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I caught a virus a few days back, which has been fixed but the new antivirus and antispyware, I believe is using up all my physical memory and making my computer slow? currently I am running AVG, ADAware, Spybot S&D, Zone alarm Firewall, spywareblaster and malwarebytes, I was recommended to download all of these after my infection. Im not sure which ones are using the physical memory.
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You left off some critical information.
  • What is the make and model of your computer
  • How much memory do you currently have
Also, how many processes are starting when you boot your computer. Look at the Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+DEl , click on Processes tab) to see.
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my computer is a toshiba qosmio G15R, i have 1536 mb RAM, my available physical memory is 930 mb, available hard disk is 55.70 GB, my available virtual memory is listed at 0%. these figures come from my notebook maximizer. When i start my computer up there is a whole list under processes.
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How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem. Try the following:

First, physically disconnect from the Internet to prevent a malware infection while your Anti-virus and/or Firewall are disabled in the following steps, then do a normal boot:

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab and disable everything (I mean everything).
Do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, click on the Services tab. Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.

Reconnect to the Internet when your AV and firewall are active again.
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