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PF usage is extremely high and climbing!

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#1 phoenix_vii


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Posted 25 August 2004 - 09:45 PM

the PF usage on my parents comp is just about maxed out...making the comp run incredibly slow...I have no idea what to do to eliminate this... the virtual memory is currently set at minimum = 384...Maximum = 768...

Any ideas??

*EDIT* Ran Disk Cleanup and the problem seems to have disappeared hopefully it stays that way.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 25 August 2004 - 11:43 PM

Are you using these programs?
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Spybot S&D

If not, you should really consider it. These programs, updated and
used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans,
keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do
serious damage if not used properly.
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#3 phoenix_vii

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 12:03 AM

Yes I am using those programs...I'm also trying to get my parents to stop using IE and switch to Firefox...

this was still happening after I ran Norton, Spybot, Adaware, and hijackthis...somehow I was able to fix it when I ran disk cleanup...must have been something in temp internet files.

Thanks for the advice.

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 12:04 AM

I would use the Task Manager to monitor the process running
to determine what program/process is the resource hog.

(Right click on tool bar , select Task Manager and then the Processes tab.)

Then, if I found something I was unsure of how to handle - I'd check
back with the Admin/helpers here at BP.

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 12:30 AM

May also want to do this:

Run two online virus scans:


Then let us know if its working better and what the scans found.

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