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virtual memory over run messages and slow computer

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since last 10 days, i have been trying to follow instructions given here for malware removal and tightening security.
so... i have installed a lot of s/ws - spybot, windows defender, others that are probably not running always.

the result?

when i open multiple windows and tabs, i am frquently getting message that my VM was low and is being increased.
i have never before faced this.

i checked the running processes - there are always about 35-38 processes running. and the list shows lot of mem usage - typically about 550 mb pagefile usage under performance.

is this what has caused my computer to run slower?
webpages are also taking a lot of time to load.

my system info is:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer INTELR
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~2660 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 18-Feb-05
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"

Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 114.46 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 844.40 MB
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Did you complete the instructions? If yes, post a HijackThis log in the malware forum and wait for one of the experts to respond.
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i couldn't go through with hijackthis as my antivirus stopped its installation - it said it found worm.Huhk.a in in the .hijackthis.exe.
i have sent the installer and .zip files to them for verification.
waiting for their go ahead.

but have completed all other steps TILL running hijackthis.
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Your problem is malware related

Please follow the steps in the Malware Removal forum

If that doesn't solve it, then come back here
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