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Why is are so many processes eating up my RAM?


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KemptonB

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About a week ago, my computer began to be using 40-50% of its RAM even when I didn't have any programs running. I am posting my HijackThis log in hope that someone can diagnose what went wrong, or how I can get my computer to go back to its normal speed. I have run a complete Norton Antivirus scan as well as defragment and all that stuff. I just have SO many svchost.exe running as well as SearchIndexer.exe, so I have NO idea of what to do!
I attached a screenshot of my task manager in addition to the hijackthis log posted below:


Thanks!


Edit comment: HJT Log removed - don't belong in this forum - Digerati
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phillpower2

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Hi KemptonB and :)
I suspect that you have some malware on your computer causing issues that we are not able to solve through means we can use here in the Tech Forums. I suggest you read the 'Start Here' topic found here. With these self-help tools you have a high chance of fixing the problems on your own. If you are still having problems after following Step 3 of the guide, continue with Step 4 and 5 and post in the Malware Forum. If you are unable to run any programs, Please create a topic stating what you have tried so far and that you are unable to run any programs. Also, Please do NOT post the logs in this thread.If you are still having issues after the malware expert gives you a clean bill of health, Please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other possible causes and their solutions.

NB: Two things I suggest that you do first, 1: Read the topic by Admin @ http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/38-free-antivirus-and-antispyware-software/ ( note the do not run 2 anti virus programs info) and 2: Update Vista to Sp 2
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KemptonB

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Thanks phillpower2!
I did what you said and have started a new topic in the Malware forum.
Hopefully my issue gets taken care of soon!
Thanks again for your help!
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You are welcome KemptonB, thank you for taking the time to update us and good luck :)
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this answer may be help you..http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/712923?page=3#answer-27140
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