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Virtual memory too low...

by mirzahat / April 6, 2006 5:07 PM PDT

when I visit with IE and try to login, then my computer becomes very slow, then it says that the virtual memory resource is too low. The same problem does not appear in Firefox.

So, does anyone know what is the problem?

Thanks in advance.


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What are your system specs
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 6, 2006 7:49 PM PDT

Mirza can you tell us what your computer system specs are?

I'm surprised that IE forces a virtual memory resource problem and I suspect a spyware or adware infection. Particularly from that web site which is an adware web site.

What utilities do you use to protect yourself from hackers, viruses, spyware and adware?

If I were you I would download, install, update and scan with Ewido Anti-Malware from or, and throw out anything it finds.

Also, run the Windows Disk Cleanup utility, (Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > DiskCleanup), to remove any TIF's, (Temporary Internet Files).

IE is more vulnerable to attacks than Firefox, especially where adware is concerned.


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my system...
by mirzahat / April 6, 2006 10:31 PM PDT
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I agree with Tomron
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 7, 2006 4:08 AM PDT
In reply to: my system...

and his 2nd link to Microsoft's article for improving IE's performance, especially the section on virtual memory.

By the way, I remember the post you made with your specs originally. Although I only wanted the basic specs, eg Processor, RAM, Hard Disk, etc, it's a good idea to link it like that.

You may struggle with 256MB of RAM with some web sites. You shouldn't be getting virtual memory low messages, (unless your own virtual memory is very low), but some heavy videos etc may delay downloading.


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Virtual memory
by tomron / April 7, 2006 12:54 AM PDT

Here are a couple of links to explain virtual memory.Click HERE and HERE


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