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High Idle Memory usage...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mklangelo, Oct 13, 2006.

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  1. Mklangelo

    Mklangelo Banned Thread Starter

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    Ram usage is about 13% when idlem at desktop.


    Here is a copy of HijackThis Logfile:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 2:33:36 PM, on 10/13/2006
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
    F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
    F:\Programs\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\srvany.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
    F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
    F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\LCDMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDClock.exe
    F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - F:\Programs\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Alexa - {3CEFF6CD-6F08-4e4d-BCCD-FF7415288C3B} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHDOCVW.DLL
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton Ghost 10.0] "F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ASUS Probe] C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Launch LGDCore] "F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe" /SHOWHIDE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Launch LCDMon] "F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\LCDMon.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://F:\Programs\Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Mail to a Friend... - http://client.alexa.com/holiday/script/actions/mailto.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: See Related Links - http://client.alexa.com/holiday/script/actions/related.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Write a Review... - http://client.alexa.com/holiday/script/actions/review.htm
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe (file missing)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Uninstall BitDefender Online Scanner v8 - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe (file missing)
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - F:\Programs\Office\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
    O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
    O16 - DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} (BDSCANONLINE Control) - http://download.bitdefender.com/resources/scan8/oscan8.cab
    O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    O23 - Service: GEARSecurity - GEAR Software - C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: Norton Ghost - Symantec Corporation - F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - F:\Programs\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Windows - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\srvany.exe



    I have Ghost installed on my F:\drive. at one time I did have the whole resourse hog Norton Utilities installed. Are the Symantec entries on the C:\ drive remnants of that install?

    Is there anything here that would explain the high idle mem usage?

    Thanks in advance as usual!!
     
  2. bonk

    bonk Banned

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    In your Task Manager click the processes tab and see what taking up the usage
     
  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    "Ram usage is about 13% "

    What are you using to measure this?

    And, why the concern?
    All those "running processes" have to live somewhere!
     
  4. erick295

    erick295

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    13% at idle? If you really mean the RAM, of course some of it is being used all the time... Windows and everything else that's running is being stored in it. That's nothing to worry about. If you actually mean your CPU, then no, that's not normal.
     
  5. bonk

    bonk Banned

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    I would get rid of Toolbar: Alexa it's Adaware.....also your Java is out of date
     
  6. Mklangelo

    Mklangelo Banned Thread Starter

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    well, ya. Memory usage would refer to Memory Usage, ya know RAM. CPU usage would... well you know. Honest, i meant the RAM. Memory = RAM:p


    And I'm working on the Alexa removal, a few months ago I installed it to do some site research, it is good for that but after removal, it has some 22 entries in my registry.
     
  7. Mklangelo

    Mklangelo Banned Thread Starter

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    thanks bonk, it appears that Firefox and svchost are the biggest culprits Outlook will account for about 3% when open.
     
  8. bonk

    bonk Banned

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    Yes that would be about right using about 33,400k
     
  9. Mklangelo

    Mklangelo Banned Thread Starter

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    to know that you would have to know how much RAM I have installed...:confused:

    It's actually about 24,332K :)
     
  10. erick295

    erick295

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    The reason I said that is because you gave us a percentage, and the only thing Windows shows as a percentage is the CPU, and... well, anyway, 13% is normal, and as you probably know, some people around here don't exactly have a good handle on their technical vocabulary ;)
     
  11. bonk

    bonk Banned

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    Yes a rough esimate.


    Open task manager and under Performance lets see your

    Physical Memory

    Total=
    Available=
    System Cache=


    Commit Charge

    Total=
    Limit=
    Peak=
     
  12. Mklangelo

    Mklangelo Banned Thread Starter

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    I'll go along with that erick. I have one of those Logitech G15 gaming keyboards with a LCD display that gives me both as a percentage...
     
  13. AlmostUseless

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    Aww this is really bad for me then.

    I've checked my task manager under processes and can only account for about over 100mb in RAM being used on Idle. But under the performance tab the physical memory shows out of total 1047788(1023mb) roughly only 573900(569mb) is available and the rest is in System Cache. Not to mention Page File usuage rests at about 370+mb on idle..

    As you can see I'm only working with 1g of Ram so this really affects my applications. Any one know where all this RAM and PF usage is going too???

    I would well appreciate the help.
    Thnx Forum.
     
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