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Programs eventually start using high amount of memory

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#1 sphanlon


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:07 PM

Alright, this is what happens.

-On startup, Defaultsearchtab.exe crash message appears. I don't know what that is or if it even related.

-After a while, Norton will show a popup warning about high memory consumption by some program that I'm using.

-Programs will start being non-responsive on and off.

-Whole computer will temporarily freeze on and off.


Tried running Norton, malwarebytes and MS safety scanner. Nothing has helped.


Thank you

Edited by hamluis, 07 March 2013 - 09:57 AM.
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#2 hamluis



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

Please...post exact wording and entire content of crash message seen at startup.



#3 sphanlon

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

It's the usual basic message for this sort of thing.


DefaultSearchTab.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.


This is the error detail if that helps.


szAppName : DefaultTabSearch.exe     szAppVer :     
szModName : DefaultTabSearch.exe     szModVer :     offset : 00051b90

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