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Virtual memory is low ...?????

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Camiflower, Feb 11, 2007.

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  1. Camiflower

    Camiflower Thread Starter

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    I get a message every day that says your system is low on virtual memory.
    I do not know what this means. A few months ago this started happening to me,
    and the computer crashed.

    PLEASE HELP !
     
  2. etaf

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    how much free disk space do you have ?

    i assume you have windows XP ??
     
  3. Camiflower

    Camiflower Thread Starter

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    Windows XP, Yes. Free space 49.5 GB
     
  4. etaf

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    have a look here and tell us thesettings
    control panel
    system
    advanced tab
    performance settings
    advance tab
    virtual memory

    how big is the page size

    also how much memory do you have ?

    it should be about 1.5 times the memory you have
     
  5. Camiflower

    Camiflower Thread Starter

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    1152 MB

    Where do I find out how much memory I have?
     
  6. etaf

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    control panel
    system

    that should give you an approx amount- it may not include intergrated video
     
  7. Camiflower

    Camiflower Thread Starter

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    1.40 GHz 384 MB of Ram, ...what else do you need to know?
     
  8. etaf

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    looks like thers enough space and allocation - now its just depends on how many startup programs you have running

    start
    run
    msconfig
    startup tab

    you need to look at each entry and then look at this website to see if needed

    http://www.3feetunder.com/krick/startup/list.html

    if you want you can post the list here and we can check it out
     
  9. Camiflower

    Camiflower Thread Starter

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    When I opened the msconfig and went to the startup, very few items were checked as running. However for the services tab, every item on the list is checked...must be about
    100 or so, in the column where is says essential only 3 are maked "yes". Should I uncheck
    any of these?
     
  10. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Spyware, malware, etc can cause that error.

    Download, install and run HiJackThis.

    This will list all running apps and services.

    Copy/paste the created LOG file back here in a reply post for review.
     
  11. Camiflower

    Camiflower Thread Starter

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    ---------------------------------------------------------
    AVG Anti-Spyware - Scan Report
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    + Created at: 2:53:42 PM 2/12/2007

    + Scan result:



    F:\System Volume Information\_restore{D8CAFDD8-634E-4E15-BC8D-E1E8364B039A}\RP79\A0026277.exe -> Adware.Lop : No action taken.
    F:\System Volume Information\_restore{D8CAFDD8-634E-4E15-BC8D-E1E8364B039A}\RP79\A0026278.exe -> Adware.Lop : No action taken.
    F:\System Volume Information\_restore{D8CAFDD8-634E-4E15-BC8D-E1E8364B039A}\RP79\A0026279.dll -> Adware.Maxifiles : No action taken.
    F:\System Volume Information\_restore{D8CAFDD8-634E-4E15-BC8D-E1E8364B039A}\RP79\A0026280.exe -> Adware.Maxifiles : No action taken.
    F:\System Volume Information\_restore{D8CAFDD8-634E-4E15-BC8D-E1E8364B039A}\RP79\A0026273.exe -> Downloader.Agent.bca : No action taken.
    F:\System Volume Information\_restore{D8CAFDD8-634E-4E15-BC8D-E1E8364B039A}\RP79\A0026274.exe -> Dropper.VB.lu : No action taken.
    F:\System Volume Information\_restore{D8CAFDD8-634E-4E15-BC8D-E1E8364B039A}\RP79\A0026276.dll -> Logger.IamBigBrother.91 : No action taken.
    F:\System Volume Information\_restore{D8CAFDD8-634E-4E15-BC8D-E1E8364B039A}\RP80\A0027332.dll -> Logger.IamBigBrother.91 : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Adbrite : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Rachael\Cookies\[email protected][3].txt -> TrackingCookie.Adrevolver : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Rachael\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Advertising : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Atdmt : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Rachael\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Atdmt : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Bridgetrack : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Rachael\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Casalemedia : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Rachael\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Casalemedia : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Clickbank : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Com : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Doubleclick : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Rachael\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Doubleclick : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Esomniture : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Euroclick : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Rachael\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Euroclick : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Rachael\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Mediaplex : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Ru4 : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Tacoda : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Trafficmp : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Rachael\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Trafficmp : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Rachael\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Tribalfusion : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Camille\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Yieldmanager : No action taken.
    F:\Documents and Settings\Rachael\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Yieldmanager : No action taken.
    F:\System Volume Information\_restore{D8CAFDD8-634E-4E15-BC8D-E1E8364B039A}\RP79\A0026275.dll -> Trojan.LuckyBar888.a : No action taken.


    ::Report end
     
  12. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Ok.

    The AVG scan shows Malware in the Restore file which most likely means that it is still running.

    Post back a HJT log.
     
  13. Camiflower

    Camiflower Thread Starter

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    The HJT software would not download for some crazy reason.
    Every time I clicked the button to down load now another page
    would pop up that looked just like the page I was looking at...
    this would just continue. I would click register, and the same
    thing would happen, so I gave up on that and ran this other scan.
     
  14. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Do you get a window with Run / Save / Cancel

    If so, select RUN to do the setup directly without downloading it.

    If not, try downloading the file (a zip file) from http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
     
  15. bonk

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    Try this link

    Download Hijack This to your desktop
    • Right click & Extract Files
    • Open the file and click on the Hijack.exe
    • It will open and use the default path
    • Check do you wish an Icon
    • Click on Icon and choose "scan system and save a logfile" usually in notepad
    • Copy and Paste the logfile in your next post
    • Using Ctrl+A to copy All and Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.
     
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