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Very slow computer, physical memory spikes


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#1 sunshine217

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

My computer has become significantly slower in the past two days. Sometimes I get messages that there is not enough memory to open Firefox or Itunes. When I open the Task Manager, is usually says CPU usage 3% and Physical Memory 98%. I only use my computer for school work and music, I feel like I barely keep anything on it! I have not done anything in the past couple days for my computer to act like this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Jimbob85

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

Lets see of there is malware causing problems.

Please Download Malwarebytes AKA MBAM

Update Malwarebytes via the update tab.
Run a full scan
When the scan finnishes please select Remove Selected and make sure all of the boxs are checked
Please post the results

The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to
include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.


Download

ESET online scanner

Install it

Click on START, it should download the virus definitions
When scan completes, click on LIST of found threats

Export the list to desktop, copy the contents of the text file in your reply
You may not get a listing if nothing is found

#3 sunshine217

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

Malwarebytes Log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65.1.1000
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.10.31.07

Windows 7 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Megan :: MEGAN-PC [administrator]

10/31/2012 2:39:48 PM
mbam-log-2012-10-31 (14-39-48).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 206788
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 10 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)





No threats found from ESET scan.

Edited by sunshine217, 31 October 2012 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

If you can list the top three or four services that are hogging memory usage.




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