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System Process Hoging my Memory?

by YarTeh1337 / November 9, 2009 1:05 AM PST

Lately I noticed that the "System" process started using HUGE amounts of my RAM memory for some reason(It starts at 80mb,and drops down).The System process,for some reason keeps changing its memory use:If my computer starts using lots of memory for "Heavy" applications(Games,IE8 and etc.)The memory hog of System reduces.The more memory my computer requires,The more memory the System Process backs up.And for some reason also,The memory the System backed up, doesn't return back to its use.

I completely scanned my computer and found no Viruses,Trojans and all of that ********,So there is no chance its one of those.I also noticed that IE8 and WMP 11 started working slower for some reason,and freeze for like 7-9 seconds every time I open them.I also noticed I keep getting more "Lag" when playing games.

Any Idea why I have this problem?I will be happy if you give me some solutions too.

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Usually the antivirus.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2009 2:24 AM PST
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The Antivirus?
by YarTeh1337 / November 9, 2009 7:46 PM PST
In reply to: Usually the antivirus.

Well I did read on some sites that AVG caused this.And yes I am using AVG Free edition...
I will try to remove it and see what happens..

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Well,What do you know?
by YarTeh1337 / November 10, 2009 12:44 AM PST
In reply to: Usually the antivirus.

Yes it was the Anti-Virus!
Damn AVG!
I uninstaled AVG and I rebooted my computer.The first thing I noticed is that the shut down and start up were MUCH faster then before.The memory problem was solved.I then reinstalled AVG only Internet Security edition.The problem came back...

So the moral is:AVG sux.Use an other Anti Virus if you don't want your system hogging memory from you,Slowing down your computer,and doing what it shouldn't do.

Cheers for NOD32!

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About NOD
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 10, 2009 12:52 AM PST
In reply to: Well,What do you know?

It's lighter in weight but only a TRIAL.

It's not the memory footprint (I'm a grizzly programmer from embedded assembler works to C# .NET and more) but there can be tweaks to many antivirus to speed up shutdowns at a price. For example some do a check for all bootable media even on network drives so safety comes for a price.

But it's not the memory use.

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