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reinstalled vista, memory useage is 40-50% from 25-35%


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This is what happened:

1) I "denied" permissions for all authenticated users of my non-partitioned hard drive labeled as disk C:

2) After a week of consultations with Sony and Microsoft I was told that I can not give back those permissions once I took them away and that the only thing I can do is do a system recovery from a DVD, which I ordered.

3) Before the DVD arrived by mail I managed to restore all permissions to "all authenticated users" of disk C:, thus unveiling a major security flow in Vista which allows a non Admin, non authorized user to unlock all permissions, and to change admin rights...thus bypassing any password protection...wow! viva Vista!

4) After doing a system restore, my pc was working fine, but after the recovery DVD's from Sony arrived I did a complete disk format and reinstalled the whole system from the DVD's.

I have all the same programs installed and running as before.
I use ESET and Windows Defender.

But ever since I reinstalled everything, my memory usage is running anywhere from 40-50%+(I have 3069MB RAM...actually 4GB but 32bit vista allows only 3)

I ran HiJackThis which I posted below, but I failed to find anything abnormal...then again I am a novice.

One more thing....before all this happened when I ran my scans in ESET and Defender I averaged about 450,000 files, where as now ESET is showing around 600,000 and Defender 1.2million files scanned??? I believe this is due to the old files not being formatted during the format plus the system restore files....but perhaps I am wrong.
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