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

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Camiflower

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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 !
 

etaf

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how much free disk space do you have ?

i assume you have windows XP ??
 

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
 

etaf

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control panel
system

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

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
 

Camiflower

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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?
 

WhitPhil

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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.
 

Camiflower

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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]tdmt[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
 

WhitPhil

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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.
 

Camiflower

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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.
 

WhitPhil

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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/
 

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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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