's Chrome & Firefox are very stubborn and won't release too much memory).
http://www.pcwintech.com/cleanmem
http://www.pcwintech.com/about-cleanmem
Cleanmem pushes data from "In Use" to "Standby" and NOT to the pagefile. And the larger the "Standby" is, the better.
 
Keep me posted.

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I encountered this problem once before in Windows XP Home edition SP3.
I looked it up and found some suggestions. According to the sites, it usually occurs when you leave the auto update on.
Now I have moved to Windows 7 Ultimate, and encounter this problem again.
The sites from before said that those solutions will only work for XP. How am supposed to fix this problem on 7?

A:svchost CPU Usage and Memory Leak Problem

sorry, but there's a more pressing matter now.
I kept end process to the svchost but it keep reappearing. I was fed up and decided to move the file svchost.exe out of system 32.
Things were back to normal for some time (for around 2 hours probably), and then my laptop went to bluescreen.
Now I can't turn it on. There's only blackscreen with my pointer there and can be moved around but do nothing.
Should I just reinstall the OS?

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Hello everyone, I've been having a very weird problem recently, in which I BELIEVE is involving high physical memory usage. Sometimes I will be doing things such as playing a game, or watching a stream, and my computer will run fine for a little while. But at random times, my computer will majorly slow down and sometimes even crash. If it doesn't crash, sometimes it will get so slow to the point where I have to hold down the power button and manually shut it down. Every time my computer slows down I notice it is using a TON of physical memory. It's actually happening right now. My computer is going very slow and it's using 6.22 GB memory out of 8. There are no big programs running right now, so I don't understand why it's being slow. I hope someone is able to help. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Update: I just tried to open chrome, and the computer froze completely. It would not unfreeze. After leaving it frozen for a minute or two, the screen went black. This is becoming very frustrating.

A:Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab when the problem occurs.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 88.8

Hey!

So I have a PC with 8GB of RAM. When I sit at the desktop the PC uses about 50% of RAM. The problem that I can't find the source of this in the process manager. I have downloaded poolmon and I do see something taking up alot of space(250MB) but I can't locate the source of this as I have never experienced this before.

I have tried to search on google but I have been unable to find a guide that explains how to solve this issue in a clear manner.

Here is an image of my poolmon results.

http://i.imgur.com/nSE6mhg.jpg

Thanks for any hep provided!

A:Suspecting memory leak in driver.

A screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab would be useful. 250 MB usage in the kernel is quite small compared to 8 GB total memory.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 87.6

Why am I here? I started with a very slow computer with high CPU Usage and Physical memory running at 99% when I opened Firefox, then dropping to 40% and hovering around 96% (95-99). Right at this moment is is at 51% which still seems high since I only have two WordPad pages open.
 
I have been experiencing High memory when I start Firefox, and it seems to be partly connected to Adobe. When I end-process for FlashPlayer in Task Manager, the Memory and CPU use drops dramatically.
 
I did use the Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer, yesterday and that helped a lot. But today when running it windows closed automatically with a warning message (You are about to be logged off Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automaticly in one minute) which led me to running a CBS.log, as suggest elsewhere.
 
The log seem to report problems. similar resulst from a CBS log that a user on 31 May 2013 - 01:59 AM posted at bleempingcomputer.com.
namely many lines in the log that reported:
SQM: Warning: Failed to upload all unsent reports. [HRESULT = ...
Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT ...
Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT =
Warning: Unrecognized packageExtended attribute.
(There were no 'Error' lines. in my CBS.log)
To which  Malware Response Instructor requested that user to dl and run
    AdwCleaner log
    Junkware log
    Result.txt
    Fss.txt
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A:High Memory in firefox caused by Adobe?

Welcome aboard    Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run  Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:

Launch Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareA 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.
Click Finish.On the Dashboard, click the 'Update Now >>' linkAfter the update completes, click the 'Scan Now >>' button.
Or, on the Dashboard, click the Scan Now >> button.If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
A Threat Scan will begin.When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM ... Read more

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Hijack log below

Two weeks ago my Quark 7 stopped working - it will start and come up with the splash screen, but then will not go any further - a list of processes shows it's running at 50 cpu usage and 78944 memory usage. I have tried uninstalling reinstalling and have ran Norton's Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy and CCleaner to no avail. I have attached my HiJack log below.

The main programs that I use daily (and yes Quark is one of them) are the following

Adobe Photoshop CS3, ACDSee 9, Outlook express, Quark 7.0, Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver 8

Thank you for taking the time - I'm pretty frustrated!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:07 AM, on 10/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServi... Read more

A:Quark 7 stopped working - high cpu usage-memory usage ? Virus??

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Greetings,
 
I formatted my computer, and after installing windows 7 again, my physical memory in task manager is very high, and cpu keeps jumping up and down.
 
I looked at the processes tab, but noticed absolutely nothing taking abnormal memory (private working set.) Then moved on to performance tab> resource monitor, and found svchost (I think it was netsvcs in parenthesis,) hogging all the memory. After ending the process, I still have had high memory usage, and surprisingly, do not see a process anywhere in task manager with high numbers next to it, so I have no idea what's happening.
 
I have noticed that my windows 7 folder keeps increasing in size, currently about 26 gigs, and a helper told me that it's normal because the updates in windows 7 have a different compression method than windows 8 and after, however when I had previously installed windows 7, fully updated... my folder size was normal, so I assume it can be done?
 
I originally posted in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section, however I did not find malware on my computer, so unless it's very new malware, I am certain windows 7 is causing this problem.
 
For antivirus, I am currently using a free trial of Norton.
 
Advice?
 
P.S. This is probably better for the hardware section, but can constant high physical memory, and cpu usage ruin my hardware? I am avoiding using things that take up high cpu and memory right now, and it's currently about 1.2 g... Read more

A:Windows 7 Jumping Cpu Usage, High Physical Memory Usage

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

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Hi,
 
Just yesterday I realized that my computer was acting super slowly and I even received a blue screen of death out of nowhere. Upon checking my processes list,I found many suspicious processes that continued to multiply when I tried to end them. These included: PresentationHost.exe, msdtc.exe, dllhost.exe, prevhost.exe, cmd.exe, msiexec.exe, conhost.exe, and even a notepad.exe that seems to be invisible. A malware is most likely behind this, and is causing my computer to perform very slowly and be almost unusable, I have managed to run FRST, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not even opening for me. In addition, this multiplying issue seems to only occur when I am connected to the internet. I would highly appreciate some help!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:25-10-2015 02
Ran by Christopher (administrator) on CHRIS (27-10-2015 16:51:11)
Running from D:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Christopher (Available Profiles: Christopher & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
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A:CPU Usage in Task Manager Very High - PresentationHost.exe memory usage

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM\...\Run: [New Value #1] => ctfmon = CTFMON.EXE
HKLM\...\Run: [hTew6txG55AD] => regsvr32.exe /s "C:\PROGRA~3\hTew6txG55AD.dll"
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Chrome] => [5120 2015-10-27] ()
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [Chrome] => C:\ProgramData\taskhost.exe [5120 2015-10-27] ()
AppInit_DLLs: prio.dll => No File
AppInit_DLLs-x32: prio32.dll => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3839431373-621308647-2831785862-1000 -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @nexon.net/NxGame -> C:\ProgramData\NexonUS\NGM\npNxGameUS.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86... Read more

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Ok, I am literally KILLING myself over this!

I installed Windows 7 64Bit over XP around a month ago and it was so good that I recommended it to my brother who was previously on XP too. We got him a copy of the 32bit version as he has only 2gb of memory, and he installed it on his machine. However, he constantly had high CPU and RAM usage (Even though no programs were obviously taking it all up in his task manager) and it was making his computer sluggish and slow. Everything was freezing and hanging and it was a nightmare.

I spent a day looking all over the net to find out the problem, but could not fix it at all, no matter what the hell I tried. So he reverted back to Windows XP. (A nice waste of money on Windows 7.) His Windows XP now runs smoothly and is all as it was.

Suddenly today, after my brother connected to my Windows 7 homegroup (or workgroup rather) through his Windows XP machine, my computer got the EXACT same problem as he had ages ago! I have been browsing Google all day downloading s**t, changing things in my computer, trying EVERY possible fix that people have suggested and that sound legit. Nothing works!

So now all of a sudden, my computer is sluggish, games are jumpy and jittery, video rendering times are slooooooow.

Here is a picture of my resource monitor:
You can see the physical memory usage being at 45%. I've ordered the memory usage of each service in highest to lowest.
I just CANT see where the problem is!
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A:Windows 7 random CPU usage and high physical memory usage!!!

I can tell you what is probably causing your problems. AVG.
When you are looking at memory, do not sort by Working set, sort by Hard faults.
Hard faults is what causes things to slow down. Plus you have plenty of memory not to worry about usage.

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Hi all, hope you can help.

Every so often, when listening to online radio streams/playing games etc my computer just goes crazy. I get a lot of hard drive 'chatter' and lots of fan noise and everything slows to a crawl. My music will start jumping and skipping and there is a long delay between me clicking the mouse and the action happening. It happens when no other programs (for example, my AV/AS) are due to scan. When I look at my Task Manager the two biggest eaters of memory usage are fm.exe (game, it normally eats a load but makes no substantial difference to the comp speed) and ekrn.exe (something to do with my AV, not quite sure what it actually does though)

I am running Windows MCE SP3 and am using NOD32 anti-virus and Sunbelt CounterSpy anti-spyware. The definitions on both are updated daily and both scan daily. I have also defragged the comp and do so weekly. The other programs I use are CCleaner and Glary Utilities, both fairly regularly to clean up my comp when I was working as an internet researcher, but less often now.

I do not get any error messages/BSOD's or actual freezes. Everything just slows right down. Could I have picked up a form of malware/virus that my AV/AS isn't picking up? Could one of my previous spring cleans have been too aggressive? Or is it simply too much load for my comp (2 year old Dell)? It is 3MHz, 1G RAM, kinda your bog standard media comp from 2007.

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A:Computer is apparently being scanned - high CPU usage/memory usage

When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes in Task Manager.Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.List of common system processes found in XP's Task ManagerCommon system processes found in XP's Task ManagerTop System ProcessesAnytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexFile Research CenterProcessLibrary.comDetermining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.Tools to investigate running processes and gather additional information to identify them and resolve problems:AnVir TaskManager FreeProcess ExplorerSystem ExplorerProcessHackerProcess MonitorsvchostViewerThese tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its path location If you right... Read more

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My friend, who has a very low income was given a Dell Optiplex GX240 running Win2K Pro. 512MB RAM

To help her out, I got rid of porn, viruses, and spyware using:

Ad-Aware, AVG spyware and AV free versions, Trend Micro House Call, Spybot

I checked the task manager, and has constant 100% CPU usage, avg memory usage

The system runs, but apps open slow, so I tried some freeware reg cleaners:

CCleaner, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, Wise Registry cleaner

After hours of searching on web, the fixes I found don't work, so I give up. Can someone help. My friend doesn't have the money to pay someone to fix this, and she was so happy to get a new computer.

Can anyonre help???

I have a HijackThis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:15 PM, on 11/1/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:MY PC is slow, High CPU usage, moderate memory usage , I'm stuck

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RELEVANCY SCORE 86.8

I receive the same alert from AVG whether I am using IExplorer, Firefox or Chrome. Also, in the task manager the CPU usage is sometimes almost 50% and it's always the internet browser I have open. Computer seems a bit sluggish. I have also been having trouble viewing videos on surfline.com (but not anywhere else). I am more than happy to delete any programs you think would be adding to the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

Here is my logfile from HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:46:07 PM, on 7/6/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16446)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\HPHC_Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Users\Lisa\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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we have windows 10 of a new hp pc prodesk 400 g3 mt business pc. we cannot identify the problem.. we used the hp drivers software and fully updated windows 10 and the latest drivers. Please recommend troubleshooting steps what is causing the problem.


Code:
C:\Windows\System32\drivers>findstr /l /m Thre *.sys
1394ohci.sys
acpi.sys
afd.sys
AGP440.sys
ahcache.sys
akshasp.sys
akshhl.sys
aksusb.sys
amdk8.sys
amdppm.sys
amdxata.sys
appid.sys
arcsas.sys
asyncmac.sys
ataport.sys
BasicDisplay.sys
BasicRender.sys
battc.sys
bowser.sys
bridge.sys
BtaMPM.sys
bxvbda.sys
cdfs.sys
cdrom.sys
CEA.sys
Classpnp.sys
clfs.sys
cng.sys
cnghwassist.sys
condrv.sys
csc.sys
dam.sys
dfsc.sys
dmvsc.sys
dxgkrnl.sys
dxgmms1.sys
dxgmms2.sys
EhStorClass.sys
EhStorTcgDrv.sys
evbda.sys
exfat.sys
fastfat.sys
fdc.sys
fileinfo.sys
flpydisk.sys
fltMgr.sys
fsdepends.sys
fvevol.sys
FWPKCLNT.SYS
GAGP30KX.sys
hdaudbus.sys
hidbatt.sys
hidclass.sys
http.sys
hvsocket.sys
i8042prt.sys
iaLPSSi_I2C.sys
iaStorA.sys
iaStorAV.sys
iaStorB.sys
iaStorS.sys
iaStorV.sys
ibbus.sys
igdkmd64.sys
IntcDAud.sys
intelppm.sys
ipfltdrv.sys
IPMIDrv.sys
irda.sys
irenum.sys
kbdhid.sys
kdnic.sys
ks.sys
ksecdd.sys
lltdio.sys
luafv.sys
mlx4_bus.sys
mmcss.sys
modem.sys
mountmgr.sys
mpsdrv.sys
mrxdav.sys
mrxsmb.sys
mrxsmb10.sys
mrxsmb20.sys
msfs.sys
msgpioclx.sys
msiscsi.sys
mslldp.sys
msrpc.sys
mup.sys
ndis.sys
NdisImPlatform.sys
ndisuio.sys
N... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 86

To start, I have Windows 7, on Sony Vaio laptop.

I have been working on the issues with the malware removal team, but now machine looks clean, I am still having issues.

When starting the computer and going to the task manager, I can watch explorer.exe start at about 18K memory usage and then grow constantly until it is running with almost all of the computer's physical memory after about seven min. I cannot get the context menu to show up after a few min by right clicking on anything.

I had been experiencing "freezing" while playing Eden Eternal (an online role playing game) before that, which made me consider malware and seek help here at BleepingComputer. The freezing has ended, last time I played on that machine at least, but now there seems to be some issue with the explorer.exe taking all of the memory. I haven't been using the machine since I don't trust that there's not something running in the background that shouldn't be.

In resource monitor there were "connections" that had "-" for both the name and the PID, but I don't know if that was the malware of if that's normal somehow?

Issue with explorer.exe seems to be limited to only one user account, and not the other one. That is to say that if I log on one of the other accounts explorer.exe behaves normally, as far as memory usage.

Previous topic linked here,
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic470469.html

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A:Windows 7 explorer.exe running at total memory after a few min. "memory leak?"

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .Louis

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Hello all. New member here. I have had an issue with my PC since I "upgraded" to windows 8.1 earlier this year that is driving me batty. Unfortunately, I upgraded the hardware (motherboard, CPU, and RAM) at the same time, so I can't rule out a hardware issue completely. The issue stuck around despite a total hard disk wipe and reinstall from scratch.

I'm a relative noob as far as this sort of troubleshooting, and I'm really not sure how to proceed. My normal modus operandi has been to simply wipe and start over if I ran into serious enough issues, but that did not work this time. Months of google searches have not really yielded any progress, so I thought it could not hurt to ask here.

So the problem. Basically, the longer the system runs, the more memory it uses. Eventually it freezes up, and itf you let it alone long enough after this starts, it will finally reboot itself. Doing anything intensive hastens the process of memory drain, basically the harder it works, the faster it happens. If I am using the PC hard, it only takes a couple hours to burn through all 1 GB. If I am away for days with nothing but background processes running, it takes a few days, but it eventually crashes and reboots.

The only thing that might be slightly out of the ordinary for most users is the fact that I use the PC as my TV and DVR through Windows Media Center and the use of a Silicondust HD Homerun Prime cablecard tuner. Other than that, it's pretty basic stuff on my... Read more

A:Probable Memory Leak. System always runs out of memory

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information.
This shows important information not found anywhere else.

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HI;

I am having a problem with my memory getting tied up / used up and not being able to access it again until I reboot.
Machine: Dell xps studio 8100
OS: Win 7,
Processor: i7 2.8
RAM: 16GB (max it will take)
Video: ATI Radeon 5700 (running 3 monitors)
Versions: As far as I know I am running current versions of everything, including video drivers, flash, chrome, etc. (I've tried running Chrome with both the build in version of flash and the system version -haven't seen a difference)
Browser: I nearly exclusively run Chrome / Canary with auto-updates so am at the latest builds.What seems to cause me to use up / run out of memory is after I play videos (YouTube, Netflix, etc.), the memory seems to get used, but is not returned to the system, even if the browser is closed and re-opened.

Right now for example things are working fine; I rebooted my system a couple hours ago (but have not played any videos). I have Adobe Lightroom running, Picasa, Chrome and Canary (currently 4 web browser windows open with 52 tabs open). Task Manager currently shows me using 8.20GB of ram, that seems pretty reasonable to me.

Normally my system will keep running properly (if a program is closed, memory is freed up) right up until I start to play any videos (YouTube, Netflix, etc.) then it will start using up more memory. (Of course I expect it to use more memory during playback) However, even if I restart the browser, the memory does not get freed back up. For example, jus... Read more

A:Troubleshooting Excessive Memory Use (Memory Leak?) after playing vid.

Have you looked in Chromes own task manager to see if you can find a tab using excessive ram?

Using the Task Manager in Chrome Browser

See if indeed closing the video tab actually deletes the listing from the task manager perhaps?

A Guy

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I am having problems with memory usage being extremely high. When I turn my computer on I have only have 70.02mb available( i have 256mb installed).
I don't know if I need to add more memory or I have a virus/memory problem.

Attached is my hijack this log. Please help.
 

A:Memory Usage High!

what windows are you using? You Can try adaware and spybot tools [links below].
Alsp go to start/run/ type
msconfig
Then see if you have to many of your own added programs loading up in the StartUp tab section.
 

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After I boot up my Envy 17, and do nothing but let it sit for a few minutes, the memory usage goes up to 50-55%, and CPU usage climbs to 25-35%, for no apparent reason. The fan starts blowing like crazy, and the system slows. I look under task manager processes, there are like 80 of them going. No applications running. Why is this happening? How do I fix it? thanks.

A:high memory and cpu usage

Make a clean boot, if the problem does not happen, follow the procedure
Make an antivirus scan
download and make a malwarebytes scan
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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 Hijackthis log.txt   11.14KB
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Now, I'm hoping this is the right place. I'm using a win 8 operating system, not 8.1
I have idling ram usage that is 84-90%. It flux's alot depending on..iunno. But it sucks to have it this way. The highest use of this is The Service Host. I have, and will be attaching a file that was given to me by HiJackThis. I'm sure that someone will scan it before they open it, but I really would like some help with this. 
Specs: x2 Geforce GTX 760 EVGA.
Cpu: Intel® Core™ i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40Hz
Memory 16.00 GB
1920 x 1080 60Hz.
and two other monitors or smaller sizes. 

A:High Ram/Memory Usage.

Hello and Welcome on board Beldak ,my Name is Machiavelli and I will assist you with your problem.If you booted into safe mode on your computer then print my instructions!I'm in the 'Malware Staff Team' and will provide you with advice:To remove Malware on a computer can be very complicated. Malware (malicious software) is able to hide and so I may not be able to find it so easily. In order to remove Malware from you Computer, you need to follow my instructions carefully. Don't be worried if you don't know what to do. just ask me! Please stay in contact with me until the problem is fixed.Below are a few tips:Removing Malware is usually very difficult.We need to search and analyse a lot of files. As this is done in our free time, please be patient especially if I don't answer every day!Please follow these instructionsIf you don't follow the instructions your computer may crash. If you fix your PC by yourself, this can be very risky!Please stay in contact with me until your problem is resolvedAs Malware may not be totally removed in one session or in one day, please stay in contact with me until the problem is resolved.Please don't run any other tools without consulting with me as this can complicate finding and removing all MalwareDon't run any tools while I'm fixing your PC. That is counter productive and again, will only complicate finding and removing all Malware!Read my post completelyIf you don't do so, you may make mistakes that could result in your System crashing by y... Read more

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Hi Guys,
 
I am running windows 8.1 on an Acer Machine which has 8 GB of memory. I was just going through the performance and noticed that 7.9 GB of memory is being used even when there is absolutely no program running. I assume its a malware attack and hence, would need some help in removing whatever infected me. Would appreciate if someone can guide me through it. 
I would be starting off with the following steps and will post the logs as it goes:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
 
Thanks a lot
 
 

A:High Memory Usage

I was trying to run DDS but it gave an error saying that DDS is not meant to run in 'Compatibility Mode'. The program exited after that.
I guess its becuase I am running windows 8.1
Any other way out of this?

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Uploaded with ImageShack.us

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5292/memoryhelp.jpg
Why is 2.2gb of ram used when the resource monitor shows no where more than 500mb if u counts everythings up... any help?
 

A:High Memory usage help

Hi,
Unfortunately that Pic does not tell the whole story i.e.
What type of Video card do you have? Some of that RAM might be used by your Vid. Card.
How much RAM do you have?
What other applications do you have running in the background as in your Startup, take a look at your MsConfig/Startup tab and see how many apps. you have Starting up when you open your machine.
Etc...

Ray
 

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hi, i was wondering if anyone can explain me why my physical usage memory is so high, when im not running any programs, its at full of processes going on that are taking up all the memory...is there anyway i can maybe stop some of em from running so i ca free up some memory usage?
 

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Lately my tower has been making those humming noises, I figure it's from the CPU Processor Fan since it happens while playing online games that are downloaded, YouTube videos etc...

While playing both of those my CPU usage skyrockets to 70+, memory also gets higher to around 300,000 K+. Without being on those it's around 02-11 CPU with about 80,000 K, thus causing lag and slowing down other programs.

Another problem that I don't know if it's associated with the current one, is that my Free Physical Memory (MB) is always in the 10s lately. Normally it's in the 50s...

It happens with EVERY browser (Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari), so I know it's not just FireFox.

I've tried removing programs I don't use anymore and ones that take up a lot of memory, uninstalling and reinstalling all flash, java, shockwave programs, updating my computer, checking for virus' and trojans with free software only and I'm completely out of ideas.

I ran a HTJ and here is my log, if anyone could help,at all, it'd be greatly appreciated. Even if it's just another idea, I'd be glad to try it out.
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:39:57 PM, on 12/19/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\sy... Read more

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Howdy. I'm running Win 7 & every time I open Int. Ex. (even when absolutely nothing else is running) I get a flag from Norton saying "High Mem Usage by Int Ex". I was thinking of getting another mem stick but someone suggested I could divert more of the mem resources to Int Ex. They didn't know how, though
Appreciate the help
 

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My 17 year old daughter built this desktop about 2 years ago. She thinks she has a problem with RAM.
I think she has too much junk running. Can anyone steer us in the right direction to analyze her performance?
I have attached a snapshot of her Task Manager.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Brian

A:High Memory Usage

There's nothing unusual about RAM in that pic. She has 16 GB of RAM, more than enough for 99% of users. Most of it cached. Looks normal.

Post a pic of processes tab sorted by CPU usage.

Post a pic of Resource Monitor memory tab sorted by working set.

Post a pic of startup tab of msconfig.

Has she run Disk Cleanup or any anti-virus/anti-malware scans?

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in this screenshot is how much percent my phsical memory is at i have a 32 bit
system 3GB RAM and 5 GB page file but why is the usage so high

A:memory usage high

it say's 29% or 1Gig, unless i'm reading it wrong. that's not high

Ken

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Is 1.36 GB memory used abnormally high for 7? i was scouting through what little system information i could find (never had vista, kinda lost on some things) and i saw that my video card is sharing some system memory. then on the performance tab of the task manager i only see 3038 MB of RAM total, but i've got 4 GB installed.

My system isn't running slow or anything like that i just thought it odd that the memory usage was hovering at a near constant 46% used. The amount that my video card says is shared is like 1263 MB, is that counted towards the total used memory (cached included)? or is that 1263 MB sitting in the page file for later use?

I've got a FX-60, 4 GB of RAM, and a 500 MB 7900 GTX OC, does my video card really need to have another 1.2 GB shared from system memory?

A:High memory usage?

It's pretty normal I suppose. The reason it's only accessing 3.3 gb of memory and not the full 4 is normal for a 32 bit OS. If you had 64 bit it would be like mine shown here.

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