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Windows processes - memory leak or malware?

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#1 Dan V.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:59 PM


Over the last few weeks I've been noticing the memory usage on my computer increasing slowly over time as the computer stays on. I am running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with 4GB memory and am running both Avast Antivirus and Malwarbytes and neither have found anything suspicious.

While looking at my Windows processes in task manager, I noticed that one process, scan2pc.exe, has almost 18,000 handles, way more than any other process. In addition, some of my processes keep increasing in their memory usage. nvtray.exe seems to be the biggest culprit, starting out at around 1,000K but if I leave my machine on for a few days will balloon to over 500,000K. Could malware or a rootkit infected my machine? I'm not blue-screening or experiencing crashing programs (yet), but the memory leaking is certainly bothersome. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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#2 boopme


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

Hello,scan2pc.exe, belongs to a scanner devce software. Can you end it in Task Manager.. Then unplug the scanner and see how it is.
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