Solved high ram usage need to lower

February 5, 2013 at 03:35:44
Specs: Windows 7, 1.65ghz 4 gig ram
im just above a novice. i restart my laptop and cpu is about 12% and ram is 37% but after a few mins the ram goes to about 70% and i dont no why thats why i need ur help. ive got windows 7 and my lap top has amd brazos dual core e450 165ghz 4gig ram 500gb hard drive im running windows explorer ang google chrome web browsers what can i do

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February 6, 2013 at 14:33:03
If you have Norton Antivirus then you don't need Microsoft Security Essentials. More than one antiviruses causes high usage because they check each other. Make up your mind which AV you need and uninstall the other one. It is best to disable any AV before uninstall - less likely to leave things behind.

Programs like MalwareBytes are OK to have around because they only run on demand, not in the background all the time.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



#1
February 5, 2013 at 04:43:59
If the system runs fine and you're not getting any error messages, why worry about it. What you describe is normal. Are you having a problem with locking up etc?

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#2
February 5, 2013 at 04:53:25
no it seems fine. do have probs with chrome is fire fox the best one to use now

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#3
February 5, 2013 at 05:02:14
i like online betting and sometimes i can get on it with google chrone and internet explorer is a no go worked perfect about a week ago but since then nothing but problems. i would love to get the mose out of my lap top i just joined this site and dont really no how it works can we chat online so u can help me out seeing as ur a expert plz let me no

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#4
February 5, 2013 at 05:04:20
Best is a relative term. It all depends what you like. Try it, and if you don't like it, you can always uninstall it. I use it on my windows machines and I use Safari on my mac. Never used chrome, but I hear some people don't like it.

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#5
February 5, 2013 at 05:12:34
seems like ur a expert so can u help me with a few things.

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#6
February 5, 2013 at 05:13:41
http://www.malwarebytes.org/product...


http://www.snapfiles.com/get/cclean...

We don't do online chat here. Since you're doing online betting etc., I suspect you're getting hammered with malware and possibly even virus's. Are you running a good antivirus program? If not, don't go on those sites again until you are. Download and install the programs I supplied links for above. Run these programs often if you're doing gambling sites.


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#7
February 5, 2013 at 05:18:12
i use william hill betting site and was all fine a wk ago but now takes ages to get on it and thats if i can . internet explorer and chrome. if i dowload firefox it might work so will try but im worried that my ram usage will go up. would u remove chrome after getting firefox also can u get rid of internet explorer or not

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#8
February 5, 2013 at 05:22:15
got the top norton on lap top. i will try firefox and will look at ur links now. u make me out to have a gambling prob but i allow 10 a month but have not put any money in since oct last year m8 thanks for help

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#9
February 5, 2013 at 05:25:55
I don't use Chrome either. I don't want anything to do with it. If you're into online gambling, don't be surprised if your system gets infected. In fact, it may already be infected, that could explain the excessive memory usage. What are you using for anti-virus? Norton? yuck.

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#10
February 5, 2013 at 05:36:44
i just installed a maleware product that grasshopper told me to do b4 i go back to online betting and my ram is now at 78% dont no what to do should i install firefox and get rid of chrome. i do scans everyday and my pc is fine

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#11
February 5, 2013 at 05:46:38
"i do scans everyday and my pc is fine"

Yes, but you scan with Norton plus you use Chrome & do online gambling. Triple whammy! Do you have malware protection such as Malwarebytes? Do you regularly run a cleaner such as CCleaner-Slim?

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

EDIT: I guess I overlooked response #6. Same apps are linked to above.


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#12
February 5, 2013 at 06:03:31
would u get rid of chrome and get fire fox as well. ive got 4 diff malware prog and just put malwarebytes.org like u sugested. im worried about the high use of ram but now im more worried about going on william hill and bet365. can you plz give me more advice on what i can do to lower ram usage and to make going online betting sites safer plz. plz tell me what browser is best or which one u use. i was told firefox was really good but it usses alot more ram then all the rest is this true thanks

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#13
February 5, 2013 at 06:21:42
I do not & will not use Chrome. If you don't like IE, use Firefox instead. And get that spyware program known as Chrome off your system ASAP.

You have a laptop with an E450 so it's a cheapie, not a high performance laptop. And I'm sure it came preinstalled with all sorts of crapware, have you uninstalled it all? Have you tweaked Win7 for best performance? Have you taken the time to manage your startup programs? The more crap you have loading at startup, the more memory will be used & the slower the system will become. And why are you running so many security programs? More is not better. I personally don't use Norton & don't recommend it, there are just too many good freebies available. But you probably paid for it so you may as well stick with it until it's expired. If you go to online gambling sites, your system WILL get infected, it's just a matter of when & with what. Did you create the Recovery disc set? If not, I suggest you do so ASAP, just in case your system gets infected so badly that the only recourse is to reload the OS from scratch.

http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig...

http://www.blackviper.com/2009/10/0...

BTW, whenever you install anything, pay very close attention to the setup screens. Don't be too quick to click 'next'. A lot of crapware comes bundled with legit programs then gets installed due to people not paying attention.


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#14
February 5, 2013 at 07:40:40
Message: have not tweaked windows 7 cuz dont no how 2. ive made a recovery disk. PLUS U said delete alot of pre installed crap. i don no what that is. your rite it was cheap 350 less than a yr ago a present from my daughter. thanks for your help but if u could get back to me and tell me how to do the stuff you said would be great. but thanks

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#15
February 5, 2013 at 08:58:32
You shouldn't have more than one malware prog scanning in real time. Choose one and use the others manually. Norton used to have a bad rep regarding resources, but I think they're improving.

FF is currently the best on resources, and maybe Opera. Also you need to parse your autoruns and eliminate unnecessary startup progs. CCleaner is good for that. I don't accept it's default settings, though, as they are too aggressive.


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#16
February 5, 2013 at 09:32:10
Once you get this all sorted out. I would suggest installing a program called
Sandboxie. It will run your browser programs in a protected space and keep malware, viruses, etc from infecting your system.

http://www.sandboxie.com/


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#17
February 5, 2013 at 10:10:33
Install Avast, Trend Micro, or Malwarebytes, you are not suppose to run more than two Antivirus/malware programs on a computer. That will really slows down a computer, and could even make it crash. I run Avast full time and only install Malwarebytes when i feel like Avast left something behind, then i delete Malwarbytes again. Get CCleaner you can download it from Filehippo.com, open it and choose TOOLS, then press on STARTUP this shows you all the programs running on start-up. You can then right click and enable, disable, or delete programs from start-up. Then click on CLEANER, and then analyze, once it is done press run cleaner, this will remove your history, saved data, but will also speed up your browsing speed. To check what is hogging up your memory go to TASK MANAGER, go to start type RUN in search, than in run type taskmgr. This will open Task Manager, choose the Process Tab, this shows what process are using the most RAM.If you right click them you can choose to end process, which will stop the process. But i would not recommend you do this if you do not what each process is. But if you see a process that is taking example 120,000K, it could be your culprit. I think you have and virus or malware, but it could be that all the antivirus programs you installed could be slowing you down more. I once took a look at a computer that was running the CPU at 99%, turns out that one of the 3 antivirus programs installed was using 1gig of ram alone.

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#18
February 5, 2013 at 14:59:02
Re #7, this bit:
"can u get rid of internet explorer or not"

No real need to. If you don't use it then it won't use any resources.

Did MalwareBytes find anything?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#19
February 6, 2013 at 01:32:19
malwarebytes did not find it. ive got top norton. microsoft security essentials. and malwarbytes running on lap top. ive deleted chrome now just using windows explorer for a bit. ive been told to install sandboxie do u recomend this or not. ive just done generate a health report and it says everything is normal and passed all tests which is a relief but i was just looking at the uninstall programs and there is loads of stuff on there that i dont use and stuff ive never heard of but dont no what to delete just in case i mess it up. people keep telling me what to do and im really greatfull for the help but im more confused now more than ever

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#20
February 6, 2013 at 09:17:07
Sandboxie is a great program if you go to websites that put malware or other junk on your computer. It won't fix any of your current problems but it will keep your laptop from becoming infected again once you sort out the issues you are currently having.

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#21
February 6, 2013 at 14:33:03
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If you have Norton Antivirus then you don't need Microsoft Security Essentials. More than one antiviruses causes high usage because they check each other. Make up your mind which AV you need and uninstall the other one. It is best to disable any AV before uninstall - less likely to leave things behind.

Programs like MalwareBytes are OK to have around because they only run on demand, not in the background all the time.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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