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Hi:

I've been using RamBooster v1.6 for about a year now. I was satisfied with it thinking it was a good program up until about 1 month ago, when it stopped to automatically Optimize when RAM fell below the Alarm Level. Now I have to manually Optimize when RAM falls below the Alarm Level. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, but it still won't automatically Optimize.

Does anyone know of a good Freeware RAM Optimizer I could try? Thanks. :)
 

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Hi Eddie:

Thanks for your reply. I'll check out the link you provided. Is there any special reason why you don't use Ram Optimizers? Seems to me they are very useful when your RAM goes down rather than having to reboot in case your system might freeze up. I have 256 MB of RAM and a lot of times it will go below 85 MB. Maybe you could provide me with some ideas on why my RAM my be going down so low. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks again. :cool:
 

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Don't know, just never have needed to.

The first thing I always suggest, is a general cleanup:

Go to Tools | Internet Options. General tab. Under Delete Files, delete offline content. Also, clear the History.

Content tab, under AutoComplete, clear Forms and Passwords.

Advanced tab, under Browsing, look for Enable Insta on Demand. Untick.
Under Security, look for Empty Tempory Internet... Tick.
Apply and OK

Go to Find Files and type in cookie. When found, open the folder, and delete all the cookies found. You won't be able to delete the .dat file found.

For this, go here and get the Spider:


http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=55214&highlight=Spider

Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

Also, go here and download SpyBot:

http://tomcoyote.com/SPYBOT/

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Hi Eddie:

I performed all the tasks you mentioned to do in Internet Options. When I went to search for files-folders and entered cookie I came up with several items marked cookie, 2 with the IE logo which 1 is in C:\Programs Files\ AnalogX\Cookie Wall, the other is in C:\Programs Files\Netscape\Netscape\compotents. There is 1 yellow folder in C:\Programs Files\Netscape\ Netscape\chrome\overlayinfo. Also there is a yellow Cookie(s) folder in C:\WINDOWS that contains my MSN e-mail addresses. There are also a few SIG-NEO Files, Text Files, ReadMe both in Cookie and Cookie(s). Also there are some Spyware include-exclude-supplemental Files that were created by Spybot. I didn't know which ones to delete so I left everything alone.

I then went to Run and entered MSINFO32 and came up with The page Cannot be displayed. I'll wait for your reply before i do anything else.
:cool:
 

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Hi RSM123:

Thanks. that will give me several different ones to try out. Is there one that you favor more? :)
 
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Actually I don't use them. I remembered the link from when I looked last year as I was still on a 450 Mhz / 64 Mb Ram. Since upped to 1.2 Ghz Athlon/ 512Mb Ram.

My latest problem is overheating cpu - found out today our central heating was on 30 C / 90 F :) :) :) Now remedied !!!!
 

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Okay

Go to C:/Windows cookie folder. If you doubleclick it, inside should be a load of cookies. They are in Notepad form, and have the extension .txt.

As for Spybot, were there any in Red? These are the ones you want to look at. If you're not sure, can you run the program, then when its done, rightclick anywhere inside the listings, and choose Copy to ClipBoard, then rightclick in here, and paste.

Which version of Windows are you running? Did you make sure it was an O not a number 0?

MSINFO32

If still no joy, Start | Programs | Acessories | System Tools | System Information.

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Hi Eddie:

I'm running Windows ME. A couple of weeks ago I tried to run the MSINFO32 and kept getting This page cannot be displayed. I also was unable to install IE6 which I previously was running and it disappeared and went back to IE5.5. So I reinstalled Windows ME and then tried to install IE6 which was successful. I then tried to run MSINFO32 and was able to run it. A couple of days later I was unable to run MSINFO32 and got This page cannot be displayed again. So I think the reason why I can't run MSINFO32 is due to an error in Windows ME. Just one of many glitches associated with Windows ME. Here is my Spybot Log:

Congratulations!: No Spybots were found. ()

Internet Explorer: AutoComplete data( (2 files)) (Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms\SPW

Internet Explorer: Cookies( (4 cookies)) (Directory)
C:\WINDOWS\Cookies

Internet Explorer: Temporary internet files( (52 entries)) (Empty cache)

Internet Explorer: URL history #1( (6 files)) (Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs

Log: Install: setupapi.log (Backup file)
C:\WINDOWS\setupapi.log

Mozilla: browser cache( (default)) (Directory)
C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\2uy2jsrn.slt\Cache

Mozilla: Browser history( (default)) (File)
history.dat

Mozilla: Cookies( (default)) (Change file)
cookies.txt

MS Direct3D: Most recent application (Registry change)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Direct3D\MostRecentApplication\Name=

MS DirectDraw: Most recent application (Registry change)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\MostRecentApplication\Name=

MS Media Player: Last opened playlist (Registry value)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences\LastPlaylist

MS Media Player: Last selected track index (Registry value)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences\LastPlaylistIndex

Windows Explorer: File search history( (4 files)) (Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1}\FilesNamedMRU

Windows Explorer: Program run history( (2 entries)) (Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU

Windows Explorer: Recent file global history (Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs

Windows Explorer: Recently opened files( (22 links)) (Directory)
C:\WINDOWS\Recent

Windows Explorer: Stream history( (33 files)) (Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StreamMRU

Windows Explorer: User Assistant history files( (90 files)) (Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{75048700-EF1F-11D0-9888-006097DEACF9}\Count

Windows Explorer: User Assistant history IE( (16 files)) (Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{5E6AB780-7743-11CF-A12B-00AA004AE837}\Count

Windows Network: Recent opened folder list (Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network\Recent

Windows Network: Recent visited shared folder list (Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\NetCrawl\Shares

WinZip: Number of times run (Registry change)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\rrs\Opened=

WinZip: Recent created file list( (1 files)) (Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\filemenu


--- Spybot-S&D version: 1.1 rel 4 ---
2002-11-11 Includes\Cookies.Deutsch.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Cookies.Espanol.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Cookies.Italiano.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Cookies.Lietuviu.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Cookies.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Cookies.sbi
2003-01-22 Includes\Cookies.sbs
2002-11-11 Includes\Dialer.Deutsch.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Dialer.Italiano.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Dialer.Lietuviu.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Dialer.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Dialer.sbi
2003-01-22 Includes\Dialer.sbs
2002-11-11 Includes\Hijackers.Deutsch.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Hijackers.Espanol.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Hijackers.Italiano.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Hijackers.Lietuviu.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Hijackers.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Hijackers.sbi
2002-11-16 Includes\Hosts.sbs
2002-11-11 Includes\Trojans.Deutsch.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Trojans.Espanol.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Trojans.Italiano.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Trojans.Lietuviu.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Trojans.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Trojans.sbi
2003-01-22 Includes\Malware.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Malware.sbi
2002-11-11 Includes\Security.Deutsch.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Security.Espanol.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Security.Italiano.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Security.Lietuviu.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Security.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Security.sbi
2002-11-11 Includes\Spybots.Deutsch.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Spybots.Italiano.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Spybots.Lietuviu.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Spybots.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Spybots.sbi
2002-11-11 Includes\Tracks.Deutsch.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Tracks.Espanol.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Tracks.Italiano.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Tracks.Lietuviu.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Tracks.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Tracks.uti
2002-11-11 Includes\Keyloggers.Deutsch.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Keyloggers.Espanol.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Keyloggers.Italiano.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Keyloggers.Lietuviu.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Keyloggers.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi
2003-01-22 Includes\Logs.uts
2002-11-11 Includes\Malware.Deutsch.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Malware.Espanol.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Malware.Italiano.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Malware.Lietuviu.nfo
2002-11-11 Includes\Spybots.Espanol.nfo
2003-01-22 Includes\plugin-ignore.ini
2003-01-22 Includes\Searchpages.tnfo
2003-01-22 Includes\Browserpages.tnfo
2003-01-22 Includes\CLSIDs.tnfo
2002-12-09 Includes\Startup.tnfo

I hope this Spybot log tells you something.
 

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Hi brendandomhu:

Thanks for your reply. here is my startup list:

StartupList report, 1/26/2003, 7:47:20 PM
StartupList version: 1.40.1
Started from : C:\UNZIPPED\STARTUPLIST14\STARTUPLIST.EXE
Detected: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYGATE\SPF\SMC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DEVLDR16.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\POPROXY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\RAM DEF\RAMDEF.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\EFFICIENT NETWORKS\ENTERNET 300\APP\ENTERNET.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ANALOGX\COOKIEWALL\COOKIE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\DOWNLOAD FOLDER\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
C:\UNZIPPED\STARTUPLIST14\STARTUPLIST.EXE

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

ScanRegistry = C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
TaskMonitor = C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
PCHealth = C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
Norton Auto-Protect = C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
Norton eMail Protect = C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\POPROXY.EXE
NAV DefAlert = C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\DEFALERT.EXE
SmcService = C:\PROGRA~1\SYGATE\SPF\SMC.EXE -startgui
NvCplDaemon = RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
devldr16.exe = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\devldr16.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

*StateMgr = C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
SmcService = C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYGATE\SPF\SMC.EXE

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Active Setup stub paths:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components
(* = disabled by HKCU twin)

[{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4395}] *
StubPath = regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:U shell32.dll

[>PerUser_MSN_Clean] *
StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\msnmgsr1.exe

[PerUser_LinkBar_URLs] *
StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\sulfnbk.exe /L

[{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}] *
StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,UserInstStubWrapper {44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}

[{7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}] *
StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,UserInstStubWrapper {7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}

[{9EF0045A-CDD9-438e-95E6-02B9AFEC8E11}] *
StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\updcrl.exe -e -u C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\verisignpub1.crl

[{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}] *
StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ie4uinit.exe

[>{22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95}] *
StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\inf\unregmp2.exe /ShowWMP

--------------------------------------------------

Load/Run keys from C:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI:

load=
run=

--------------------------------------------------

Checking for EXPLORER.EXE instances:

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe: PRESENT!

C:\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\System\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\Command\Explorer.exe: not present

--------------------------------------------------

C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.BAK listing:
(Created 24/1/2003, 16:9:0)

[rename]
NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_iu14D2N.tmp

--------------------------------------------------

C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT listing:

SET COMSPEC=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM
SET windir=C:\WINDOWS
SET winbootdir=C:\WINDOWS
SET PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND;C:\PROGRA~1\DELL\RESOLU~1\COMMON\BIN
SET PROMPT=$p$g
SET TEMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
SET TMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
SET CLASSPATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND;C:\WINDOWS\Java\Classes\RxAssistant.zip
SET STACKS=0,0

--------------------------------------------------

C:\WINDOWS\WINSTART.BAT listing:

@C:\WINDOWS\tmpcpyis.bat

--------------------------------------------------

Checking for superhidden extensions:

.lnk: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.pif: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.exe: not hidden
.com: not hidden
.bat: not hidden
.hta: not hidden
.scr: not hidden
.shs: not hidden
.shb: HIDDEN!
.vbs: not hidden
.vbe: not hidden
.wsh: not hidden
.scf: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: NO!)
.url: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.js: not hidden
.jse: not hidden

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

Yahoo! Companion BHO - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMMON\YCOMP5,0,8,0.DLL - {13F537F0-AF09-11d6-9029-0002B31F9E59}

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

Tune-up Application Start.job
Maintenance-Defragment programs.job
Maintenance-ScanDisk.job
Maintenance-Disk cleanup.job
Symantec NetDetect.job
Scan for Viruses.job
PCHealth Scheduler for Data Collection.job

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Download Program Files:

[CV3 Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WUV3IS.DLL
CODEBASE = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/R1108/V31Controls/x86/mil/en/actsetup.cab

[YahooYMailTo Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\YMMAPI.DLL
CODEBASE = http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/ymail/ymmapi.dll

[YInstStarter Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMMON\YINSTHELPER.DLL
CODEBASE = http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yse/yinstmulti.cab

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\FLASH\FLASH.OCX
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

[Update Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IUCTL.DLL
CODEBASE = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37616.6179398148

[Measurement Service Client]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\MSC.OCX
CODEBASE = http://ccon.madonion.com/global/msc.cab

[sys Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\PCPITSTOP.DLL
CODEBASE = http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB

[DiskHealth Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\CONFLICT.1\DISKHEALTH.DLL
CODEBASE = http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/diskhealth.cab

[ActiveScan Installer Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\ASINST.DLL
CODEBASE = http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as/asinst.cab

[Shockwave ActiveX Control]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\DIRECTOR\SWDIR.DLL
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab

--------------------------------------------------
End of report, 7,590 bytes
Report generated in 0.415 seconds

Command line options:
/verbose - to add additional info on each section
/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only
 

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I agree, its okay, but just looked at your Task Scheduler jobs. You have a few, are they set to start at the same time?

Never use them myself, prefer to update manually. Another querk :p

I assume some are daily, weekly, and monthly? Shouldn't cause a problem, though

Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

Tune-up Application Start.job
Maintenance-Defragment programs.job
Maintenance-ScanDisk.job
Maintenance-Disk cleanup.job
Symantec NetDetect.job
Scan for Viruses.job
PCHealth Scheduler for Data Collection.job
eddie
 
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