Because a part of Tune-Up is a registry cleaner and defrag of the registry and these are NEVER a good idea. The registry unless it is corrupted should be left alone. If you are in any doubt about the wisdom of using a registry cleaner please see the link in my signature notes.
If it is the paid edition then I do not suppose for one moment of time you wish to uinstall it. If it is the free edition I suggest you get rid off the computer. HOWEVER I do not believe it is the cause of the high use of memory.
PLEASE NOW GO BACK and reconfigure for Normal start-up. I wanted the clean boot to see if the ram usuage was vastly reduced.
Download this please - autorunshttp://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx
and this HiJackhttp://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/
Click on Start > Run > and type msconfig.
Under the Startup tab, you will see all applications loaded every time you start the computer by unchecking all unnecessary applications., the system will load far quicker. To ensure you ONLY uncheck the correct items use the guidance below having installed and run autoruns
Run Autoruns and select the Logon tab.Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run,
you'll see all the applications running at Startup. Simply uncheck the items you don't need.
Use these three websites to help you decide which items to uncheck:
Simply copy and paste the .exe files you see at the end of your HijackThis log's 04 (Startup) entries one by one.
1- System Lookup (you can paste the whole 04 entry)http://www.systemloo...ists.php?list=2
2- PC Review - Startup Files Databasehttp://www.pcreview....e&Submit=Submit
3- Startup Applications Listhttp://www.sysinfo.o...osoft WinUpdate
Remember, a lot of applications can be started manually when needed.
A list of names and files will appear. At the end of each entry, you'll notice a symbol:
Y = Normally leave to run at start-up
N = Not required - often infrequently used tasks that can be started manually, if necessary
U = User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary
X = Malware, spyware, adware, or other potentially unwanted items
? = Currently unknown status
Make sure to choose the correct information in the list, relating to the actual programs installed on your computer.
Copy the following entry from your HijackThis log:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
Paste it in this website: 1- System Lookup
Now here is what you get. On line #7, you'll see the Name (QuickTime Task), the Filename (Qttask.exe), the Description and at the end of the line, you'll see a N, meaning Not required - often infrequently used tasks that can be started manually, if necessary. So, you can without a doubt uncheck it from your Startup list.
After rebooting, when the small System Configuration Utility window appears, ignore the message. Put a check mark in that window, then click OK.
Some Services may also be disabled.
Simply paste your HijackThis log's 023 (Services) entries in the following website:
Then, after deciding which Services to disable,
click on Start > Run > type services.msc
Scroll down to the chosen service and double-click on it. Change the Startup type from Automatic to Manual.With acknowledgement to various sourcesCAUTION DO NOT ON ANY ACCOUNT USE ANY FIX OR OTHER FACILITY IN THE HiJack This results.
You are using that ONLY to achieve the desired result in startup and services.msc.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 16 October 2010 - 08:21 PM.