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Constant HD usage/system cache leak

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#1 Jacob_


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Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

I've been noticing constant HD usage for a few days now; also, the system cache increases in size until it takes up all available RAM and makes Windows unusable. I used a tool called CachemanXP to clear the cache, and it quickly filled up again.

I use AVG, don't use IE and don't download questionable programs so I don't think I have a malware problem. I didn't notice any strange processes/services.

Using Process Monitor I discovered that the system is constantly accessing various system files, the page file, and the MFT, I'm not sure if that is normal or not.

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#2 caperdog


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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:43 PM

i can tell you that windows writes to the pagefile when ram fills up. windows normally reserves hard drive space the same size as your ram. a malware scan won't hurt. you can be infected just surfing the web today and not download anything.

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