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ianfeather

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If anyone could help me with this that would be great. I just got a new laptop and the operating system (xp) seems to have a problem where when i close applications they stay in the processes list using up memory. After a while the computer starts to get really slow because they are all building up, and some programs won't let u start them up because xp thinks they're already running.

Any ideas??
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Neil Jones

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Which programs are causing problems?

Some tend to hang around in memory, or parts of some programs hang around in memory in case they are needed again, eventually going away if the memory is needed elsewhere.

Malware on the other hand does everything under the sun to clog up the process list on a permanent basis.
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its all the programs. itunes, dreamweaver, photoshop etc.. Maybe its malware then, i'll run some removal programs.

Thanks
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Hello and Welcome to Geeks To Go

Since you think it might be malware, I an think the same, please read Must read this before posting a Hijack this log and then if you are still have the problem please post a Hijack This log in the Malware Forum not here!

Edited by Michael Buckley, 22 October 2005 - 05:47 PM.

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