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hIGH USAGE OF MEMORY FOR SYSTEM PROCESS !


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#1 mracheiver

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:19 AM

hEI TEAM,

I SEE A HIGH USAGE OF MEMORY BY PROCESS "SYSTEM". I SEE THAT IT HAPPENED FOR A FRESHLY INSTALLED OS WHEN AVG WAS INSTALLED. AFTER A WHILE THE MEMORY WAS FREE AND 'SYSTEM' PROCESS WAS USING 400K ONLY. pLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO FREE THE SYSTEM PROCESS MEMORY ?

tHANKS IN ADVANCE !! :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:00 PM

I would try to remove some of those programs, and can you list your system specs especially the amount of RAM you have and Hard Drive space.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:21 PM

Were you running an online scan with Eset at the time you took these screenshots?
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:45 PM

Hei

LT specs are as follow

Intel Core 2 Toshiba 2.16Ghz - 1 gb ram
XP SP3 professional! AVG installed !

Ya i was trying 2 delete the program which is taking a constant 86000k of System process which should be normally around 400k. I am not sure how 2 identify which is the program that is taking so much for that process ! Any updates on this will be great !

Yes ! i am running ESET online scan for possible viruses ! :-) :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:46 PM

I would up the RAM to 2Gigs if you can, as I found XP and 2Gigs of RAM was XP's sweet spot. You should reduce the number of start up items to reduce the memory foot print.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:58 PM

S,

everything is fine with the sys except the process named 'system' in task manager makes me suspicious of some activity and i have an interest to know and solve as what takes up so much of memory as big as 86000k instead of 400-1000k which is normally . I do use ccleaner regularly and defrag to keep the sys perfect. One more thing intrested 2 know which programs are creating up svchost.exe process! out of curiosity ! :-) :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:04 PM

Have you ran any anti-malware scans?

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:40 PM

Hei !

I see that the 'system' is using less amount of memory when compared to previous screen shot. I am seeing this after a while. Think it is happening because of EST scan. Not sure ! So wanted to know why and how it is happening ! can u please let me know how to do it as normally when no programs are runnings, but just the default drivers it should use very low resources. but in my case it is the same 86000k and is not changing at all !
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:47 PM

s i did MBAM, it did show some thing before a few days ! now its not showing anything ! let me do it now n i will keep u posted about ESET scan report n MBAM report ! :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:55 PM

There is no reason to look at memory column unless CPU usage shows something extraordinary.
In your initial screenshot, System Idle Process (CPU NOT used) shows at 45%, and Eset on-line scan takes another 43%.
I see no reason for any concern.

BTW, 1GB of RAM in case of XP is perfectly fine.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:09 PM

S ur right ! though the memory usage is high by the process there is no CPU usage! can u tel me where such an amount of memory is locked by the process(i mean the memory usage is going down when CPU usage is increasing ! ) which program or software is locking such an amount of memory ! any guidelines 2 find out ! :thumbsup:

MBAM log::::

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3618
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

1/24/2010 12:34:48 AM
mbam-log-2010-01-24 (00-34-48).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 137499
Time elapsed: 17 minute(s), 0 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Data Items Infected:
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:14 PM

From your screenshot I really don't see anything using any big chunk of RAM.
Firefox is using 240MB, which is quite normal, if you've been running it for a while and if you have quite few add-ons.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:24 PM

How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/list-services-running-under-svchost.exe-process/

It's perfectly normal to have at least 5-8 of these appearing in Task Manager, IME.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:37 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/289583/newfolderexe-and-browser-hijacked/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

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