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Windows 7 slowwwww & process's hogging memory

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#1 kckracker


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

i have windows 7, I live in Seattle and a Microsoft 7 student built it for me last year. here is my issue, its gotten slow and we have business comcast package so were getting plenty of gas to fuel it. i can open my task manager and my CPU usage will be low and memory will be tapped out, when i look at the process's, i have a few that keep popping up hogging it all.

monitor.exe i can kill it but it comes right back on--do i need it?
trustedinstaller.exe --bigggest memory hog on my PC..this sob will not go away it comes right back on, do i need it?

also whenever my wife logs out of farmvilla, which makes me crazy, the pc is near frozen til i do a 3 finger salute and kill flashplayer and some other one ill trey to think of it

and last, if i open the task manager, click the services tab, and i see there is 41 process's running, wholy cow! i try to stop useless crap and i get ACCESS DENIED.. WTF!

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#2 kckracker

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

here is a screenshot, anyone?

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Edited by kckracker, 02 December 2012 - 01:25 PM.

#3 noknojon


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

Hello -
I do not think it is good to remove this process, as it is part of Windows 7 setup, but there are options -

Windows Modules Installer = Trusted Installer.exe
Set Windows Module Installer Startup Type to Manual

1.Go to Control Panel, then click on System and Maintenance link, and then open Administrative Tools window.
2.Open Services applet.
3.In User Account Control dialog, click Continue.
4.Locate the Windows Module Installer service, then right click on it and select Properties.
5.In the General tab, click on the drop down menu of Startup Type, and select Manual
6.Click Apply.
7.If the services status is running, click on Stop button.
8.Click OK.

See how this leaves your problem -
EDIT - Always note if you have Win7 SP1 installed -

Thanks -

Edited by noknojon, 02 December 2012 - 06:39 PM.

#4 hamluis



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.

Click Go and paste the content into your next post.

Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .


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