Thread: Memory gone haywire?!
July 22nd, 2005, 01:09 AM #1
Memory gone haywire?!
Ok out of nowhere, no programs running my computers light began to blick when its "thinking". No progs are running and havent for a while (10mins). So I open the task manager and the page file memory is low ( thats good) but cpu usage is fluxing between 20% and 80%. then i go to processes and mcaffe is using an unusual ammount. so I unistall and restart it (i have avgfree wich is 1000times better) then all is god for about 2 mins then I open task manager again and SVCHOST.exe is taking more and more memory. starts at 7000 then goes to over 40000. and its still doing it as of now. Though, i have automatic windows updates enables but i havent given it the OK to install them. Also I have WinXP Dell Dimension 2400, 256mb ram P4 2.6ghz or something around there. PLease help its driving me crazy and running my apps Ultra slow.Gamertag: Ariatsu
July 22nd, 2005, 01:12 AM #2
Now it stopped...... I dont get it.Gamertag: Ariatsu
July 22nd, 2005, 01:23 AM #3
Are you sure your AVG wasn't doing a scheduled scan?
Last edited by just_a_nobody; July 22nd, 2005 at 01:32 AM.
July 22nd, 2005, 01:45 AM #4
Yes AVG wasnt leeching memory, it was Svchost.exe wich i belive is a system process.Gamertag: Ariatsu
July 22nd, 2005, 01:47 AM #5
Yes, I just had my AVG run a scheduled scan, and SVCHOST was not involved. I think I would look in Run/type in msconfig and see what programs you have starting.
July 22nd, 2005, 01:51 AM #6
You could also download hijackThis and see what you have going on under the hood.
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July 22nd, 2005, 06:43 AM #7
nope I have hijackthis nad it showed up nothing.Gamertag: Ariatsu
July 22nd, 2005, 05:14 PM #8
Maybe that spike in activity was Microsoft scanning your computer for updates? Is it still happening?
WARNING: There are viruses circulating in the internet which uses the same name as svchost.exe. The legit svchost.exe will be present in the %Windir%\System32 folder.
Last edited by just_a_nobody; July 22nd, 2005 at 05:20 PM.
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