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IE8 eating up tons of memory

Q: IE8 eating up tons of memory

Hi all - I am running Windows 7 on an Alienware desktop dual-booted with XP. In Windows 7 IE8 eats up tons of RAM and performs very badly (but no issues in XP). Here are my system specs and screenshot of taskmanager. Please let me know if you have any idea.


System Manufacturer/Model Number Alienware Area-51 5500 R5 OS Windows 7 CPU Intel Core 2 6400 2.13Ghz Motherboard Intel D975XBX Memory 2GB Graphics Card(s) nVidia GeForce 8500 GT Sound Card M-Audio Audiophile 2496/Intel on-board Monitor(s) Displays Acer 21" Screen Resolution N/A Hard Drives Samsung 230GB ATA

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A: IE8 eating up tons of memory

I suggest using Firefox or Google Chrome as an alternative. They perform much faster than IE8.

As for your problem, my IE8 takes up about 60,000 K so it isn't much of a problem. The 500,000 K process IS a lot but I have no answer for you. 2gb of RAM is a decent amount. I have 4gb and my computer usually uses up half of that 90% of the time, via the Sidebar's CPU and RAM usage Gadget. Your computer could use some more RAM. That will improve your machine's performance overall.

The only solution I can think of is to reinstall Internet Explorer. If that doesn't do the trick, try a different browser or remove some applications and processes running in the background.

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Hello - Woo. Big problem here.

For the past two months, my parent's computer has had this huge problem of having some type of virus constantly eating away at their memory. You could have 30 gigs of memory free and, if left open for a few days, it will be gone. I've tried everything - deleting old files, deleting system pictures (or whatever there called), locating the file where all this memory is being eaten up at (No matter what program I use - Treesize, Windirstat, etc., they all freeze up within 5 minutes). I was going to format the hard drive when I thought I would go to you guys with my problem.

We have no system restore point from before this virus existed, so that hasn't been an option. It also appears that we may have a redirect virus too. It's bad. Let me know if you can help! Thanks!

A:Virus eating up tons of memory

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Well, I see what it's doing, but I have no idea why it's doing what it is. More specifically: On my Win2k computer, one of the three running svchost.exe programs eats up memory, starting at 10 megs on bootup and after work I caught it at ~130. Using Process Explorer, it is repeatedly accessing system32/drivers/ndiswan.sys, once per second, and gaining about 8kb of memory each access time. Lsass.exe is also accessing that one svchost process, and gaining about 4kbs of RAM every 2 seconds or so. So, that's the diagnostic - any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:SVChost and Lsass eating up tons of RAM

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Please do this. Click here: http://www.sherrylynn.us/HijackThis.exe to download Hijack This. It’s very important that you save it to its own folder on your hard drive, such as program files (not temporary files or the desktop), so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and save it to NotePad. Copy the entire log and paste it here.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed. Wait for someone to analyze the log and advise.

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I am experiencing a problem with IE 7. It is constantly freezing to the point that I must completely exit out and reconnect. I have noticed that it is using tons of memory, anywhere from 150-200k. Here is an HJT log. Don't know what to do.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:28:17 AM, on 3/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
c:\progra~1\mcafee\mcafee antispyware\massrv.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 6\SMSystemAnalyzer.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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A:IE 7 using tons of memory

this is the down side of IE7; it's a memory eater (+the phising filter makes it rather 'slow').
Try instead FireFox 2; it's not so resource eating and much faster (in general). They both can be used on ur computer without problems. (Choose only the standard web-browser of ur choise)

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to be honest i'm not quite sure what is happening, basically i have run the usual programs (adaware, s&d) which hasnt detected anything, although in order to run these programs i had to run msconfig and disable all startup programs.

the reason why i cant do anything is because all these tmp.exe files will continously keep loading up into the memory as soon as u get into windows, making the pc extremely slow!

ive managed to run hijack & hijackthis analyser without disabling startup proggies, although it took an age as the files were still loading up as i was running it.

i would really appreciate some help on this as this for my friend's local gym pc and basically anyone can walk in for free rite now without a computer!!

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 8/4/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:29:28 p.m., on 28/08/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2... Read more

A:HiJack This log - tons of tmp.exe in memory

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

I need you to ENABLE everything in MSConfig!!!! (just in case you didnt)

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! and install it. DO NOT RUN IT YET

Download Killbox DO NOT RUN IT YET

Boot Into Safe Mode
Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work.

View Hidden Files and Folders
Go to My Computer >Tools >Folder Options >View tab, and check/uncheck the following: Check "Display contents of system Folder"
Check "Show hidden files and folders"
Unchecking "Hide protected operating system files,"
now click apply and OK

Start HijackThis Fix
Open Hijack This and click on Scan. Check the following entries (make sure you do not miss any)

O1 - Hosts: ar.atwola.com atdmt.com avp.ch avp.com avp.ru awaps.net ca.com dispatch.mcafee.com download.mcafee.com download.microsoft.com downloads.microsoft.com engine.awaps.net f-secure.com ftp.f-secure.com ftp.sophos.com go.microsoft.co
m liveupdate.symantec.com mast.mcafee.com mcafee.com msdn.microsoft.com my-etrust.com nai.com networkassociates.com office.microsoft.... Read more

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Hi there,

I am at my wit's end and I'm hoping someone can help, as the McAfee forums and their Tech Chat hasn't helped me one bit. Bear with me as I explain what's going on, what I've done to try and fix, and what McAfee has done to try and fix.

I've always used McAfee and have never had any issues like this before. Early last week, McAfee was updated automatically to the latest version. Immediately after the update, my computer began running extremely slow, and then ultimately, freezing. In order to use my computer at all, I would have to continally reboot every few minutes. I know McAfee to hog memory, but when I viewed Processes in the task manager, I was shocked to see how much Virtual Memory was now being sucked up by Mcshield.exe.
It was ranging from 109,804K to 112,000K.

I followed the steps McAfee suggests for help: I first posted in their forums asking for help, as I knew there was no way using that much VM was normal. No one replied to my post for several days. I then went to their Virtual Technician, which I ran to see if everything was properly installed. After several attempts to download the tool and run it [it kept coming up with blank links], it said it didn't even detect McAfee on my computer, which was clearly wrong. The next step was one I took on my own - I uninstalled and reinstalled. The same problem occurred. [in the midst of all of this, I've run scans - both McAfee and independent ones - Microsoft Live Onlin... Read more

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I use Windows 7.  I have 8 gig of RAM.  Something eats that memory rapidly whenever I open my video folder.   I have run anti-virus scan and Spybot S&D, which didn't find anything, but I think I have determined what it is.  I discovered that a Youtube video there is a problem.  It will not delete or allow any change to be made, such as relocating or renaming.  No other file presents that problem.  When I open the video folder, the folder goes into a state of continuous loading.  When I try to delete that video, the video goes into a state of continuous loading to the recycle bin without ever deleting.  Meanwhile, my RAM drops very rapidly so that if I use the computer for only a few minutes, it is so low that I have trouble even shutting down.  Closing the vieo folder doen't help, the loading continues.  The video is at - don't download it !  I used Firefox Download Helper, got the Medium MP4 version of the video.  The thing is only 13.7 mb.  What is wrong with it and how do I get rid of it? 

A:Something is eating my memory

I didn't mean for the video to appear in my message, I only gave the address to warn people.  I hope it doesn't make a problem. 

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Hi. I have three different virus scans and spyware removal. I have posted my hijackthis log below. Can you tell me if it is gone? Whatever it was, was eating my memory. I sure hope it is gone or help me make it go away. thanks. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)Scan saved at 7:59:52 AM, on 6/16/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1166538757\ee\services\safetyCore\ver210_5_4_1\AOLSP Scheduler.exeC:\Program Files\mcafee.com\antivirus\oasclnt.exeC:\Program Files\mcafee.com\antivirus\mcvsescn.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\waol.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exeC:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971 ... Read more

A:Something Eating My Memory

Hello JoAnnB,You will need to configure Windows to show Hidden files. Go to next site: http://www.virustotal.com/en/indexf.htmlOn top you'll find 'Browse'Click the browse button and browse to next file:C:\WINDOWS\system32\driverl.dllClick open.Then click the 'Send' button next to it.This will scan the file. Please be patient.Save the results in notepad.Once scanned, copy and paste the results also in your next reply.I usually enter my email address at virus total so they can send me the scan results. They usually only take a couple minutes to reply. You can copy/paste the results of scan results here.****************************Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update. Updating Java: Download the latest version of? Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u1. Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u1". Click the "Download" button to the right. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement". The page will refresh. Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language? jre-6-windows-i586.exe and save to your desktop. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Examples of older versions in Add or Remove Programs:
Java 2 R... Read more

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PLEASE help!I must have picked something up when I was trying to watch an episode of Family Guy online. Ever since, everything has been running SO slow. I tried Safe Mode and system restore points. I keep running Crap Cleaner even when I have no activity going on and it is finding huge files in my temp folder to delete, and some that it cannot delete. Please help! All the McAfee this in the logfile is... I don't know where it came from. I don't have McAfee installed.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:34:13 AM, on 11/23/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32services.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32spoolsv.exeC:WINDOWSExplorer.EXEC:WINDOWSSystem32hkcmd.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32dlatfswctrl.exeC:WINDOWSBCMSMMSG.exeC:PROGRA~1PANICW~1POP-UP~1PSFree.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32ctfmon.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedVS7DEBUGMDM.EXEC:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32wscntfy.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32wuauclt.exeC:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exeC:Program FilesTrend MicroHijackThisHijackThis.exeR0 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/R0 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Wind... Read more

A:Something is eating up all my memory!

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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As soon as the machine reaches Windows XP SP2 the task manager shows that 1gb of RAM is being used. I have another 1524MB as Virtual Memory.

I added up all the memory that shows in the task manager and counted about 300 MB. I don`t know whats eating up my memory.

The computer is not slow, but this is not normal. I know that when the computer reaches windows desktop, the memory should be around 300MB (it depends of course).

I have the program TuneUp Utilities 2009. Its showing that 52% of my memory is being used.
I also have pretty much all the Systernal utilities.

Please advise.


Windows SP2
Genuine Intel CPU 2140 1.60GHz
1GB de RAM
Kaspersky 6.xxxxx

A:What's eating my memory?

Try updating XP to SP3

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That's at least an assumption. It started around a week ago when I hooked up a wireless connection for my laptop. But I also have a desktop that's just normally hooked to the modem (not via wireless). The wireless network is password protected. What happened is it looks like I'm losing memory or virtual memory. Normally I have around 10 windows open with no problems at all. I could have like 5 programs running and it would never ever show that virtual memory is low. The thing is, it doesn't SHOW that now either. BUT when I try to open another program like Photo Impact it just makes a "dum!" sound that shows something insanely quickly about memory being low and then closes. It usually wouldn't open until I close one of the windows or programs to free some memory. Or sometimes when I click on a link it won't open until I close one of the programs. Certain functions won't work like right-clicking until I close one window or program. "Submit" buttons won't work until I repeat the same action.

So what is up with my computer? This never happened. I scanned for viruses, there's nothing. I scanned for spyware with spy sweeper and trendmicro...there's nothing. It's driving me insane. :'(

A:Something's eating my memory

Hello and Welcome to TSF

What are you system specifications?

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In recent weeks my xp machine has started seeing slowdowns which I think may be the result of malware or other bad things install. On average it runs 90% or higher CPU usage and performance is really taking a hit. My hijackthis file is posted below. Any suggestions on how to lower CPU usage as well besides deleting whatever malware you find in this file would help. Please and thankyou.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 2:46:11 AM, on 1/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Bellsouth\HelpCenter40b\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDO... Read more

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I have a fairly new computer.
I was working on Photoshop and had a "scratch disk" error... and checked my memory availability and was shocked to see that most of it was used. I don't have a whole lot on this laptop.

7.34 GB free of 58.5 GB.

I tried disk cleanup. That helped a little but barely made a dent. Lots of memory was sitting in some dump file. Everything is clean that can be clean but there is something hiding. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks so much!

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I'm running Windows XP home. I think I have a virus or something crazy! My memory keeps shrinking and my computer tells me I need to delete some items on my C drive to make more room... but, I'm not downloading any new programs that could be eating my memory...

Today, I found 100 files like this: $NtUninstallKB887742$ in the Windows folder of my C drive. Inside each of these folders is a bunch of stuff that I have no idea what it is...but each folder has a "spuninst" folder in it and the size from 400 KB to 8 MB in it. Could this be the problem? Is this a virus?

Please help!

A:something is eating up my memory!

Those are from the windows updates and are normal

You can delete those that are older but I would leave those that are 2 months or less old

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I have been having problems lately with getting an error when i open Photoshop "could not import the clipboard because there is not enough ram". Well, I started getting this after i installed norton's Internet Security 2004 and systemWorks 2004. I dont use all the systemworks applications; I did a custom install and only put in Utilities and password Mgr.

When i go to my task manager i see a bunch of processes running which may be related to Norton..are they? Is this using too much memory? I have 512mb of RAM. here are some of the processes that i am not sure about:

svchost.exe (there are 5 of them running! Why 5???)

And can you believe that i have photoshop set to use 100% of the available RAM but it still gives me this error! Something changed with the norton install. does anyone else use Norton systemworks/internet security and does it also hog all of your memory?

A:Eating Too Much Memory

according to answers that work nvsvc32.exe and nopdb.exe are
nonessential resource hogs from norton instalations
csrss.exe.may be a trojan or an essential file. http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist_c.htm
most of those are norton processes

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Hi guys,

My Vista machine has both an admin login and a more limited login. On the limited login, I just recently noticed 50-55% RAM usage and saw that my explorer.exe was using a ton of RAM. I ran virus scans (NOD32 and Kaspersky online) and found a total of five trojans. They have either been removed or quarrantined. Still, the RAM usage is hovering at 55% and explorer.exe is at 250000K (the number tends to go down as my log in time increases).

I did install Vista SP1 yesterday on the Install (admin) side. I can't imagine that would be the cause, but I thought it would be worth mentioning. I also added a second hard drive from an XP machine that had NTFS data on it (pix and vids). I partitioned that second drive and installed Ubuntu 8.10.

In a google search, I read about hijackthis! on one of the techguy support forums. I thought it might be worth a shot to post a log file and see if anything looks suspicious. I appreciate any help in advance. My log file is below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:21:23 PM, on 12/31/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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Internet Explorer runs on it's own--in the background--and uses tons of memory. This is similar to a problem that a user named MalusCalibur had back in 2008.

IE loads up and runs from 30K and climbs to anywhere from 100-300K of Memory.

I've quelled this problem by constantly having Windows Task Manager open and watching for it to come up--which it always does--and right-clicking and clicking "EndProcess Tree".

Also I use Piriform's CCleaner to remove the Temporary Internet Files every time I see it come up...which range from kilobytes to megabytes worth of data.

I went about two days without knowing what was going on, and I had over 7 GB's worth of Temporary Internet Files presumably from IE running nonstop.

This all started to happen when I recently recovered from a Hijack virus about a week ago that displayed that my HDD had overheated and was corrupted and blocked access to many of my programs.

Basically I knew it was a scam because it wanted me to buy a code that would allow "full access" to Windows...which is something I already have.

I "removed" the virus by running MalwareBytes in Safe Mode, however I'm still having a problem:

Also I just want it to be clear that I'm not accessing Internet Explorer: the window isn't even open, and somehow it's running.

I've tried uninstalling the program--IE doesn't even show up on CCleaner's, WinUtilities' or the default Windows uninstall lists. I've tried blocking acce... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Loads & Uses Tons of Memory

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.
IMPORTANT - for Windows Vista and Windows 7 start all tools by using right click > Run as Administrator.

Please download TDSSKiller.zip and extract TDSSKiller.exe to your desktop.

Execute TDSSKiller.exe by doubleclicking on it. Press Start Scan.
If Malicious objects are found, ensure Cure is selected (it should be by default)
Click Continue then click Reboot now
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In task manager I can see the process svchost.exe taking up anywhere from 5-25% of my CPU usage, and much more of my Physical Memory usage (constantly between 70-90%).

I used process explorer to open up the threads for svchost.exe and I can see multiple instances of ntdll.dll!RtlUserThreadStart using up to 10% of my CPU and having very high "Cycles Delta" numbers. Not sure if that is the source of my problems or how I would fix that if it is.

Dell Latitude E6430 Intel Core I5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz 4 GB RAM Windows 7 64 bit


A:Windows process using tons of my physical memory

Does this happen when idle? Or only if you're running applications?

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It all started this morning.

Started with me going into firefox and it refuses to go to my most commonly visited pages. They just wont load.....but I can browse other sites although inundated with popups. Same on internet explorer minus the favorite pages problem.

Here is my combofix and hijack this logs....both fresh!


ComboFix 08-08-24.03 - HP_Owner 2008-08-25 18:53:59.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.141 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\T4QZMAP3\interclick.com
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\T4QZMAP3\interclick.com\ud.sol
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#interclick.com
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#interclick.com\settings.sol
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
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A:Firefix locking up, tons of pop ups, memory bogged down!

BUMP!!! Been long enough.

Besides....where the heck is the edit post feature?

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When I leave my computer on for a while, soon enough, explorer.exe begins to eat more and more memory, along with one of my svchost.exe's. Am I infected with somthing [probably], or is explorer supposed to eat up 30mb of ram (svchost ~= 17mb)?...

Thank you for looking...

A:Explorer Eating Memory

Hi, from what you are showing that is about normal for Vista. Mine is using about 37 meg of ram for explore. One of the best upgrades for using Vista is more ram, 2 gig of ram is about the sweet spot for the average user.

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About six months ago I postet a thread in here regarding crashes, bluescreens, out of memory errors and so on that I was experiencing. I got all sorts of help, and although it did improve my computers speed, and delayed the errors, it didn't fix it completely, and it's now coming back fully..Now I finally found the problem.

By watching my task manager I can see that Explorer.exe reaches nearly 4gb, and is often taking over 90% of cpu(?) power.

I've tried to read around, finding solutions to this, although I can't really find anything. I've read something about de-activating all non microsoft shellextensions, but I thought I'd check in with you guys first.

So, has anybody else experienced and/or had any luck fixing this?

A:Explorer.exe eating up memory.

While waiting for further suggestions,
Try downloading Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.
. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot
. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard
. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.

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Yesterday I noticed my computer was really slow and was acting quite weirdly, freezing and such... well turns out I had a bunch of viruses of course...
I've run different scans and they detect them but I still cant get rid of all of them... right now I have 2 variants of the swizzor virus that I know of and im pretty sure my antivirus didnt get rid of them. I tried removing some files manually but of course its hard to track them all down.Also I get an "NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction." message.

Here's my HJT log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:08:52 AM, on 10/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
c:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe
c:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\VIAudioi\SBADeck\ADeck.exe
C:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Virus eating up Memory! Help!

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I have a process running that no matter what I try to do to kill it, has a rerun command that I can't find. The only folder that a file search will find this process is the Windows/Prefetch. If you delete this file, it reappears. Run adware, same 8 entries appear. Terminate the running process drvav.exe(using 50-70% of the memory), it restarts automatically. Attached a Hijackthis log file. Please help me get rid of this guy!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:52:12 PM, on 11/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Startup Mechanic\StartupMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\MSN6.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\KELLY HURD\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
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A:drvav.exe eating my memory

Very old HJT


then repost

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HiI've tried to figure out what is causing my memory to be hogged. I've tried all sorts of diagonistics but of little help.I am hoping that someone can have a look at my log and possibly advise what is wrong with the system and what is causing the memory to be eaten up and my system freezing. To mention that my browsing has gone real slow, would be an understatement. Although the scan's don't reveal anything, I am sure that there is something hidden in the system which the scanners are not able to find out. While doing a rootkit scan on kaspersky anti virus, it does give a pop up of sbrecovery.ini is password protected, which I never got before and also, i'm unable to use spybotWould apprecaite any help on this as I am on the verge of a nervous breakdownThanksDLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:37, on 11/16/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\windows\System32\smss.exeC:\windows\system32\winlogon.exeC:\windows\system32\services.exeC:\windows\system32\lsass.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vs... Read more

A:Something Is Definately Eating My Memory

Hello and welcome to BC Sorry for the delay in response. If you still require help, please do the following and I'll be happy to assist you.Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimizedCopy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.Please attach extra.txt to your post.To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, andcopy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box: C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt
Click Upload.

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Well here I go again I hope that it works this time. I have a Compaq Presario 5000 Series, Model 5008US,Amd K-6(ta)2/256,512 Mb of memory 2 slots Max,Ali chip set,Award Modular Bios V4.51G 1984-98 Award Software,Packard Bell FR510 Bios Ver.1.18, 6 Gb HD UMA. The operating system is Windows Millennium. Bought the computer used. Trying a different approach. I had this post type 9 days ago and had a glitch and lost the post 2 hours of work down the tubes. So from hard learn lessons and advice from bleeping computer members I am doing this offline. At this time I do not know what I got! I got some clues that it pointing to Malawi or a Trojan. The problem when running in normal mode the computer takes and start loading something until my memory is use up. It can happen anytime in normal mode. Sometimes siting it uses up the memory but I don't hear the HD accessing at that time. I tried to catch it by using register monitor but I don't quite have that figure out. I had to run two types of spy ware and a couple of registry cleaners to get it back and running. That is why I am running in diagnostic mode. I think I made all the prerequisites before posting. I ran the HJT in the normal Mode and I turn off the Tea Timer I think. I ran all the spy wares. The only thing that may be missing is the virus scan. At the moment I don't have a virus program working on that. Just bought the computer used. Ironing out problems. MacAfee had offer a older program that they would still suppor... Read more

A:Computer Eating Memory

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.Also make sure you have already followed the steps outlined below:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThank you for your patience.

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Good evening, just had computer reformatted because of trojan.

Task manager says NMIndexstoreSvr is using 99%of cpu. Can I end this process, and if so how.


A:Process eating memory

Hi there,

Check this link out and hope this helps you out: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...7085416AAdmbTU

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Good evening, just had computer reformatted because of trojan.

Task manager says NMIndexstoreSvr is using 99%of cpu. Can I end this process, and if so how.


A:Process eating memory

Look here. Have google in your neck of the woods?

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My computer has been working fine up until a few days ago, when suddenly my computer began to slow to a crawl. Programs would freeze and crash, and sometimes my computer would automatically alt+escape to the desktop while I was playing a game. I looked in the task manager, and there are several (12 right now) "Xflfrlbsgu.exe" programs running. I've googled the program many times, but to no avail. Each one is using 40,000 kb or more memory (some go up to 150,000!), and every time I try to end one, a bunch more come back in its place. I searched my computer for Xflfrlbsgu.exe, and no results were returned, which worries me. Here's all of the information I have on the process (it's not much):

Name: Xflfrlbsgu.exe
Description: Google Chrome

Since the description says "Google Chrome", I tried uninstalling it (google chrome) and restarting the computer, but they're still here. Any ideas? I'm at a loss, and I'm beginning to panic.

A:Suspicious EXE Eating up Memory

Welcome to the forum larynachos.

Their is a very good chance that this is causing part of your problem. I know of no product from IoBit that I and many others would have on their system.

From specs.

Antivirus IoBit
Browser Google Chrome; Firefox

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I found firefox 3.5.2 also eating the RAM Memory. Is there any way to reduce this? or any tweak...??

A:Firefox eating Memory


Do you have a lot of extensions? It could be they are still loading in the background. Conflicts between extensions causes problems too.

Open Firefox in Safe Mode and browse a little for a ram usage comparison. Firefox will look bland in Safe Mode as it disables all your extensions and themes.

Start > Programs > Mozilla Firefox > Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode)

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I am new here, but seem to have some issues. Recently my computer has started running ping.exe that eats up a lot of my available memory sometimes it will even freeze my computer. I have to shut it down every couple of minutes to keep my system slowed down.

I used the following program to try and help my issues:
PC Tools Internet security
Registry Booster
Spy-Bot Search & Destroy
Malware Detective

Please help me in this endeavor.

A:Ping.exe eating up a lot of memory

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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The process (ntoskrnl.exe) with a task name System is eating up memory

I found on the other forums that Windows Update setting is causing it, but I can't disable it because when I try to disable it, I can't open Windows Upate

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my IE is eating lots of memory, its gets unstable after sometimes. im attaching a log from hijackthisLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 05:42:27 AM, on 12/10/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BlueSoleilCS.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\SB Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero B... Read more

A:IE eating up lots of memory

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable ... Read more

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I only have one tab open so I was like W/T/F

A:Chrome eating memory

Easy answer is Extensions

Read here

Why Does Chrome Have So Many Open Processes?

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Logs attached have been ran in safe mode.

Since around a day back, I noticed my computer suddenly became extremely unresponsive. I opened task manager (which took 5 minutes), and saw that a process called iphlpsvcs.exe (probably trying to mimic the valid IP Helper service iphlpsvc) was taking up ~1.5GB of memory.

I tried to google the problem and came up with only one similar case:


It's actually the exact same problem I'm having. Except that one of them solved it by an Avast scan the other one by deleting the relevant files in ubuntu.

I tried an updated Avast scan in safe mode, it did not help. I searched for iphlpsvcs in Ubuntu, and it found 2 files, one in Prefetch, one in C:/Windows/SysWOW64. I deleted both, and it still didn't make a difference when I booted into Windows. In safe mode if I search for the same, I can still see a file with iphlpsvcs in it's name in Prefetch. I don't know what to do next.

In short I've tried the following:

1. Full scan with Avast
2. Full scan with MSE
3. Full scan with MalwareBytes
4. Scan with Mircrosoft MRT
5. Deleting relevant files in Ubuntu

A:iphlpsvcs.exe eating 1.5GB memory

first uninstall avast as you have MSE and the 2 together will clash & make things worse

then you are showing a proxy server set, that is possibly malware related
In IE: Tools Menu -> Internet Options -> Connections Tab ->Lan Settings > uncheck "use a proxy server" or reconfigure the Proxy server again in case you have set it previously.

In Firefox in Tools Menu -> Options... -> Advanced Tab -> Network Tab -> "Settings" under Connection and uncheck the proxyserver, set it to No Proxy.

Run tdss killer from http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

let it cure anything it fnds ( except SPTD.SYS or anything detected as UnsignedFile.Multi.Generic, which should be ignored) & then reboot

post back with its log

By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder.
Logs have names like: UtilityName.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.
E.g. C:\TDSSKiller.2.4.7_23.07.2010_15.31.43_log.txt

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It's been a while since I've been on this site which is great. But here I am with another computer problem that I need help with. I've had fantastic luck in the past with all the smart folks here.
When ever I open explorer dllhost.exe begins to consume all of my memory?

A:dllhost.exe eating my memory!

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I have just completed cleaning my computer from malware and unwanted programs. Yet my problem continues. According to task manager, my physical memory is ALWAYS above 90%. Every program I run eventually or initially is "not responding". I had about:blank, which hides itself and replicates and is generally a PITA. During the last slowdown, I noticed "wmpnsomething" a windows media player network sharing program, that had about 20 instances open. Not the first time I've noticed that. I really need help, it just takes me hours to do what should be done in minutes.

A:Monster eating my memory

We know nothing about your computer, so please do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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I have been having a problem with my memory usage.I thought that it was because I was downloading so much content,then I removed all my music to a disc-freeing up 2gigs of space.The next day the space was gone and i had about 50mb left even though I had not downloaded anything.
No matter how many programs I remove about an hr later i have no memory left!
I've tried scanning for viruses with AVAST and Super anti spyware and even though they removed a lot of virus' this problem persists.
I have run Combofix and have a Hijack this log but i am clueless as to what to do with this information..
Please help..


A:Big memory eating problems :(

Backdoor ThreatIMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunatly One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I ReinstallWe can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.With Regards,Extremeboy

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:59:31 AM, on 11/22/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Symantec\WinFax\WFXMOD32.EXE
D:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
D:\Program Files\Babylon\babyl.exe
D:\Program Files\Symantec\WinFax\WFXCTL32.EXE
D:\Program Files\Paltalk\pnetaware.exe
D:\Program Files\Gaim\gaim.exe
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE

O2 - BHO: CATLEvents Object - {02F96FB7-8AF6-439B-B7BA-2F952F9E4800} - D:\DOCUME~1\Alexis\LOCALS~1\Temp\vrddrah.dat
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - D:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelpe... Read more

A:Harddrv.exe eating my memory

Makeing changes on your own can crash the PC and screw up the fix of the adware/spyware problem. The following FIX is using the info in the last (Bottom) Log.

Hi and Welcome to TSF

MOve hijackthis to the root of D:\ and NOT in another drive or partition!! Also consider installing the SP1/SP2 service packs for both IE6 and XP as your WIDE open.

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run ad-aware SE with VX2 add-on cleaner, Spybot Search & Destroy (with updated database) and CWShredder as these programs will clean a lot of the crap out first. All links to programs are in my signature. Ok..on to the log?..

If you have a highspeed connection please Run an online virus scan from TrendMicro Please select the ?autoclean? option when prompted to do so.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also. Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore.

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up). Make sure to close any open browsers. Check and fix the following in HijackThis if they still exist (make sure you do not miss an entry)

O2 - BHO: CATLEvents Object - {02F96FB7-8AF6-439B-B7BA-2F952F9E4800} - D:\DOCUME~1\Alexis\LOCALS~1\Temp\vrdsmw.dat
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: ... Read more

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Okay, so I have had this problem for quite a while now. I've solved it in the past by re-installing Windows XP, and everything goes fine for a while after that, until it comes back.

There are fluctuations in the C:\ drive free memory space. Sometimes I'm notified that I don't have enough space, and sometimes it goes up to 1 GB or more, for no reason at all (apparently). Sometimes I notice the number going down before my eyes. While I've been typing this message, it's gone from 1,37 GB to 1,85 MB.

I do not have unnecessary programs installed on C:\, nor do I have a large amount of stuff on Desktop or My Documents.

I've run cleaners that delete temporary files and other such things to get more space, but it just doesn't work anymore. Our computer has 2 separate accounts, for me and my brother. We deleted our dad's account and it freed some more space, but it's going down again. I have tried clearing my brother's temps as well, with the CCleaner, but still no results for the long term.

My question is...is this some kind of virus? Because I can't believe that it keeps coming back, despite having reinstalled WinXP so many times to get rid of it. I have an anti-virus and my computer is, as far as I know, virus and spyware free.

So if it's not a virus, then could it be some sort of hardware-originating problem? I really don't know what to do anymore.

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A:Something's eating my C:\ memory space

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Hi guys.

So, yesterday I had a problem with a HDD.
And I used Easy BCD to move the bootmgr on my SSD where W7 is installed.
(here is my post: W7: How to MOVE 'System Reserved partition' to a different drive.)

It's only 500k right now but it can be even more (800k+)

I installed my new HDD and now I saw -sometimes- "ScvHost.exe" is leaking my memory.
Here is a screenshot of the task manager whre we can see the problem.
And in the same screenshot you can see all services corresponding.

Sorry, I know everything is in French but all services's name are still in english.

I hope someone will find a solution, because it's really anoying when I'm working on my 3D software. :X
Thank you !

EDIT: so after a SFC /SCANOW, he found somes damaged files but he can't repair it.

I uploaded the CBS.log found at C:\Windows\Logs\CBS

A:SvcHost - Eating memory.

You may have 2 different issues:

If you are up-to-date with Windows Updates - read this and see if it is applicable for you!

Windows 7 update (KB3022345) causing corrupt files

The WIndows 7 solution is on post #24 (x86 fix in post #23)


Can't help with svchost.exe though. Hopefully someone else will comment on that.

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last night my sister noticed that she can't save anymore files because the computer kept saying "Scratch disk full", but I said that's impossible because the night before there was still 8GB left in the hard drive. So when I checked it was down to 1GB. So we started deleting files and programs and managed to get up to 3GB free space.

But after five minutes of doing nothing, the memory went down to 600MB free space.

I started thinking it was a virus so I ran combofix (Sorry if I ran it... My friend told me to do so after my mom's laptop got infected with a worm so I decided it could work)

So after running combofix, my free space went up to 14GB ad I thought the problem was over...

But checking after around ten minutes, the free space went down to 7GB and then after a while went down to 600MB again.

Right now the free space is 7GB. The variability leads me to think it's something fishy. But I think combofix should have done something...

1.) I get a message every time I start the computer that "Cannot start application because ConnAPI.DDL is missing."
2.) My computer has two drives, C and D. So far only C has been affected by the variable free space.
3.) Drive C has a total size of 29.2GB.
4.) I run avast! antivirus and it's current version of virus database is 090106-1, 01/06. Resident protection is on high
5.) I run on Windows XP professional 2002 Service Pack two and on an AMD Sempron processor 2066+ at 1.60GH... Read more

A:Virus eating up my memory (?)

Please download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.1.Ensure that your computer is connected to the internet and your software firewall is disabled until instructed to re-enable it.2.Double click on the mbam-setup.exe to begin the installation process.3.When the installation begins, please do not change any of the settings and follow the prompts.4.Please make sure that when you finish the installation, these options remain checked;5. *Update MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware6. *Launch MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware7.You may now click finish...8.When MBAM launches, you will be prompted to update before running a scan. If an update is found, MBAM will automatically download and apply the updates and you can then click 'OK' button to close the box and continue. You may now re-enable your firewall9.Please ensure that while you are on the scanner tab the 'Perform Quick Scan' option is selected, then click the 'Scan' button.10.If you are asked which drives to scan, please leave all of them ticked, and click 'Start Scan'.11.The scan will now begin and you will see ?Scan in progress? at the top; It may take a while to complete so please be patient.12.When the scan completes, you will see ?The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found?13.Click the 'OK' button to close the box and continue with the removal process.14.Back on the main scanner screen, click 'Show Results' to see a list of any... Read more

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good morning all 
ok heres the story....
first windows 7 home
amd 5500 tricore (I think that's the number)
4 gig ram
500g hd
onboard radion graphics
the problem...
many symptoms..
1 dllhost.exe is running 12-15 times in task manager .the longer this runs, the more memory is used. really slows down the system.
I can end process but it pops right back up
2 I get do you want to leave this page pop-up at random even when not online.
3 most programs just switch to desktop ,mostly games, but its done it 20-30 times writeing this post.
4  I cannot run sfc /scannow as it says resource protection wont allow
im using Microsoft security essentials,mbam,hitman pro. all scan clean
this is the 3-4 day and im lost
thank you for reading

A:com surrogate eating memory

I don't know if you've had an answer or found a solution, but I've seen other threads on-line similar to this one. My problems started when IE10 was automatically installed; I went back to IE9 and the issue disappeared. Then IE11 was installed and the memory eating dllhost com surrogate reappeared. Using Process Explorer I'd see a DLLHost launch a COM Surrogate process which would last a few seconds; close with another launch right away. This kept happening until the system ran out of RAM; I'd reboot and after 2 or 3 days the problem would begin again.
I looked around many boards and searched, never finding a satisfactory resolution. At the end of the day - for me - the issue was IE10 and IE11 does not play well with add-ons. I reset IE11 to it's base state, rebooted the computer and 10 days later no errant dllhost COM Surrogates eating memory.
Good luck.

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Got this showing in my task manager eating 350-400K of memory. I understand this is zonealarm (what i've read not my opinion) and the solutions seem non-specific and a bit complex. First I need to determine what it is and then how to go about fixing it for my individual machine. Any thoughts?

I just recovered from aluerian MBR virus, you might see my post still lingering somewhere, got back into the laptop and uninstalled McAfee then installed Zonealarm. Spec is:

HP NX 6110
2 gig RAM
40 Gig HD with about 8 gig free (Needs a clean I know)

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Hello, it appears you never posted yhe TDSSKiller log so we are not certain you are clean..Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click on Change Parameters Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log has a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.Are you running Zone Alarm tools?

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I'm running a Toshiba Satellite A215 with Windows Vista and have recently noticed something eating up my C: drive memory. I get messages telling me I'm running low on space, then shortly after it says I'm out of space on my hard drive. I've gone through and deleted many unnecessary files with high file sizes and my memory still gets devoured. I have scanned my computer with Panda, Norton, Spybot, Windows Defender and nothing has helped. I've tried following what's been suggested in other threads but I don't know how my problem may differ. I have done a HiJack this, posted below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:28:22 PM, on 4/1/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Utilities\KeNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\DRPU PC Data Manager\apcdm.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PSUNMain.exe
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I usually leave my computer on for a day as it has music and files that other users around the house may need. If I start up the computer for the first time in a day and come back a coule hours later the system takes a very long time to get out of the screen saver and continues to act very slowyl. When I press Ctrl+ALT+Del I see that a program called 'mixer.exe' is using 111,000+k of my memory usage.

So basically my question is: what is mixer.exe? I think it is some type of sound program but I never use it. I always end task and the rest of the day the computer never hangs up on me.

A:Mixer.exe eating up memory

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I hope someone is able to help me with this. For some reason the memory on my harddrive is quickly disappearing. Every time I turn on the computer I am losing on average 75 to 100 MB. I have purchased an external harddrive and have been removing photos and other large files while I have tried to discover the problem, but I'm running out of things to remove.

I have tried clearing the browsing history, temp files, etc from Internet Explorer every day so it is not that. I have searched for extra large files that are not recognized but cannot find any. I have run Adware, Spybot, and AVG and have not had any luck there either. I have not run a PandaScan however because I have less then 100 MB left right now so I am affraid to add a new program. I have run HiJackThis and the log is below.

Thank you in advance for any help!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:57:40 AM, on 9/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
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A:Help - Something is eating my harddrive memory!

Bump This and here is the Panda scan results...

ANALYSIS: 2008-09-24 08:43:57
Description Version Active Updated
AVG Anti-Virus Free 8.0 Yes Yes
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location
00039204 adware/cws Adware No 0 Yes No c:\documents and settings\owner\favorites\technology
00039204 adware/cws Adware No 0 Yes No c:\documents and settings\owner\favorites... Read more

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