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#1 araragi

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 11:58 AM

I have 16 GB on my computer for memory and it's using it all up. I can hardly do anything without lagging.

http://puu.sh/qoA98/aba3a266d5.png

What should I do? Am I supposed to wait for it to finish..? If it ever finishes?



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 12:46 PM

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We need some more information. Please run Speccy:

 

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Now, a window will come, and click on Copy to Clipboard and paste it into your next reply

 

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 12:46 PM

Could you show the processes tab, sorted by memory used in descending order?
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:18 AM

Problem solved. Red another forum that had their solution by changing the page file.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 11:23 AM

Nevermind, problem came back. When the problem occurs, my computer becomes really slow and ends up freezing. So I can't run much programs at that point.

I am using Norton and it is only telling me about how uTorrent is using a lot of memory, but nothing of System and Compressed memory which is using way more memory.

Usually when the problem occurs, I open Task Manager to see whats wrong and its always System and Compressed Memory all red and taking up the majority of the memory but says that only 20 mb is used..

Here is the Speccy information

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/W8KJtddhHl37j5CuPkexGjg

 

and @ScathEnfys I don't have the memory problem so I can't show it right now. But if it occurs again I'll be sure to screenshot it.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 11:37 AM

When it is red, that means it is either taking too much memory, disk, CPU and/or network.

 

Could you take a screenshot of it in Task Manager?

 

Also, when System and Compressed Memory is taking a lot of memory, it isn't. Something else is using so much memory, that Windows is compressing it.

 

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 10:36 PM

Let's get a look at what processes are running. Please run the following command and copy and paste the contents of the notepad that appears into [ code ] tags in your next post:
tasklist /v /fo TABLE > testingTesting.123 && notepad testingTesting.123

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 11:55 AM

I'm not sure where to find [code=auto:0]

so I will send it via puush

http://puu.sh/qviVd/1bc49d4010.txt

 

Also, I realized that the computer starts lagging and freezing when I leave uTorrent on for a while.


Edited by araragi, 09 August 2016 - 11:57 AM.


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:47 PM

Next time someone asks you to use code tags, just switch to plain text mode and type them in manually. It's easier that way.

3.4.8_42449.exe                828 Console                    1    169,516 K Running         ?\rin                                                   0:15:11 æTorrent 
utorrentie.exe                8060 Console                    1    132,180 K Running         ?\rin                                                   0:01:15 N/A                                                                     
utorrentie.exe                4220 Console                    1     48,724 K Running         ?\rin                                                   0:00:03 N/A                     
Looks to me like uTorrent is the problem. IE is also taking a lot of memory, but that's normal if you have several tabs open at a time.
  • Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.
  • They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a wide variety of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites.
  • Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users.
  • The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications.
It is pretty much certain that if you continue to use P2P programs, you will get infected. I recommend removing uTorrent and seeing if the problem persists.
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Posted 11 August 2016 - 03:20 PM

I still need to use uTorrent to download many things that I can't find from other sites without using torrents. So I can't remove uTorrent..

Is it possible I have a memory leak? The memory from downloading things from uTorrent get stuck and can't get out? It's always resolved when I restart the computer. But I just didn't have this problem last time I used uTorrent, so I think it's possible to still keep uTorrent and maintain a healthy memory.

 

Also, I often use the website, "kissanime.to" to watch videos. The website always gives random popouts which I am pretty sure are bad websites but Norton blocks out the material and I just close it. So I think it will be fine? Are sites like these what you mean by "Such sites?"



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 08:03 PM

When it is red, that means it is either taking too much memory, disk, CPU and/or network.

 

Could you take a screenshot of it in Task Manager?

 

Also, when System and Compressed Memory is taking a lot of memory, it isn't. Something else is using so much memory, that Windows is compressing it.

 

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I can't screenshot it in Task Manager because when the problem occurs, the computer gets extremely slow. I can move my cursor around, but it takes forever to open anything. And most of the time it doesn't even open, the computer just freezes and I force restart the pc..



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 11:18 PM

Have you had your PC checked for malware by our malware removal team yet? With your risky computing habits it's possible a piece or two slipped past your antivirus. Is uTorrent configured to run in the background or start automatically? This might also be the issue if you have a memory leak, but it is unlikely if the software is up to date.
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Posted 12 August 2016 - 08:05 AM

Have you had your PC checked for malware by our malware removal team yet? With your risky computing habits it's possible a piece or two slipped past your antivirus. Is uTorrent configured to run in the background or start automatically? This might also be the issue if you have a memory leak, but it is unlikely if the software is up to date.

No i haven:t had my pc checked for malware yet.

uTorrent doesn't open unless I open it myself.

I'm also not sure if my drivers are up to date..






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