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windows explorer and firefox consumes too much space


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#1 dinesh4260

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:06 PM

hello....friends...

iam using compaq pressarrio desktop pc -p4 3.06GHZ...with 160 HD ,1GB RAM .

my problem is that firefox and windows explorer consumes more space(firefox-140 000K and explore-40 000K) this is normal case even if i open one window at a time.....


and if open some movie folders in my computer suddenly a messages opens..that " windows explore needs to be closed"

it happens for many folders .........


anybody please tell me what is the problem........
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 10:45 AM

How much free space on the Windows partition? How large is the Windows partition?

<<...140 000K and explore-40 000K>>

Just where did you get those figures? It helps to know what the reference/source is.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 07:45 PM

hi hamilus thanks for your reply.......


from windows task manager........

this was not the case before..........and also i can hear a lot of noise from my cpu(fans)..........and also windows explorer closes sometime and says it encoutered some problem.....and also if i open 4 or 5 windows in firefox it takes hell lot of time......why my pc has been slowed down .........

any suggestion on that....
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 08:36 PM

As far as your memory usage for the programs, i think i should let hamluis handle that, but as far as the explorer crashing when opening up video folder, i have had the issue before.

Apparently it has something to do with codecs and video headers and such. A work around is that if you dont care about video files having thumbnails, you can turn them off. if i remember correctly you have to unregister the shellmedia dll, so it would be

In a run box, type "regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll" without the quotes.

If this does not fix the problem, you can always turn the thumbnails back on by typing "regsvr32 shmedia.dll" without the quotes


Also, the directshow decoder bundled with the divx codec pack can cause this type of crash. People have been successful in resolving a similiar issue by removing the divx codec pack and using a alternative codec pack like k-lite or ffdshow.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:07 PM

First thing I suggest is to do a series of thorough checks for malware.

If so inclined, please try a couple of these free online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal


If you find that you're infected (or the scan doesn't complete or closes unexpectedly), post in the Am I Infected forum located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

FWIW: Explorer.exe...is not iexplore.exe. The former is Windows, the latter is IE (browser). Which do you mean?

As for the memory consumed...the more windows open in IE (the more RAM used by it). I just ran mine up to 150MB-plus by opening 3 windows.

Explore.exe is in the vicinity of 18MB on my system, that doubles for every explorer window I open and allow the others to remain open.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 09:50 PM

hi hamilus..............sorry for late reply...........because my antivirus takes more time for scanning(3.30hrs).iam using avast antivirus and scans about 300000 files .even my hard disk contains only 65GB out of 160GB that iam having.why it is like that.



and why my explorer.exe cosumes this much(around 40000k for even one window....which was not the case before...it consumes only about 5MB to 10MB.)and it is not internet explorer.....(not iexplorer.exe)


and i scanned with some of the online scanners that you have mentioned.....and it shows some 1 or 2 virus ....even if i delete those files....other scanners shows virus on other folders......thats means iam infected...then what should i do... :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: :inlove:


and thanks for tenz i did what you said ....and it is the thumbnail problem and now it is solved ......thanks for help.....
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